I have wanted to look around this place for years and today I plucked up the courage to ask! It is a working flower museum which manufactures thousands of different varieties of flowers and leaves, they are used for theatrical sets for film, TV, theatre, weddings, the list goes on!
I was like a kid in here swooning in delight as I looked from case to case of beautiful hand stamped flowers and foliage, tiara's and garlands. These pics don't show the half of it! All the examples are so beautiful up close but an abundance of glass casings and bad lighting made it hard to take pictures, I hope you can get a good enough idea! I'm ready to move in!!
lilly of the valley, tiny berries and satin petals. There are sample boards and swatches piled up everywhere in here it is amazing!
photo of the original flower makers.
berries and hops
Cabinet bursting with examples of berries, fruits, acorns and rose hips.
Holly berries and acorns
Violets and pansies in rich purples and lilacs
Up to 10'000 cutting tools and flower irons can be seen, this is the largest working set of tools of this kind in Europe!
Display of vintage wax flower bridal tiaras dating from 1920-1980. Some of these were worn by the brides of RAF airmen during the war.
Tiara components, crystals, flowers, wires, leaves and ribbons.