Celebrate Easter with Rhug Wild Beauty
As we approach the long Easter weekend, we wanted to bring you some inspiration if you are entertaining at home over the bank holiday. The recent sunny weather has lifted our spirits, and nothing feels more Spring like than a table set with pretty china and seasonal flowers.

We love tablescaper Amy Ellice’s choice of spring flowers paired with a fresh blue and white colour palette. By mixing flowers in glass bud vases of varying sizes with china potted nasturtiums, she has introduced a mix of heights and textures which bring a vibrancy to the dining table.

Easter table dressed with flowers, hot cross buns and seasonal flowers

The shops are full of beautiful Spring blooms at the moment but why not head out into the garden and pick some seasonal flowers for your table? Alternatively head out on a Spring walk and gather your plants that way. We asked Richard Prideaux, Rhug Estate’s forager for his tips on the best flowers and plants to look out for at the moment.  He explains, “Whilst it is still early in Spring and wild flowers are not in full bloom yet, the blossom on trees and young hawthorn leaves from the hedgerows make a pretty addition to any table. Vibrant yellow gorse flowers are currently brightening up the countryside – just be careful when picking them as they have sharp thorns.

Yellow Gorse at Rhug Estate

Coastal wild flowers tend to appear earlier so if you are near the sea you may get lucky and have a bigger selection to choose from. Alternatively, get creative with mosses and lichens –  a small dish filled with dark green moss with small fake eggs added can look very effective.

Don’t forget however, if you do choose to pick your plants in the wild, do so respectfully and sparingly so as to be sustainable and mindful of natural habitats.”

Another suggestion is to make food a decoration centrepiece as Amy has done by placing a cake or traditional hot cross buns on a pretty cake stand and adding freshly picked pansies and primroses they immediately become both a visual and actual feast!

Easter Table with Hot Cross Buns and decorated with wild flowers

However you celebrate this weekend, we wish you a very Happy Easter!

Photo credits: @amybethellice