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Wednesday 4th May 2016

Poldark and Georgian Flowers



Hand’s up anyone else who is head over heals in love with Poldark?

Oh yes we are not shy in admitting our love of the period drama! Of course this is for the fairly obvious reason (hello Mr Turner) but also for the gorgeous array of flowers that continuously grace our screen. From beautifully arranged displays during family celebrations to the vast fields full of wild flowers that surround their homes, we’re just smiling at the thought.

   

So naturally that got us thinking about period flowers in general, specifically the style of Georgian flowers. As you will have seen from the hit series, flowers during the time were very open, loose and blousy. Popular choices of the era were those that are delicate both in form and colour, things like roses, daises, pansies, peonies and astilbe. All of which are quite aptly prized English country garden flowers, perfect for a Cornish based drama!

  

Flowers were an integral part of the home during the Georgian era but did you know they were of personal decoration too. Our beloved Demelza is the perfect example of this; she effortlessly wears them in her hair, constantly carries posies everywhere and even pins them to her clothes. She always has a freshly gathered bunch of things like cornflowers, daises and astilbe in her hand, which just sums up the style of the era; gloriously wild and irregular!

 

Okay so you love watching Demelza arrange her flowers at Nampara and dream of the overflowing rose bowls at Trenwith? Then join us this October 2016 for a workshop learning everything Georgian held in of course non other than ‘Poldark Country’, Cornwall! Let’s learn to recreate Demelza and Verity’s wedding bouquets together. Eden Blooms meets Poldark; Cornwall, 8 October 2016

  

And just becuase we all know this is 'the' picture of season 1... you are welcome! 

Please note we do not provide the flowers for the BBC's Poldark or have any official association with Mammoth Screen. The flowers for Series 1 where created by Philip Corps. We simply adore the flowers in the show and are spreading the love for them to you all. 

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