Rural Norfolk Dance Academy make International Headlines at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Wowing the crowds at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with their Taj Mahal inspired Copper gazebo. Local family business The Iron Garden Win Gold at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. However, it was the Taal-Rasa-Bhava Dance Academy that really caught the eye of international media and celebrities.
Many of you may know the family behind The Iron Garden, better for their hand-crafted Iron and Brass beds. Located in the small village of Shernborne this family business launched their new adventure last year at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, where they won Gold in conjunction with Suffolk based nursery Fernatix, for their collaborative stand.
“Following on from our success at Hampton Court, we soon started to realise that Chelsea was a new kettle of fish.” Harry Thompson Marketing Director told us. “Chelsea has a reputation for being the flagship RHS show, with inspirational show gardens and using alternative methods to catch the medias eye.”
However, the interest from international media, could never have been predicted. As within 24 hours the local Kings Lynn dance academy made it into the Indian publication “The Asian Age”, with headline - Chelsea Flower Show: Students showcase Indian culture through dance in five-day fest.
The girls didn’t just catch the attention of international media, but also of Ben Fogle, James Martin and the dance academy’s biggest fan … David Walliams. Who received an unscheduled personal performance, where shortly after he posed with the girls and dancer teacher Sangeeta De, followed by tweeting about them on his official Twitter page.
“We couldn’t have imagined our Chelsea adventure getting off to such a magnificent start. Winning Gold for a second consecutive year running was such a wonderful surprise.” Harry tells us “But we couldn’t have done this without the Taal-Rasa-Bhava dance academy and we are very grateful to the head teacher Mr. Johnson from Springwood High School, in letting the girls experience such a marvellous opportunity."
Images are the property of The Iron Garden and Paul Tibbs Photography.