The floral art section of this iconic Australian showcase forms part of the Flower and Garden section. It is a multi-day competition with up to 8 competition floral art (decorative) classes at each session. This means that every second day competitors must have their designs ready for judging by 8am with staging not to begin before 10.30pm on the previous day. All night sessions are common as some of the designs are staged 1 metre square by 2 metres in height.
For our designer, Kim, this has been a life long tradition despite in more recent years it meaning a total of over 1300 kilometres of driving to stage designs in each of the 5 sessions of competition. Planning begins almost as soon as the schedule is released with structures being built and tested, plant material nurtured or sourced and work/life balance completely thrown out the window!
Below are all the designs from Kim staged in 2021 with some brief comments by her. Each of them will feature with more detailed information in our Designs section on this website in the coming months.