Published on : Sunday, March 26, 2017
Luxury travel brand Cunard has today announced leading film and TV florist, Jenny Tobin, will join its first-ever Festival of Flowers voyage this summer on Queen Victoria, giving guests the opportunity to explore some of the Atlantic Isles’ most awe-inspiring gardens and floral landscapes.Renowned for her work on blockbuster films, the most sought-after hotels from around the world and even the Royal Family, Jenny will be imparting her knowledge, tips and insight into her career during the voyage, which departs following Queen Victoria’s refurbishment this June.
To mark the voyage, Jenny has created a bespoke bouquet inspired by the tradition and luxury of Cunard, with a bounty of exotic and much-loved flowers including:
– Coloured Ranunculus, to add a taste of the exotic and colour, inspired by the loveliest of gardens from around the world
– Scented Genista Flower, for a soft, sweet smell
– One Garden Rose, to reflect the timeless, luxury of Cunard – Umbrella Fern for a little pizazz!
Jenny comments: “Cunard is known for its commitment to excellence, so I wanted to create a bouquet that reflects its premium nature, search for beauty from across the world and sense of luxury that runs through everything the brand does.“I’m excited to be joining the first Festival of Flowers voyage for Cunard and can’t wait to help inspire those travelling on Queen Victoria as we travel from port to port, exploring the extraordinary gardens the globe has to offer.”
The tailored voyage, taking place this year from 8 – 22 June, will visit six iconic floral destinations, including La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Lisbon, as well as an overnight stay in the floral paradise of Madeira, an island renowned for its endemic fauna, flora and UNESCO World Heritage site-classified landscape.
Additional speakers include Gay Search, one of Britain’s best-known gardening presenters, writers and lecturers, and Christine Wright, National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies demonstrator, and Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist. Prior to departure, guests will also be invited to enjoy the floral delights that surround Southampton with an optional pre-voyage stay at luxury hotel, Chewton Glen, on the edge of the New Forest National Park.
Angus Struthers, VP Marketing, Cunard comments: “With the flourishing popularity of gardening, we wanted to offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy a voyage tailored to their passions with some the UK’s leading gardening and floral experts.”