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11.11.21 – ‘Lest we forget’
A wreath of poppies by one of Stockton Heath Flower Club's members.
A wreath of poppies by one of Stockton Heath Flower Club's members

Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club - Great Turnout for Christmas Meeting
A super turnout of 29 members and 23 visitors enjoyed a fabulous festive evening where Donald Morgan gave Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club a wonderful Christmassy demonstration with lots of laughter. Everyone went home happy, with flower arrangements, prizes from the tombola and goodies from the Christmas stall. Photos and more details of the meeting, which nearly didn't happen due to Covid, can be found on the club's web page.
Donald Morgan on the stage with some of his arrangements at Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club's Christmas Meeting

Cheshire Area NAFAS - Education Day 23rd October 2021
In October 2021 Cheshire Area NAFAS held an excellent Education Day when Jackie Charnock demonstrated some innovative ideas to our group. View a selection of photos taken by Pam Mosedale, of Jackie, work in progress and a final floral arrangement on our Education Day Gallery page.
A photo of demonstrator Jackie Charnock taken at the Cheshire Area of NAFAS Education Day held on 23rd October 2021

A Halloween Treat
Members and guests of Hale Barns Flower Club recently had a spooky evening with Mark Entwistle (pictured below) creating Halloween floral designs, at their first workshop for many years. View more photos here.
Floral Fashion Show Final - Stage Photo 1

Cheshire Area of NAFAS - Floral Fashion Show
A very successful and well attended afternoon of Floral Fashion was held at the Park Royal Hotel in Stretton on Sunday 3rd October 2021. Browse 3 pages of photos from the 'absolutely fabulous' Floral Fashion Show and see the models and their floral arrangements. View photos here.
Floral Fashion Show Final - Stage Photo 1

'It's Christmas' at Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club
At the club's November meeting Donald Morgan is demonstrating 'It's Christmas.' You will be able to pick up some Christmas decorations, ribbons, paper and Xmas foods. After the demonstration, enjoy festive refreshments and try your luck at the tombola and the all important raffle of the demonstrator's flower arrangements. More details.
A small poster for Donald Morgan's 'It's Christmas' on 10th November at Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club

The 'Colour of Christmas' with Jonathan Moseley
The Guild Floral Design Club (formally Wilmslow Guild Floral Design Club) are holding a floral design Christmas demonstration on Wednesday 24th November 2021 with National Floral Designer Jonathan Moseley entitled 'The Colour of Christmas'. Venue - The Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9 5DH
Tickets are £15 each, if you are not a member of the Floral Design Club, and include a glass of wine and a mince pie. More details and how you can get tickets here.
National Floral Designer Jonathan Moseley

The Guild Floral Design Club
Formerly known as Wilmslow Guild Flower Club, The Guild Floral Design Club have published their meeting dates and their demonstrators up to the end of 2021. They are Susan A Maddocks from the North East Area creating "Autumn Leaves" and Jonathan Moseley, National floral designer, with his "The Colour of Christmas". The club have also just published a list of meetings up to 6th July 2022.
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Prestbury Flower Club - Updated
Are you looking for new ways to relax or be creative? Then why not join Prestbury Flower Club and spend an afternoon watching skilled Area and National level floral demonstrators transform flowers and foliage into wonderful designs, contemporary and traditional. In addition to flower arranging demonstrations we offer workshops and competitions during the year to start you on your flower arranging journey or extend your skills. We are a large, friendly club, which loves to welcome visitors and new members alike. We have fun, and new friendships are fostered as we enjoy lunches during the year, visits to gardens and flower shows when possible.
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Stockport Afternoon Club Re-opens with wonderful demonstrators and much more!
Stockport Afternoon Club's September newsletter includes information on the opening, a Floral Fashion show and a Christmas Tree Festival, dates for your diary and it's Funny How Flowers Make You Smile! Also don't miss the club meetings where demonstrator Debbie Davies will be 'arranging' "The Colours Of My Life" and Linda Harman's "Reindeer and Roses".
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Below you can see a photo of club president Morag McCord (also Cheshire Area secretary) who was one of the happy recipients of flower in August. The flowers were designed by club chairman, Joan Quinland.
Stockport Flower Club's president Morag McCord one of the recipients of flower of August 2021

Eddisbury and Sandiway Flower Club are moving!
From September 2021 Eddisbury and Sandiway Flower Club will have a new venue. Our future meetings will be held at:- Owley Wood Recreational Club, Barrymore Road, Weaverham CW8 3LS .
We will be holding our first demonstration at the venue on Tuesday 14th September. The demonstrator is Dorothy Monks. The meeting starts at 2PM. Visitors welcome (£5) .
The club recently held a very successful Garden Party. At the last minute it had to be held indoors due to the weather but it was so good to see everyone after such a long time. We are all looking forward to getting back to demonstrations. Come and join us!! You can also catch up on the lastest club information in our newsletter webpage.
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Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club Sept. to Nov dates announced
Monthly meetings, take place on 2nd Wednesday, except August and December, in Tarvin Community Centre main hall so there is plenty of room. September's meeting includes Kate Russell with a floral demonstration, "A Box of Delights", plus modelling of the club’s Floral Fashion Outfit. In October Sharon Nolan, talks about her visit to the 13th World Flower Show in Jaipur and experience on entering The Imposed Class and in November Naimye Sianga’s Christmas demonstration, "T’is the Season."
Refreshments always included.
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Wistaston and District Flower Club
The flower club has re-opened with meetings being held in Wistaston Memorial Hall and Community Centre on Church Lane. The club have announced dates and demonstrations for September to December 2021.
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Hale Barns Flower Club's new arrangement and a floral hobby!
In our flower club's update for September, view a photo of a new beautiful arrangement created by Joan Scott the Treasurer of Hale Barn's Flower Club and an opportunity to submit details of a floral hobby. This month we have been sent a lovely watercolour (see below) by former President, Sue Lewis.
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A photo of a lovely watercolour by former President, Sue Lewis

Royal Cheshire County Virtual Show 2021 Results Announced
This year the Cheshire Area of NAFAS ran a virtual show with a new schedule of 10 classes. The award winners have now been announced. View the award winners and all other entries from the Show Results page.
Two gold award winning flower arrangements, by Kathleen-Shaw (right) and Lynn Bottamley (left) entered to the Royal Cheshire County Virtual Show 2021

'The Latest News from the Stockport Club'!
Stockport Afternoon Club's August 2021 Newsletter has been published here on the website. There's details of July's very enjoyable event and demonstration by Liz Broad, what should be a delicious Summer Strawberry Tea (23rd August) and July's lucky ladies.
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Hale Barns Flower Club - The Big Day Dawns
View photos of the beautiful floral ensemble of bridal posy, buttonhole and flower cone created by three members of the Hale Barns Flower Club.
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A photo of the beautiful floral ensemble of bridal posy, buttonhole and flower cone created by three members of the Hale Barns Flower Club

'Read All About It'!
Stockport Afternoon Club's July 2021 Newsletter is now available to read. It looks back at their June demonstration, has details of July’s zoom with a Virtual Cheshire Show gold award winner and some flower surprises. Also in the July newsletter it’s quiz time again. Do you know which plant takes its name from the Italian phrase for beautiful women – sì or no?
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Below you can see chairman, Joan Quinland's, entry in the 'Light and Shade' class of the Royal Cheshire County Virtual Show 2021.
Joan Quinland's entry in the Light and Shade class of the Royal Cheshire County Virtual Show 2021

Diamond Anniversary Celebrations
Wistaston and District Flower Club has been part of life in the village since 1961 and celebrated it’s Diamond Anniversary in May 2021. A special Diamond Anniversary piece (below) was created by Debbie Davies for the club.
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A special Diamond Anniversary piece created by Debbie Davies for  Wistaston and District Flower Club

Hale Barns Flower Club 'Go Potty' and there's a Floral Hobbies Challenge!
This month the Hale Barns club present photos that members have sent of plants that plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to the club and ask if you have any floral related hobbies you can share?
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Plants that Hale Barns Flower Club plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club

'Read All About It'!
Stockport Afternoon Club's June 2021 Newsletter is now available to read. It includes fundraising for Willow Wood Hospice, details of the May demonstration by Alison Cooper and two lucky Barbaras! All is revealed in the newsletter. Below is a close-up of Alison's design and one lucky Barbara!
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Two photos taken from Stockport Afternoon Club's June 2021 newsletter.

Eddisbury and Sandiway Flower Club National Flower Arranging Day
Our members created and displayed wreaths to celebrate National Flower Arranging Day on Friday 7th May 2021.
View more of the members' arrangements on their webpage.
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Eddisbury and Sandiway Flower Club National Flower Arranging Day Arrangements

Hale Barns Flower Club National Flower Arranging Day Designs
A huge thank you to the committee and members of the club for making "Rings of Hope" for the National Flower Arranging Day on the 7th May 2021.
View more of the members' arrangements on their webpage.
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Hale Barns Flower Club National Flower Arranging Day Arrangements

Stockton Heath Flower Club National Flower Arranging Day
Eight of their committee members made and displayed wreath arrangements and hung them around their village to celebrate National Flower Arranging Day. View more of the members' arrangements on their webpage.
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Two of Stockton Heath Flower Club National Flower Arranging Day Arrangements

Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club's National Flower Arranging Day Contribution
Every member and few extra people were given a basic door wreath which could stand alone, or could be added to , or redesigned for National Flower Arranging Day.
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Two examples of basic door wreaths created by members of Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club

'Read All About It'!
Stockport Afternoon Club's May 2021 Newsletter is now available to read. It includes information about their April demonstration, some of their arrangements created specially for National Flower Arranging Day and a tribute to one of their founder members who has sadly passed away.
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Stockport Afternoon Flower Club's 'Easter Parade'
'Sue’s floral fancies looked good enough to eat, Mary’s tea cups didn’t need sugar to be sweet, Christine added 'Cherry Brandy' roses to the mix and Sue’s basket was perfect for a celebration'! You can see some of the 'Easter Parade' photos below and read the flower club's latest zoom event programme on their webpage.
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A montage of Stockport Afternoon Club's 'Easter Parade' flower arrangements

The Flower Arranger Magazine
To purchase the Summer 2021 edition of the 'The UK's Biggest-Selling Floral design Magazine' please contact your club. You can find a list of club contacts here.
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The Flower Arranger magazine front cover. Click on the photo to view a larger PDF version.

'Read All About It'!
Stockport Afternoon Club's March Newsletter is now available to read. It includes how to ‘zoom’, latest news and a suggestion to 'Make yourself a nice afternoon tea and an Easter Bonnet' and tell members all about it and how you made it. There's also a chocolate quiz to celebrate Easter: 'Can you identify 10 chocolates from their advertising slogans'? For starters, what is 'Soft on the outside, crunchy on the inside?
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A Lovely Gift for Valentine's Day
Club President of Hale Barns Flower Club, Joyce Bowett, shares how to make her February Valentine Cup Arrangement - a lovely gift for Valentine's Day.
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Stockport Afternoon Club member Joan's beautiful design demonstration photo

Elworth Flower Club
You can view Mark Entwhistle's demonstration video 'Repurposed Rustic Halfmoon' design, mentioned in Elworth Flower Club's February newsletter here.
A still from a demonstration by Mark Entwistle - Repurposed Rustic Halfmoon Design
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Season’s Greetings - From Hale Barns Flower Club to all our friends in the Cheshire Area and wishing you health and happiness for 2021.
Hale Barns Flower Club Christmas Message photo

Lymm Floral Art Group's pilot Zoom demonstration was a great success! Read the group's newsletter, view 'Zoom' photos and discover video demonstrations suggested by club members.
Lymm Floral Art Group's pilot Zoom demonstration
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'Read All About It'!
What's a CAN team? What does it mean to you and your club? A vibrant amaryliss embellished with Christmas baubles and a Christmas Quiz - do you know which vitamin pine needles are a good source of? There's more questions where that came from! It's all in Stockport Afternoon Flower Club's November 2020 Newsletter.

NAFAS Cheshire Videos - view demonstrations.
A still from a demonstration by Mark Entwistle - the Floral Enthusiast - Garden style arrangement
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Unfortunately the Flower Club of Wilmslow & District closed Summer 2020. The nearest club is Wilmslow Guild Floral Design Club.

It’s the “Season of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness” so Wistaston and District Flower Club have been making autumnal wreaths.
Two photos of Wistaston and District Flower Clubs autumnal wreaths
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Wistaston & District Flower Club opened their doors after lockdown for Flowers and Chat.
Wistaston Flower Club photo 4 when they opened their doors after lockdown for Flowers and Chat
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14th August 2019: NAFAS Floral Art & Design Show - Results
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Theatre of Flowers at Cheshire Show. Virtual Show for 2020.
A cropped photo of Anne Bingham-Holmes Gold Award winning arrangement
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14th August 2019: NAFAS Floral Art & Design Show - Results.
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22nd June 2019: Cheshire Area Team Win Gold at Arley.
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18th June 2019: Royal Cheshire County Show 2019 Photographic Competition Results.
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18th June 2019: Royal Cheshire County Show 2019 Flower Arrangement Results.
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21st May 2019: Cheshire team meet Nicki Chapman.
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21st May 2019: Silver Gilt at RHS Chelsea.
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20th May 2019: Visit by the Queen at Chelsea.
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19th May 2019: BBC Interview with Jan Law at Chelsea.
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