April Flowers at the Hotel George V

On this trip to Paris, one of the first places I returned to was the Hotel George V, so I could see what wonderful flower displays florist Jeff Leatham had again created for the hotel.
Last year, the flowers were a mass of blue orchids, delphiniums and hydrangeas with a touch of red dahlias and a separate, wonderful display of pink peonies and roses.

This year, as you entered the hotel, a central display of blue orchids and yellow calla lilies set the tone.


Flowers at the Hotel George V, 2012


Behind this, on either side of the central display, were matching canopy’s of blue orchids hung from the ceiling, their roots creating an intricate cover over bunches of yellow roses and yellow calla lilies inverted in tall glass vases.


Flowers at the Hotel George V, 2012


At one end of the central passage, blue orchids and green hydrangeas with a few yellow cannas at the base created a centre piece.


Flowers at the Hotel George V, 2012



Flowers at the Hotel George V, 2012

Orchids were dotted throughout the hallway


Complementing the beautiful tapestry at the entrance to the restaurant, hydrangeas and canna lilies once again shone.
Flowers at the Hotel George V, 2012



Outside in the courtyard, blue orchids hung from their heads creating another stunning canopy.

Courtyard Flowers at the Hotel George V, Paris


Courtyard Flowers at the Hotel George V, Paris


Beautiful flower arrangements in hotel foyers are not uncommon, but for me, no one does it better than the Hotel George V in Paris.


Where do you see your favourite flower displays?



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7 Responses to April Flowers at the Hotel George V

  1. Alex S May 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    In my own vase in my home, of course!! A single flower has more meaning than an entire collection in that regard, I think! Alex

    • [email protected] May 16, 2012 at 6:42 am #

      I agree, Alex, beautifully said! There is something special about a flower given or grown with love.

  2. Debra Kolkka May 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    I love them anywhere!

    • [email protected] May 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

      Too true Debra, flowers give so much pleasure wherever they are! I’m always getting into trouble for taking so many photos of flowers!!

  3. marina May 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    These are just exquisite. The exterior canopy is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing! I love flowers and their arrangements.

    • [email protected] May 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

      Glad you’ve enjoyed the photos Marina. The arrangements here are stunning. I’d love to know how long the hanging orchids last!

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