The design days for NZ Flowers Week took place on October 3rd and 4th 2018. Five florists from all over New Zealand gather in a warehouse in Auckland to work alongside one another over a two day period. These florists each created stunning arrangements and installations that celebrate NZ grown flowers/foliage and all the work that domestic growers put into producing them.
It is with great pleasure we can announce our featured florists for this year: from left to right
Rosie Holt, Rose Tinted Flowers - Auckland
Alanah Conner, A Twisted Bunch - Christchurch
Carole Bowden, Flower Van Remuera- Auckland
Rachel Benton, The Green Room Flower Co. - Wanaka
Manuela Lipsham, Flowers Manuela - Wellington
As this year's theme is My Journey with Flowers each florist was tasked with creating floral designs based around their past, present and future aspirations within the New Zealand flower industry. It was amazing to hear each one tell a different story about how they started working in the industry, what they currently love doing, and where they hope to be in the future. The designs they produced were made alongside floristry students from MIT and NZMA to assisted in every way possible to absorb as much knowledge and experience they could.
Make sure you keep an eye on the blog and gallery pages starting Monday November 5th to learn a bit more about the featured florists for 2018!
Interested in being a featured florist for 2019? Click here to email us.