To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, florists in this year’s RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year 2015 were asked to design and create a Fantasy Floral Tree, inspired by the weird and wonderful Tulgey Wood in the tale.
To reach the final, florists competed in regional heats throughout the UK organised by the British Florist Association. The Regional Heats and Final have been judged by The UK Floristry Judges Guild. All the designs were on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from Monday to Wednesday.
And here are the other finalists’ designs…
Lisa Fowler – Eden Taunton Floral Design : Gold
Helena Pike, Daisy Chain : Silver-Gilt
Kate Bainbridge, Simply Flowers : Silver-Gilt
Rebecca Tiller, Wild Orchids : Silver-Gilt
Katy Coleman, Katy Coleman Floristry : Bronze
Sherrie Phelps, Lily Jones Florist : Bronze
Amanda Coghill, Petals Florist
Ayane Shimazu, Writtle College
Ciara Quigley, The Flower Boutique
Emma Mooney, Flowerscene
Gail Watson, Border Blooms
Laura Preedy, Lauraflora
Wendy McKay, Leaf Designs
Many congratulations to all the florists! So much thought, work and skill has gone into all these floral creations.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)