Flowers from all over the world help bring Farnborough to life during show week. Thousands of flowers, from the simple red rose to the exotic anthurium, are ordered for display in offices, conference centres, hospitality suites, bars and restaurants throughout the show site.

In charge of floral arrangements is Barbara Tocher who has been in the flower business for more than 40 years and has recently returned from arranging the flowers at the British Open golf tournament.

Barbara and her team of six have spent more than seven weeks ordering and planning the flower arrangements for Farnborough. Flower arranger Anne Kemp says: "Our work involves liaising between designers and the client to try and accommodate them as best we can.

"Designers are very specific about what they want. Flowers come in and out of fashion all the time and designers are very conscious of keeping up to date. Tropical and minimalist flower displays are a popular request this year.

"Everyone adores the flowers as they soften the displays and bring them to life at the same time. We can always rely on American men to appreciate the flowers and even when surrounded by groundbreaking new aircraft, they always pay compliment for the flowers."

Source: Flight Daily News