A FLORIST has won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a piece inspired by art and fashion from the 1990s.
Morgan Nuth, who owns Rushes Floral Designs in King Street, Hammersmith and Old Oak Floral Designs in Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, worked with Interflora on the exhibit to mark the flower delivery company’s 90th anniversary.
He has helped the Interflora team several times before but this was the first time he took over the helm of designing the piece.
The green-figured creative helped design the time-line of flowers assembled around old vinyl records and CDs at the prestigious show this week.
Mr Nuth said: "I was particularly keen on the 1980s and 1990s because I grew up then. Then I realised it was actually quite difficult to find anything that bridged the two decades. They’re both so different. In the end I took inspiration from the music – The Smiths to Kylie to Queen, and the progression in format at the time."
An old hand at the trade, Mr Nuth has been working in floristry for more than 18 years. He begun learning about horticulture at his mother at the Ealing shop on Sundays while still at school before buying it in 2009.
He worked at the Hammersmith shop and bought the business in 2005 after a stint travelling and working as a florist around the world.
“Japan probably had the biggest influence on me stylistically,” he said. He has also been the corporate florist for the Lord Mayor of London for the last 3 years.