A team of floristry students has been chosen to represent the British Florist Association at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The seven Moreton Morrell College students won a national competition to mark the BFA’s 100th anniversary with their design for a floral feature, which they will display in the show’s floristry zone.

The design will be made up of 6,000 fresh-cut flowers, used to create a 2.5-metre-tall ‘100’, with portraits of British florists incorporated into the piece.

The students, studying a level four higher diploma in floristry, are now preparing to begin the build at Chelsea ready for the official press day on May 22.

Emily Deacon, who submitted the final design on behalf of the team, said: “Although it was my drawing that was chosen, it was definitely collaborative as we were all putting in our ideas.

“When we heard we that it was our design that was selected we were ecstatic as Chelsea is so prestigious.”

Brian Wills-Pope, chair of the BFA said: “We are thrilled that Moreton Morrell College are helping us celebrate the 100th anniversary. Their installation for Chelsea looks set to be an absolute showstopper!”

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs between May 23 and 27.

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