Simon Lycett must be one of the most creative and wonderful people to work with. He never ceases to amaze Sarah Owen, Deputy Show Manager, and I on his innovation. Last year you might remember he designed and built, with his lovely colleague Julie, the box hedging backdrop for the new competition ‘RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year’. Well he is back this year with a new design and when it comes to proving something fresh and different Simon never disappoints.
I have just seen over to see the first part of the build complete. 15 multicoloured umbrellas appear to tumble down from the 6m roof of the pavilion – as you can imagine they look fab!
Keep watching out for more details of Simon’s progress- this is going to be a real show stopper.