Hale Barns Flower Club

Contact the Club

Kate Hughes (Chairman) can be contacted by calling 0161 9807348 or by using our contact form.

Club Meetings

The meetings normally take place at All Saint's Church Hall, Hale Road, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 8SP, starting at 7.30 pm unless stated otherwise.

Monthly meetings take place on 2nd Tuesday, (except August).

2021 Programme

Our 2021 Club Meetings, Events and Workshop programmes can be found below. You can also download the full 3 page meetings and events diary PDF here.

Please note that the above are subject to Covid-19 lockdown rules.

Date Demonstrator Title
December 14th Debbie Davis – Area Demonstrator "Deck the Halls"

Flower Arrangments, Floral Hobbies and Inspirational Quotes

Each month we will publish photos of flower arrangement(s) and a floral inspirational quote. Some of these may inspire you to create your own arrangements. Scroll down to see a wide and varied selection.

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A Halloween Treat

Members and guests of our Club had a wonderful evening with Mark Entwistle creating Halloween floral designs at their first workshop for many years.

A huge thank you to Mark who is leading another workshop in November titled "The magic and warmth of Christmas".

Mark Entwhistle at Hale Barns Flower Club presenting an evening of Halloween floral designs

A photo taken at an evening with Mark Entwistle, creating Halloween floral designs, at Hale Barns Flower Club A photo taken at an evening with Mark Entwistle, creating Halloween floral designs, at Hale Barns Flower Club

A photo taken at an evening with Mark Entwistle, creating Halloween floral designs, at Hale Barns Flower Club A photo taken at an evening with Mark Entwistle, creating Halloween floral designs, at Hale Barns Flower Club

October 2021's Inspirational Quote

October 2021 quote

Floral Hobbies - October 2021 - A Watercolour by Sue Lewis

We have invited members who have hobbies that relate to flowers to take photographs of them and share them on the website. Contact our Chairman via the telephone number at the top of the page or via our contact form if you are happy to do this. In October 2021, our past President, Sue Lewis, submitted a photograph of another of her beautiful water colour paintings to share with us all. There are more of Sue's paintings lower down this page.

A photograph of one of Sue Lewis’s (our last President) beautiful water paintings

September 2021's Arrangement

A floral arrangement created by Joan Scott the Treasurer of Hale Barn's Flower Club. The arrangement was created with a supermarket bunch of blue chrysanthemums, blue iris, a bunch of yellow roses, box foliage and alchemilla mollis. For the structure the arrangement uses 2 round containers, floral foam to fit containers and floral tape.

September 2021 floral arrangement created Joan Scott the Treasurer of Hale Barn's Flower Club

Floral Hobbies - Submit Yours!

We are inviting all our members who have hobbies that relate to flowers to take photographs of them and share them on the website. Contact our Chairman via the telephone number at the top of the page or via our contact form if you are happy to do this. This month (September 2021), our last President, Sue Lewis, has kindly submitted a photograph of another of her beautiful water colour paintings to share with us all. A huge thank you to Sue, it is much appreciated". Kate. There are more of Sue's paintings lower down this page.

A photograph of one of Sue Lewis’s (our last President) beautiful water paintings

Inspirational Quote - September 2021

Inspirational Quote - September 2021 Image


‘The Big Day Dawns’

This floral ensemble was created by Margret Duncombe, Janice Jackson and Jan Ward. The bridal posy was made by Jan using blue, white and ‘limelight’ hydrangeas from her garden along with white roses, lisianthus, button carnations and white scented stocks. Margret fashioned a matching buttonhole and Janice created the flower cone by stitching white fabric onto card overlaid with antique lace. A fun collaboration.

The Big Day Dawns - bridal posy created by one of Hale Barn's Members The Big Day Dawns - bridal buttonhole created by one of Hale Barn's Members

The Big Day Dawns - bridal posy and buttonhole created by one of Hale Barn's Members The Big Day Dawns - bridal posy created by one of Hale Barn's Members

Floral Hobbies - Submit Yours!

We have invited our members who have hobbies related to flowers to take photographs of them and share them on the website. This month (August 2021), our last President, Sue Lewis, has kindly submitted a photograph of another of her beautiful water colour paintings to share with us all. A huge thank you to Sue, it is much appreciated". Kate. There is another of Sue's paintings lower down this page.

A photograph of one of Sue Lewis’s (our last President) beautiful water paintings

Inspirational Quote - August 2021

Inspirational Quote - August 2021 Image


Floral Hobbies!

We have invited our members who have hobbies related to flowers to take photographs of them and share them on the website. This month (July 2021), our last President, Sue Lewis, kindly submitted a photograph of one of her beautiful water colour paintings. "A huge thank you to Sue, it is much appreciated". Kate.

A photograph of one of Sue Lewis’s (our last President) beautiful water paintings

Photos of Plants Provided to the Club

"This month we are showing photographs that members have sent to me of the plants that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to the club. May we thank Brian for his hard work on our behalf. They have brought joy and happiness to all our members who were kind enough to support us and contribute to the club funds". Kate

A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club

A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower ClubA plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club

A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower ClubA plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club

A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club

A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower ClubA plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club

A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower ClubA plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club

A plant that our plantsman, Brian Lowe, has provided to Hale Barns Flower Club

Inspirational Quote - July 2021

Inspirational Quote - July 2021 Image

National Flower Arranging Day

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.

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

Above arrangements by Kate Hughes (L) and Judith Lingard, Sue Johnson and Jan Ward (R).

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

Above arrangements by Joyce Bowett, Anne Wolfenden and Kate Hughes (L) and Anne McGuinness (R).

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

Above arrangements by Val Holt (L) and Les Slinger (R).


Inspirational Quote - June 2021

Inspirational Quote - June 2021 Image


Afternoon Tea arranged by Anne Wolfenden Club Secretary & Judith Lingard Club Membership Secretary.

We used two glass cake stands placed on top of each other. On the top tier we made a small arrangement in the matching sugar bowl to the tea cups and saucers.We placed an oasis ring on the bottom tier. The garden foliage we used was viburnum, euonymus,with alstroemerias, spray carnations, and pretty flowers from our gardens - can you spot them!

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May Arrangement - Afternoon Tea arranged by Anne Wolfenden Club Secretary and Judith Lingard Club Membership Secretary of Hale Barns Flower Club

Inspirational Quote - May 2021

Inspirational Quote - May 2021 Image

www.flowersbloomhope.com


April Arrangement - "Spring has Sprung" by Carole Birch - Committee member

For this simple design (see below), I used a glass plate, test tube, blue vase and Beatrix Potter ornaments. In the test tube I placed a selection of spring flowers: daffodils, tulips, hellebores, heather and hyacinths. I then added a blue vase with a flower to complete the arrangement. For Easter, I added the Beatrix Potter ornaments.


April Arrangement - "Spring has Sprung" by Carole Birch picture 1
April Arrangement - "Spring has Sprung" by Carole Birch picture 2
April Arrangement - "Spring has Sprung" by Carole Birch picture 3

Inspirational Quote - April 2021

Inspirational Quote - April 2021 Image

www.flowersbloomhope.com


A book of flowers - designed by Kate Hughes, Club Chairman

The container l have used is an imitation book but you can use any container with a lid for eg a chocolate box, hamper or mobile phone cover if you require a smaller arrangement.


Method:

Use a wedge of oasis to ensure it keeps the lid open.

Cover 2 sides with cling film to protect the container if necessary.

I have used helibrous and greenery from my garden in the book and in the mobile case I used freesia (purchased) and greenery from my garden.

Keep all the stems short so they just protrude from the container.

An easy arrangement so have a go and enjoy!!

A book of flowers - designed by Kate Hughes, Club Chairman photo 1
A book of flowers - designed by Kate Hughes, Club Chairman photo 2
A book of flowers - designed by Kate Hughes, Club Chairman photo 3

Inspirational Quote - March 2021
Inspirational Quote - February Image

Valentine Cup - A February arrangement made by Joyce Bowett, Club President

You will need:

Cup and saucer

Floral foam

Small leaf foliage

Small flowers of your choice

Valentine Cup - A February arrangement made by Joyce Bowett, Club President photo 1
Method:

Soak the oasis and cut to the size of the cup and place it inside it.

Cover the oasis with the foliage keeping it within the cup edge.

Add flowers evenly once cut to size.

NB if misted the arrangement should last for 5-7 days.

A lovely gift if wrapped in cellophane.

Valentine Cup - A February arrangement made by Joyce Bowett, Club President photo 2
Valentine Cup - A February arrangement made by Joyce Bowett, Club President photo 3

Inspirational Quote - February 2021
Inspirational Quote - February Image

January arrangement made by Shirley Robinson, Club Programme Secretary

Recycle your Christmas wreath or make a new one. Cheer up the postman, your neighbours or just yourself.  I know many of us are not shopping at the moment so I have used evergreen foliage in an oasis ring.  I added a few silvered twigs and some pearl pins I found in my flower box to give it a bit of a frosty feel.

You could add a few flowers from a supermarket bunch and lay it flat as a table arrangement.

January arrangement made by Shirley Robinson, Hale Barns Club Programme Secretary.

Season’s Greetings

From Hale Barns Flower Club

To all our friends in the Cheshire Area and wishing you health and happiness for 2021.

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An image of page one of Hale Barns Flower Club's 2021 Meetings and Events

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An image of page two of Hale Barns Flower Club's 2021 Meetings and Events

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An image of page three of Hale Barns Flower Club's 2021 Meetings and Events

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An image of Hale Barns Flower Club's 2021 Workshops. Select image to view large version or print.

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