Cheltenham Flower Club

Floral demonstrations in the elegant Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham
Cheltenham Flower Club

“For the Love of Flowers” by Tony Brown 17th July 2023

89 members and 9 visitors gave National Demonstrator Tony a standing ovation.  His show stopping arrangements left the club spellbound and longing to explore his “secret garden”.  Thanks to Pat Jacques for her foyer flowers, Geraldine Prosser for her vote of thanks and all other helpers.

The club summer competition “Pretty in Pink” was won by Di Roe with Jan Mallett as runner-up, the novices class was won by Vicki Atherton.

“Limelight” demonstration by Lucy Ellis, 12th June 2023

76 members and 15 visitors were thoroughly entertained watching this superb National Demonstrator.  Thanks to Di Roe for her foyer flowers, and Heather Peacey for her vote of thanks.  As always special thanks to all the members who help the committee put the demonstration on, Chairman Caroline especially thanked Margaret Taylor who after years of helping and serving the club in a variety of capacities, is finally retiring from running the Sales Table.

“Summertime” demonstration by Anne Whysall, 15th May 2023

81 members and 8 visitors enjoyed Anne’s unique arrangements and her suggestions for alternatives to floral foam.

Thanks to Judith Daws for her foyer flower arrangements, to Pat Jacques for her vote of thanks, and to the other members who helped at the demonstration.  Apologies for the issues experienced by some members with the car park machine, sadly this is down to Cheltenham Borough Council and despite their best efforts there appears to be nothing further that the committee can do to resolve this.

“Welcome to Spring” – a floral competition

Many thanks to everybody who entered this April Club competition. Congratulations to judges choice winners, Di Roe and Mandy Edwards and members choice winners Judith Daws and Vicki Atherton.

“Buds, Branches & Blooms” by Elizabeth Gordon, 17th April 2023

84 members and 16 visitors, gave Elizabeth a well deserved standing ovation for her innovative and spectacular arrangements. Many thanks to Jan Mallett for her foyer flowers, Jenny Bennett for her vote of thanks and to all the other members who helped the committee put on an entertaining April afternoon.

Willow Workshop

30 members and visitors met at the Pavillion, Hatherley on Thursday, 30th March 2023.  We spend a pleasant morning creating willow baskets and even some acorns under the expert guidance of Nicky Heal.