RHS YOUNG CHELSEA FLORIST OF THE YEAR – Second session
Congratulations to Elizabeth Newcombe; The RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year 2019!
Elizabeth Newcombe, Rhubarb & Bramley
Award: WINNER! Gold Medal
Congratulations to Helen Pannitt; The RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year 2019!
Winner – Helen Pannitt
From Helen James Flowers.
Award: Gold Medal
RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year competition is held in the heart of the world’s most famous flower show. Within the grand pavilion where it draws the every year. This showcase of the exception skills of professional florists always leaves the Chelsea visitors in ore. The 32 florists across two sessions will be representing British Floristry to the 100,000’s of visitors and if we’re lucky enough to gain television coverage the millions of viewers.
SCHEDULE – Royal Floral Crown
This year the floristry theme will be ‘‘Queen Victoria’s Birthday Celebration’’ and the Florist of the year competitors were asked to create a Royal Floral Crown. At least 2/3 of the finished design must be fresh flower and/or plant material. The fresh flower and/or plant material must be visually dominant.
Friday 24th May 2019 marks the 200th year since the birth of Queen Victoria. To commemorate this occasion, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 floristry competitions’ theme will be ‘Queen Victoria’s Birthday Celebration’ and we ask you to create a Royal Floral Crown.
Other essential info the competitors need to bear in mind!
- The competitors staged their display on white plinths supplied by the RHS 60cm wide x 60cm deep x 100cm tall. If the competitors wanted additional support for their crown, they could supply this as they wished.
- Inspiration can be taken from any aspect of the theme for a Roya lCrown
- Exhibits will be judged from all angles
Whilst this years design may not be as large as last years Floral Thrones, it’s a challenge that requires exceptional skill, non the less! As any one that follows the RHS Chelsea FOY competition knows it’s always a thought provoking and interesting schedule, but this year seems like it’ll test the innovation and skills of the countries best competitive florists especially as the crown will be worn in judging!
We wish all the competitors the very best of luck.
How did they get to compete in the competition?
The finalists gained the highest points in the country following heats held throughout the UK organised by the BFA.