BY APPOINTMENT TO H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES
SUPPLIERS OF PERFUMED CANDLES, ROOM FRAGRANCES
KENNETH TURNER LIMITED, LONDON
From his grandfatherís country home in Ireland where he
drew his initial inspiration, to the heart of Mayfair and London society,
Kenneth Turner has become established as one of the foremost floral decorators
in the world today, and is renowned for revolutionising the art of floral
Leaving school at an early age to work with an old gardener
on a private estate, Ken went on to gain experience at a local nursery, which
confirmed his belief that this was the area in which he wanted to work. The
owner of the nursery recognised Kenís potential and persuaded him that he
needed formal training if he was to advance in the horticultural world. He was
granted a scholarship to Greenmount Horticultural College in Ireland, and then
went on to take a course in Ornamental Horticulture at Reading University.
Although providing an excellent grounding in landscape design and strategic
planning, it was whilst at Reading that Ken realised that his real interest lay
in the art of floral decorating.
He obtained a job in Oxford
where his colleagues persuaded him
that he should move to London. An introduction to the most innovative florists
of their day, Lady Pulbrook and Miss Gcfuld, started his
professional career in the capital during the 1960s. He rose rapidly to become
their head decorator, and was allowed the opportunity to
develop his creative flair. In 1970, he left Pulbrook and Gould to establish his
first retail shop in Avery Row in the heart of Mayfair.
Today, Kenneth Turner Ltd. is a thriving business in the UK
with worldwide distribution. But Kenneth Turner is more than just a business -
it represents the vision of one man, an innovator and creator,
transformed into a reality.
Creating visual extravaganzas for events such as the opening
and dedication of the Sackler wing at the Metropolitain Museum of Art in New
York, and the Masked Ball in a Venetian Palazzo on the Grand Canal in Italy,