Students’ chance to bloom

A FLOWER festival at the country’s finest Georgian townhouse will showcase floral arrangements created by students from a Yorkshire college.

The Flower Power event at Fairfax House in York features avant-garde creations by the floristry students from Askham Bryan College and is the second such festival to be staged there, after the first attracted thousands of visitors in 2008.

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Kate Pepper, pictured, a senior lecturer for floristry at the College was involved, helping put the finishing touches to a hanging design by Kirsty Berridge. The exhibition opened yesterday and will run until Sunday, June 26.