Applications Open for New Look Floristry Competition at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020
Floristry will take centre stage in the iconic Great Pavilion at next year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (19-23 May) as the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) refreshes the popular Floristry Competition and invites talented florists from across the UK to take part in the 2020 show.
Show Manager, Rose Gore Browne said: ‘We have made exciting changes to our floristry offering at RHS Chelsea for 2020, merging the Florist of the Year and Floral Arrangement competitions into a new format, theme and aesthetic, bringing it under one roof inside the Great Pavilion. We hope the new format, which will be free to enter, will attract inspiring, creative and imaginative applications from talented florists from across the industry.’
The concept for the Floristry Competition at next year’s show will be ‘Our World’ in celebration of environmentally friendly floristry, addressing the threats and challenges facing our world, highlighting the global impact of the floristry trade and how small changes in the cut flower industry can have a positive impact on the environment.
Interested florists can apply to transform one of two new staging platforms ‘Floral Windows’ and ‘Floral Installations’ depending on the theme they choose to interpret.
The ‘Floral Windows’ will be filled with displays inspired by the themes ‘British Blooms’ and ‘Preservation’ encouraging florists to use plant material grown within the UK to celebrate British grown flowers or dried plant material to demonstrate a waste minimal approach to floristry.
The themes of ‘Pollination’ and the ‘Beauty of Nature’ will steer the designs for those interested in creating a larger ‘Floral Installation’. The floral creations in this category must be created using plants from the RHS Plants for Pollinators list or express a strong horticultural message or theme through their design.
All exhibits within RHS Floristry will be judged and receive an RHS Medal.
To find out more about the ‘new look floristry competition’
To enter the competition visit: rhs.org.uk/shows-events/exhibit-at-a-show.
Deadline for applications is Friday 29 November 2019.