Newby as Nature
Our new autumn home at Newby Hall & Gardens has given us a fantastic opportunity to create wonderful floral installations inside some of the rooms of this beautiful stately home.
Newby as Nature is inspired by the stunning interiors and gardens of this incredible venue and created by talented designers and floral groups from across the north of England.
The imposing and intricate gates to the hall were designed by renowned Victorian architect William Burges. Arrival is being created by Suzie Rush to provide a visual connection between the house and the park.
Suzie runs Picked at Dawn from a walled garden in Thirsk combining her passion for both horticulture and design.
Spirit of Place
Created by celebrity floral designer Jonathan Moseley, Spirit of Place, is an homage to the bond between the 17th century building and its award-winning garden. This stunning display will focus on the Entrance Hall, which was originally designed in neo-classical style by Robert Adam, drawing on ancient Rome for his famous neo-classical decoration. Jonathan, who is one of the UK's leading floral designers, and will use flowers and foliage directly from the gardens to create a spectacular welcome to the hall and the treasures within.
The View Beyond
The Estrucan-style Ante-Room forms an elegant foil for the work of the award-winning artisan British flower growers, Flowers from the Farm. A team from the association's North East membership will be framing the spectacular view from the window, as well as creating a vertical installation drawing the eye upwards through the staircase to a spectacular ceiling festooned with more Adam decoration.
Originally used as a dining room, The Library at Newby Hall showcases incredible Robert Adam plasterwork, intricate painted panels and imposing carvings.
Intended to offer a lighter, contemporary response to the richness of the space, Illustration, Inspiration utilises graphic line drawings to represent key elements of room furniture. This is highlighted in black, grey and white, colours of the original room decoration by Robert Adam in 1767.
A number talented flower arrangers and florists have been tasked with creating a tapestry of colour, form and texture to celebrate both the setting and the history of the room, including the Yorkshire Flower Club, the Yorkshire Dales Floral Design Group and The Rarified.
When in Rome
The breath-taking Statue Gallery was created in the style of a Roman house and contains possibly the finest private collection of Roman statuary in Britain. This incredible space offers a unique platform for the dramatic floral interpretations of Arthington-based designers Leafy Couture.