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.
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.