Evie honoured for her floral tribute to King Charles

Art student Evie Wood's design for a floral tribute to King Charles III has been brought to life in Ripon's Spa Gardens.

The 17-year-old has seen her winning entry in a competition for schools throughout the area,, featuring yellow roses as its centrepiece, alongside red and white blooms, become a reality in the city's award-winning park.

Run by Harrogate Borough Council in conjunction with Ripon in Bloom, Evie’s design was translated from paper to flowerbed by the council’s parks team.

She said: “I was really pleased when I heard I won as I wasn’t expecting to!”

Studying art, chemistry and geography, Evie plans to take a degree in fine art after RGS: “I am very interested in the design side of gardening,” she said.

“I knew the flowers that I wanted to incorporate and the colours I wanted to use and so I just went from there really. It was so nice to see the flower bed I designed come to life as I didn't expect it to, so it was a really nice surprise!"

The multi-award winning park boasts a Victorian bandstand, a popular café, crazy golf, a bowling pavilion and bowling green.