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UK: Cut flowers in Scotland will show at Chelsea

Days of Dahlia will make their debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower show this month, a huge coup for the Scottish cut flower farm scene which is growing from strength to strength.
The South Lanarkshire-based flower farm and floristry studio, run by mother and daughter team Louisina Currie and Lauren Printy Currie who grow all their own flowers for their floristry work, will be flying the flag for sustainable floristry and seasonal, locally grown flowers.

The duo has worked together since 2018, when Lauren took a break from her career in visual art to pursue working with her mother in a new world of sustainable flower farming and contemporary floral design. At Chelsea they will exhibit a sculptural installation titled 'The cracks which appear, and the things that grow from them' as part of the Creative Spaces displays in the floristry category.

The sculpture will be made collaboratively by Louisina, a florist of 45 years, and Lauren a visual artist who graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee in 2008. Together, they have extensive experience within the world of floristry and visual arts and will combine their talents for the piece.

All the flowers will be grown from seed on their Eaglesham flower farm. They hope Chelsea will provide them with a platform to communicate to a wider audience about the need to overhaul the floral industry, championing locally grown flowers and sustainable floristry practices. In doing so the team strongly believe you do not need to forgo on beauty, design or ambition.

Read more at scotsman.com

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