Budding Florist set for Chelsea Flower Show

Twenty one year old Emma Sinnamon (left) from Donacloney, shows CAFRE floristry student Cherith Clarke, Waringstown, the detail of her fantastic floral cake at the British Florist Association Event helf recently at CAFRE's Greenmount Campus.

Twenty one year old Emma Sinnamon (left) from Donacloney, shows CAFRE floristry student Cherith Clarke, Waringstown, the detail of her fantastic floral cake at the British Florist Association Event helf recently at CAFRE's Greenmount Campus.

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Donacloney native, Emma Sinnamon, has qualified to compete at the Chelsea Flower Show for the second year in a row.

Twenty-one year old Emma took part in the Ireland Heat of the RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition at CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus last Wednesday, for which she and her fellow competitors had to create a ‘floral cake for an Asian themed wedding’.

Emma's winning cake design.

Emma's winning cake design.

Her intricate design for the cake scored top marks and won her a place in the Final, which will be held at the famous Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place in May.

“I feel really grateful for getting through for the second year in a row,” Emma commented. “It’s an amazing opportunity to showcase the types of skills used in floristry and will hopefully encourage others into the industry.”

Emma, who works in Lavender Lane florist on High St, Lurgan, graduated from Greenmount College with a Distinction in her Level 3 Diploma in Floristry in June 2014. She won a bronze medal at last year’s final for making a floral dress and will soon find out what she is required to create for the Competition final.

Emma wearing the floral dress which gained her the bronze prize at the 2014 Final.

Emma wearing the floral dress which gained her the bronze prize at the 2014 Final.