Former Writtle student celebrates ‘Chelsea in Bloom' award

May 2023

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The Chelsea branch of one of London's oldest and most prestigious florists is celebrating success. 

The Moyses Stevens store is managed by former Writtle University College student, Sophie Wilson, and was presented with a silver award for its outstanding Chelsea in Bloom exhibit

The event is London's largest free-to-attend festival of flowers and transforms the streets of Chelsea from 22-28 May with breathtaking displays.

Produced by Cadogan in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, it celebrates creativity in floral design and encourages Chelsea's retailers, restaurants and hotels to decorate their venues.

2023's theme, 'Flowers on Film', took inspiration from characters and storylines that have graced the big screen.

Sophie, who achieved a Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry at Writtle, was proud to present a striking 'The Little Shop of Horrors' display. 

Lecturer Elaine Thackray said: "We were delighted to see Sophie and her team win a well-deserved award. Our current students enjoyed an brilliant day at Chelsea in Bloom and were hugely inspired by Sophie's success and Moyses Stevens' stunning display."

For more information on Writtle University College's floristry courses, click here