Speakers

Simon Lycett

About

Simon’s clients are synonymous with high profile and glamour. Simon created the wedding decorations for TRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Windsor Castle, David and Victoria Beckham, Viscount and Viscountess Weymouth, Cheryl Cole and for the wedding reception of HRH Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.  Simon and his Team have decorated parties for HM Queen Elizabeth for over 20 years, working throughout some of London’s most exclusive venues, the Royal Palaces and Windsor Castle.
 
Simon’s work has been much in demand for every type of event from stunning yet modest parties to decadent dinners and magical weddings the world over, as well as TV and radio.  Simon has appeared countless times on TV with Mary Berry, Alan Titchmarsh and has presented the BBC2 documentary ‘The World’s Biggest Flower Market’. Simon creates the posies presented to the Royal Family at RHS Chelsea Flower Show each year and is a frequent guest at the BBC Radio London studio on the Jo Good afternoon.
 
In addition to his regular RHS demonstrations, Simon is a member of the RHS House Plants & Cut Flowers Advisory Group. Simon is a passionate devotee of the New Covent Garden Flower Market and in 2013 was voted the Florist of the Year by New Covent Garden Flower Market in their inaugural awards. In 2015 Simon was awarded Honorary Fellowship status from the Institute of Professional Florists. Simon J Lycett Ltd enjoys an international reputation for being Europe’s finest floral decorating company.

The New Covent Garden Flower Market plays an integral part in Simon Lycett's life as a florist and has done for the last 25 years. Originally opened in London's Covent Garden in 1670, the Market moved to Nine Elms in Vauxhall in November 1974 and became known as the New Covent Garden Flower Market. Now after more than 40 years it is moving again, to a new purpose-built site in Nine Elms. In The Flower Market Year, Simon Lycett's witty and down to earth observations and Michelle Garrett's stunning photographs, taken over the course of a year of very early mornings in Nine Elms, combine to create a unique record of this historic and idiosyncratic market. Includes images of many beautiful arrangements of seasonal flowers and foliage sourced from the Market. Includes images of many beautiful arrangements of seasonal flowers and foliage sourced from the Market, and practical step-by-step descriptions of floral decoration for each month.

 
 
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