Floristry students invited to take part in Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show

BUDDING SKILLS: Rebecca Morgan, from Pity Me, prepares for the flower show at Tatton Park.
BUDDING SKILLS: Rebecca Morgan, from Pity Me, prepares for the flower show at Tatton Park.
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A TEAM is rooting for success as they go up against rival students at a prestigious national event.

East Durham College’s floristry students have been invited to take part in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show (RHS), which will be held at Tatton Park in Cheshire.

Representatives from its Houghall Campus, on the outskirts of Durham City, will go up against colleges from Bath, Neath, Manchester and Bishop Burton at the event, which will run from Friday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28.

The level three students have been set the challenge to create a display based on the theme of the galaxy, which will go on show for four days before it is judged.

The college’s lecturer in floristry, Sue Lee, believes the national event will be a fantastic experience for her students to be a part of.

She said: “It’s a huge honour to be invited to compete at Tatton Park.

“The RHS show at Tatton is a very prestigious event and one of the biggest of the year, so it will be a great experience for the students that are involved with the show.

“It’s still a while off yet but the designs for these shows take a lot of planning, so we are well under way setting out our design for Tatton.”