The Club has been very active with workshops, classes and the usual monthly demonstration.
In April Jo Poulter from Peterborough was the demonstrator at our monthly meeting. Her title was ‘Picture this …’ and each arrangement interpreted a famous painting, including Venus, Monet and Van Gogh. There was a variety of styles using some lovely flowers.
We organised a workshop for Ampthill Brownies to make a design for Mothering Sunday. Each Brownie had their own ideas and although they all had the same materials they were all different. There must have been some very happy mothers in Ampthill.
We visited Clophill Pre-school to make arrangements with the children for their mothers. They used yellow baskets filled with daffodils and blue grape hyacinths, or Muscari as one little girl very knowledgably corrected us with the botanical name! It is always a pleasure to visit the Pre-school and the children enjoyed the experience.
Our Flower arranging classes have been popular with amazing results from the beginners to the more experienced. Some of them entered the Houghton Conquest Horticultural Show in the Flower Arranging competition and seven of them received an award.
The Club is staging ‘Brides & Blooms’ a Flower Festival at Silsoe Church on 7 ,8 and 9th June. Every aspect of wedding will be depicted in flowers. See the article and poster below, for more information - it will be well worth a visit .
Chairman Clophill and District Flower Club