This summer the Garden Museum’s exhibition Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers celebrates the doyenne of flowers, the 20th century’s most influential floral decorator, Constance Spry. Guest curated by floral designer and writer Shane Connolly, the exhibition explores Spry’s exceptional life, achievements and legacy, with exclusive access to her archive at the RHS Lindley Library.
This new accompanying catalogue delves deeper into the story of Spry’s remarkable life as a woman from a modest background who worked incredibly hard to achieve great things. From opening her first flower shop in London, to revolutionising wedding flowers at society weddings; from her relationship with the artist Gluck, to later opening a school for women to learn the practical skills of gardening and cooking.
Written by floral designer and exhibition curator Shane Connolly, the catalogue is illustrated with fascinating and rare photos from throughout Spry’s life, sourced from her personal archive and private collections.
Designed by Webb & Webb