After 5 months of preparation, it will be all go this coming week for Royal Florist Rosie Hughes and her team, preparing the floral displays for the reburial of King Richard III.
Leicester Cathedral will be decked in British grown foliage from Sunday 22nd March through to Tuesday 24th, inspired by the extensive mossy woodlands that would have covered most of the British countryside during the medieval period.
Displays of lilies will appear on Wednesday for the annual religious event of The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
These lilies will be joined by a white rose “Avalanche”, symbolic of the Plantagenet white rose of the House of York.
Public flowers will be collected in buckets and used in arrangements on Wednesday.
The reburial of the last Plantagenet King of England is a very unique event which will be attended by members of the Royal family and other dignitaries, so there will also be a small floral display on the coffin and decoration of the hospitality venue.
Channel 4 are running a week of special programmes dedicated to the event, culminating in live television coverage of the service from Leicester Cathedral at 10.00am on Thursday 26th March.
Rosie said that she would likely be too busy and may have to watch it on catch up later.
For more details of Richard III, his reburial and the route the coffin will take, visit the official website at www.kingrichardinleicester.com