Floristry students northumberland

Students bring floral cheer to Northumberland residents

24 October

Floristry students at Northumberland College have created bouquets of vibrant flowers, bringing cheer to Northumberland residents.

The ‘Lonely Bouquet’ is a movement that was developed by Fleuropean, a small, organically run flower garden located in the Belgian countryside, and is dedicated to ‘spreading happiness and smiles, one flower at a time.’

The Level 2 Diploma and Certificate in Floristry students took flowers from the college’s Victorian walled garden and transformed them into wonderful floral displays, which were then left in public places for passers-by. Attached to the bouquets were Lonely Bouquet labels asking recipients to take the floral creations home and enjoy them as a gift from Northumberland College.

Meg Ellison, Floristry Lecturer, said: “All students made very creative designs and we received a number of thank you emails which brightened up the students’ day."

Floristry students have access to specialist facilities, including a workshop and cooling storage rooms to practice their floristry techniques. They gain real commercial experience by preparing flowers for major events at Kirkley Hall. Our students have also entered prestigious competitions, such as the Harrogate Flower Show, winning top prizes and recognition for their work.

You can find out more about the Floristry courses on offer, here.

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