Hale Barns Flower Club
Contact the Club
Kate Hughes (Chairman) can be contacted by calling 0161 9807348 or by using our contact form.
The meetings normally take place at All Saint's Church Hall, Hale Road, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 8SP.
We start our meetings in April each year and run through to December and we meet at 7pm every 2nd Tuesday in the month.
The 2023 programme is below the following poster of a very special event.
Special Event - Open Demonstration and 'A Glitter and Gold Christmas Extravaganza'
The poster below can also be viewed as a PDF or downloaded here.
2023 Club Programme
This is a very special year for Hale Barns Flower Club as we are celebrating our 50th anniversary. To celebrate our golden year we have an exciting programme with a number of treats for our members SO start finding all that is gold and glitters as we are definitely going to party. If you would like to join us, please look on the clubs' list page here for our contact details. If you would like to come as a guest you would be most welcome.
See also, under the programme, the Barns Workshop programme for this year. If you would like to come to a workshop you would be very welcome. The details are shown below the programme.
Note: You can view, download and print the programme below as a PDF here.
To view a larger version of the above programme click here.
Workshops 2023 - book soon - last one is on Tuesday 26th September.
Hale Barns Flower Club would like to welcome you to our workshops at All Saints Parish Hall, Hale Barns WA15 0SB.
Mark Entwistle Floral Designer, Area Demonstrator, Chelsea Gold Medallist, Tatton Show Exhibitor and all-round great guy will lead the workshops.
The Workshops will be themed, giving you the opportunity to learn from a fantastic tutor whilst having great fun assisted by a “tipple”!
The cost of £55 includes hands-on tuition, container, mechanics and flowers for you to take away. Open to Non-members. All workshops can be booked individually. To book a place and information regarding payment phone Kate on 0161 980 7348 OR email email@example.com NOTE places are limited.
Escape to the Country
On behalf of the committee and club members may l thank everyone who made the Flower, Art & Craft Festival such a huge success. The title was "Escape to the Country" which depicted our journey through the Pandemic. View our photo gallery below.
Flower Arrangment Galleries
The following photographs of 'floral art' may inspire you to create your own arrangements. Scroll down to see a wide and varied selection.
A fantastic Christmas workshop with Mark Entwistle and the addition of mulled wine and mince pies got us into the Christmas spirit.
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".
A floral arrangement created by Joan Scott 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.
‘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.
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.
Above arrangements by Kate Hughes (L) and Judith Lingard, Sue Johnson and Jan Ward (R).
Above arrangements by Joyce Bowett, Anne Wolfenden and Kate Hughes (L) and Anne McGuinness (R).
Above arrangements by Val Holt (L) and Les Slinger (R).
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.
|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.
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!!
|Valentine Cup - A February arrangement made by Joyce Bowett, Club President
You will need:
Cup and saucer
Small leaf foliage
Small flowers of your choice
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.
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.