Leaflike’s Everleaf Preserved plants bring the colour and texture of nature along with more practical considerations such as longevity to the hotel table. The florals in the collection are 100 per cent natural and have been through a preservation process to maintain their beautiful original state with no need for additional sunlight or water. The flower is cut in its prime and harvested to absorb a special feed of plant-based and bio-degradable preservation formula. The preservation liquid substitutes the water and sap within the flower, which in turn forms a beautiful and natural plant. The stunning florals then continue unchanged for months with no light or water required.
The Waldorf Hilton London have incorporated Everleaf florals both as delicate floral features, as well as the more substantial preserved palm trees to compliment The Waldorf Palm Court. Together with floor standing living plants which thrive in planters made from recycled wood and an exterior planting display at the front of the hotel, the Everleaf options fit seamlessly into the seasonal displays, and ensure that beautiful design can work hand in hand with a sustainable floral option.
“We are passionate about helping customers achieve their goals through biophilic design and sustainable planting,” said Brandon Abernethie, Head of Design, Leaflike. “With our recent Silver rating for sustainability via the ecovadis online platform, we continue the sustainability journey with The Hilton Group Head Office and their venues throughout the UK.”
These unique floral designs have a low carbon footprint, and are resistant and long lasting – with the right care they can last months or even years. Preserved plants are cheaper than fresh cut and artificial floral displays, due to their longevity. They maintain their natural beauty and fresh look, and are low maintenance, while the preservation liquid is non-toxic, ensuring that the treatment is plant based and biodegradable.
The point that needs to be stressed, is that Everleaf plants and flowers are not artificial, instead the plants go through a transformation process to stabilise the natural plant. There is no plastic or synthetic fabrics, instead the preservation process simply stops the aging of the plant to maintain its appearance as a living plant. They are not freeze dried, no dehydration techniques are used which can damage the qualities of the product. They are not toxic, which means that all plants can be touched by people and pets.
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