RHS Chelsea Flower Show - British Florist Association

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Let’s find out who is designing this year at the show and what the categories are.

Chelsea Flower show Floristry 2023


  1. Floral Installations – Not judged
  2. Floral Cloud/ Floral Hanging – Not judged
  3. Floral Bins – Judged for RHS Medals
  4. Floral Lamp Posts – Judged for RHS Medals.

Photo of Silver Gilt medalist JL Designs tablescape from 2022

Floral Installations

The brief from RHSLooking for fabulous, exciting, and innovative floral designers to show off their incredible skills at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023. Housed in the famous Great Pavilion, we have introduced a brand new exhibitor category: ‘Floral Installations’. Our team are looking for you to break the rules, throw away the judging criteria and showcase the most fabulous floral installations ever.

The florists taking part are:

Harriet Parry Flowershttps://www.harrietparryflowers.com/London
Mary Jane Vaughan Designshttps://www.maryjanevaughan.co.uk/London
Carly Rogers Flowershttps://www.carlyrogersflowers.co.uk/London
Orchis Floral Design (BFA Member)http://www.orchisfloraldesign.com/Sheffield
Ikebana London Classeshttps://ikebanalondonclasses.com/London
Thistle by Naturehttps://thistlebynature.com/Stroud
Capel Manor College (BFA Member)https://www.capel.ac.uk/Enfield

Floral Cloud

No Florist

Floral Bins

The brief from RHSWe’re challenging floral designers to brighten up our floral bins. The bins are decorative and not functional and we want to see how our fabulous floristry innovators might take over these everyday items.
The bins are recycled metal oil drums, painted black. They do not have lids, but these may be provided
upon request.
Your exhibit can sit on top of the mouth of the bin, or you could use the whole drum. For example, your
design could feature flowers cascading out from inside the bin.
If you wish to have a lid for your display to sit on, please select this option when completing your application
form. The lid will be made with MDF and will be painted black.
Each bin will need to be weighted from the inside as they are currently hollow. If you are using a lid, please
ensure your lid is hidden by covering it with flowers/foliage or a suitable material/medium. You may not paint
the bin any other colour. Floral Bin Dimensions Height: 86.5cm Diameter: 58.5cm Circumference: 182cm

The florists taking part are:

NORRIS Floristry Ltd (BFA Member)https://www.norris.store/Glossop
Fresh Ideas Florists (BFA Member)https://www.freshideasfloristschesterfield.co.uk/Chesterfield
Hubbards Florist (BFA Member)https://www.hubbardsfloristcoventry.co.uk/Coventry
Floral Mediahttps://www.floralmedia.co.uk/            Caunton
Hartley English Flowers (BFA Member)https://www.fsdflowers.co.uk/Welling
Acacia Creative Studio (BFA Member)https://www.acaciastudio.co.uk/Doncaster
Lara Thorpe, Wild at Hearthttps://wildatheart.com/London
Gentle Blooms https://www.gentleblooms.co.uk/Leamington Spa
Julie Pearson Floral Designer (BFA Member)https://juliepearsonfloraldesigner.co.uk/Bolton

Floral Lamp Posts

The brief from RHS This new category is all about designing Floral Lamp Posts. Please note that these posts will not actually be rigged to electrics. We challenge applicants to consider: How will you make your Floral Lamp Post Stand out? Props are allowed if they are part of your design, but the majority of your installation should be focused on flowers. Please be aware that we will not allow visitors to touch or lean on the lamp post – so there’s no need to add a path in to your design. Lamp Post Dimensions* Height: Approx. 3m (10ft) Base of Lamp Post: 61cm x 61cm

The florists taking part are:

Young Blooms https://youngblooms.co.uk/Bradford on Avon
Jones & Jones Flowershttps://www.jonesflowers.co.uk/Newcastle on Tyne
Rose Cao Floral Designhttps://www.rosecaofloraldesign.com/Vietnam
Plantology (BFA member)https://www.plantologyflorist.co.uk/Sheffield
Tina Aram FloristryNottingham
Helen James Flowers (BFA Member)https://www.helenjamesflowers.com/Harrogate
As ever our magazine editor Nina will be at the show to get all the photos. Even if you can’t go we will report on our socials and through the magazine!

Best of luck to all and especially our BFA members!

Floristry at Chelsea Flower Show

Photo of Floral window Gold winning design by Amanda Randell-Cox from 2021.

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