Handbridge Flower Club

The Handbridge Flower Club meets on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 1.45pm at St Mary’s Handbridge Centre, except August and December. Annual subscription is £60, which equates to £6 per meeting (where do you get a relaxing and creative afternoon for less than the price of coffee and cake?) We ask just £10 per session for visitors and we ask that visitors join the club after two visits with your subscription being adjusted accordingly. All visitors are assured to receive a warm welcome from the Committee and current members.

It is a friendly club that was established over 30 years ago with some of the founder members still in attendance today. As well as demonstrations from award winning florists and floral designers there is a raffle offering the opportunity to win one of these designs. There have been several workshop opportunities where a demonstration is given first and then you have the opportunity to create your own design to take home. We also have a book table and information board with useful flower arranging tips, up-coming events, news items and contacts.

Following our AGM on 18th January we are pleased to announce that our new President is Dawn Weaver, who in addition to being our most recent past Chair is a NAFAS National Demonstrator. We are thrilled that Dawn is continuing to support the club in addition to her busy schedule of demonstrations and teaching. The new Chair for 2024 is Janet Edwards who is supported by an enthusiastic committee who extend a warm welcome to existing and new members.

Contact the Club

Further information about the club can be obtained from Janet Edwards on 07952 778542 or via the Facebook page, “The Handbridge Flower Club”.

Special Events

Handbridge Flower Club Open Event
On June 20th we will be hosting an open event featuring  Jacqui Arnold with tickets costing £20. Jacqui is not only a NAFAS National Demonstrator but also an award winning wedding florist as well as an RHS Chelsea Gold Medalist and winner of the People’s Choice Award at Chelsea in Bloom for her window displays in LK Bennett’s Kings Road store in London.

This demonstration promises to be a very special event so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

2024 Programme

NB: You can view, print or download the programme as a PDF here.

See the note underneath the programme re 2025 *

We have a full and varied programme for 2024 that includes the following:


February 15th – An afternoon with Dawn Weaver

March 21st – Julie Pearson – “Afternoon Tea at the V & A”

April 18th – Kate Russell – Title to be confirmed

May 16th – Sharon Nolan – time for Tea

June 20th – Jacqui Arnold. This will be an open meeting with a demonstration titled “Walking on Sunshine” - more details issued nearer the time.

July 18th – Member’s workshop, more details to follow

No meeting in August

September 19th – Lorena Dyer – “R U Sitting Comfortably”

October 17th – Mark Entwhistle – “Botanical”

November 21st – Sionedd Hughes – “Christmas”

Christmas Meal details to be confirmed.

2025 Programme

January 16th – AGM with a demonstration to be confirmed.


* More details regarding 2024 demonstration will be published on the Handbridge Flower Club Facebook page nearer to the actual dates.


September Workshop
The September 2023 meeting was a workshop headed up by Dawn with members and visitors encouraged to produce their own designs. There were three designs including a wooden trough, a hat box and a classis hardback book. Everyone who attended enjoyed a creative afternoon, as can be seen here in the lovely pictures of our members.

Additional Gallery

A photo of two club members' inspirations by demonstrators

March 2023 Workshop

Our March meeting was a workshop headed up by Dawn with members and visitors encouraged to produce their own Spring themed designs. We enjoyed a creative afternoon with some of the designs shown below.