News and Events
International Floral Art 2016/17
WE are very proud to announce that for the 3rd time Sarah’s floral design work has been chosen to be featured in the world renowned book, International Floral Art (2016/17) A stunning book which provides a mark in time of the very best in floral design from around the world.
Sarah worked alongside photographer Steve Richards to create 4 images of designs which were submitted following an invitation from the publishers.
Some facts and figures about the new edition:
238 floral designers (good for 1142 pictures in total) sent in their designs, 182 of them have been selected and have one or more images included in the book.
The jury for the new book was: Pirjo Koppi (Finland), Neil Whittaker (UK), Gudrun Cottenier (Belgium) and Frédéric Dupré (France)
Although the lucky contributors have just been informed they will have to wait until July to find out which design images have been chosen….. watch this space.
We are excited to welcome everyone in to our showroom/art gallery for our first ever Warwickshire Open Studios, representing Sarah’s first ever solo exhibition of her drawings.
With original drawings, hand embellished prints, giclee prints, canvasses and gift cards, there is lots to see, the private view was a tremendous success and the ‘red dots’ are out in force.
Sarah can also take commissions for drawings or bespoke colour options on prints.
Amongst the flowers Sarah will often be seen drawing and would love to chat with you about her work, throughout open studios and beyond.
Click here to view the price list for Warwickshire Open Studios 2016
2016 Sarah Horne Art is launched !!
Sarah Horne is not only an award winning floral designer she is now also an exhibited pen and ink artist.
One of the many wonderful things to come from the medal winning project to take Royal Leamington Spa to the Chelsea Flower show was that Sarah discovered a great passion for drawing, when she was asked to produce drawings for the exhibit catalogue. To feed the passion she attends Neil Moore's weekly life drawing class.
Sarah's work outside class is all about the botanicals.... detailed pen and ink drawings of flowers, plants, bulbs and vines with a few birds, butterflies and dragon flies fluttering through.
Alongside the black and white drawings rich jewelled colours of ink are sometimes applied with both pen and brush to great effect.
Sarah Horne Art is currently available in:-
Framed Original drawings
Framed and Unframed Giclee prints on archival paper
Giclee prints on canvas
Framed and unframed hand embelished prints
All of the above works are handsigned
A range of gift cards are also being introduced.....watch this space for further developments.
Sarah horne Art is available to buy at
Sarah Horne Flowers, 86 Warwick street, Leamington Spa.
Deasil Art Gallery, Oxford Street, Leamington Spa.
and soon to be available on www.sarahhorne.net.
May 2014 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show Success!
We are extremely proud to announce our success at this years RHS Chelsea flower show with 'The Garden Town of Shakespeareland' exhibit winning the Silver medal.
Our exhibit was inspired by Royal Leamington Spa with floral design from multi award winning florist Sarah Horne and Garden design by Debbie Cooke. The beautiful arbour was designed by Clive Sanderson over 3 months, and the final product reacher 6 metres in diameter and 4 metres in height making it a truly magnificent sight and will come back to Leamington's gardens. The water feature in the exhibit was courtesy of Mark Wilson and as you can see from the pictures, was a truly spectacular feature.
The whole garden was completely community funded - bringing together over 80 businesses and lots of wonderful volunteers from the town. The support and congratulations that we have received from everyone has been overwhelming and we are so honoured to have been part of a great year at Chelsea and of this wonderful town!
December 2013- Royal Leamington Spa, The Garden Town of Shakespeareland.
In 2014 we will be taking the beautiful town of Royal Leamington Spa to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and then bring Chelsea back to Royal Leamington Spa. This ambitious project will draw on the superb skills of multiple Chelsea Gold award winning Floral Designer Sarah Horne, AIFD, CFD and award winning Garden Designer, Debbie Cooke and will be managed by Bid Leamington, a not-for-profit business led partnership in Leamington Spa.
The aim is to create an enchanting garden to display in the Great Pavilion at Chelsea 2014. The design will capture the essence of the town of Royal Leamington Spa with it's sophisticated exterior, it's unique individual character and it's artistic, cultural and theatrical interior. The collaboration will have planting to reflect the different areas of Leamington with corresponding floral pods each encapsulating a different style. It will also contain a large water element to reflect the river, lake and fountains associated with this beautiful Spa town.
To follow our progress or become involved in the project go to www.bloomingleamington.com and twitter @bloomingleam
February 2013 -
HAVE A SWEET CELEBRATION WITH FLORAL CONFECTION
Sarah Horne Flowers unveils a unique floral collection that is just too good to eat!
February 14th , UK – Three times Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner, Sarah Horne Flowers, is delighted to announce the enchanting ‘Floral Confections’, a unique and elegant range of flower designs. Offering over 15 designs, including a truly scrumptious collection of cupcakes. This unmatched collection from one of the UK’s most acclaimed florists will suit any style and occasion. Sarah Horne’s Floral Confections are the perfect way to say ‘Thank You’ to a friend or loved one or as a charming and petite treat for yourself. The eye-catching new collection of Fairy Cakes takes floral arrangements to a magical new dimension. Complete with wings and a sprinkling of fairy dust, they make for an enchanting birthday present or a unique table centre. Complementing these beautifully, the Celebration Cakes come overflowing with gorgeous flowers for that special someone and all encased in a beautiful Sarah Horne gift box.
Flower designs from the new collection include:
· Glistening Sugarplum- A breathtaking floral cake with candles
· Angelica- An exquisite cupcake bursting with colour
· Dulcina - Lovely hot pink vintage trio full of flowers
· Evangeline- A lovely summery cupcake with a vintage china cup and saucer.
· Glistening Fawn - An enchanting fairy cake for any magical occasion
July 2011 -
SARAH HORNE CROWNED WINNER IN INTERFLORA FLORIST OF THE YEAR BRIDAL DESIGN
Sarah Horne of Sarah Horne Flowers in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, was crowned winner of the bridal design in the prestigious Interflora Florist of the Year 2011 competition. She represented the Central region in the grand final held on Saturday 23rd July at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show.
Sarah fended off tough opposition from ten other florists from across the UK, impressing the judges with her originality and innovation. She came fourth in the overall competition.
Commenting on her achievement, Sarah said “This has been an amazing experience, and there’s been a great atmosphere as we’ve competed in front of the general public. I’m thrilled to have won the best bridal design, as it’s an area of floristry I’m really passionate about!”
Judge Susan Wills-Pope commended: “This is such a highly regarded competition. All the competitors showed excellent workmanship, exceptional use of colour, styling and creativity.”
For the first time since 2004, the Interflora Florist of the Year competition grand finals took place in front of a live audience at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show in Knutsford, Cheshire. Visitors were able to watch the finalists go up against the clock to construct their items, with many commenting on the ‘buzz’ surrounding the competitions. Nick Priest, Interflora’s Florist Segment Director, who presented the prizes to the competitors, said: “Interflora is the UK and Ireland’s most recognised and trusted flower delivery service. Our network of over 1,800 expert florists in the UK and Ireland are highly skilled, creating inspirational designs day in day out.
“This competition was established fifty years ago, and the ethos is the same today as it was then - to demonstrate the expertise amongst our Interflora florists. Each and every finalist has shown real dedication, and should be very proud of their achievements.”
June 2011 -
SARAH HORNE - BEST IN SHOW & CHELSEA FLORIST OF THE YEAR 2011
The brief was to design and create racing silks, fresh flowers and foliage should predominate by two thirds.
It was one of the hardest schedules I've ever had to work to and took many hours to complete.
I was so thrilled when it received not only the coveted Gold medal, (my 3rd), but the title of Best in show and Chelsea Florist of the Year.
The demonstration was in the Talking Flowers Marquee at the Chelsea Flower Show.