Two florists from Something Special Flowers will travel to Chelsea Flower Show next week. Jillian will compete in the “Chelsea Flower Show Florist of the Year 2014”.
She beat the best in the business to qualify as the only Scottish florist for this year’s finals. The heats were held in Glasgow in September and Something Special Flowers were well represented with Paula, who is the reigning “RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year” placed 5th and Morna, who is also a design florist at Something Special, placed 3rd ; a fantastic achievement at her very first time of entry.
The Chelsea Flower Show is recognised as one of the biggest events of the year and will be a fantastic experience for both florists, although they have an idea of what to expecy now having won medals at previous shows.
As the winner of the Scottish heats, Jillian will be the only florist from a Scottish business to compete, which is a great honour for herself and her business Something Special Flowers.
The finalists have all been given a theme to work with and will be given 3 hours on the day to design and construct a floral piece which will indeed, have to be “Something Special” in order to pick up a Chelsea Gold medal.
The design this year is extremely challenging, as a ball gown to be worn at a fantasy Chrystal ball is to be created.
Jillian’s design is coming on well and will be transported down to London on Tuesday, with the finishing touches done within the arena on Wednesday night.
We will all wait with baited breath to hear the results on Thursday. As always we will keep you all updated by facebook as to her progress and will display her creation in the shop window on our return.
Result:- GOLD for Jillian and GOLD for Paula!