Floristry students at Bath College have been using their creative talents to decorate two iconic venues in the city: the Theatre Royal and the Pump Rooms.
Students studying for a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification have been busy creating arrangements for business meetings and high-profile networking events.
They have enjoyed working to a specific brief, providing décor for afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms or corporate events in the Theatre Royal’s 1805 Rooms.
Many students are already working in floristry shops and the assignments have provided them with new inspiration and practice time.
Louise Waters, 49, from Tormarton, helped create four arrangements featuring red roses and germini for an event at the Theatre Royal in April.
She said: “Doing flowers for a client helps us to put our skills into practice. It allows us to use the new techniques we have been learning.
“It was a pleasure to be involved in creating flower arrangements for the Theatre Royal. It’s great for our portfolios and to see them appreciated.”
Last year Bath College won College of the Year at the RHS Flower Show, and in May students will exhibit their work at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Tutor Jo Matthews said: “The students are arranging flowers for some high-profile venues and events – I think that’s an amazing opportunity.
“We have some great students this year, a lot of them are already working in industry. They are really committed and I’m really proud of them.”
Anji Henderson, Development Officer at the Theatre Royal Bath, said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with the floristry department at Bath College on three corporate hospitality events here at the Theatre Royal.
“The standard of the students’ floral displays have been exceptional, and their designs for each of the different occasions met our requirements perfectly. We are delighted to be able to support the development of local talent and hope to work with the floristry students again in the future.”