Putting a whole new meaning to ‘floral bonnets’, students from TyneMet College accelerated their creativity with a unique car wash theme at this year’s Harrogate Spring Flower Show.

Their stunning floral display saw a small hatchback transformed onto a car wash creation that claimed a silver medal at the Show.

The Harrogate Flower Show took place from 20th-23rd April – rated Britain’s best gardening event; it was the ideal opportunity for our budding florists to excel. Their innovative design made the car look like it was going through a car wash, with striking floral cascades and decorations creating the illusion of water flowing over the vehicle.

Tina Reddel, Trainer in Floristry at TyneMet College, was extremely proud of her students: “This year was a particular challenge as we were given the brief of working with the front half of a car! I was very proud of our creative students who worked really hard as a team to pull off a fun design.

“Our floristry students have been entering the Harrogate Flower Show for a number of years and have seen multiple successes across individual and group categories. To be awarded silver for their efforts this year was a fantastic achievement and testament to the time and effort they put into their work.”

Talented students are currently completing their Floristry Diploma course at TyneMet:

  • Ruth Connorton
  • Michelle Robson
  • Maria Stanbury
  • Nicola Lindsay
  • Alexander Smith
  • Geraldine Ruddy
  • Charlene Carayol

Floral Bonnets was part of the Show’s spring theme, HortCouture, which saw a series of new features celebrating style trends in the home, garden and wardrobe.

If you’re interested in a full or part-time floristry course, visit www.tynemet.ac.uk/floristry to find out more, or contact an advisor in our Gateway team on 0191 229 5000 or enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk