Award-winning florist Joseph Massie shared his seeds of wisdom with students of Hugh BairdCollege.
Mr Massie won five consecutive gold medals for floral design and four best in show awards at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show between 2009 and 2013.
He held a masterclass with level one, two and three floristry students at the Liverpool-based college, to help them prepare for the regional heats of the RHS’s young florist of the year competition taking place next month. He showed them how to create a floral collar, made from a variety of flowers including lilacs, orchids and chincherinchees.
Mr Massie said: “The standard of work the students produced exceeded my expectations. They have shown incredible creativity and a real flair for the art of floral design.”