Floristry students visit the Winter Flower Festival in Wells

A Town Crier helped to round up a group of Bridgwater College Floristry students as they entered the Winter Flower Festival at the Bishops Palace in Wells, Somerset.

The field trip gave the Level 2 and Level 3 groups the opportunity to study large-scale designs in the historical setting of the Palace and its grounds. The students were also given the chance to tour the Palace gardens, view the willow structures especially built for the Festival and admire the views from the Palace ramparts.

From left to right: Kaleah Teasdale (Floristry Lecturer), Eve Squire, Town Crier, Kirsty McLeary, Jo Logan, Charlie Murphy & Liam Diment.

Kaleah Teasdale, Floristry Lecturer at Bridgwater College said,

“This event showcased the talent of local floral designers and offered our students the opportunity to see Victorian period design alongside an interpretation of floral design of the future. Building large scale installations is a skill our learners need to acquire to ensure they can meet their future customer’s budgets and chosen themes.”

Jo Logan, a floristry student from Stogursey said,

“It was really good to get some ideas for a future large window display project we are due to complete in January and really interesting to see the way floristry has progressed over the years.”