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Talk | An evening with Shane Connolly, Ariella Chezar and Lucy Hunter

The Garden Museum is delighted to host floral designers Shane Connolly, Ariella Chezar, and Lucy Hunter for an evening of conversation and live design.

While London opens its doors to the world’s greatest flower show this spring, we are delighted to invite you to join us at the Garden Museum, for an evening demonstration and conversation with three of the most well-known personalities working in the floral industry today. They will be taking a close look at the seasonal garden and exploring how this profound connection provides inspiration and informs their lives and businesses as creatives.

Shane, Ariella and Lucy will design live on stage, using the same flowers but each adding their own unique individual touch.  Shane will then lead the conversation, delving into sustainability, staying creative, and finding your unique voice in the busy floral world of today.

All three speakers are also authors and Ariella is celebrating the new release of her book, ‘Home in Bloom’. Their books will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the talk.


  • Shane Connolly

    Shane Connolly

    Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Shane set up his eponymous company in 1989, after training with some of London's leading flower designers. His lifelong passion for plants and gardening informs every aspect of his design and he has built an enviable reputation as a floral designer with a small, dedicated and talented team in a garden studio in North Kensington.

    Shane designed the flowers for the Marriage of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in 2005; The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011 and The Coronation of King Charles III last year in 2023. The company is very proud to hold two Royal Warrants of Appointment.

    Shane is also the author of 5 books with one more in the pipeline!

  • Ariella Chezar

    Ariella Chezar

    Ariella Chezar is a master floral designer and the author of Seasonal Flower Arranging, The Flower Workshop, and Flowers for the Table.

    Her work has graced the cover and pages of Martha Stewart Living, O Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Town and Country, and many more. She is a highly sought after teacher and lecturer and has designed flower arrangements for The Obama White House. A leader in the “farm-to flower” movement, Ariella lives in The Berkshires of Massachusetts, where her garden serves as inspiration for her designs.

    Her new book 'Home in Bloom' is available worldwide from March 2024.

  • Lucy Hunter

    Lucy Hunter

    Lucy Hunter has a degree in Fine Art from Liverpool University and over 20 year’s experience working as an multi-award winning garden designer in the UK and USA (including an enviable Royal Horticultural Show Gold Medal for a show garden in 2006), writer and self-taught photographer within the UK. She holds sell out workshops and speaks across the globe
    on floral design, composing the perfect emotive image and finding your own unique creative voice.

    Deeply passionate about the landscape, the natural world, and visual storytelling, Lucy understands the emotional power a good image and story of courage and kindness can hold.

    She has two books published with Ryland, Peters and Small. London/New York. The best-selling ‘The Flower Hunter’, gathering seasonal flowers and 'The Flower Hunter, 'Creating a floral love story’ published in October 2023.