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Fleurs De Villes - Voyage, Floral Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 2023

Take a voyage around the world at the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh, with incredible and elaborate floral mannequins, each one celebrating the culture, people, and heritage of individual countries. Each mannequin is adorned with beautiful fresh flowers inspired by the botanical collections at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Are you ready for your inspirational voyage with flowers?


Mannequin covered in fresh and dried flowers representing India.
India Floral mannequin at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©M D Harding Travel Photography

Fleurs De Villes - Voyage, Floral Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 2023



About Fleurs de Villes


Photograph of Fleurs De Villes - Voyage poster.
Fleurs De Villes - Voyage ©M D Harding Travel Photography

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.



VOYAGE MANNEQUINS – the country and local florist pairings are:


Scotland - KDM Event Styling & Floral Design

Canada - Petals Flowers

United States - Flowers by Kerry

Australia - Sugarbush Flower Studio

Holland - Nikki’s Fleurs

France - Papaver

Madagascar - Flowers by Minty

China - Simpsons Florist

Japan - Quate & Co

Türkiye - Feather Grass Florals

Peru - Charmed Floristree

Argentina - Flowers for All Occasions

South Africa - Ribbons & Rose

Nepal - Petals by the Shore

India - Gillytree Studio


Through each mannequin, enjoy 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. Don't miss the striking floral Tesla Model Y which can also be viewed before entering the marquee., and a visit into Inverlieth House where the Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE experience takes you on to serious levels of floriculture stardust, acclaimed Scottish florist Ruby Flowers; whose magical creations have added drama and distinction to countless film and television productions, where areas have been transformed. ‘voyage’ through safari and Paris-inspired rooms bursting with blooms, and marvel at Ruby’s creations.


Which mannequin will get your vote? Enter to win a month's supply of fresh flowers!


Workshops


As well as the beautiful mannequins you might like to take part in one of the workshops including a conversation with Sara Sheridan, award-winning author of The Fair Botanists, who will immerse you in her thrilling world of flora and fiction, whilst flower lovers, supported by an experienced instructor, can Paint n Sip as they create their own floral masterpiece inspired by Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Exploring and improving visitors’ sense of smell, Kingdom of Scotland; Scotland’s first fragrance house, will present a botanical scent experience, whilst workshops with top local florists will show how to create floral head crowns, tablescapes and bouquets.


Workshops can be purchased as an ‘add-on’ experience when booking VOYAGE exhibition tickets at fleursdevilles.com/Edinburgh.


There are also drinks to enjoy throughout the Voyage which have been inspired by the wonder of one of the oldest botanical gardens which hosts over 14,000 botanicals, Edinburgh Gin 1670 is a limited-edition gin created by their Head Distiller and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Chief Botanist, showcasing the history of the Garden. Promising an unmissable attraction within the main house will be the Edinburgh Gin ‘Filled with Wonder’ room – reimagined by florist Boyes Botanicals – where visitors can enjoy a variety of gin cocktails. Visitors will also have the opportunity to join Edinburgh Gin’s Brand Ambassador, Philip Kingscott, on a botanical exploration workshop, as well as discover ‘The Spirit of Edinburgh’ through a gin tasting: early booking is recommended following a sell-out run at The Fringe!


Inviting visitors to celebrate the VOYAGE experience and a shared moment of togetherness, a Moët & Chandon Impérial bar will present a sparkling touchpoint, while the wondrous and delicious world of Glenmorangie can be enjoyed at a striking whisky bar. Both of these bars will be located within the Fleurs de Villes marquee, at the heart of the Edinburgh Garden.


Further food and drink offerings available include Afternoon Tea with delicious finger sandwiches, cakes and tea, scrumptious picnic box hampers, and artisan breakfast which can be enjoyed on the terrace with views across Inverleith House Lawn.


Tickets & More Information About Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE


Show dates: September 15th - 24th, 2023


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.

Opening hours: 10.15 am - 6:00 pm (last entry time at 4.45 pm)


I thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommend it. Happiness with flowers.




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