‘Flowers In The Park’ a huge success

Monday 7 Mar 2016

Hundreds of people have flocked to see an exhibition by Myerscough College floristry degree students.


‘Flowers In The Park’, created by Ba (Hons) Floral Design students - Nicola Harrison, Victoria Clemson, Jan Dixon, and Rachel Emeny - was a signature display of living art and floral design pieces inside the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park, in Lancaster. It housed four large scale 3D floral design pieces, focussing on the designer’s personal inspirations, life influences and design philosophies. Each instillation had been researched and creatively displayed within a floral context by each individual student designer.

The event – staged over three days last week – proved to be very popular and was well attended by staff and students of the college as well as welcomed guests and visitors. Among those in attendance at the opening evening was the Right Worshipful Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor Susie Charles, who accepted a special invitation from the students.

The students said: ‘’It was an honour to have the Mayor’s support for our final floral art exhibition.   Many members of the general public expressed their personal opinions of each exhibit both verbally and in individual comments books provided by the students of each exhibit.

‘’We all worked extremely hard in producing our individual design concepts and paid particular attention to the creative use of a range of plant materials which enhanced the detailed and structural components of our large scale exhibitions.’’

The group are now currently undergoing final preparations to complete their BA (Hons) degree in Professional Floral Design and will graduate this summer as the new generation florists.

This student led exhibition is the latest project in what has been another great year for Myerscough College’s Floristry department. Several students have been recognised on a national level for their design work, as well as the college receiving multiple nominations in the annual BFA Awards.

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