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Competition Hots up for Florist of the Year

The photographic competition heats for Florist of the Year 2022 have recently closed, with the UK Floristry Judges Guild having the unenviable task of judging all the fabulous entries.

Every competition entrant was required to create three pieces

within the theme ‘Inspired by Nature’.

Creativity was key, but so was sticking strictly to the requirements of each of the three Schedules to gain as many marks as possible.

After much deliberation, the Judges Guild have their list of ten semi-finalists.

They are:

  • Charlotte Davies from Hilary’s Floral Design, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

  • Helen Pannitt from Helen James Flowers, Harrogate, Yorkshire

  • Rebecca Hough from Rebecca Hough Floral Design, Peterlee, Durham

  • Caroline Crabb from Fleurtations, Bodmin, Cornwall

  • Elizabeth Newcombe from The Botanical Company, Bramley, Surrey

  • Dean Sharpe from Dean Sharpe’s Floral Studio, Stafford, Staffordshire

  • Tracey Griffin from Sandra’s Florist, Southampton, Hampshire

  • Hannah Beckley – Level 4 student at Moreton Morrell College, Worcestershire

  • Victoria Antonietta Clemson by Victoria Antonietta Freelance Florist

  • Jill Winton from Plantology, Sheffield

Each of these hugely talented florists will now showcase their skills in a live semi-final on Sunday 24th April at RHS Garden Bridgewater in Manchester. The top five florists from the semi-final will then compete for the title of Florist of the Year 2022 on Sunday 3rd July, back at RHS Bridgewater.

The overall winner of Florist of the Year 2022 will go on to represent Great Britain and Ireland at the Interflora World Cup in September 2023.

If you’d like to watch the live semi-final on Sunday 24th April, entry to the competition marquee is included in the price of the entrance ticket to RHS Bridgewater.

And to whet your appetite for what you’ll see being created at the semi-final, take a look at a selection of the beautiful pieces submitted for the competition heats.

Hand-tied Bouquet


Body Adornment


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