Finding Flora in the House of Discovery, opening August 5th at Como House.
Como House is redolent with floral imagery – on furnishings, decorative arts, textiles and – of course – the garden. From engraved illustrations of women as personifications of flowers, to the abundance of bouquets on the Sanderson chintz sofa covers – Como House has unequivocal floral energy.
As part of the Como House of Discovery Series, this new installation Finding Flora draws from an archive of historical images depicting how flowers were once used to ornament interiors and dress at Como. Floral arrangements, alongside other botanical decorations, will recreate the atmosphere of ‘rustic adornment’ and verdant abundance. National Trust curators are collaborating with florists and students to develop the installation and explore sustainable approaches to floristry.
The installation is open for visiting on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.30am, and Saturdays and Sundays at 10.30am and 1.00pm. If you would also like to join a historical guided house tour, please purchase your tickets here.
Como House is under the custodianship of The National Trust of Australia (Victoria), the state’s premier heritage and conservation organisation. The NTV is committed to sustainable practice and to play an active part in the global movement to overcome climate change.
Become an NTV member today to enjoy free and discounted access to year-round events for the whole family, and to help conserve and protect Victoria’s heritage for future generations to enjoy.
*Flora the Goddess of flowers and spring