Dr. Solomon Leong, Solomon Bloemen
Sponsored by Alexandra Farms & Hoek Flowers
'The Floral State of Mind'
Location: Yellow Drawing Room
Solomon’s design is inspired by the quote “perfumes are the feelings of flowers”.
His display presents the emotions of flowers through a party of fragrance,
colours and forms full of vitality. Materials include wonderfully scented garden
roses and long sliced bamboo cane which are a symbol of his home country Hong
Influenced by the English garden style and the European flower arranging ethos, the work of the Hong Kong based floral designer Dr. Solomon Leong have been described as 'extraordinary' and 'striking' by international media such as the BBC.
As a doctor of philosophy in cultural studies, Solomon’s extensive knowledge of cultures and history in relation to floral art has turned him into a successful designer. Competitions have formed an important part of Dr. Leong’s professional life. From 2006 to 2019 he has won 7 Golds, 2 best in shows, and 6 silver guild medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
In 2014 and 2015 he was invited to be one of the leading international designers at the World Flower Garden Show in Nagasaki Japan, where he won Gold medal for both years. At the same show he also won a series of awards including the ‘Best Use of Colours Award’ (2014), ‘Best Innovative Design Award’ (2015) and ‘Best in Show Award’ (2015).
In 2019, Dr. Solomon Leong represented Hong Kong to compete in the FTD World Cup, the world’s most prestigious floral competition held every four to six year. In the same year, he was invited to become artist-in-residence at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland where he participated in the ‘Flowers to Arts’ exhibition.