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Floral Art

There are grand plans for the Floral Pavilion this spring as floristry colleges from across the region compete for top honours with the title Grand Designs.

Each of the five colleges has been invited to choose a room and create a fabulous floral display to wow our judges and our visitors.

Staying with the design theme, this year’s *NAFAS Area challenge will feature large scale displays inspired by famous design movements. The North East Area will take their inspiration from Art Nouveau, Mercia and North Wales will pay tribute to Modernism, Northumberland and Durham will concentrate on the Classical period, and the Scottish Association will feature Arts & Crafts.

Members of the Yorkshire Flower Club also plan a new approach to their annual installation. They will be focusing on Freeform, depicting books, films or songs using innovative, modern design.

Other flower clubs will be choosing an event that is Quintessentially British for their annual competition – will it be Wimbledon, Henley or perhaps a certain Royal Wedding…all will be revealed in the Floral Pavilion!

The spring show hosts Britain’s biggest exhibition of flower arranging and floristry. In addition to the major installations, there are around 150 individual works of floral art to admire.

Flower Arranging titles for 2018 include Artistic Licence, Magician, Nooks & Crannies and Orient Express.

Floristry students should be on Cloud 9 with their entries, while titles for experienced florists include a bridal bouquet, called Perfect Match, and a seasonal wreath entitled Knock Knock.

Come along and find out how to Create! 

There is a packed programme of floral art demonstrations each day of the show, including our very own President of the North of England Horticultural Society, celebrity florist Jonathan Moseley, who will be creating sensational designs around the theme 50 Shades of Green.

Jonathan will be presenting his fantastic, fun demonstration at 11am and 3pm every day except Thursday, when he will be on stage at 3pm.

A 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.