Rivendell Flower & Garden Show


Sydney Flower School are thrilled to announce they are hosting 2 floral design competitions as part of, and onsite at, Rivendell Flower & Garden Show 2019.

All entries will be proudly incorporated and exhibited for the duration of the Rivendell Flower Show, being held over Saturday 28th + Sunday 29th September 2019, on the stunning grounds of the historic, riverside venue that is Thomas Walker Estate, Concord.

Judith and Kylie think this is an exciting opportunity for floral creatives of all skill levels to showcase their craft and passion – be they enthusiasts, students, florists, artists, stylists or designers.

A fabulous opportunity to provide an open, fun, inclusive, design-inspired, competitive opportunity for all flower lovers!

Competitions Now Open for Registration

Competition #1 is open to amateur floral creatives with 2 years experience or less.

Competition #2 is open to professional, advanced floral stylists and/or designers.


As an amateur floral creative you will create a Large Floral Headpiece suitable to be worn at a Gala Event and modeled in the Rivendell Parade of Floral Fashions on both days of the Show. Your model will be required to wear a simple black dress & black dress heels.

You will be required to supply
- all florals & foliages
- any embellishments of your choice
- toolbox with all tools and equipment necessary to complete your design
- sundries required for your design

Competition #1 Criteria- the competition for this design will be held & judged on Friday 27th September, onsite at Thomas Walker Estate- starting at 9am you will have 2hrs to complete your design- materials may be conditioned but no cutting of stems or any preparation of materials or embellishments may be done prior to the start- the design must be able to be worn comfortably with attachments in place- designs will be refrigerated overnight- a People’s Choice Award will be announced at the Rivendell Flower Show Gala Dinner on Saturday 28th September- entries are open and limited to the first 12 registrations received- 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Highly Commended prizes to be announcedh2. Competition #2 – Free-Standing Floral Installation for an Outdoor Event

As a professional floral designer and/or stylist you will create a free-standing Floral Installation suitable as the focal point for an outdoor event. The size of your installation will be no larger than 1.5mtr x 1.5mtr x 3mtrs high.

You will be required to supply

- all florals, foliages & botanicals - toolbox containing all tools and equipment required to complete your design - any structure required for your design (your structure needs to be stable and/or weighted to avoid any mishaps) - any sundries required to complete your designCompetition #2 Criteria- the competition will be held in the gardens of Thomas Walker Estate, Rivendell - construction of your structure will occur between 10am & 4pm on Thursday 26th September - you will have 2hrs to create your floral design starting at 9am on Friday 27th September - your materials may be conditioned but no cutting of stems or preparation of florals or embellishments can be done prior to start time - all flowers and foliages must last for the duration of the flower show, be adequately secured to your constructed frame and designed to be visible from all angles - judging will be conducted on Saturday 28th September - a People’s Choice Award will be conducted over the duration of the Rivendell Flower Show and will be announced at 2pm on Sunday 29th September - all entries will remain on display for the duration of the Rivendell Flower Show as a notable, free-standing, floral installation - places are open and limited to the first 10 registrations received - dismantling will be between 3pm & 5pm Sunday 29th or 9am & 12noon Monday 30th - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Highly Commended prizes to be announced

Enquiries & Registration

Registrations must be received by Friday 13th September.

For all enquiries please contact Judith – judith@sydneyflowerschool.com.au or 0403 565 361