Posted on 06 July 2018
Monet Martin's silver medal display
Level 3 Floristry student, Monet Martin, was recently awarded a silver medal at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, alongside fellow student, Vivien Withers, who was awarded a bronze medal.
Monet, 18, has progressed from the Level 2 Diploma in Floristry at the College, and took part in the ‘Future Florist’ competition which continues to seek out and reward the very best students from floristry schools and recognised colleges across the UK.
This year’s theme was ‘Evolution’ and students were tasked with creating an imaginative and original design to be displayed in the foyer of the RHS building at Vincent Square for the opening night of an RHS Botanical Art Exhibition.
Barbara Caldecourt, Floristry tutor at Merrist Wood College, said: “This was a completely new experience for Vivien and Monet, who have enjoyed the whole process. We are very proud of their designs and interpretation of evolution, an excellent result from our Level 3 students!”
As a result of her work experience on the Level 3 Diploma, Monet also works part-time in a local florists, Rays Florist, who entered the ‘Floral Web Floristry’ competition at the Show. Their entry was designed by current Masters Diploma in Professional Floristry student, Jasmine Bicknell, and won a silver medal.
Countryside Management students, Irene Tabb and Stuart Fleming, and RHS Level 3 Practical Horticulture student, Carol King, also took part in the Show. They all helped to build the gold medal winning BALI GoLandscape’s ‘Best of Both Worlds’ show garden, built by The Outdoor Room. BALI GoLandscape is a new careers initiative from the British Association of Landscape Industries, designed to inspire and educate new recruits and combat industry issues.
Landscaping student, Jordan Williams, helped to build ‘The Style and Design Garden’ with his employer, The Landscaping Consultants. The garden was awarded ‘Best Lifestyle Garden’ and won a silver gilt medal. Jordan is currently completing the Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Landscape Construction with Merrist Wood College.
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