Global sensation Fleurs de Villes announces the fifteen countries, and the talented local florists, starring in the Edinburgh premiere of VOYAGE; a major new travel-themed floral exhibition celebrating iconic destinations around the world.
Known as “Floral Disruptors”, Fleurs de Villes will bring its unique floral art show to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh next month.
leurs de Villes, the world-renowned floral show behind international blockbuster exhibitions in cities including Sydney, New York, Chicago, Miami and Toronto, has announced the fifteen countries which will star in the Edinburgh premiere of its major new exhibition; Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE. They are:
Scotland // Canada // United States // Australia // Holland // France // Madagascar // China // Japan // Türkiye // Peru // Argentina // South Africa // Nepal // India
The experiential flower show sensation – known as the “floral disrupters” of the floral world – will bring its exhibition to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh next month. Also announced today are the local florists whose creative talents will be deployed to dramatic effect in this unmissable ten-day spectacle. They are:
Quate & Co // Minty Kundis // Papaver // Boyes Botanics // Sugarbush Flower Studio // Feather Grass Florals // Ruby Flowers // Petals by the Shore // Simpsons Florist // Nikki’s Fleurs // KDM Event Styling & Floral Design // Gillytree Studio // Ribbons & Rose // Charmed Florist // Petals Flowers // Flowers For All Occasions // In Bloom Studio // Flowers by Kerry
Taking inspiration from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s awe-inspiring botanical collections, the local florist extraordinaires will create fresh floral mannequins celebrating the cultures, people and heritage of each country they have been partnered with.
Visitors will be taken on a fresh floral journey of discovery to experience the vibrant bazaars of Türkiye, marvel at a floral Lone Piper from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, catch a glimpse of a captivating geisha from Kyoto, Japan, and many more displays at this feast of cultural storytelling – bringing the world to Scotland through flowers like never before.
Set within the magnificent grounds of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh; one of the finest botanic gardens in the world, and located just a mile from the city centre, Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE will open to the public on Friday the 15th of September and run until Sunday the 24th of September, 2023.
Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE will be staged inside a beautiful marquee at the heart of the Edinburgh Garden. Visitors can admire Fleurs de Villes’ famous signature floral mannequins and watch demonstrations by local florists, then continue to the historic Inverleith House to experience more incredible floral installations, participate in botanical-themed workshops, enjoy floral cocktails at the Edinburgh Gin Bar, and cast their vote in a ‘Fan Favourite’ contest.
Delicious botanical refreshments and light bites will be available at the Garden’s café, and visitors are invited to pre-book a range of exclusive dining experiences including delightful picnic platters, scrumptious breakfast and afternoon tea menus. Book here.
Hoek Flowers is proud to be the exclusive floral wholesale partner for Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE – supplying the most beautiful varieties of fresh cut flowers to the florists to bring their creative visions to bloom.
Speaking about today’s announcement, Karen Marshall, Co-founder of Fleurs de Villes said:
“We are thrilled to be bringing the UK premiere of VOYAGE to Edinburgh.
“The iconic Royal Botanic Garden is the perfect stage to showcase Edinburgh’s world-class floral talent, and to bring the global cultural storytelling of VOYAGE to life in flowers like never before through these fifteen countries. The public response since we launched has been phenomenal.
“We have been so inspired by the stories shared by fans, florists, and partners in every city Fleurs de Villes has visited across the globe these last few years, and cannot wait to welcome visitors to Edinburgh for what will be a truly unmissable experience.”
Kari Coghill, Director of Innovation Projects at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, added:
“As admirers of Fleurs de Villes, we are excited to be able to work together to host VOYAGE at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This beautiful showcase of floral artistry and craftsmanship is a natural fit for the Garden, and we can’t wait for visitors to experience these stunning displays at Inverleith House, located at the heart of the Edinburgh Garden and our magnificent Living Collections.”
Tickets to Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE are on sale now and can be purchased at fleursdevilles.com/edinburgh
Tickets are priced at £22.50 for adults, £18.50 for seniors and RBGE members, and £10.50 for ages 4-17. A family discount (2 adults & 2 kids) is priced at £55.
The Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE global tour will travel through the US, Canada and UK in 2023, stopping in cities including Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Boston and New York.
Digital press kit with high-resolution images and video – access HERE
Show dates: September 15th – 24th, 2023
Opening hours: 10.15 am – 6:00 pm (last entry time at 4.45 pm)
Purchase tickets at: fleursdevilles.com/edinburgh
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About Fleurs de Villes
Founded in 2015 by lifestyle and media experts Tina Barkley and Karen Marshall, Fleurs de Villes (flowers of the cities) is a Vancouver-based luxury brand specializing in bespoke fresh-floral experiences and activations. Champions of experiential marketing in the form of large-scale floral installations, Fleurs de Villes is a floral story-teller, bringing to bloom brand legacies through flowers. Gardens, venues and shopping districts come to life through fresh-floral place-making and retail engagement, plus collaborations with some of the world’s biggest luxury brands and entertainment franchises.
Fleurs de Villes has produced more than 85 unique luxury floral shows, uniting over 900 floral artists in major destinations across Canada, the United States, England, Scotland and Australia. Leveraging local floral talent in every city, Fleurs de Villes creates authentic, engaging 360-degree experiences with omni-channel touch points across digital, video, social, print and live platforms. For more information please visit fleursdevilles.com.
About the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is a leading international research organisation delivering knowledge, education, and plant conservation action around the world. In Scotland, its four Gardens at Edinburgh, Benmore, Dawyck and Logan attract more than a million visitors each year. It operates as a Non Departmental Public Body established under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985, principally funded by the Scottish Government. It is also a registered charity, managed by a Board of Trustees appointed by Ministers. Its mission is “To explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future.” Learn more: www.rbge.org.uk.