Entries by reaseheathblog

A French Adventure…

Former lawyer Karen Cope has found her true vocation as a florist! Karen completed her Level 3 Diploma with us and then spent part of the summer gaining work experience with French Flower Style in France. Here’s her personal account of what sounds like the perfect adventure!

Floristry barbecue design

Now’s the time to make the most of the longer days and (hopefully) sunny weather with a barbecue or party for your family and friends. Whether it’s a birthday, sporting event or the end of exams, there’s bound to be a reason to celebrate – and a floral table design adds the finishing touch.

Floristry tutors learn new skills from award winning designer

Reaseheath floristry department championed industry best practice at their latest ‘floristry tutors event’ for floristry tutors. Over 30 tutors traveled to the Nantwich college from as far afield as Scotland and Southampton on Sunday 5th February to take part in professional development sessions with international floral designer Laura Leong. The 2016 Europa Cup for Florists […]

Nantwich Flower Festival

Reaseheath Floristry students got involved in British Flowers Week this week, producing designs for the Quinquennial Flower Festival being held at St Mary’s Church, Nantwich. Level 3 Diploma students, Shiona Fosh, Jackie Tudor and Abbey Rowley and Level 2 Diploma student Miriam Lewendon, went to the Nantwich church to design displays for the Nantwich Flower […]

RHS Chelsea

It all began with a blog from Rona Wheeldon congratulating Shane Connolly on his invitation to produce a floral arch at the Chelsea Flower Show to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.  In this blog, Shane commented on how students of floristry would be assisting with this project. On reading this, we emailed @Shane Connolly & Co […]

Setting the standards for Floristry training

Hugh Baird College’s Floristry team hosted industry professionals, training providers and florists from across the country for a Floristry Standardisation Day. The aim of the day was to get as many employers, professional florists and training providers as possible to maintain high standards in all of the qualifications delivered.  Working in collaboration ensures that the […]

Robyn prepares for competition on a world stage

Talented Level 3 Floristry student Robyn Longden has been long listed for the WorldSkills UK squad 2017. WorldSkills is a global, Olympics style competition which showcases the skills and value of young professionals in vocational industries. Robyn’s talent was spotted during a strong performance in the WorldSkills UK national finals last November.  Potential team members […]

Second win for Reaseheath florists at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Reaseheath floristry students were celebrating after winning the RHS Tatton Park Floristry College of the Year Competition for the second year running. The prestigious competition, which was launched in 2014, is open to UK based floristry colleges and training providers and showcases the talent of students. Reaseheath’s victorious team were Level 3 Diploma in Floristry […]

Florists see latest developments in international industry

Our floristry students enjoyed an action packed one day study tour to Holland, where they had their eyes opened to the latest technical developments and commercial business practices within their multi million pound international industry. The group, who were accompanied by lecturers  Sue Poole and Helen Cooke, visited the Rijnsburg auction house, which is part […]