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Last week Young Observer got up close and personal with Camille Chin-Gurret.

Camille goes to Bermuda High School and is 14 years old.

Earlier in the year she travelled to Ireland to compete in the 11th World Flower Show.

She was introduced to gardening and flower arranging by her mother Nicky Gurret.

In June of this year Camille together with her mother Nicky Gurret and her brother Christian Chin-Gurret competed at the World Flower Show in Dublin.

Camille entered a junior category “Round and Round the Seasons Go”.

The piece was a 6 inch sphere which could hang.

Camille told us: “I horizontally divided the sphere into seasons: summer, spring, winter and fall.”

The 11th World Flower Show took place at the RDS, Dublin.

The ‘Olympics of flower arranging' saw 600 floral artists from 31 countries compete at the highest level.

We asked Camille if she could give us some tips on flower arranging.

She told us “keep it simple, one flower in a bowl can be pretty.”

Favourite flower: Fresia — “I love the smell”.

Favourite season: “I love spring but not too hot like the summer.”

Tips for table decorations: “Sometimes just simple green leaves down the centre of a table is simple.”

What can't you live without? “My dog.”

Favourite subject at school: Art “I like to draw close up flowers.”

What do you do for fun? “I love to sail and be near the ocean.”

Tell us a bit about the recent trip. “It was my first time to Ireland. The first thing I noticed was all of the flower pots on the streets. I loved seeing all of the different flowers from around the world, I enjoyed the different interpretations.”

Camille Chin-Gurret with her dried flower spheres.
Camille Chin-Gurret

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Published July 17, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated August 26, 2014 at 1:25 pm)

Up close and personal with Camille

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