Floral Group

How to join

2017-18 Annual membership £38

(includes free entry to all regular demonstrations)

Contact Meg Hooper 01635 247534

Programme 2017-18

All events take place in Chieveley Village Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except Aug).

Doors open 7pm

Demonstrations start 7.30pm

Non-members most welcome - £6 entry fee

Tuesday 16 January
Kate Thomas - A Little Bit of This & That

Tuesday 20 February
Kathryn Austin Goddard - Damsels & Dragonflies

Tuesday 20 March
Jane Belcher - Untitled

Tuesday 17 April
Workshop

Tuesday 15 May
Julia Russett - My Life in Flowers

Tuesday 19 June
Lorraine Saunders - All Kinds of Anything

Tuesday 17 July
Coral Gardiner - Nature of Summer Palette

Tuesday 18 September
Melanie Smith - Flowers bring Smiles

Tuesday 16 October
OPEN MEETING - Tickets Only 
Lucy Ellis - 4 Weddings and a ....

Tuesday 20 November
Jackie Page - T'is the Season to be Jolly

Tuesday 11 December (venue to be confirmed)
Nicki Heal - Christmas at Home

Useful links

National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies

http://www.nafas.org.uk/

Berks, Bucks, Oxon area

http://bbandoflowers.org.uk

NAFAS

 

 

Chieveley Floral Group

Chieveley Floral Group

About us

Chieveley Floral Group has been part of village life for more than 35 years. We continue to grow, with a wide membership from Chieveley and surrounding villages. We meet monthly (except in August) in Chieveley Village Hall, usually to watch a trained demonstrator create arrangements of beautiful plant material on a variety of themes.

We always welcome visitors to these demonstrations, and emphasise that you do not have to be ‘an arranger' to belong to the Floral Group. Many of our members come just for the pleasure of watching someone else demonstrate her (and sometimes his) flower-arranging skills. However, for those who would like to learn more, we organise classes, workshops, visits to shows and flower festivals.

Our members also arrange church, wedding and party flowers and exhibit at flower shows and competitions.

If you would like to know more, please do get in touch or just turn up at one of our meetings. Look out for posters around the village advertising regular and special events, or see our monthly spot in Chieveley and Hermitage parish magazines. Or, of course - watch this space!

We are affiliated to NAFAS (The National Association of Flower Arranging Societies) and to the Berks Bucks and Oxon area. 

MeetingsFloral Display

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm in Chieveley Village Hall.  Doors open at 7pm for refreshments, raffle tickets and an opportunity to buy flower-arranging accessories from our sales table.

Our members

We have members of all ages from the Downlands villages and from as far afield as Wallingford, Goring and Newbury.

Will I be expected to do anything?

Not if you don't want to. Just turn up and watch a trained demonstrator arrange 5 or 6 fresh flower and foliage exhibits which are then raffled after the demonstration. 

Activities 

Floral Display

  • We arrange a variety of activities for members: 
  • * Classes for beginners
  • * Day schools for intermediate arrangers
  • * Workshops for those eager to learn new skills
  • * Arranging church flowers for weddings, Whitsun, Easter and Christmas
  • * Outings to floral festivals

 

 

We have been closely involved with Church Flower Festivals and arranging flowers for St Mary's Church, Chieveley at Christmas. We also accept commissions for wedding flower designs. For more information please contact Meg Hooper 01635 247534

Members are encouraged to enter the Flower Arranging Classes at Chieveley Gardening Club shows (twice a year).

Floral arrangementCost

Membership for 2017/18 is £38 which includes free entry to all regular demonstrations. Non-members are most welcome at demonstrations for an entry fee of £6.  

For more information

Please telephone Meg Hooper on 01635 247534