Freaky floral pumpkin faces for Halloween

October 2012

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Eight students from Writtle College got into the spooky spirit of Halloween by creating freaky floral pumpkin faces.

The Level 1 land-based floristry students decorated pumpkins with vibrant orange gerberas, seasonal flowers and berries as well as tall grasses as part of their first year studies.

Autumn foliage from the College grounds, fake blood, wire and staples were used by those who dared to decorate the pumpkin heads.

Janice Metcalfe, Lecturer in Floristry, said: “Our department wanted to incorporate Halloween into the students’ studies to add extra topical fun to their training.

“The group helped choose the flowers and brought in pumpkins from home. These are talented and skilled designers in the making and I was impressed with how their flowers were arranged for scary effect!”

The group have also designed two fantastic Halloween displays for the foyer of the floristry building at Writtle College, with the help of display expert Catherine Rice. These include some of the pumpkins alongside a giant spider’s web and an enormous pumpkin creation.

To find out more about the floristry courses on offer at Writtle College, visit www.writtle.ac.uk