This year’s Kent County Show saw sweltering temperatures over the three days, which brought the sun-seeking visitors out in droves. As always, Hadlow College had a significant presence and profile as Livestock and Equine sponsors at the show, with the College being profiled on BBC Radio Kent on all three days and receiving television coverage on the Friday evening.
This year’s Lambing Weekend, our flagship event heralding the start of Spring, saw us welcome 13,000 visitors to our site at Faulkner’s Farm on the 11th and 12th March. Running for 25 years now, the event continues to expand, with this year featuring more exciting family activities and food stalls showcasing the best of our local produce than ever before
We are delighted to announce that one of our students has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious British Florist Association Industry Award in the ‘Florist Newcomer of the Year’ category. Hadlow College is also a shortlisted finalist for the ‘Training Provider of the Year’ award and one of our tutors, Caroline Miller, is nominated for ‘Floristry Tutor of the Year’.
The Hadlow Group had a hugely successful three days at the Kent County Show this year. The main marquee had a countryside and sustainability theme, with a host of exciting stands and interactive activities on offer.
An episode of the long-running BBC Radio 4 programme, Gardeners’ Question Time, is to be recorded at Hadlow College on the evening of Thursday 18th February.
Two of our Floristry staff have returned from a day at Leeds Castle, where they were invited to exhibit and represent Hadlow College in their Annual Festival of Flowers.
Hadlow College’s Floristry department are celebrating after being awarded a ‘Gold’ medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and also winning RHS Chelsea Floristry College of the year 2015.
Our Level 5 Floristry students are busy creating their entries for the RHS Chelsea Floristry College of the year 2015 competition, which will take place at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.
Two Hadlow College Floristry staff are celebrating passing their NPTC Level 5 Diploma in Floristry with Distinction. This is the highest floristry qualification available in the UK, requiring the highest levels of floral design, design concepts and techniques.
Students studying a variety of full and part-time floristry courses, from introduction through to the Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry, recently travelled to Bruges to visit the 'Winter Moments with Flowers' exhibition.
A group of Level 3 Diploma in Floristry students recently visited Ightham Mote for a day of garland making to decorate the buildings for their Christmas display.
Two ex-Hadlow College floristry students have, for the past seven years, firmly established their eco-florist business on am acre of land within the family fruit farm.
On Sunday 1st June, competitors from around the South-East will be taking part in the regional heat for the World Skills UK floristry competition which, this year, is being hosted by Hadlow College.
Our Canterbury campus was buzzing with activity on Saturday for our Annual Canterbury Open Day. Despite the rainy start in the morning we were busy with members of the public who visited to look around and enquire about our full and part-time courses.
The floristry department of Hadlow College recently played host to 25 international students.
Our Level 2, 3 and 5 Diploma in Floristry students will soon be getting creative and gathering materials for our Christmas table decoration competition.
Students on our Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry course will have, over the next few months, the opportunity to work on a floral exhibit for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which takes place in July.
Wendy Andrade, A former floristry student of Hadlow College, recently launched her brand new book – Fresh Floral Jewellery – at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
A former student of Hadlow College, Clare Kelly, has been awarded a City & Guilds Medal for Excellence in recognition of her outstanding performance in Level 3 in Floristry.
Neil Bain, British Master Florist and also ex-Hadlow College lecturer hosted a spectacular floral demonstration to a packed lecture theatre, when he returned to Hadlow college on Tuesday 20th November.
At an award ceremony on 15th November 2012, Sarah Bateup - the College commercial florist - won the 'Wedding Florist of the Year' award in the Kent Wedding Awards 2012.
Broadview Florist is extremely happy to announce they have been made a finalist in the prestigious Kent Wedding Awards for Wedding Florist of the Year 2012!
Hadlow college Floristry students and staff successfully exhibited at this years RHS Chelsea Flower show for another year running.
This year, florists from Hadlow College will be exhibiting a display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show based on the iconic Olympic themes.