Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club

Contact the Club

Merryn Shaw (Chairman) can be contacted by calling 01829 740832 or by using our contact form.

Club Meetings

Monthly meetings take place at Tarvin Community Centre, Meadow Close, Tarvin CH3 8LY.

The meetings take place on 2nd Wednesday, except August and December and are taking place in the main hall so there is plenty of room. Refreshments always included.

New Year Message

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to a better 2022!

The Cheshire Area of NAFAS’s Floral Fashion Show is featured in the January edition of Cheshire Life and our club’s outfit is superbly modelled by member Elizabeth Cooke. Tunic, hat, bag and jewellery all totally plant based!

We are not making a good start to the year having decided to cancel our demonstration on January 12th because of the rising Omicron cases in the area.

Our February 9th AGM will hopefully still go ahead. A talk by Sharon Nolan on The Wafa Floral Show 2020 and there will be floral arrangements in the raffle and Indian style food at refreshment time.

Please check with me on 01829740832 before hand in case it is also cancelled.

Merryn Shaw Chairman

Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club meetings
2022
January 12th Cancelled due to rising Omicron cases in the area.
February 9th AGM, followed by Sharon Nolan’s talk on WAFA 2020:in Jaipur, with Indian refreshments.

The Christmas Meeting - photos lower down the page

After having to cancel our October meeting because the speaker had covid and myself a possible contact, we were looking forward to our November demonstration.

Our programme secretary did her usual check with the demonstrator well before the day and was horrified when the demonstrator said she wasn’t doing anything at the moment as her Mother had been ill and must have forgotten to tell us. Panic stations!! All posters had gone up and fliers gone out the day before. The phone lines were red hot and we were very grateful to Donald Morgan, from near Aberystwyth, for agreeing to fit us into his busy week. Then three committee members were laid low with non-covid ailments!

As they say 'It'll be Alright on the Night' and it was, a super turnout of 29 members and 23 visitors. Donald gave us 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.

We look forward to seeing you on January 12th 2022, when Sionedd Hughes will be our demonstrator and she always makes us laugh with what is going on in her family. February 9th will be the AGM, followed by Sharon Nolan’s talk on WAFA 2020:in Jaipur, with Indian refreshments.

A Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone.

Merryn

Photos

Below Donald on the stage with some of his arrangements; Close-up of the ‘Bauble’ arrangement; Those gorgeous roses! Part of the unusual Christmas Tree.

Donald Morgan on the stage with some of his arrangements at Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club's Christmas Meeting A photo of an arrangement at Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club's Christmas Meeting
A photo of a gorgeous roses arrangement at Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club's Christmas Meeting A photo of the unusual Christmas Tree at Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club's Christmas Meeting

Floral Fashion Show

Members of the club really enjoyed the Floral Fashion Show on October 3rd. Our outfit was modelled by Elizabeth and inspired by the Hippie 60s and Sonny and Cher's "I've Got You Babe." We had great fun reminiscing and working out how to make it from plant material.

The hat was papier mache, covered with beech leaves and decorated with paper flowers. The tunic was hessian trimmed with kapok and decorated with medolino sticks and paper flowers. Colourful jewellery made from conkers, cinnamon sticks and larch cones. Finally the eye catching shoulder bag was crocheted from jute twine and the cotton lining dyed from fruit and vegetables.

Heather Hayes's Silver Award Winning flower arrangement in the Don't judge a book ....  class of the Royal Cheshire County 'Virtual' Show 2021

Basic Door Wreaths


National Flower Arranging Day

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. Using a wire coat hanger, cornus stems, fir cones and bits of ribbon at a total cost of £10! Below you can see several examples of members additions.

Basic Door Wreaths

Two examples of basic door wreaths created by members of Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club

Two examples of basic door wreaths created by members of Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club

Two examples of basic door wreaths created by members of Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club

Two examples of basic door wreaths created by members of Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club

Two examples of basic door wreaths created by members of Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club

Two examples of basic door wreaths created by members of Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club