Interflora Florist of the Future RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
Adrienne started her career in floristry five years ago in her native country of Hungary where she helped in her familys own flower shop. Adrienne then made her way over to Ireland, in order to improve her English. She started working in a floristry shop where she learned a lot from the other girls working with her.
Ana, originally from the Portuguese island of Madeira, actually started her working life in the UK in catering; even becoming an AA Rosette, award winning chef. However, Ana, who grew up surrounded by her mums passion for flowers, had her first real taste of floristry when she decided to make the floral decorations for her restaurant tables herself.
Rebecca discovered her love of floristry at the age of 14, when she completed a two-week work experience placement making Christmas wreaths, and loved every minute of it! Despite that Rebecca did not initially consider floristry as a career for herself, and went on to study glass and ceramic design at university.
Amy began her career in floristry less than two years ago when she secured a role at her local florist. She completed her Floristry Levels 1 and 2 alongside her A levels in 2011 and decided that floristry would definitely fulfil her creative skills. She has taken part in floristry competitions before, having competed at the NEC in the UK Floristry Skills Final.
Isabel started her floristry career three years ago when she first left school. What initially started as a Saturday job cleaning vases for pocket money, then became much more after Isabel discovered her natural talent for making bouquets. She suddenly had to make two for her employer, having never tried before, and her talent was discovered!
Gemma has been an Interflora florist for the past three years. She always had a great love of art and design at school and college, and after deciding not to go to university, she instead got a job in her local florist, as it still allowed her to carry on creatively designing in her home town.
Sandrie, who is from southern France, originally wanted to be a doctor, but at 16, thanks to her Grandfathers love of botany, she developed a passion for flowers, and decided floristry would be her future. After moving to Lorient to study, Sandrie won the title of Best Floristry Student in Brittany in 2010, and as the winner of the French skill show, was sponsored to continue her training in Britain. She moved to London in October 2011.
The Interflora Florist of the Future competition has been running for 13 years and is a great stepping stone towards future success for up-and-coming talented florists.
This year we return to this prestigious event in the horticultural calendar to celebrate the expertise and talent amongst our network of florists on an impressive public stage.
The Interflora Florist of the Future competition will consist of four pieces set within the theme To Celebrate Interfloras 90 Years of Fabulous Floristry
The four pieces made will be:
1. Floral Fantasy Handbag to be carried at Interfloras 90th Anniversary Gala Ball.
2. Free Expression A floor standing floral screen that celebrates floristry from the past 90 years 1923 2013.
3. Celebration floral cake to be displayed at Interfloras 90th Anniversary Gala Ball.
4. Surprise Item to be announced on the day.
The Florist of the Future competitions took place on Thursday 25th July and we are happy to announce that Rebecca Hough is our accredited Florist of the Future.
Why not meet our Florists of the Future: