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Queen Camilla

A celebration of winter flowers for Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla has helped launch Winter Flower Week, celebrating the seasonal blooms in the United Kingdom with a new exhibition at the Garden Museum.

Winter Flower Week, according to the Garden Museum’s website, celebrates a sustainable approach to the festive floral decorations typically seen in the winter months.

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Five floral designers have transformed the Garden Museum into a winter wonderland with sustainable, British-grown floral and foliage displays.

During her visit, the Queen toured the winter flower exhibit and saw the current exhibit ‘Frank Walter: Artist, Gardener, Radical’ based on the landscape natural paintings of the Antiguan artist and gardener.

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She also joined in a craft session with families, where the participants learned about the various winter flowers that grow in the United Kingdom.

In a speech, the Garden Museum’s Director, Christopher Anderson said that the idea behind Winter Flower Week “is that you often see work by floral designers at a wedding or at a party, this is the chance for the designers to pause and for five days have an audience to follow through the concepts and inspirations which make this beauty.”

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The Queen also met with members of the Arts Council England, which provided funding to Winter Flower Week, and representatives of Floral Angels. The charity recycles donated flowers and gives them to care homes, women’s refuges and hospices.

About author

Jess Ilse is the Assistant Editor at Royal Central. She specialises in the British, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Royal Families and has been following royalty since Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. Jess has provided commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Jess works in communications and her debut novel THE MAJESTIC SISTERS will publish in Fall 2024.