It is unusual that a business can boast of two qualifiers from the same shop for the finals of RHS Chelsea.
Not only did Something Special Flowers do that in 2012 , but both Jillian and Paula are from the same family, which is unheard of and both won Silver gilt Medals at the first time of asking!
Paula went one better in 2013 winning GOLD and the title of RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year; the first time ever the title has been brought home to Scotland!
NEWS Article May2012
A pair of Perthshire florists are back home after tasting success at the most famous flower show in the world.
Jillian Page and her neice Paula McLagan from Blairgowrie won silver gilt medals at the RHS Chelsea Florist of the year competition held at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
This year’s theme, to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen, was ‘Diamonds are Forever’. The brief was to design and create a chandelier to be hung at HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee dinner.
Jillian of Something Special Flowers impressed the judges with her technique and workmanship which were described as “excellent and exquisite”
Paula, who works alongside her aunt, impressed the judges with her chandelier which was described as “a very clever interpretation of a traditional chandelier style” and the judges marked her highly on her idea, expression of colour and techniques used.
This was the first time either had entered the competition and described it as an emotional rollercoaster overcoming the logistical problems of working so far from home.
“The messages of good wishes were incredible and our thanks go out to all who supported us whether by visiting us at the show or by following our daily exploits on facebook.”
As the only representative from Scotland to qualify for the finals of RHS Chelsea 2012 Florist of the year competition we are excited and proud to boast 2 x silver gilt medals. Well done Jillian and Paula.