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Graeme Corbett

  • Bloom and Burn
  • Flower designer
  • Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
  • Rising Star
Graeme Corbett Flower designer
By appointment only
+44 7969952087

Creativity grown locally

  • • Graeme is a former TV producer who turned to flower design
  • • He grows his own garden in the Kent countryside
  • • He uses British flowers for their natural look and amazing colours

When asked what brought him to floristry, Graeme Corbett’s reply is quite surprising. "In all honesty, it was sheer desperation," he says. In fact, Graeme used to be a casting producer for TV shows and happened to work on The Voice, the popular singing competition. “Meeting so many people who had a real passion for singing, I realised that I was not passionate enough about my job,” he admits. Floristry was not yet around the corner, though. First, he set up a furniture business, followed by a pickle company, but he remained unfulfilled. Graeme needed something more creative for himself. So, at the suggestion of a friend, he enrolled in a short course at a flower school in London. Even if the style taught at the school was a little too formal for his taste, Graeme enjoyed the overall experience so much that, soon afterwards, flower design became his new, well-loved job.

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Hanging camellia

This hanging installation was made with waxy camellia leaves which feature a large red flower. This arrangement was made using a base of chicken wire for the hanging sections and water filled vases on the ground and windowsill.

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Flower bowl

This bowl of flowers is arranged with an ombré colour palette, from lilac tones on one side to coral and apricot on the other. All the flowers in this design were grown by Graeme Corbett in his Bloom and Burn cutting garden or sourced from local flower farms. It features Katinka tulips, ranunculus and cherry blossom foliage.

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Hellebores bowl

This is a simple bowl design, created by using plants cut from the Bloom and Burn garden, early blossom and a selection of hellebore flowers. With this arrangement, Graeme Corbett wanted to demonstrate that with considered planting you can have bold colour in the middle of winter.

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Euphorbia super star

This broken flower arch was created using an unconventional ingredient, Euphorbia. Flowering in early spring, Euphorbia is an underrated flower that adds a bright neon green pop to any arrangement, according to Graeme Corbett.

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Still life

This still life is created in front of a hand painted backdrop. Using flowers grown in his cutting garden, Graeme Corbett focused on tones of yellow and orange to give a consistent colour story, while highlighting the different flowers that were available at the height of summer.

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