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Gillian Wheeler: Flower Design as Art

Gillian Wheeler argues that flower design is evolving into an art, but with the added joy of the art growing and then dying away.

The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers' Gillian Wheeler
argues that flower design is evolving into an art, with tremendous variation in design and even sculpture.

Flowers can both look and smell beautiful, and she says this powerful combination has the power to overcome tremendous obstacles.

Cut flowers will first grow, and then eventually die away. Gillian believes that this transience, which sees both the way they look and smell transformed several times over a matter of days, is the most important characteristic, and one which marks flowers out from other forms of art.

Producer: Giles Edwards.

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