Young florist scoops Chelsea Flower Show award
A SCENT-SATIONAL young florist from Tetbury has scooped a blooming marvellous award at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Nineteen-year-old Hannah Lee was awarded a bronze medal in the Young Florist of the Year category at this year’s competition, marking her out as one of the best young florists in the country.
Her winning design was a Diamond Jubilee-themed chandelier with Phalaenopsis orchids, muscari and hyacinth pips.
Hannah, who works at Scentiments florists in Tetbury, and is studying a Floristry level three City and Guilds qualification at City of Bath College, said she was delighted to have received the award.
“It’s a fantastic feeling – I can’t believe it,” she said.
“To win one of the top awards at an event like Chelsea is a huge achievement and I’m so proud.
“I was going up against some really talented people so I wasn’t that confident before the competition.
“Then when I found out I’d got a Bronze medal – and that I was only one mark away from the silver - I just couldn’t believe it.”