Having qualified with one of the top 16 florist scores in the UK heats for the RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year 2017, Jillian will travel to London for this weekends finals.
Theme for the weekend is “Summer Skies” and all finalists will produce a kite made from floral product.
Jillian will once again be the only Scottish florist represented and so flies the flag for Scotland!.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates throughout the weekend. Best of luck Jillian!
Jillian and husband Stephen will make sure Saturdays weddings at Ballathie House Hotel and Strathallan Castle are well looked after before setting off on their road trip to London with their van fully loaded with the kite structure and the required flowers, kindly supplied and sponsored by J Van Vliet (Zwetzloot).
Once at their apartment in London the work begins to create Jillian’s entry. A long day on Sunday will see the piece develop as far a possible, ready for gentle transport to the venue and placed within the marquee at the famous RHS Chelsea Royal Hospital Grounds for the final touches throughout Sunday Evening.
Judging will be done over night and the winners will be announced on Monday 23rd which is also the day that the Queen visits to admire all the entries.
Jillian will be around on a daily basis to talk to the visitors and make sure her piece remains in top condition until Wednesday night when the kite will be removed and carefully secured back in our van ready for the journey home.
Although the lovely weather forecast for the London venue ties in with the Summer Skies theme, it does bring with it extra challenges for Jillian as keeping her product in the very best competition quality is a challenge in itself and is testament to the quality of product provided by her sponsor J Van Vliet (Zwetzloot) along with Jillian’s years of experience that can keep things at their very best.
We will keep everyone updated on Facebook throughout our journey and try to share the experience as we go.
A huge thank you to the Something Special team who will be looking after the home front in our absence and keeping everyone informed for our Blairgowrie shop.
I know Jillian will do her very best to bring home a medal of some form from the show and we wish to thank everyone for their kind wishes and support.
Well done Jillian Its a Silver medal to add to her RHS Chelsea collection!