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Tuesday 28th May 2024

Practice Class – In the Style of Ikebana.

Visitors are welcome, if you don’t have the mechanics just come along and you’ll probably find what you need on the sales table. For more details see our Practice Notes below.
Also members, please bring a vase  or container for our June demonstration but leave the Ming vases at home.
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Signup to our outing on Tuesday 23rd July 2pm to Milton Lodge Gardens near Wells, pay Val £5.
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Also sign up for our Members’ Day Tea Tuesday 27th August 2pm at Christine’s house, £10.
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Jenny York Lion

Tuesday 23rd April 2023 – Flower Demonstration ‘Out of Africa’ by Jenny York

Jenny wowed us with her floral designs, she is an entertaining demonstrator with amusing tales of her time in Africa in the Foreign Office. The picture shows an arrangement tied into the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to South Africa.

Easter Bonnet Workshop £15 – Tuesday 26th April Saltford Hall 2pm.

This is a fun activity just before Easter, using a small bonnet to create a door or hat arrangement using wreath making techniques or similar flower arrangements.  

Provided for Workshop participants:
• Bonnets, eggs, ribbons
• Chicks, rabbits
• Artificial or fresh flowers
• Foliage e.g. Ivy, cornice

Non members welcome, please book  with Val 07931103387  hurry as places  are limited.

Allison Finch delighted us with a fascinating demonstration entitled ‘The Traditions of Christmas’. Some very happy people left with amazing flower arrangements.
Autumn Wreath Workshop, some of the beautiful wreaths made.
Tuesday 24th October 2023 at 2pm Saltford Hall
Workshop to create a wreath or table decoration using dried flowers and seed heads. This workshop is free to members and £18 to non-members. Please book your place by contacting Val on 079311033872023 
Tuesday 26th September 2023 – Rosemary Kerr ‘ Oriental Takeaway’ Demonstration 14:00 Saltford Hall.
Rosemary is a talented floral designer; she is going to treat us to a demonstration based around her fabulous walking holiday in Japan.
Refreshments, Sales table & Raffle – One prize per person.
Members’ Day Tea at Saltford Golf Club.
Cup Cake Flower Arrangement Competition won by Ann Jewell (top right).
Tuesday 27th June 2023 – ‘Sallying Forth, Yet Again’ Demonstration by Sally Taylor
Sally  always delivers a hilarious commentary to her flower arranging, come and catch up on her gossip and watch in amazement as she creates wonderful arrangements.
Doors open at 1:30, demonstration starts at 2pm.

Sally Taylor

PRACTICE MEETING;

‘SPRING INTO SUMMER’
TUESDAY 23RD MAY 2PM SALTFORD HALL.
Come and play with flowers; learn how to create a Parallel Design or a Garden Arrangement.
See PDF for details on what to bring.
NON-MEMBERS PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE on 07931103387 (VAL)
Raffle, Refreshments, Sales Table.
EASTER EGG PRACTICE CLASS
TUESDAY 28TH MARCH at 2PM SALTFORD HALL

Visitors are welcome.

Decide on your design and bring the items you need, see below:

Topiary Eggs, Trees, Cracked Egg, Flying Cup:

  • A pot with dry oasis inserted slightly higher than the pot.
  • A stick & Oasis ball on top or roughly cut a block into a circle.
  • Bring greenery, eggs, ribbons, cocktail sticks and flowers.
  • Floral Fixing Tack or glue gun
  • Cup & Saucer, fork or wire
  • Large cracked 
Annual General Meeting  on Tuesday 24th January 2023
Held at Saltford Golf Club, started with a meal at 12:30 followed by a Silent Auction and Five Flowers Competition with the AGM at 2pm. Please see the Minutes for reference.
Winning design Ann Jewel

October Wreath Workshop

The afternoon was really productive with lots of members & visitors making excellent wreaths. Ann & Val gave a quick demonstration on what to do and everyone was given a moss covered ring to work with. Plenty of foliage was available to decorate our rings and there were fir cones, berries and ribbons for adding decorations.
What a variety of wreaths!
Members’ Day Tea 
A wonderful tea was provided by Christine & Julie. It was lovely to chat to members in the relaxed setting of Christine’s garden which was so pretty.

Our June demonstration was by Caroline Cooper entitled ‘The Language of Flowers’. Beautiful arrangements and a very interesting afternoon.

Our Practice on Tuesday 24th May making roses and small table arrangements in jam jars.

Some members of Saltford & Keynsham Flower Club went to Salisbury Cathedral to see the Celebration: A Festival of Flowers.

What amazing arrangements- this  rainbow arch represents the contribution of keyworkers and volunteers to their communities during the pandemic.

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee  a replica of the Queen’s Coronation robe made from purple pampas grass, gilded dried foliage and ferns was displayed before the High Alter. 

Tuesday 26th Aprl 14:00- Demonstration with Leslie Hunt  ‘Beside the Seaside’.

What a treat, we had an uplifting and interesting demonstration, tempting us with better weather to stroll along the beach and collect things for our arrangements. It was very enjoyable, please see the Pictures page.

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Don’t forget to sign up for our  outing on Tuesday 26th July to The American Museum and Members’ Day Tea on Tuesday 23rd August which will be held in Christine Pidcock’s garden.

National Flower Arranging Day is on Friday 6th May, the idea is to promote our club and it would be great if you could do a few small arrangements and leave them somewhere for people to take home. Christine is going to put an arrangement in Keynsham Library to advertise our club.

Our May practice session on Tuesday 24th we will be making Ribbon stars, Roses & Jubilee Flowers.

On Saturday July 2nd we will have a table at the Affiliated Clubs’ Morning in Saltford Hall please let Janet know if you can help for a few hours.

March 22nd  – Practice Meeting It’s All about the Vase.

Members brought their favourite vase and we did a variety of arrangements using different mechanics. 

Annual General Meeting

We held our AGM at Saltford Golf Club preceded by a very good lunch. Please read the minutes for details.The Flower Arrangement competition ‘Winterwonder Land’ was won by Bunty Collett and runner up was Sue Heath. See the photos on our Pictures page.
Saltford & Keynsham Flower Club aims to bring together people with a love of flowers, plants and foliage, our members range from novices to experienced flower arrangers who are more than willing to pass on their expertise.
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 14:00 in Saltford Hall, Wedmore Rd, Saltford, BS31 3BY. Our meetings are varied with demonstrations by skilled floral designers, practice sessions to create specific arrangements, outings to floral events and chances to join in with flower activities during the year. 
Visitors are welcome to both Demonstrations and Practice meetings, come to the Saltford Main Hall and pay on entry, £7 for a demonstration and £6 for a practice. Membership costs £43 for the year. There is a raffle of the stunning arrangements at the demonstration meetings and prizes at the practices. Refreshments are available too.