Chichester based firm Sheen Stickland Chartered Accountants has partnered with the Floristry department at Chichester College’s Brinsbury Campus to create a new horticultural display for this year’s Alresford Show.
Sheen Stickland commissioned Chichester College’s (Brinsbury Campus) Floristy Lecturer, Karla Bell to create an inspiring, tractor-themed display to highlight the wide range of local growers and producers in the Hampshire and West Sussex area.
Karla Bell, who has been teaching floristry for over 15 years, comments: “It was a pleasure making this design for Sheen Stickland. A little bit different from our usual displays, it took almost 4 hours to make.”
Using over 380 seasonal flowers and a mixture of maize, apples and peppers, the display was unveiled at Sheen Stickland’s stand during the Alresford Show on Saturday 3rd September.
“We feel it is really important to use as many organic materials as possible, so using Black Ti Cordyline leaves seemed perfect to gather up and make black rubber tyres alongside the fruit and flowers,” said Karla.
Partnering with another local producer, attendees of the show were given the opportunity to win a luxury hamper from Tinwood Estate by guessing the amount of flowers used in the horticultural display.
Harriet Sergeant, Partner at Sheen Stickland commented, “At Sheen Stickland we work with many rural businesses and farmers and are passionate about championing local produce. We were delighted to partner with Brinsbury Campus on this project for the Alresford Show to celebrate the best of British flavours and fauna.”
Following the Alresford Show, the tractor-themed horticultural display was donated to St Lawrence Church in Alton.