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Bosschaert masterpiece brought to life with real flowers

17 June 2016

Watch how a team of 30 florists recreated Bosschaert’s ‘A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase’ over 48 hours

As part of their support of our Dutch Flowers exhibition, the team at Funnyhowflowersdothat created a stunning 35 square metre living reproduction of A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase, outside the Gallery earlier this month.

The installation, which took 30 florists working non-stop for two days to assemble, was the same height from the ground as two double-decker buses and required 100 blocks of Oasis floral foam, and nearly 30,000 stems of flowers in 37 colours.

A staggering 30 different varieties of flowers were used, including six tulip varieties, four varieties of peonies, three varieties of carnations, six varieties of freesias, six varieties of calla lilies, and five varieties of roses.

From concept to construction, watch to see how the team achieved it:

You may also enjoy our season of Dutch Flowers related events, including a floral design workshop where you can learn about the style and composition of Dutch still-life paintings, before creating your own floral arrangements to take home.