Exhibitors

Let’s meet the ‘Stars’ of our Show……

The following floats will be appearing in both Thursday’s Daytime Parade and Friday’s Moonlight Parade. All of the floats, with the exception of those submitted by Jersey Battle of Flowers will be judged by an independent panel prior to and during Thursday’s Parade and the results will be announced towards the end of the day – so stick around to see if your preferred float is a winner.

We caught up with exhibitors to find out “in their own words” what to expect from their entries this year. We’ve also detailed the location of their headquarters.

Please show your support for the floats and their entertainers as they travel past you – loud applause, cheering and waving from the crowds is compulsory!

The following listing does not represent the order of appearance of floats into the arena

Good Luck!

 

Battle of Flowers Floats

These floats are not eligible for judging/awards

 

‘Genuine Jerseys’

Exhibited by: Jersey Battle of Flowers

“This year’s float will feature ‘‘Genuine Jerseys”, a tribute to the Jersey Boys as brought to you from 3rd Above Entertainment. The float has been florally decorated by Simon Thomas and Nigel Gates”

 

‘The Mouse Party’

Exhibited by: Battle of Flowers Juniors
Celebrating 120 years of Jersey’s Battle of Flowers

 

‘Let’s Celebrate’

Exhibited by: Battle of Flowers Juniors 2
Celebrating 120 years of Jersey’s Battle of Flowers

 

Class 3

This category is open to paper flower floats between 30-35 feet in length

Prix D’Honneur de Papier is awarded to the highest marked exhibit in Class 1 – 4
Prix D’Excellence de Papier – is awarded to the second highest exhibit in Class 1 – 4

 

‘Huang Long’

Exhibited by: Parish of St Saviour

Float designed by: Sean Ellis
Sponsor: Parishioners of St Saviour
Headquarters: La Commune Farm, St Saviour

Tell us a about the theme of your float this year

“We’re celebrating Chinese tradition and in particular, ‘Huang Long’ or ‘Yellow Dragon’, which is the animal incarnation of the Yellow Emperor at the centre of the Universe in Chinese religion and mythology. According to legend, the Yellow Dragon emerged from the River Luo and gave the gift of writing. The float has been designed around this myth incorporating the dragon himself, a Chinese temple and much more!”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“A 40-foot fire breathing dragon and a Chinese calendar wheel”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“This year’s float is made up of approx. 22,000 paper and cellophane flowers of various colours all handmade by our volunteers”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“We’ve been involved for more than 20-years”

 

Class 5

This category is open to fully floral floats between 8-15 feet in length

Prix de Merit is awarded to the highest marked exhibit in Class 5, 6 or 7
Prix Decor is awarded to the second highest marked exhibit in Class 5, 6 or 7

 

‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Exhibited by: The Optimists Club Juniors
Float designed by: A collective junior design
Sponsor: Optimus Flowers
Headquarters: Meadowbank, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“We have a happy sun with its hat on, adorned by a bright coloured rainbow together with a dancing Gene Kelly”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“A Rainbow”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’re using 15,000 white and yellow Chrysanthemum blooms”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“We’ve been entering a junior float for 32 years!”

 

‘Poppins’

Exhibited by: Parish of Trinity Juniors
Float designed by: Stacey Hansford
Headquarters: Bouley Bay Hill, Trinity

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“Our design is simplistic and cute. It’s a nod to the many Poppins films with Mary sat on a park bench along with an escaped horse from the carousel being ridden by a tap-dancing penguin. Bert’s fellow chimney sweeps lead the way with an energetic dance routine”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“An oversized Mary Poppins hat, carousel horse ridden by a penguin, a decorated bench with bunches of balloons tied to it with Mary sat on it”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’re using 3,000 stems of white, green, pink and black flowers”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“We’ve been involved for approx. 40 years”

 

‘Life Below’

Exhibited by: Ollivro Family & Friends Juniors
Designed by: Ollivro Family & Friends team
Sponsors: Bounce around Jersey & Richard Perchard
Headquarters:

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“We aim to take you on an adventure under the sea to experience life below the depths. In the magical world of the ocean the float features some of our favourite sea creatures and the beautiful coral reefs they’ve inhabited. The float has lots of bright colours and a few surprises along the way”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“A giant seahorse, Barbara the shark, stingrays, jellyfish and Olly the Octopus, all covered using a variety of materials”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’re using a mixture of flowers, including harestails and seeds”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“This will be our 8th year of entering a floral float”

 

‘Junior Whippy’

Exhibited by: Bidan Family & Friends Juniors
Designed by: Group Design
Headquarters: Meadowbank, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“We’ve been inspired by the Du Feu family ice cream van business so the float will feature a large ice cream cone!”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“Ice cream van and cone”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’re using approximately 5,000 stems made up of Chrysanthemums”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“2022 will mark 47 years of us entering Jersey Battle of Flowers”

 

‘Dahn the Dilly… Again!’

Exhibited by: Parish of St Clement Juniors
Float designed by: Adapted from the original 1977 design by Al Thomas
Headquarters: Le Marais Farm Bel Royal, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“45 years after its original journey to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, the ancient route master is riding out again to mark the occasion of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The open topped bus, adorned with authentic advertising, is filled with cockney revellers celebrating this momentous occasion as only Londoners know how!”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“The route master bus fills the whole float and carries a range of characters including our traditional pearly King and Queen”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’re using 20 000 Chrysanthemum blooms in red and white with purple and pink for the road and pavements”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“St. Clement first entered a junior float 30 years ago this year. There have been various teams associated with the junior parish entry over the last 20 years, but this is our 2nd entry as a newly formed junior team”

 

Class 6

This category is open to fully floral floats between 20-25 feet in length

Prix de Merit is awarded to the highest marked exhibit in Class 5, 6 or 7
Prix Decor is awarded to the second highest marked exhibit in Class 5, 6 or 7

 

‘Reach to the Stars’

Exhibited by: Adrian & Friends Juniors
Float designed by: Amanda & John Bainbridge
Headquarters: Meadowbank, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“The float celebrates 120 years of Battle with its interpretation of a fireworks display. Three rockets form the centrepiece of the float whilst Catherine Wheels enhance the display, sitting amongst the stars”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“Rockets and shooting stars”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’re using 8,000 Chrysanthemum stems in a variety of colours”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“We’ve been involved in Battle for 15 years”

 

‘Who you gonna call?’

Exhibited by: Ollivro Family & Friends Seniors
Designed by: Rachel Ollivro
Sponsor: Richard Perchard
Headquarters:

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“Thankfully our resident Jersey Ghost Busters Garrison is on hand to help capture any pesky ghosts on Battle Day. With a big Mr stay puft coming up from the floor the Ghost Busters will be taking every action to try to rescue us from Puffy. Luckily, they are not too far from the firehouse, which has been overrun by those cheeky ghosts. Look out for naughty Satan the ghost dog and slimer”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“Satan ghost dog, Slimer and Mr stay puft, all covered using a variety of materials”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’ll be using a mix of flowers”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“This will be our 8th year of entering a floral float”

 

‘Madhatter’s Tea Party’

Exhibited by: Parish of St Lawrence Juniors
Designed by: Eloise Morel
Headquarters: St Lawrence Community Centre, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“Alice joins the Madhatter and other well-known characters for afternoon tea”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“A tree with children sitting high up dressed as playing cards painting the flowers red, a real wood table, an oversized watch belonging to the white rabbit and a smoking caterpillar”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’re using over 10,000 buds of various colours”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“St Lawrence has entered a float for many decades”

 

‘May the Flowers be with you’

Exhibited by: Parish of St Peter Juniors
Designed by: Parish of St Peter Juniors
Headquarters: St Peter’s Community Centre, St Peter’s Village, St Peter

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“The Stormtroopers are chasing Princess Leia across the waste lands to capture the members of the   Rebel Alliance. The Troopers are in their AT-AT Walker (all terrain armoured transport) with BB8 racing along the ground with his best friend Rey”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“The BB8 alone is made from thousands of split peas and has taken around 60 hours of sticking “

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’re using 10,000 blooms

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“We’ve been taking part for 20+ years”

 

Class 7

This category is open to fully floral floats between 30-35 feet in length

Prix de Merit is awarded to the highest marked exhibit in Class 5, 6 or 7
Prix Decor is awarded to the second highest marked exhibit in Class 5, 6 or 7

 

‘Wimbo wa Ngoma’

Exhibited by: Friends of Galaad
Designed by: Angie Bisson – based on a Pasadena float by ‘Donate Life’
Sponsor: KPMG
Headquarters: Meadowbank, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“African musical instruments in a bush scene with indigenous tribal objects”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“African drums, xylophone, tribal masks and stylised antelope”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’ll be using up to 50,000 Chrysanthemums in gold, green, pink, white, lime, purple, red, yellow and cream”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“50+ years”

 

Class 8

This category is open to fully floral floats between 40-50 feet in length

Prix D’’Honneur is awarded to the highest marked senior exhibit in this class
Prix D’Excellence is awarded to the second highest marked senior exhibit in this class
Grand Prix des Fleurs is awarded to the third highest marked senior exhibit in this class

 

‘Pumpkin Express’

Exhibited by: Adrian & Friends
Designed by: Adrian Passman & Rob Shaw
Sponsor: Romerils
Headquarters: Meadowbank, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“A characterful pumpkin and his little friends provide the perfect backdrop to the float, with a beautiful bat watching over everything. The Pumpkin Express is bursting through the pumpkin to the front of the float with its ghostly load! Whilst a Halloween medley of characters can be found along the track side”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“The characterful pumpkin and the Pumpkin Express provide the main features of the float whilst the bats, worms and pumpkins add detail and atmosphere”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’ll be using approximately 22,000 Chrysanthemums  with bright orange and red on our main piece and using white as a base”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“We’ve been involved for 15 years”

 

‘Spirit of Africa’

Exhibited by: Bidan Family & Friends Senior
Designed by: Chanel Brady
Headquarters: Meadowbank, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“Inspired by other parades from around the world, we’ve taken ideas and made them into our own unique design. It’s based on Africa with instruments and animals. We hope to take people on a visual adventure”

Anything special to look out for?

“Drums! Our float will be full of African drums of all shapes and sizes as well as large tribal shields, animals and instruments”

How many blooms are you using on your float?

“We’ll be using 29,000 Chrysanthemum flower stems as well as a variety of other flowers, including roses and foliage”

How many years have you been involved in the Battle of Flowers?

“We’ve been involved in Battle for 47 years”

 

‘Pirates and Princesses’

Exhibited by: Parish of St Brelade
Designed by: Daniel Avrill and the Committee
Sponsor: Parishioners of St Brelade
Headquarters: Top of Mont a la Brune, St Brelade

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“This is the largest and tallest float we’ve put into Battle, which sees a pirate ship at the front of the float with a castle at the back”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“Windows and characters at the back. Large castle tower”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’ll be using over 36,000 Chrysanthemum flower stems of various colours”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“Many, many years!”

 

‘When Movies were Movies’

Exhibited by: The Optimists Club
Designed by: Steve Bouchard
Headquarters: Meadowbank, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“The float has been 3-years in the making and features a silent movie film set on two large film reels backdropped by a 1920s art deco cinema. We built the exact replica of the T Ford back in 201”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

The ability to have a percentage of the float not flowered has enabled us to source and utilise original movie clips around the film reels

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’ll be using approximately 120,000 blooms”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“We’ve been entering Battle of Flowers for 40 years and are current holders of the Prix D’Honneur trophy. In fact, our float has won this award five years in a row!”

 

‘Mary!’

Exhibited by: Trinity Battle of Flowers Association
Designed by: Charlie Ahier
Sponsor: Parishioners of Trinity
Headquarters: Top of Bouley Bay Hill, Trinity

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“We’ve created a joyous celebration of the books and films about the iconic Mary Poppins – incorporating adventures from books and films to make a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious float designed to entertain”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

The Music Hall pop-up book, bath, boat and balloons from Mary Poppins Returns and the London rooftops with a nod to the Sufragettes. We’ve spun them together with rainbows, clouds and moons to create a magical celebration of the genius of Mary

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’re using 150,000 blooms, including red, blue, green and yellow Chrysanthemums along with rainbow colour harestails”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“We’ve been involved in Battle for 40-years”

 

‘C’est Magique’

Exhibited by: Parish of St Clement
Designed by: Marcus Davies
Headquarters: Le Marais Farm, Bel Royal, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“Mister Mistoffelees welcomes you into the world of magic. The symbols of the Magical Circle protect the white rabbit who appears out of the enormous magician’s top hat adorned with hundreds of golden stars and stylised picture playing cards. Giant dice, a larger-than-life pocket watch, masks, balancing matchsticks, flying balls and stars make up the base for Pierrot, Pierette and the man in the moon. An ornate Romany caravan typical of many European travelling shows is adorned with posters, essential spell books and a mystical clairvoyant reading her tarot cards creates the backdrop for this magical extravaganza”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“The magical cat and ornate playing cards along with authentic Tiffany lamps and graphic signage highlight the amount of research and the level of workmanship that has become a signature for the Parish of St Clement”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We have 150,000 blooms, with Chrysanthemums, carnations, roses and geraniums as our main flower variety with a palette of black, white, purple, red and gold”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“We’re the longest serving entrant into Battle with 2022 marking our 62nd year. We’ve also won the Prix d’Honneur 19 times!”

 

‘Battle of Flours’

Exhibited by: Parish of St Lawrence Seniors
Designed by: Katie Bellwood
Headquarters:  St Lawrence Community Centre, St Lawrence

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“We have a revolving cake stand and people dressed as over-sized cupcakes, a giant chef and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood overseeing the proceedings! Our dancers will be 1950s diner-style waitresses with baton-twirling and ribbons to create a wonderful, lively carnival”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

“A detailed harestailed comedy recipe book at the front of the float, an enormous chef with a mixing bowl spilling over with bubbles, a revolving cake stand and a pouring tea pot”

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’ll be using over 30,000 of various colours – the largest amount we have used in recent years”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“St Lawrence has had a presence at Battle for many decades”

 

‘Ghost Train’

Exhibited by: Grouville Battle of Flowers Association Seniors
Designed by: Nick Parlett
Sponsors: 4Hire, Gell Electrics, Nick Parlett, Parishioners of Grouville & Chef Tenants of Grouville
Headquarters: Grouville Depot, Grouville

Tell us about the theme of your float this year

“The float depicts an abandoned theme park ride, comprising of a roller coaster ride taking up the first half of the float with three cars, two containing people and one with a large animated ‘mummy’ The ride emerges from a giant skull, which sits in front of a haunted castle making up the rear of the float. There are numerous dried material pieces, including giant spiders, centipedes, tomb stones, bones, skulls and ‘dancing’ skeletons”

Any main features/points of interest to look out for?

We have a large animated ‘mummy’ towards the front of the float, a 3-metre skull in the centre of the float and a haunted castle at the rear of the float. There’s also an animated Dracula in his coffin at the rear of the castle

How many blooms/stems are you using on your float?

“We’re using up to 126,000 flowers of Chrysanthemums. Our dominant colours will be burgundy and white whilst other colours we’ll be using include gold, cream, green, grey and black”

How many years have you been involved in the Jersey Battle of Flowers?

“We have been involved for 58 years”