September 2018

On Thursday, 13th September,2018 we were delighted to welcomed Lee Berrill to our Club with his demonstration entitled “Nature’s Song”.

Lee built his arrangements around the theme of nature and protecting our planet. There were arrangements depicting the rain forests, the oceans and planet earth. Lee had made most of the containers himself. He used various plant materials including hostas, aspidistra, roses (Sudoku variety), lilac coloured asters. The arrangements were very large and colourful.

After Lee’s demonstration our members had coffee or tea and went up to the stage to view the flowers and some took photographs. This was followed by a raffle and some of our members were lucky enough to take one of these arrangements home.

Our next event is on Thursday, 11th October, 2018 when Nicola Davies-Murray will be doing a demonstration called “Twigs and Twine”. During the afternoon from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm Nicola will be doing a Workshop in the Village Hall.




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    HANS HAVERCAMP – May 9th

    Hans was superb! Word had spread of his demonstration and North Ferriby Village Hall was packed. It was an evening of wonderful imagination, technical genius and sheer entertainment!
    Before any flowers had been even added to his structures, they were free standing works of art using driftwood, equisetum, Old Man’s Beard and loft insulation board! We were treated to dramatic unveilings of further containers which added to the atmosphere during the evening.

    Originally from Holland, Hans grew up in England and has a Father with horticultural knowledge which has not been lost on him. Throughout the evening we were educated about the removal of mucus from strelitzia, the weaving of equisetum, new flower varieties and basic good floral tips! We enjoyed both visual and mental stimulation. Hans is a demonstrator of considerable skill and knowledge having taught in Japan for several years. His love of that culture and artistry is reflected in his manipulation of material, his use of even numbered flower heads and spatial awareness.

    Hans created arrangements with a contemporary twist. With an exquisite colour palette, he used Black Tie cordyline with dramatic effect, beautiful violet and amber/mahogany Vanda orchids, Tropic Light and Midori anthurium and the breathtaking Command Performance peony to name but a few! His final piece was centred around three five foot high slender vases filled with green liquid arranged with moss balls, velvet covered apples and upside down amarylis filled with hydrangea heads! Intrigued? We were!

     

    We will be going on a coach trip to the garden of NEWBY HALL on June 13th. Members and guests are welcome and the tickets are £30 each to include travel, entry and coffee on arrival. Tickets are available from Margaret Hobson on 01482 634114 Do come and join us.