Robbie Honey has been immersed in botanical pursuits since he was a young boy roaming the wild grasslands of Zimbabwe. By the age of seventeen, he was studying horticulture and went on to work in the floriculture trade in Holland and Kenya. He studied interior design and photography at art school in Cape Town. Moving to London, he trained with floral designer Ming Veevers Carter and gained a thorough grounding in event floristry.
Setting out on his own at twenty-five, Hermès was his first fashion client, followed by Dior, Valentino, Armani and Vivenne Westwood, establishing Robbie Honey as an in-demand florist within the fashion industry.
‘The Accidental Botanist’, published June 2018, brings his specimens, artistry and tales of his adventures together in a fascinating new book featuring rare and commonplace plants collected from remote and urban locations around the world. www.robbiehoney.com