Ashton Hayes & Tarvin Flower Club

Contact the Club

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

Club Meetings

All meetings in the hall at Tarvin Community Centre, CH3 8LY, 7.30pm, except where stated.

Visitors always welcome; £8.50 which includes refreshments.

Programme May 2022 - February 2023

May 11th Jean Hopkins a flower grower and arranger for all occasions, from Near Broxton.
June 8th Garden visit to Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Dutton, 7pm. Cost £8, including refreshments. Interested? Contact Merryn on the number above.
July 13th Caroline Gregson, Willow weaving and incorporating it into flower arranging. Caroline has recently done five large willow sculptures at The Heights of Abraham.
August No Meeting.
Sept 14th Demonstrator Anne Houghton, who is helping the club to celebrate it’s 40th, Ruby Anniversary. We will be having a glass of bubbly and refreshments. Past members and visitors welcome, but please let me know for the catering.
Oct 12th Anne Russell, ‘A Walk in the Park’.
Nov 9th Julie Pearson, a Christmas demonstration. Also Christmas stalls and refreshments.
Dec No meeting 
2023
Jan 2023 No meeting 
Feb 8th AGM plus talk/demonstration.

Flower Arranging Day/Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This year we have combined Flower Arranging Day and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to give all members a door wreath in red, white and blue. They can leave it as it is, redo it or just add to it.

A photo of all 40 wreaths and a photo of the basic wreath with an added ‘to’ wreath. All were recycled from the door wreath a year ago, stripped down, painted white and new decorations added.

Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club's Platinum Jubilee arrangement photo 1 Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club's Platinum Jubilee arrangement photo 2

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 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