10th Dec, 2016

College florists hoping for success at Chelsea Flower Show

Stratford Editorial 22nd May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 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.