Royal Easter Show

Royal Easter Show

Staged over six separate sessions, the floral competitions and displays at the Sydney Royal Easter Show were an abundantly creative. The range of entries provided visual feast for show patrons. Many of the classes had fashion related themes, including the showcase International level RAS Floral Designer Competition, which opened the Show sessions, interpreting the theme ‘Fleur Couture’. Past participants in Flower Thinking programs and activities were well represented amongst the entries, and I was very happy to see many familiar names in the list of entrants, and happier yet to see some of those same names in the prize lists. Congratulations to all the competitors, organisers and supporters on championing floral design so impressively.

Out of the multiple classes in each session, one design is named as the champion.

Session 1/RAS Floral Designer Competition

1st Place - Jeff Smith & Duch Thuan Bui

‘Fleur Couture’ Floral Display

Session 2

Champion - Michael Cordeiro

‘Vision in Velvet’ Design staged on a supplied cube.

Session 3

Champion - Lawrence Kwong

Traditional Symmetrical Pedestal Arrangement

Session 4

Champion - Mary Fairlie-Cunninghame

‘Alexander McQueen’ - Abstract Design, to include some roses.

Session 5 

Champion - Lanny Pramana

Collage on a circular backing board - ‘Inspired by indigenous fashion designer Arkie Barton’.

Session 6

Champion - Mary Fairlie-Cunninghame

Fleur Couture’ - Fresh and/or dried design staged on a raised square.

Photography -  Royal Horticultural Society of NSW

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