Chard floral designer invited to display for the RHS

PUBLISHED: 07:03 25 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:47 25 August 2017

Jackie Nicholls with her RHS Rosemoor displays. Picture: SUBMITTED

Jackie Nicholls with her RHS Rosemoor displays. Picture: SUBMITTED


Jackie Nicholls is thrilled to be asked to demonstrate her skills at RHS Rosemoor

Award-winning floral design tutor, Jackie Nicholls, whose stduents come from Axminster and across East Devon, was recently chosen to present her arranging skills for The Royal Horticultural Society.

She was invited to give an exciting mix of floristry demonstrations at RHS Rosemoor in Torrington, North Devon, as part of the celebrations for their annual month-long rose festival.

Her arrangements were described as “overflowing with the most beautifully fresh blooms of roses together with an enticing range of foliage and accessories, which proved to be an irresistible delight to her audience”.

Entertaining, inspiring and educating visitors with an abundance of hints and tips from the trade, she was thrilled to be chosen.

“When the request came in asking me if I would like to demonstrate, I was overjoyed,” she said.

“It was an honour to be asked to take part in such a special event at this prestigious venue.

“The audience who came to see me create my floral designs were from all over the world. They loved roses and were very interested and enthusiastic, asking lots of questions during the demonstration. We had quite a few laughs too!

“My designs were displayed in the main reception area and in the restaurant for everyone to enjoy. I was delighted with all the lovely compliments received.

“I had a marvellous day and met some wonderful people. After my demonstration, the icing on the cake was being able to tour the incredibly beautiful gardens. I was in seventh heaven and wished I could have explored them for longer.

“My sincerest thanks must go to everyone at RHS Rosemoor for their very kind invitation. I look forward to seeing them all again soon.”

Jackie runs regular flower arranging workshops at Combe St Nicholas Hall near Chard. For details visit or call 01460 67795 or 07906 259 683.

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