6 November 2014
Hundreds of students gathered at New Covent Garden Flower Market, London for the 2014 Flower Market College Day on 5 November.
Sponsored by group tour specialists ECT Travel (www.ecttravel.com), the Flower Market College Days have become one of the key events in the British floristry calendar. Now in their 6th year, the Flower Market College Days have been designed in consultation with some of the country's leading floristry tutors. They aim to give the next generation of florists a unique insight into purchasing and the complex logistics of the UK's largest wholesale Flower Market. Last year's event was fully booked for the third consecutive year and attended by over 500 floristry students and their tutors.
Level 2 students attended a Flower Market Taster Day with a packed programme of talks, tours, info trails and Flower Market Shopping.
Students at Levels 3 and 4 took part in team competitions, buying, designing and creating arrangements to a tight commercial brief.
This year's brief was a hanging design suitable for a Guy Fawkes celebration.
Since the original 400-acre College farm was bought back in 1919, Plumpton College has certainly seen a lot of changes.