The Dorchester Rose in a bouquet

Introducing The Dorchester Rose

January 20, 2020

Renowned for creating the breathtaking floral arrangements that adorn The Dorchester, designer florist Philip Hammond shares a new variety of rose, dedicated to The Dorchester by award-winning rose breeders Meijer Roses.

Blooming lovely

I’m absolutely delighted with our new rose, its colour perfectly complements the interior tones of the hotel and the flower’s open shape makes it unique. I’m really enjoying seeing these exceptional roses looking so splendid in our floral arrangements throughout The Dorchester.

Careful collaboration

When I met with the experts from Meijer Roses, their genuine passion, long history and reputation for excellence convinced me that they were the right company for this special mission.

They are true specialists in their field and masters of achieving the ideal balance between durability and a beautiful bloom.
Portrait of the The Florist Phil Hammond Designer Florist at The Dorchester, London
The Dorchester, London The Florist Creating Dorchester rose bouquet

Worth the wait

This exciting project to create ‘The Dorchester Rose’ has been a long time coming but well worth the wait. From my first meeting with the team it took seven years to develop our rose. The research and development team tested various blends of their popular ‘Avalanche’ varieties in order to achieve the desired characteristic we were looking for.

A close up of the intricate detail that does into every bunch of flowers

Philip Hammond’s way of using roses and other flowers is extraordinary. When we met with Philip we knew that a collaboration would result in a beautiful innovation.”

John Meijer Director of Meijer Roses

What makes it so special?

This specially selected rose is blousy in composition and has a pale blush colouring, with the pink tone gaining more colour as the rose gradually opens up. When you see it against the backdrop of The Dorchester, you really appreciate how it complements our timeless interiors.

On the look out

The Dorchester Rose will be showcased and celebrated at The Dorchester throughout the year, from the vast urns that grace the hotel to the arrangements our guests find in their suites. On average we incorporate around 50,000 stems a year in our displays, including the many private parties and weddings held at the hotel, so there’s plenty to look out for.

Portrait of the The Florist Phil Hammond Designer Florist at The Dorchester, London
Portrait of the The Florist Phil Hammond Designer Florist at The Dorchester, London

Beautiful bouquets

To experience the beauty of our new rose in your own home, we offer The Dorchester Signature Rose Bouquet. This particular arrangement can be ordered online or by visiting our Florist at The Dorchester pop-up boutique next time you’re at The Dorchester. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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