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Sugar Flower Magic

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Krishanthi Armitt, an award-winning creator of bespoke and luxury cakes and a talented sugar flower sculptor of world renown, first met Zita in 2014. She produced some stunning designs for Zita’s Sleeping Beauty wedding display at that year’s Bride The Show exhibition. The whole stand, masterminded by Zita in her…

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Sugar Flower Magic

Krishanthi Armitt, an award-winning creator of bespoke and luxury cakes and a talented sugar flower sculptor of world renown, first met Zita in 2014. She produced some stunning designs for Zita’s Sleeping Beauty wedding display at that year’s Bride The Show exhibition. The whole stand, masterminded by Zita in her inimitable style, won the top…

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Mother’s Day 2022

Spring delivers joy, hope and consolation with fresh new shoots, branches laden with buds, flourishing blooms and dainty blossom flowers, while lush young leaves unfurl from their winter slumbers. Here in England the recent sunshine days are bringing simple pleasures and a focus on family and friends, as well as our global community in challenging…

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The Grain of Tolerance

Simply inspired, by the painterly colours of a Borlotti-style red pea pod, Yan Ping’s wedding masterclass final project is suffused with dappled ruby tones tinged with translucence and delicate notes of forget-me-not blues. We asked her to share some details regarding her course at the ZE Flower Academy, her future path in floristry and the…

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Golden Fusion

Katharina joined us for Bridal Week last autumn, in between 2020’s lockdowns, and we’re delighted to share her inspirational floral project as we reopen to students in 2021. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back, travel permitting. Please be assured that the ZE Flower School is observing all UK government advice for C-19, as is…

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Easter Revival

Spring has never felt so good! The C-19 restrictions have eased, just in time for the Easter 2021 break. The Kew shop is in full floral swing for the new season’s celebrations, brimful of natural colour and fresh foliage, filled with a joyful spirit of revival. Our palette this year focuses on delicate whites and…

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New Natural Christmas

“Nature has always been at the heart of my work and this year the connection seems more vital than ever. My Christmas 2020 palette celebrates the symphony of greens, soft golds and vibrant reds in our local winter landscape.” Our unusually clement weather has left wisps of sunshine coloured leaves still dancing on the statuesque…

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Indian Summer Dreams

It’s been a long hot summer, autumn days breezing in with the promise of colour, the last of August’s rich floral bounty turning into a September chill flourish of raspberry reds, sunset pinks and velvet petalled roses. We’re dreaming ahead, of October’s Indian summer… We’ve joined forces with another local designer to create an exclusive…

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Mother’s Day 2020

Stay safe and stay well! Zita Elze staff are all COVID-19 AWARE – our shop is regularly cleaned according to UK Government guidelines and all our orders are mindfully and hygienically prepared and packed. It seems that it has never been so meaningful to send flowers – recent global events suggest that we could all…

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Peeling Away The Layers

We’re delighted to share Julia Marsden’s delicate and meaningful Concept and Design project at the ZE Flower School. She had already attended Zita’s Hand Tied Bouquet class when she enrolled and has since taken the Sympathy Flowers class. Julia felt that attending a subsequent Flower Embroidery course brought the final flourish to her foray into…

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Con Amore: Valentine’s Day 2020

Delicate lines, a delighfully subtle palette and a romantic air of contemporary Italian Renaissance run through Zita’s Valentine’s day florals for 2020. The gently tamed wilfulness of sculptural foliage blends with ivory, soft apricots, velvety mauves and every shade of red – from deep raspberry to zesty wild strawberry tones. Fall in love with a…

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Christmas 2019

The Christmas countdown has begun and we’re delighted to share some images of the flower shop, resplendent in seasonal colours. We’re preparing for the annual Kew Sparkle celebrations on Friday 6th December. Come and join us for our Christmas party from 4pm to 9pm on the day – nibbles and bubbles will be served. Select…

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Something Borrowed

I always loved the concept of ‘borrowed landscape’ and the idea of blending new gardens into their background settings. For my design at the World Flower Garden Show at Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki, in October, I reinterpreted this dynamic, ‘borrowing’ from the interior of the location’s chapel to create my vision for an ethereal wedding.…

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