Tatton Park

Floristry Students Invited To National Competition

Sun, 2002-05-05 01:00

East Durham College floristry students have been invited to a prestigious national event.

The College have been selected along with only five other colleges in the country to compete at the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show being held at Tatton Park in Knutford, Cheshire.

Representatives from the Houghall Campus will go up against colleges from Bath, Neath, Manchester and Bishop Burton at the event held between 25th and 28th July.

The Level 3 students from the College will have to create a display based on the theme of ‘The Galaxy’ which will be displayed at the show across the four days before being judged.

Lecturer in floristry Sue Lee is thrilled to be involved with the competition and believes it will be a fantastic experience for her students to be a part of.

Sue said: “It’s a huge honour to be invited to compete at Tatton Park.

“The RHS show at Tatton is a very prestigious event and one of the biggest of the year, so it will be a great experience for the students that are involved with the show.

“It’s still a while off yet but the designs for these shows take a lot of planning, so we are well under way setting out our design for Tatton.”

The RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, the highlight of the North’s gardening calendar, will return to Cheshire’s stunning thousand-acre deer park. Pioneering and innovative gardens will combine with food, shopping, crafts, music and fashion to make this a perfect summer day out for all. For more details please visit www.rhs.org.uk/tatton