Sarah Hills Ingyon

A National Diploma Florist [NDSF] with a passion for crafts. Owner of ‘Sarah’s Designs’ based in East Devon where inspiration from nature and the environment is natural. Sarah has owned several high street floristry businesses over the years, and currently runs the family businesses with her husband based near Sidmouth in Devon.

Over the years Sarah has been a dedicated competitor, demonstrator, and tutor, winning numerous accolades, including prized medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, enabling her to understand and empathise with competitors. Her career has flourished and evolved with an innovative and contemporary approach, always open to innovative concepts amid skilled traditional techniques and perfection of workmanship.

Presently lecturing floristry levels 4 & 5 City and Guilds qualifications, as well as providing individual tutoring and mentoring to private students and designers.

Floristry competitions are vital for the floristry industry to maintain quality expertise and push the boundaries of floral design forward. “It’s an exciting honour to be a floristry judge and to uphold the standards of excellence in the competition room.”  As a judge Sarah recognises the importance of continued development to uphold and advance the recognised standards of UK Floristry Judging.

Sarah is continually excited by new challenges, especially embracing the many diverse aspects of the floristry industry with the desire to ‘continue learning’ as her passion. 

  • RHS Mixed Panel Judge

  • UKFJG Schedule committee

  • UKFJG World Cup Schedule committee 

  • UK Floristry Judges Guild – Immediate Past Chair

  • Extensive National Judging experience. Including RHS ‘Florist of the year,’ Interflora ‘Florist of the year’ and BFA ‘Florist of the Year’ 

  • Academic Fellow of the Institute of Professional Floristry

  • Member of the IoPF training and education committee

  • DTLLS Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

  • RHS Cut Flower Advisory Group member

Aim: to help, encourage and inspire competitors and for the UKFJG to provide professional floristry judging.