The prestigious centerpiece during the summer floral event at Chicheley Hall estate in England was staged at the main lobby / entrance. The Noble Arbor creation was done by Robert Koene and his team, exclusively using Dutch Creations’ products.
An entrance creation that superbly matches the noble ambiance inside.
The Noble Arbor creatively adorned in romantic summer colors is a true reflection of the glorious Chicheley Hall country house. With a bit of imagination one is taken back to yesteryears when noble ladies and gentlemen strode the extensive grounds, pathways and hallways of Chicheley Hall.
Chicheley Hall is a unique and wonderful state preserved Georgian country house located in North Buckinghamshire, England. The mansion is owned by the Royal Society.
For this decorative piece and other entrance and hall decorations, as much as 6,200 flowers are used which include 3,300 roses. We have Anthuriums Previa and Clarinervium, Chrysanthemum Feeling Green Dark, Phalaenopsis Hong Kong and Surabaya, Roses Cool Water, Memory Lane!®, Dolcetto!®, Waikiki!® and Moody Blues!®. There is also a lot of green and processed Tylandsia.
Together with an international florists team of 10 people, comprising of Greek and English nationals, it takes Robert a total of three days to work on this floral masterpiece.
The noble arbor consists of welded parts which are then filled with more than 150 pounds of OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife. Recently introduced by Smithers-Oasis company, OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife is enhanced to enable flowers live up to 50% times longer than average.
The welded frame with chicken mesh wire wrapped around it is filled with OASIS® Floral Foam. A large number of about 2,500 stems of the beautiful Chrysanthemum Feeling Green Dark are used in completely filling the base.
The aspidistra leaf is double folded then a lean wire is run between the two folds. The two halves are then glued together forming a nice strong piece.
A number of the floral bulbs are then made using Feeling Green Dark. These bulbs are to be used later in decorating the entry staircase.
The majestic country house in all its glory.
The sight welcoming the many visitors coming for this unique event consists of elegant and beautiful roses placed immaculately atop wonderful Feeling Green Dark Chrysanthemum bulbs.
Upon entering everyone is silent and in awe! What a masterpiece on display. This noble arbor creation in its remarkable array of colors fits beautifully at the impressive and vast hall inside the beautiful mansion.
From all angles, the noble arbor is a joy to behold. The beauty of the phalaenopsis is nicely enhanced by the anthurium Previa and anthurium leaves Clarinervium.
The base of the pole is very elegantly arranged. Three pink / lilac rose varieties Dolcetto!®, Memory Lane! and Cool water are combined with the bright green of the Chrysanthemum and the royal Anthurium leaves.
As we had said! From all angles, even from the top is a noble arbor made of floral art.
The decorative fireplace in the main lobby is impressive. The huge pink / purple Moody Blues!® roses stand as prominent as the abundant vine-draped Phalaenopsis.
In the alcove at the other side of the hall we see a more modest decoration with large rose Waikiki!® plus and an attractive abundance of Phalaenopsis flowers.
Looking in detail at the window sill decorative piece, we see the rose Memory Lane!® If you are one with an observant eye, you can notice pink decorations visible outside of the window.
The other window is occupied by a striking decoration made of the lavender rose with lush quartered hearts; Dolcetto!®
The mind behind this creation, Robert Koene with two very enthusiastic English florists… They worked long hours in the realization of the Noble Arbor at Chicheley Hall.