Designer of the YEAR!

When hundreds of floral tradespeople from over a dozen states
came to the Northeast Floral Expo this year, they witnessed New England’s top award winning
floral talent at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place.
Brenda Christie is the 2016 Northeast Floral Designer of the Year. Christie is a designer
with McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center in Greenwich, CT and took first place in the
competition this weekend, receiving $1,000. Catherine Epright of Green Dahlia in
Middletown, CT took second place in the competition and Jason Parent of Dodge The
Florist in Portland, ME placed third in the competition. Each designer composed a floral
design to meet the theme of the first round of the competition and then participated in a
live main stage face-off to determine the top three placings.
The Northeast Floral Expo and Northeast Floral Designer of the Year are produced and
sponsored by the Connecticut Florists Association.

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