Mercia and North Wales Area of NAFAS celebrated 55 years this weekend with a flower festival and thanksgiving service at the Parish Church in Ellesmere. Every available space in the church was lavishly decorated by flower clubs of MNW area.
MERCIA AND NORTH WALES AREA
Gay Bream and Jane Pugh from Shrewsbury Flower Club represented Mercia and North Wales Area at the Show. Click on the photo’s to see their lovely designs.
Congratulations to Kate Edwards, she gained a first for her design in class 9, “On Thin Ice”
Also to Joyce Cook 2nd in class 10 *Oh! What a Pantomime!”; Lieneke van der Veen and Margaret Leslie who were commended for their designs in class 13 “Celebration”. and highly commended for Riley James-Smith for his design in Class 17 “Deck the Tree ” .
For a link to the list of winners click here
Also congratulations to Deborah Harris from Bayston Hill Flower Club who won 2nd & 3rd in the photography class ‘Indulgence’ and Patricia Bradshaw, highly commended.
Shrewsbury Flower Club were again exhibiting in the Floral Art classes in the Dingle Marquee. Shrewsbsury Flower Club achieved third in the class entitled “Chrystal”. Our thanks to Jane Pugh and her team for the graceful display with orchids interpreting the theme of 15th wedding anniversary.
Several individuals who are members of our Club entered other classes. Below is a list of the winning entries.
Class Person Award
“Gerberas” Jane Pugh Second
“Diamond” Tina Carser First – Rosa Perry Lloyd salver
“Pearl” Debbie Wellington Third
“A Hat for an Occasion” Tina Carser First
“Linen” Tina Carser First
“Forever Love” Jane Pugh Second
“Forever Love” Debbie Wellington Third
“Book” Jane Pugh First
“Fitfy Shades of Grey” Jane Pugh First & Colour Trophy and Gordon Bradley Trophy
View our gallery page to see a few of our members designs. Congratulations to all our exhibitors and winners.
The Shrewsbury Flower Club Salver was awarded to Mrs S R Williams for her arrangement first in class “Lace”
On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June, as part of the Attingham Park celebration of the restoration of the of the herbaceous garden, Shropshire Flower Clubs were invited to create displays on the west colonnade of the mansion.
Well Saturday dawned – I would love to say bright and sunny – but that wasn’t to be. The BBC weather reports gave a warning for floods and thunderstorms! Thankfully Friday stayed fine for the gardeners to cut the flowers.
Despite the rain the flower clubs made it to Attingham, quickly re-arranged the seating to keep the audience dry, and with a smile launched the Attingham in Bloom weekend in grand style with their arrangements. On Sunday the rain stopped and the sun even put in an appearance occasionally.
The clubs demonstrated their skills interpreting Attingham in Bloom to create a display using the bucket of garden flowers presented to them on the day.
Shrewsbury Flower Club added the sixth and final arrangement completing the exhibition along the west colonnade. Jane used her own stand for the lovely white delphiniums, delicate pink peony “Sarah Bernhardt”, Dutch iris “Hildegarde” and alliums together with fillers of sweet william, herbs, foxgloves, alchemilla mollis, ammi & nigella; this beside a low table bowl of peonies, herbs and nigella. Stunning, thank you Jane!
We had a lovely weekend of flower arranging, relaxed and friendly and in the splendid setting of Attingham Park. One or two made the most of their day with afternoon tea too! What could be better?
Click on a picture or slideshow to see Jane’s designs.