Musical-inspired floral creation wins Silver at Hampton Court Flower Show

Students from Capel Manor College’s Gunnersbury Park centre planned and created a mouth-watering Charlie and the Chocolate Factory floral display at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show this week and achieved a Silver Award.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory floral display won a Silver Award
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory floral display won a Silver Award

The theme for the RHS Floristry College of the Year competition was ‘Musicals through time’ and Capel’s display was inspired by the current West End run of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The display included a re-creation of the famous ‘great glass elevator’ from Wonka’s chocolate factory, using Phalaenopsis orchids.

The team had just one day to build and complete the exhibit at the Show before judging took place.

“Our students benefit tremendously by their involvement in a show like RHS Hampton Court; there is nothing like the excitement of planning, setting up and being judged!” said Natalie Revett, head of Capel’s School of Floristry. “Our students regularly participate in prestigious and nationally renowned events such as this and the College has established a reputation of quality.”

Capel Manor College’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory display at Hampton Court (From left to right: Amanda Sharp, Floristry Lecturer, Michelle Moore Floristry Lecturer, Sarah Woodward Level 3 student, Christina Plumbley Level 3 student)
Capel Manor College’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory display at Hampton Court (From left to right: Amanda Sharp, Floristry Lecturer, Michelle Moore Floristry Lecturer, Sarah Woodward Level 3 student, Christina Plumbley Level 3 student)

Open Days at Capel Manor College take place throughout July, visit capel.ac.uk for details; The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is open until 5 July.

The students involved with the development and build of the floral display: Jodie Allen, Ieva Liktoraviciute, Alette McCurdy, Christina Plumbley, Huda Suleyman Omran and Sarah Woodward, they are all studying towards a Level 3 Floristry qualification.

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