Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Breckland Flower and Garden Club

From small beginnings...
Thirty years ago ten ladies formed the Breckland Flower and Garden Club. Over the ensuing years the club has flourished and now boasts over sixty members, most of whom gathered to celebrate the club's pearl anniversary held in Old Buckenham Village Hall on Thursday 12 April.
The vestibule and tables were beautifully decorated with 'pearl arrangements' (thanks to Christine Hewson and Ann Norris). After a welcome coffee, Tracy Hemstock from Bullens Jewellers, Norwich told how pearls were formed and also brought along samples of the different types of the pearls available including a string of sea pearls - desirable but unfortunately rather expensive.
Following a buffet lunch prepared by the committee, Nick Grounds (national demonstrator) interpreted his title 'Inflorescence' with larger-than-life arrangements full of colour and movement.
The birthday cake was cut by the president and chairman and everyone enjoyed a slice of Jean Wade's creation with their cup of tea.
The competition was 'Celebration Cocktail'. The New Hands class was won by Alison Walker and the Old Hands class by Shirley Penfold who also won the trophy.
Many thanks are due to everyone who made this such a special day.
The May meeting will be held at Old Buckenham Village Hall on Thursday 10 May starting at 2 pm when Pat Barton will be demonstrating 'In my element'. The competition title will be 'Down the Garden Path' and the table show will be for one stem of blossom from your garden.
Visitors will be welcomed. Further details from Sally on 788712.

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