7 November 2023
To all my friends at Clophill & District Flower Club - October Newsletter
I am writing this from North Yorkshire. The Autumn colours are beautiful, the scenery is spectacular and so far the weather has been good. We have been to Whitby, it was very busy and of course we enjoyed fish and chips - delicious! Unfortunately, I missed the November meeting but I left things in the capable hands of my Vice-Chairman Ann Swain. It was a different evening as we had a speaker instead of a demonstrator - Corrine Price who has been head gardener at Wrest Park and the Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth. Her illustrated talk ’The Swiss Garden – A Regency Gem’ - was of interest to many of our members as well as visitors from the area.
Several of our members attended a Special Area Day on 3rd October that featured the Principles and Elements of Design and how they apply to our arrangements, competition exhibits and demonstrator’s designs. Our Club was very involved in the day as I was the ‘compere’, Lesley Sturdy educated us on the elements of design and several of our members created designs to illustrate her talk.
And Linda O’Toole gave us tips on how to effectively photograph our designs. It was a very interesting and informative day.
Ann Swain led an activity on plant identification
Our Area AGM/Lunch/Demonstration will be on 22 November at Spotlight Theatre, Broxbourne. In the morning a short AGM will be held followed by a seasonal buffet lunch. There will be a seating plan and we will sit at large round decorated tables. In the afternoon there will be demonstration by Tracey Griffin – a National Demonstrator from Hampshire and her title is ‘Snowflakes’. Tickets are £35 and you can order them from Gillian at our Club.
On 7 December our Christmas demonstration - 'Floral Festivities' - will be by Robin White, who was Designer of the Year at the National Show in Islington. I know this will be excellent and tickets are available from Gillian on 07960 662334 or through the contact tab on this website.
If you are interested in joining our Committee please give me a ring to get more information.
I hope to see you on 7 December.
With my best wishes,