The Chelsea Flower Show Floristry and Floral Design competition winners have been announced

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Much to the delight of many a flower fan, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is back in full swing this year and, for the first time, is taking place in September and kicked off this week (Monday 20 September)

There are plenty of exciting exhibits and as well as displays competing for awards at the event this year, including a new competition. The Chelsea Flower Show Floristry and Floral Design follows an overall concept of “Our World”, which is divided into themes.

Below, we reveal the medals winners and explain everything you need to know about the competition and summarise the planned displays by all the potential Chelsea Flower Show Floristry and Floral Design winners.

You can also see all the overall Chelsea Flower Show winners who have now been announced in our round-up, as well as find the best garden products, as voted by expert Chelsea judges.

If you’re planning to head down yourself, find out how to buy Chelsea Flower Show tickets with our guide or follow the action from home and watch the Chelsea Flower Show on TV.

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Chelsea Flower Show Floristry and Floral Design competition winners 2021

Here are all the medal winners from this year including the Best in Show for each category.

Best in Show Floral Window

  • Amanda Randell Cox

Floral Window gold medal winner

  • Amanda Randell Cox

Floral Window silver-gilt medal winner

  • Keiko Flower Academy

Floral Window silver medal winners

  • Fairford Flower Collective

  • JamJar Edit

Floral Window bronze medal winners

  • Edie Rose

  • Branch-out

Best in Show Floral Installation

  • Thistle and Sprout Flowers

Floral Installation gold medal winners

  • Thistle and Sprout Flowers

  • In Water Flowers

Floral Installation silver-gilt medal winner

  • Fabulous Flowers

  • Charlotte Smithson

Floral Installation silver medal winners

  • Little Garden Flowers

Floral Installation bronze medal winners

  • Flowers of Elegance

  • Tracey Rowbottom Design

  • Larry Walshe Studios

What is the Chelsea Flower Show Floristry and Floral Design competition?

The Chelsea Flower Show Floristry and Floral Design competition is a group of displays which were initially slated for the postponed 2020 event.

The competition is set to take place on the centre stage of the Great Pavilion at the in-person event. It will see florist create displays across four themes around the overarching concept “Our World”.

What are the Chelsea Flower Show Floristry and Floral Design competition themes?

Designs for the Floristry and Design competition will be divided into four themes and be presented in two formats; either as “Floral Windows” or larger “Floral Installations”.

The Floral Window displays will be on the theme of either British Blooms or Preservation, while Floral Installations will be creating their work on the theme Beauty of Nature or Pollination.

British Blooms (window display)

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British cut and garden grown flowers take centre stage in this category, which aims to highlight the environmental benefits of buying UK-produced blooms.

Fairford Flower Collective

This floral window display by Fairford Flower Collection will showcase British flowers grown in their own gardens and allotments. The display will feature willow and clay made wildlife and use its design to highlight the dangers of single-use plastics and other chemicals on the environment.

The Fairford Flower Collective were inspired by the quote, "We are only the trustees for those who come after us," by William Morris.

Keiko Smith

Having studied the art of Japanese Ikenobo Ikenbana since she was a teen, Keiko Smith is creating a garden which centres on its principles. She will be creating a living picture which represents a mountain-scape in which every object is significant, from the flowers and foliage to vase and water. Expect roses, Japanese pamps, iris and more, all grown in British gardens.

Preservation (window display)

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The theme of Preservation is all about minimal wastage in floristry and floral design. For instance, how dried flowers and plants can be used and how they can benefit the garden as well as the planet.

Branch-out MK CIC

Branch-out MC CIC are creating an eco-friendly display which avoids chemicals. It aims to show how creation can be beautiful, while still returning to the earth to promote new life in the future.

The flowers and plants used are all grown by adults with learning differences and autism and will include dahlia pinnata, eryngium plenum, eucalyptus gunnii and more. The display will feature a papier-mâché skull and reflects the quote, "Death is not the end of life but a part of it," by Japanese author Haruki Murakami.

Edie Rose Ltd

Expect flowers and plants which have been dried and preserved before being mounted on metal grids, to create a 3D effect which contrasts the industrial and natural elements. Edie Rose Ltd is behind the design which will include palm leaves and aims to “bring visual joy to people” while reducing and recycling to benefit the environment.

JamJar Edit

This Indian summer inspired piece by uses pressed flowers between glass. Through this method, JamJar Edit create a window of foliage which highlights each bloom's individuality, as each will subtly change with the light over time.

Beauty of Nature (floral installation)

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Inspired by the wonder of the natural world, these installation are created to deliver a specific message through floral storytelling.

Charlotte Smithson

Based on the chemical form of chlorophyll, suspended glassware will house a mix of plants, grasses and cut flowers which have health benefits. Charlotte Smithson's design has been created to highlight the role of photosynthesis and to prompt viewers into considering our intertwined relationship with nature.

In Water Flowers

In Water Flowers will create an installation around the fragility of the planet and humanity, showing how Mother Nature can help us grow when we treat the environment with love. Naturally fallen materials from local countryside and forests will form a sculptural piece, while succulents, heather, grasses and more will also feature.

Larry Walshe

Larry Walshe’s display will be woven from green ruscus with trailing plants to create an installation celebrating the variety and depth of British nature. The installation will be built completely sustainably both in terms of methods and materials.

Little Garden

This installation by Little Garden uses an unusual mix of mirrors, buckets, moss, chicken wire, compostable bags and more. All the flowers incorporated are locally sourced and free from plastic and pesticides. Expect to see dahlias, chrysanthemums, scabious and strawflower.

Trudie Easton

Medicinal plants take centre-stage in Trudie Easton’s design to convey the idea of nature’s pharmacy and its necessity for both past, present and potential future cures. Locally and sustainably sourced materials are incorporated in the installation, which will feature a DNA-inspired tree trunk.

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