Events in the UK

UKFJG - Judges Study Day                           9th March 2019 - LEICESTER 

UKFJG - Annual Judges Dinner                    9th March 2019 - LEICESTER

UKFJG - AGM                                                  10th March 2019 - LEICESTER


Harrogate Flower Show                                   25th - 28th April 2019  -  Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

BFA Vision Conference                                   Dates for 2019 TBC

UK Skills Heat                                                   Dates for 2019 Heats TBC 


Chelsea 2019 Heats                                         9th September 2018    -    Capel Manor, Enfield, London

                                                                           16th September 2018  -  Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton, Devon                                  

                                                                            20th September 2018  -  CAFRE, Northern Ireland


                                                                            23rd September 2018  -  Myerscough College, Preston, Lancashire


                                                                           7th October 2018  -  Excelsior Wholesale, Tamworth


Fleurex                                                             27th October 2018  Hilton Metropole NEC

                                                                          28th October 2018  Fleurex & College Competition    

The Skills Show                                              15th and 16th November 2018  NEC Birmingham



RHS MIXED PANEL TRAINING DAY 2019     -     London  - date TBC

RHS Chelsea                                                     20th May 2019  RHS Florist of the Year

                                                                           23rd May 2019 RHS Young Florist of the Year

RHS Hampton Court                                         1st - 7th July 2019





Glossary of competition terminology.


Additional items that are not made from plant material e.g. figurine, drape.

Aide Memoire           

Given by some competition organizer’s in the form of a booklet or text that contains all the information about a competition.


Manufactured to replicate real plant material, typically from fabric or plastic.  Not to be used unless specified in the schedule.


Competition steward            

A person responsible for the smooth running of the competition and organizes the competition room.


Constructive verbal or written comments given by a judge after judging.


Excellence that differentiates or sets apart from another.

Dried plant material

Fresh plant material that has been dehydrated to preserve.


One part / aspect of a design or item.  Individual features in the distribution of marks system.


A creation of the imagination  - not reality.


The leaves of a plant or tree (generally the main organ of photosynthesis)


The seed bearing part of a plant.

Fresh flower and plant material

Any living plant or parts cut from living plants e.g. Cut flowers, foliage.


Practical and suitable for the intended use.

Judges code of ethics and criteria

The standards of conduct by which judges abide.

Judging criteria

Standards that are used for judging something or making decision  about something.

Not according to schedule  

When a competition entry does not comply with the rules of the competition.

Open judging                        

Judges walk freely around the competition room whilst the competitors are working.

Penalty points                                  

Points deducted from a competitors score for violation of the rules.

Preserved Materials

Fresh plant material treated to protect and prolong use and slow the decaying process.

Respect of material

Respecting botanical materials natural growth patterns and refraining from the over manipulation and mutilation of materials.


A written instruction for competitors and judges stating the design to be made and the distribution of marks


A seed is an embryonic plant produced by plants in the process of reproduction.  It can be naked or enclosed ie in a fruit, capsule or seed coat.


A mystery task disclosed without notice and made from unseen materials, completed in a given timescale.

Technical committee

The technical committee enforces interpretation of the regulations whenever dissimilarity of view might occur.  The technical committee can take any measures necessary to ensure that these regulations are observed.


A specific floristry design to be made for a competition.


What is a floristry competition

An organised floristry event where competitors show their individual skills to achieve awards.