Floristry students win Silver Award

Box Hill Institute Floristry students have won the Silver Design Award in the 2015 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS).

Held as part of the 20th annual MIFGS at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, the design by Box Hill Institute Floristry teacher Carolyn Ralph, was built by BHI carpentry staff and students with the flowers supplied by Impulse Flowers. The Certificate II and III Floristry students put the award-winning display together over the last 2 days.

The competitors are judged on the elements of floral design: line, form, space, texture, and colour, and the principles of floral design: balance, proportion, rhythm, contrast, harmony, and unity.

The Floral Design success continued in the Intermediate Student Competition. Students had one-and- a-half hours to create a floral design based on the specific theme of a ‘Table setting for two’.

BHI students Krystall Wall placed second and Stephanie Valverdie was awarded a Certificate of Merit for their eye catching designs.

Box Hill Institute offers a range of floristry courses from certificate II to apprentice-level qualifications and short courses through the Centre for Adult Education.

Students learn about floristry, stock preparation, display, and the principles of design. The courses and training are shaped through close collaboration with industry and students gain practical, real-world experience through Flowers on Elgar — a professional florist operated by our students, and open to the public.