Plumpton College florists bloom in competition

The winners
The winners

A team of floristry students from Plumpton College came second in a prestigious competition held at Covent Garden’s famous flower market.

A wreath design by Level 3 Diploma students caught the eyes of the judges who had to assess arrangements by 24 college teams to pick the winners.

Level 4 Diploma students from Plumpton also took part in the competition and came away with a third prize. All the students chose materials and flowers from the market for their creations.

The Flower Market College Day provides a fascinating insight for more than 500 floristry students at Levels 2, 3 and 4 into the workings of the UK’s premier flower market.

Students had the chance to meet many of the flower market’s 28 specialist traders, to go on introductory tours and to learn from expert buyers about how and why to buy from the wholesale market.