For this year’s RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year competition at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the candidates aged 16-25 years were asked to design and make a floral Brazilian Carnival Headdress, in honour of the Olympics. Many congratulations to the winner, Kay Willis from Fairmile Florist in Christchurch, pictured above, and wearing her headdress!
Here are some more photos of her stunning creation.
And here’s Kay being presented with her award by RHS President, Nicholas Bacon.
Below are the other finalists’ designs…
April Bennett | Bluebells of Henley, Henley | Silver
Charlotte Baker | Hubbards Florist, Coventry | Silver
Hannah Lee | Scentiments, Tetbury | Silver
Louisa Cooper | School Farm Shop, Walsall | Silver
Elouise Hasler-Stott | Linda’s Florist, Ashford | Bronze
Emily Hepworth | Persephone Violet, Malmesbury | Bronze
Emily Smith | Bath College, Bath | Bronze
Kirsten Ekins | The Flower Room, Sandy | Bronze
Lauren Barnes | Plantation Florist, Gloucester | Bronze
Natalie Straney | Petals and Pots, Downpatrick | Bronze
Shannon Ormandy | Vintage Rose, Belfast | Bronze
Zoe Rowlinson| Fabulous Flowers, Oxford | Bronze
Daisy Ellen Burgoyne | Daisy Ellen Floral Design, Gamlingay
Emma Kelly | Hugh Baird College, Liverpool
Megan Lomas | Rosepetals Florist, Hinckley
Huge congratulations to all the florists who took part!
(Images : Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)