Langtoft designer creates colourful souvenir for Chelsea Flower Show

Homewares business Sophie Allport has designed a special mug to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show.

Friday, 19th May 2017, 2:13 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:15 pm
Sophie Allport's souvenir mug for the Chelsea Flower Show 2017.
Sophie Allport's souvenir mug for the Chelsea Flower Show 2017.

The Langtoft-based designer has created the mug as a souvenir for the show, which is expected to attract 157,000 visitors.

Sophie said: “Chelsea Flower Show is such a special event.

“It’s one of the highlights of my year.

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Sophie Allport outside her new shop in Stamford.

“As a keen gardener I love the show – there’s nothing else quite like it.”

Her Chelsea Flower Show mug celebrates all that is great about the iconic event.

It features a couple of wheelbarrows parked in front of Sophie’s favourite alliums, foxgloves and peonies with some bee hives hiding in the undergrowth.

Sophie said: “With plenty of butterflies, dragonflies, bees and the odd parakeet flying around a blue sky it sets a perfect quintessentially English scene.

Sophie Allport outside her new shop in Stamford.

“It even features a couple of Chelsea pensioners and see if you can spot the hedgehogs.”

It will be the eighth year that Sophie Allport has exhibited at the show.

She will be showcasing her new Runner Duck and Bees collections as well as her popular Gardening, Hare and Swallow designs.

Sophie Allport will be at the show from May 23 to May 27 on stand RHW294.

The Chelsea mug will be available to buy from the show or online at sophieallport.com and in her new high street shop in Stamford.

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