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6 ways to display flowers on your yacht

6 ways to display flowers on your yacht

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Floral displays for a lunch aboard superyacht Lionheart created by Tina Green

Flowers for a big yacht lunch: Hanging garden

This arrangement was done last year for a yacht lunch party of about 100 during the Monaco Grand Prix, when we always host friends onboard our superyacht Lionheart for about six days in a row. We went for a mélange of phalaenopsis (pale and dark pink orchids), lilac and pink hyacinths, hydrangeas in pale lilac, pale pink antique roses, long hanging dendrobium and a few freesias.

Hanging gardens are a great way of making your yacht stand out, and making the most of the space. It took us a long time to perfect the art of camouflaging the chicken wire (using little hooks discreetly hidden in the ceiling) and timings are crucial: there is no water in a hanging garden, obviously, and so they have to be done overnight.

All my flowers are done by Michelle, who has been with us for 14 years. The first table she arranged for me was full of oranges and pinks and was very overdone. I said: “Take it away, I think I am going to be sick.” She thought I was an ogre! But she quickly learned my style and is still with us after all these years! We spend a lot of time and have a lot of fun, planning down to the last detail.

Michelle is available for onboard crew training and floral arrangements: michelle@greenandmingarelli.com

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