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Author: Catherine Slack

August Meeting

August Meeting

A workshop led by Norma Dobney on Monday 19th August, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB.

July Meeting

July Meeting

A flower demonstration by Janine Gray on Monday 15th July, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB. Janine’s demonstration entitled, ‘In the Pink’ was excellent. Her arrangements were delightful and imaginative. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.

June Meeting

June Meeting

A flower demonstration by Jacqui Owen on Monday 17th June, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB. Unfortunately, this meeting was cancelled owing to unforeseen circumstances.

May Meeting

May Meeting

A flower demonstration by Kay Ford on Monday 20th May, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB. Kay’s demonstration, ‘A Brush With Colour’, was based on famous artists through the ages. She started with Aboriginal art and finished with Van Gogh. In between she created arrangements reflecting work by Klimt, Jackson Pollock and the Old Dutch Masters. A very enlightening and entertaining evening all round.  

April Meeting

April Meeting

A talk by Jill and Martin Fish on Monday 22nd April, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB We all enjoyed this evening’s talk, ‘From the Garden to the Menu ‘which was both interesting and entertaining. Even experienced gardeners learned something new. However, the best bit was tasting the recipes at the end and being able to buy a jar or two of their homemade preserves, chutneys and relishes to take home.

March Meeting 2024

March Meeting 2024

A flower demonstration by Eileen Barraclough on Monday 18th March, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB Eileen’s title, ‘A Shed Full of Treasures’ was very appropriate. She delighted us with an array of vibrant colours and beautiful spring flowers. Her containers certainly were imaginative and I’m sure the more adventurous arrangers among our membership will now start collecting empty paint tins for future use.

 December Meeting 2023

 December Meeting 2023

 A flower demonstration by Alex Gracey on Monday 18th December, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB Alex’s Title, ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’, was a perfect description for her very entertaining and imaginative demonstration. In particular, her use of containers and insulating board were inspirational.

November Meeting 2023

November Meeting 2023

A flower demonstration by Judy Watker on Monday 20th November, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, BD15 7HB Judy’s inspired title, ‘Just Because…’ gave rise to delightful arrangements. Each one was just because she had been given the container or she liked a particular place. Her use of flowers was both excellent and imaginative. We all enjoyed an entertaining and informative evening ‘just because’ Judy came to demonstrate!                                   

October Meeting 2023

October Meeting 2023

Monday 16th October 2023A talk by Martin Fish about his experiences of being a RHS judge, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road, Bradford, BD15 7HB. Martin Fish gave a very informative and entertaining talk about his experiences of being a judge for the Royal Horticultural Society at all their national shows such as Chelsea or Tatton Park.

September Meeting 2023

September Meeting 2023

A flower demonstration by Norma Dobney on Monday 18th September, starting at 7:30pm, at Allerton Congregational Church, 345 Allerton Road BD15 7 HB Norma’s demonstration, ‘Flowers Through the Seasons’, certainly lived up to the title. Her imaginative arrangements covered all four seasons. Having begun by beautifully recreating Bonfire Night, Norma resisted the temptation to finish with a Christmas arrangement and, instead, her winter icicles, cold and frosty arrangement was very well received by all.

August Meeting 2023 Summertime

August Meeting 2023 Summertime

An indoor garden party. We are encouraging members and their guests to wear summer dresses as they enjoy home made refreshments and try their luck on the tombola. Three of our members will also be demonstrating simple arrangements and everyone will be encouraged to have a go themselves. This should be a lovely evening whatever the weather. Our Summertime meeting was a big success and enjoyed by both regular members and our numerous guests. Thanks to Sovereign Healthcare we were…

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July meeting 2023

July meeting 2023

A flower demonstration by Karen LongbottomDate: Monday 17th July Time: 7:30 pmVenue: Allerton Congregational Church, Allerton Road, Bradford, BD15 7HB Karen’s theme was to encourage the less experienced of us to try some of her arrangements at home. With this in mind she made imaginative use of garden flowers and foliage and seasonally blooms. Her entertaining chat was also well received. Several of our newer members said that they had been given the confidence to out her designs for themselves…

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June meeting 2023

June meeting 2023

Carys Harrison – Have Passport, Will TravelCarys’ demonstration was both very entertaining and imaginative. Her first arrangement linked her native Wales with Japan through rugby. After this intriguing start her arrangements evoked visits to China, India and Seoul in South Korea.

May Meeting 2023

May Meeting 2023

A flower demonstration by Christine HinchcliffeMonday 15th May at Allerton Congregational Church at 7:30pm A Taste Of IndiaThrough Christine’s varied designs we experienced life in the Golden Triangle of India. Members were particularly impressed by her incorporation of ginger plant flowers. Her arrangements also made effective use of orchids. A truly exotic evening was enjoyed by all.