South Surrey florist receives honour

Judy Barrett recognized by the American Institute of Floral Designers in the United States.

A South Surrey florist has received a prestigious award from the American Institute of Floral Designers in the United States.

Judy Barrett, owner of Ocean Park Flowers, was named the recipient of the AIFD’s certified floral designer designation during a symposium in Chicago earlier this month.

The coveted CFD recognition is awarded only after a floral designer has demonstrated a masterful understanding of the concepts of design, and by then subjecting their design work to a vigorous peer evaluation conducted by an international panel of floral design experts.

“The CFD professional designation salutes a floral designer for her artistry and provides consumers with a tool to use for selecting a professional who consistently delivers exceptional work,” said Jackie Lacey, chairperson of AIFD’s membership committee.