The Eric Young Orchid Foundation commissioned me to create a new trophy for the Royal Horticulture Society. The trophy was presented by Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt. OBE. DL. on 10th April 2014.
The Orchid Review June news
"Donated by The Eric Young Foundation, Jersey (EYOF) the new Eric Young
Orchid Trophy is an innovative design.
Chris Purver of EYOF explains, ‘The Jersey artist Nicholas Romeril was commissioned
by the Foundation to create a physical representation of orchids, using
contemporary materials. The main trophy depicts a cluster of orchid seed, while
the individual trophy, which the recipient gets to keep, is a single seed. Inspired
by micrographs of various orchid seeds they’ve been produced from the artist’s
maquette using 3D printing, and are enclosed in glass bell jars.’
It was awarded for the first time by the RHS Orchid Committee in 2013 to Dave
Parkinson, whose Disas at Hampton Court Flower Show in July were deemed the
most meritorious group of orchids at any RHS show during the year".