Young Florist winner announced
Floral gown wins top title
Daisy Ellen Burgoyne, 22, from Flowers at Frosts in Milton Keynes has won the title of RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year 2014 at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The competition required florists aged 16-25 to design and create a ‘fantasy floral dress’, to be worn at a crystal themed ball, with the criteria stating that two-thirds of the dress should be made from fresh flowers and plant materials. Daisy saw off stiff competition from some of the most talented young florists in the UK to take the crown with her intricate and creative design.
A select panel including RHS judges and judges from the UK Floristry Judges Guild, looked for originality of design, creativity and colour composition in the winning creation. Daisy used a selected variety of phalaenopsis orchids and Stachys lanata leaves, finished off with a dusting of gold leaf to adorn her gown.
Anita Foy, Acting Head of Shows Development at the RHS said: “We were delighted to host the RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year competition in the Great Pavilion for another successful year. The RHS has a vested interest in supporting up-and-coming florists and designers, and it is extremely encouraging to see so many talented young florists emerge from this year’s competition. The judges saw a number of stunning creations that impressed, but Daisy’s attention to detail and creativity in her design really made her stand out; the use of gold leaf on the gown really was the finishing touch for her to be crowned as winner. She has a really bright future ahead and we look forward to seeing many more wonderful creations from her.”
The gowns were displayed and judged in the Great Pavilion, an area of the show renowned for displaying cutting edge and eye-catching floristry exhibits, which consistently draws in large crowds at the show.
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