Va va bloom!
Expect a flair for fashion this spring as flower arrangers from all over the country create their tributes to the world's most famous houses of haute couture.
We are putting the petals to the metal with a new challenge for floristry colleges called Floral Bonnets - using real cars!
Colleges from Askham Bryan, Bishop Burton, East Durham, Shipley, Tyne Metropolitan and Wigan & Leigh have been tasked to create their impressive large scale displays on the front of the car – bonnet open or closed, it’s up to the students.
The cars are being specially prepared by the Ripon based metal recyclers, K A Anderson, and look set to give the Floral Pavilion some va va bloom this spring!
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This year's *NAFAS area challenge also has the title HortCouture, with a tribute to designers such as Chanel, Versace and, of course, Vivienne Westwood.
Members of the Yorkshire Flower Club will also be adding to the glitz and glamour with the theme for their large scale display, The Oscars - A Night on the Red Carpet!
The spring show hosts Britain's biggest exhibition by florists and flower arrangers, with over 150 stunning individual works of art, plus a range of large scale designs.
The 2017 flower club class is dedicated to A moment in History, while individual competitors have a wide choice of themes, including Musical Miscellany, Jack Frost, Crate Expectations, Hello Sunshine and, for juniors, Flower Market.
Florists will be challenged to create a bridal design with the title Hitched and Stitched, plus a floral waistcoat or bodice on the theme Waist not, Want not.
A preview schedule for the spring floral art is available to download below. A full timetable of floral art talks and demonstrations will be available in the Show Programme, priced £3.50.
*NAFAS is the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.