As designer florist to The Dorchester, London’s famous luxury hotel, Philip Hammond is the consummate master of British floral design aesthetic. His statement pieces adorn The Promenade, the ballrooms and bedrooms of this iconic hotel, their scent and opulent beauty welcoming guests in style.
An Urn on the Move
Passing through the Flower Market on its way to grace the Promenade, a pristine white urn overflows with the dramatic and scented blooms of oriental lilies ‘Speedstar’, towering lilac and blue delphiniums, arching pink lupins, lisianthus ‘Pink Picotée’ and the classic blousy pink peonies ‘Sarah Bernhardt’.
In celebration of British Flowers Week, Philip is creating two magnificent urn arrangements of British flowers at the entrance to the Promenade of The Dorchester, complemented by stunning table arrangements the length of the room. If ever a reason were needed to take Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester…
Dressing for Summer
An elegant, romantic antidote to the outlandish headwear of race-goers, this beautiful summer hat decorated with the flowerheads of fragrant ‘Speedstar’ oriental lilies, lisianthus ‘Pink Picotée’ and lime green alchemilla mollis is complemented by a gently trailing lilac and pink scarf.
The British Growers Bouquet by The Dorchester
Deliciously fragrant and dreamily romantic, The Dorchester Bouquet blends ‘Speed Star’ oriental lilies with the textural fronds of privet, the showy blooms of ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ peonies, soft ‘Pink Picotée’ lisianthus and a pop of deep burgundy sweet peas. The best of British.
The British Growers Bouquet designed by Philip Hammond is on sale throughout this week at Parcafe at The Dorchester.
Read a Profile for British Flowers Week of Philip Hammond of The Dorchester here.
Read more on the British Oriental Lily, one of the world’s bestselling flowers, here.