September 9th, 2016

College florists hoping for success at Chelsea Flower Show

College florists hoping for success at Chelsea Flower Show College florists hoping for success at Chelsea Flower Show
Updated: 8:31 am, May 23, 2016

FLORISTS from Moreton Morrell College will be looking for some blooming success at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show next week.

Zoe Rowlinson, who completed her floristry qualification last year, is competing in the RHS Young Florist of the Year final and lecturer  is a finalist in the RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year competition.

Tina said: “It’s my first time competing at Chelsea so it’s a bit scary but I am looking forward to it.

“I also work in a retail florist, so I have a lot of industry experience that I can pass on to the students so it’s a good balance. Competitions are hard work but really fulfilling – hopefully I can inspire my students too.”

Zoe has competed at Chelsea before, achieving a bronze medal and has also won a gold medal at World Skills UK.

She now works as a florist in Oxford and is looking forward to the final.

She said: “It’s really exciting to be at the Chelsea Flower Show again.

“Having competed before, I know what to expect so hopefully I’ll be a lot calmer and will be able to really focus on the flowers.”

The brief for their final creations is to create a Brazilian-inspired headdress for a carnival.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from Tuesday to Saturday.

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