Flower Growers Group of NSW Scholarship Competition

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Last week while at the markets picking up our flowers we saw floristry students from all over Sydney competing against one another for the Flower Growers Group of NSW Scholarship. It is an annual competition held at the Sydney Flower Markets at Flemmington every September. Floristry students are invited to take part in the 'mystery box' style challenge and are given one hour to complete their piece after being given a design brief. 


This year, being the centenary since the beginning of World War One, competitors had to design an Australian native bridal bouquet and button hole arrangement to commemorate this event. This was quite a tall task, being asked to make a modern interpretation of a bouquet that would have been made 100 years ago. All of the flowers they were given in the mystery box were Australian native flowers, and a component of every flower had to be included.


The design brief included instructions that the bouquet had to be a cascading bouquet using a posy holder, to include a white ribbon, and make the buttonhole to co-ordinate with the bouquet. The floral ingredients they discovered in their mystery box included Gymea Lily, Silver Princess, Kangaroo Paw, Mt Warning Daisy, Flannel Flower, Geraldton Wax, and Dodder Vine.

When we dropped in to see how they were going, the florists were in a flurry of nervous activity. A vast variety of ideas were being displayed to, which is great to see at the Flower Markets.

Silver Princess
Flannel Flower