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CIT floristry students show off their skills at the Botanic Gardens

Published: 09 Jun 2021

CIT Floristry Certificate III (SFL30115) students have created a series of native floral arrangements as part of their Into the Wild exhibition now currently on display at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

The exhibit is open now until Sunday 20 June, and is a great opportunity to see how our students have used the diversity and range of Australian native wildflowers and foliage to create dynamic floral designs.

Floristry student Grace Walter said the key theme of the exhibition is sustainability.

"Not only were all the plants we used Australian natives, but they were also all grown locally," Grace said.

"The exhibition was also sustainable and environmentally friendly as all of the materials used were bio-degradable, including in the arbour itself."

Grace said the project was a great opportunity for her and the other students to work collaboratively and she also really enjoyed the focus on Australian native species.

"I decided to study floristry because it was a break from an office job. It is so tactile, and you can create tangible products," Grace said.

"It is great to be able to display our work in public. It makes it all the more meaningful that people get to share in the experience and see what we have designed."

Into the Wild will run at the Australian National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre until Sunday 20 June.