Milsom Place is staging a spectacular Festival of Flowers – a brand new event for the city of Bath. Jon Wheatley, who has won no less than 26 Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, orchestrates the planting throughout the year at Milsom Place, will be creating head-turning displays so come along with your camera over the weekend 16th/17th June 2018 and share your photographs using #MPFlowerFest
Running alongside this event many of the restaurants will be hosting their own flower related events, displays and special offers. Here are some of the highlights:
PLANT SALE BY STONEBARN NURSERIES – take some of the inspiration home with you to recreate the same look in your own garden. All the plants on display will be available for sale. 16th and 17th June 9am to 4pm.
LE VIGNOBLE – the latest addition to Milsom Place, Le Vignoble will reveal how gin acquires its flavour from botanicals (16th June – treat your Dad for Father’s Day) and a masterclass on that most summery of drinks, rose wine (on 17th June 3 to 4.30pm) www.levignoble.co.uk/events
TRUE GRACE – spend £50 or more at True Grace over the weekend and get a free Posy Candle worth £20. Posy is delicately fresh and leafy, evocative of an English garden in full bloom.
YVES DELORME will be showcasing “Senteur” during their summer sale. This design captures the delicacy of the flowers in a colour palette of botanical greens, lemon yellows and tones of purple in printed Egyptian cotton percale. Embroidered linen cushion covers and a luxurious quilted bed cover complement the range. Expect an explosion of colourful blooms in the window – balloons and a chilled glass of Prosecco.
EMMA LEITH ATELIER will be running a workshop on a floral theme to share her love of mosaics. Celebrate the Milsom Place Flower Festival and make your own mosaic bloom with local artist Emma Leith. This two hour mosaic workshop is perfect for anyone wishing to dip their toes into the wonderful world of mosaic. Emma will teach you how to cut tiles using mosaic tile nippers and will pass on the skills required to get you making your mosaic flower in no time at all. You will leave with your completed masterpiece and all the mosaic know-how so that you can continue on your creative journey at home. Relax, get creative and leave with a mosaic to be proud of. Cost £40 Sunday 17th June 2 – 4pm. To book visit (Link to follow) (Not suitable for children.)
AROMATHERAPY WORKSHOP WITH SARAH ROBINSON – unravel the power of aromatherapy which concentrates natural aromas into essential oils – find out how lavender oil can calm your busy life and learn tips to unwind and relax. Sarah is a certified aromatherapist, yoga and meditation teacher. Friday 15th June from 2.30 – 3.15pm. Details of how to book a place here.
SEASONAL SUMMER HAND TIED BOUQUET WORKSHOP WITH SKY ROANTREE – to celebrate Milsom Place’s Festival of Flowers come and create your own stunning hand tied bouquet with guidance from professional florist Sky Roantree from Anemone, the Milsom Place Florist. Using locally grown organic flowers and foliage you can learn spiralling and gift wrapping techniques to create something totally unique and beautiful, a gorgeous gift for yourself or someone else…..a great way to spend a few hours gaining new skills and meeting new people. Sky Roantree trained at Moyses Stevens, London and has over 17 years of experience in the industry. She has a client base ranging from The Ritz, London to Chanel and Harrods. She designs bespoke flower arrangements for editorial shoots, events and weddings and holds seasonal flower workshops. The workshop will run on 16th & 17th June from 10 am until 1pm with tea/coffee and cake included as well as the flowers for your creation in the price of £75.