Sunday, 16 February 2020

Flowers in Old Buckenham

Breckland Flower and Garden Club 

Over 40 ladies gathered in Old Buckenham village hall for their February meeting. With it being so close to Valentine’s day there was a sprinkle of romance in the air. The guest speaker for this month was Hazel McGregor who had travelled from Bury St Edmunds. Her demonstration was titled “Floral Infusion” and it certainly was, with its mixture of colour, flowers and containers. Hazel worked meticulously on stage with an abundance of flowers and foliage whilst at the same time giving an informative talk mixing history with a little humour to keep the audience entertained. She created a wonderful infusion of colour, completing a cocktail of arrangements including, in a true demonstrator’s tradition, a couple she had prepared earlier.
The demonstrator concluded her visit by judging the competition. The winner of this month’s competition “Valentine Romance” was Alyson Spinks and Mo Dorking came second. Christine Hewson had the pleasure of awarding Allison with the trophy which just so happened to be the Christine Hewson trophy.
The afternoon was over all too soon and the raffle was drawn, with several ladies taking home one of Hazel’s delightful arrangements.
The next meeting on Thursday 13 March is the Club’s AGM which will start at 2pm. There will be a presentation of the charity cheque this year to NARS (Norfolk Accident Rescue Service) and a brief talk on the role that NARS plays in our community. Thank you to everyone, for helping and supporting the club’s charity this year. Next year charity begins at home and for the first time in a while the club will be raising money for the club itself in a bid to continue offering the high standard and quality of meetings that have been enjoyed over the years. The Chairman’s raffle will continue with donations going to a local charity at Christmas. There will be a short pictorial of the past year, led by Christine Hewson, and tea and cakes will be served.
For more details regarding any of the above including membership/visiting the club, please contact Christine Hewson on 01953 454528 or Sally Westrup on 01953 788712.

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