The British Flowers Week takes off. This annual nationwide campaign promotes British flowers and foliage and runs from Monday 13 June to Friday 17 June 2015.

On day one New Covent Garden Flower Market presents the work of the youngest head florist in the history of The Dorchester, Philip Hammond.

Photos: NCGFM/Julian Winslow

As designer florist to The Dorchester, London’s famous luxury hotel, Philip Hammond's statement pieces adorn The Promenade, the ballrooms and bedrooms of this iconic hotel.

Philip has created three floral designs with British Oriental Lilies exclusively for British Flowers Week:

An urn on the move
Passing through the Flower Market on its way to grace The Promenade, a pristine white urn overflows with the scented blooms of oriental lilies ‘Speedstar’, towering lilac and blue delphiniums, arching pink lupins, lisianthus ‘Pink Picotee’ and the classic blousy pink peonies ‘Sarah Bernhardt’.

In celebration of British Flowers Week, Philip is creating two urn arrangements of British flowers at the entrance to The Promenade of The Dorchester, complemented by table arrangements the length of the room.

Dressing for summer
This summer hat decorated with the flowerheads of fragrant ‘Speedstar’ oriental lilies, lisianthus ‘Pink picotee’ and lime green alchemilla mollis is complemented by a gently trailing lilac and pink scarf.

The British Growers bouquet by The Dorchester
The Dorchester Bouquet blends ‘Speed Star’ oriental lilies with the textural fronds of privet, the showy blooms of ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ peonies, soft ‘Pink Picotee’ lisianthus and a pop of deep burgundy sweet peas.

The British Growers bouquet designed by Philip Hammond is on sale throughout this week at Parcafe at The Dorchester.
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