Flowers for National Gallery enthusiasts

When you take a look at a professionally arranged bouquet of flowers, there is no denying the fact that it is a true work of art. For art enthusiasts, however, you can always take it a step further by shopping for bouquets inspired by the National Gallery’s most popular works.


The Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert) was active between 1500 and approximately 1525. The works produced by this artist were not dated but rather dates were estimated. In the case of The Coronation of the Virgin, it is estimated that this painted was completed in 1520. To best represent this fine masterpiece with flowers and foliage, it’s important to address each of the most dominant elements. Grand Prix roses represent the vibrant red tapestry. Cinnamon scrolls and hypericum berries add that seasonal touch. White lilies create a beautiful contrast while representing purity. Gold ruscus, gilded birch and golden thread represent the gold aspects of this painting.

Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the greatest artists of all time and his many works had a profound impact on the art community as well as the way people perceived art. One of his greatest works is titled Virgin of the Rocks. It was painted in 1483 and it is a typical example of fine Renaissance art. Contrasting Vanda Orchids, Memory Lane Roses and Calla Lilies are further enriched by the addition of Ruscus, Pistacia and Eryngium. The orchids represent the rocky surroundings while the lilies are there to symbolise the lighting and flora found in the painting. Like its National Gallery inspiration, this floral display is luxurious in every aspect. The real definition of beauty. Which is why it makes the perfect gift when you want to impress somebody special.

Monet Bouquet

Yet another one of the most influential artists of all time, Monet produced some of the most significant works of our time. For his Water-Lily Pond painting, he used a variety of pinks, lilacs and greens. The best flowers to reflect this beauty are Memory Lane Roses that fade from dark edges to light lilac centres. The deep purple colour of Statice contrasts these lighter blooms and highlights the blue tones seen in the painting. The Ammi stem in the centre is the representation of the ‘light’ in the painting while pale pink Veronica and green Thlaspi tie it all together along with the fabulous frame of lily-pads.

No matter the occasion, when you want to treat an art enthusiast to a memorable bouquet, look no further than those inspired by the National Gallery itself. While art is often inspired by nature, we can also find creative inspiration in art when creating refined fresh flower displays.