Behind the blooms: creating the RHS Botanicals collection

We are absolutely delighted to be collaborating with our friends at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) on a third beautiful fabric collection, RHS Botanicals.

This captivating collection draws upon the extensive archives of the RHS Lindley Collections, to marry our love of nature with our passion for interiors and design. There are seven new designs. Each reflect a distinct narrative from the RHS Lindley Collections, taking inspiration from the rich history of botanical exploration and humanity’s fascination with plants. Together they serve as an ode to the beauty and diversity of botanical specimens throughout the ages.

These beautiful fabrics were shot on location at an idyllic Victorian mansion, nestled in the heart of the South Downs, not too far from our head office in Fittleworth, West Sussex. It was the perfect space to capture the intricate details and vibrant colours of this collection, with lots of natural light and glorious sunshine (which always helps!).

“We wanted to capture the essence of the history and inspiration behind the collection, combined with a relaxed and intimate atmosphere of home. Warm, pretty lighting was at the fore, with a plethora of unique props such as contemporary lights and ceramics, plant cuttings, botanical books and illustrations, as well as fresh seasonal tulips and other vibrant blooms.” – Sally Denning, stylist.

The vision for our RHS photoshoot, sketched by Sally Denning

Beyond aesthetics, RHS Botanicals embraces the deeper connections between humanity and nature. From the social and medicinal potential of botanical discoveries to the economic significance of the plant trade, our designs narrate a story of exploration, discovery, and the timeless allure of the natural world.

RHS Botanicals launches at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, of which we are a proud sponsor. We are very excited to showcase this beautiful new collection, but for now, why not reminisce over our previous collaborations here.

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Alysha Stirling