26 March 2023
To all my friends at Clophill & District Flower Club - April Newsletter
Spring is here and we have a lot to look forward to in the next few months. I have seen lots of bunting and flags going up ready for the Coronation next Saturday. I am sure it will be an exciting spectacle and a day for many to remember. I am pleased that Ann and I went to Westminster Abbey in March as NAFAS haven’t been asked by the King to do the flowers as he has his own florist Shane Connolly who is organising them. We will be watching with interest!
I am looking forward to our Open Meeting on Thursday 4th May when we have David Thomson demonstrating ‘This, That and the Other! He is very entertaining and an excellent National Demonstrator. There are still some tickets left £6 for Members and £10 for visitors. If you haven’t already got a ticket please phone Gillian or me. There will be the Sales table with plants but not a charity table this month.
1st June we have David Wright coming to us for the first time to demonstrate ‘20/20 Vision’
The National Show is being held on 12th and 13th May in Gloucester Cathedral. Details are on the NAFAS website.
We send our best wishes to Linda O’Toole who is entering and representing our Club. There are 4 people from Home Counties and I will be looking with great interest when I visit the Show for 2 days with some members from the Club.
There is a Flower Festival at St Peter & St Paul's Church Flitwick on 27th and 28th May.
Barton Village Show is on Sunday 23rd July . There is a Floral Art Section with 3 classes
‘A Walk through my Garden’ An exhibit using garden flowers or a bunch of flowers costing no more than £10
‘A Tribute to King Charles’ An exhibit
‘Tea for One’ An exhibit on a tea tray
All details are on the schedule that can be collected from the Club on Thursday or from Barton-le-Clay Parish Council. Please take the opportunity to enter a show and use your flower arranging skills. Some of our members entered the Houghton Conquest Spring Show and were very successful even some new members who have only just joined our classes and Club.
Our popular flower arranging classes are still going well and full of eager ladies who produce some amazing designs. At the moment we are exploring Contrasts in line, form, colour, rhythm and texture. It is also a very social group who enjoy exchanging materials and ideas.
With my best wishes