Gregor Lersch, global star of the floral design world, is coming back to Sydney in 2017.
The RAS Horticultural Committee was delighted when the German-born designer, once again, accepted the invitation to attend the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
At the 2016 Show, Lersch was invited to judge the Sydney Royal National Floral Designer competition which he’ll officiate at again on 6 April at this year’s Show.
Cecily Rogers, RAS Honorary Councillor and member of the Horticultural Committee, had the privilege of supporting Lersch last year and says he was very enthusiastic about everything he saw.
“Gregor was very impressed with our set up, he told me he’d never been to a show as unique as Sydney Royal,” she said. “He also loves our Australian natives – the cycads and bromeliads he saw at Government House were a highlight.”
As an extension to his remit, the international floral artist will also judge the Floristry Students Surprise Display (12 April) and two Decorative classes (8 and 14 April), giving even more exhibitors the benefit of his expert feedback.
The general public are also in for a treat. Lersch will be front and centre on the Sydney Royal Flower & Garden Stage giving talks and demonstrations on four days of the Show. Educating is a space he’s very comfortable in having conducted workshops and seminars in 32 countries across the world. He’s also authored eleven books on floral design.
“Gregor’s demonstrations are completely unique. Creative floral design is totally different to floristry for starters. And he sets the trends rather than follows them. All of his designs are completely organic; his philosophy is that everything must go back into the earth,” says Cecily.