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CAFRE students to complete at Floristry World Cup Event

Budding florists are preparing to showcase their skills at the Interflora World Cup in Manchester next month



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31 August 2023

A team of budding florists from CAFRE are preparing to compete in a student competition at the Interflora World Cup in Manchester in September.

Led by floristry tutor Anne Marie Grant, the team of three floristry students will showcase their skills at the Manchester Central Exhibition Complex on Saturday 9th September, in a bid to be crowned Interflora’s Student Team of the Year.

The CAFRE florists, Grace Thompson, Carly Gilmore, and Kathleen McClorey – will compete against teams from four other colleges. They’ll have just 50 minutes to create a huge worker bee – the symbol of Manchester – in flowers and foliage. Truly a task designed to test skill, push boundaries, and encourage creativity and innovation to bloom.

The Student Team Competition takes place on day three of the Interflora World Cup event, being held in the UK for the first time since its inception in 1972. It’s a chance for elite florists from around the globe to showcase their incredible talent.

For the first time, Interflora has chosen to expand the event to create a showstopping experience for visitors, including the general public, who can expect artisan stalls with food, drink and shopping, as well as workshops and entertainment.

2023 also marks Interflora’s 100th birthday and the event will form part of their centenary celebrations. Tickets for the World Cup event, including the Student Team Competition on Saturday 9th September, are available here Tickets – Interflora World Cup 2023 at

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