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This year the programme is based on "The Planets" an orchestral musical suite by English composer Gustav Holst




(Planets:  Neptune & Uranus)


4th September

Talk by Shrewsbury Town Crier Martin Wood

(For Club Members & Guest)



18th September

Demonstration by


"Neptune The Mystic"













Column Flower Club is on summer Break from July 11th until September 4th.


We resume with Guest Speaker Martin Wood

(For Club Members plus a Guest)  Guest fee £3.




7.30pm start unless otherwise stated

Meetings held in Room 7 in the main School Building (one of the science laboratories) . 



January 7th             Christmas Dinner       The New Inn,  Hook-a-Gate  7pm Meet for 7.30pm Eat


January 28th           Demonstration           Pot-et-Fleur       


February 11th         Practical                      Pot-et-Fleur


February 25th         Demonstration           Semi-Imposed Arrangements


March 11th              Practical                     Semi-Imposed Arrangement


March 25th              Demonstration           Easter   + Bring & Buy & Cake Stall


April 8th                    Practical                       Easter

            + Special Raffle for Easter Cake (won by Mr. Trevor Mainwaring)  


April 29th                  Demonstration          Barbara’s Favourites    




May 6th   7pm START

Workshop.    Incorporating Leaves & materials, Pinning technique. Pinning board and pins will be provided.  A list of items have been given to members.                 Click here for workshop details.


May20th                  Demonstration      Arrangement using 5 flowers


June 3rd                    Practical                 Arrangement using 5 flowers 


June 17th                  Practical                 Members to create their favourite arrangement


July1st   7pm START 

Workshop                Flower Pots, Twigs and Wool. Abstract design to enhance just a few flowers.


 July 15th                  Summer Outing:   Derwen Garden Centre, Guilsfield, Welshpool, to include Afternoon Tea.  Meeting at 2.45pm.  Tea at 3pm.



Sept 9th                    Demonstration       Allotment Arrangement, to include Flowers/Foliage/Fruit /Veg 


Sept 23rd                   AGM & short floral programme.


October 7th               Practical          Allotment Arrangement  


October 21st             Demonstration  Open Evening  All welcome        (£4 for Non-Members)


November 4th           Practical          Bonfire Night


November 18th 7pm START 

Papercraft evening            Christmas Themed Decoration

(Please bring a pair of scissors & £2.50 for materials which will be supplied for you)


December 2nd  7pm START       Workshop -  Christmas Table Centrepiece.

Materials required - half a cake dummy (being supplied); corsage pins; dress pins (e.g with coloured heads).  Small flowers e.g. spray carnations, roses.  Filler foliage e.g. conifer, ivy, seed heads.  Baubles (small).  Flowers and baubles of similar colour.  80-100 flat leaves of a similar size e.g. laurel, elaeagnus (not large).  Candle (approx 10” 25cm tall).  Plate or flat dish to present on.  


December 9th  

Bring & Share + Christmas Competition ---- Competition Subject:  Christmas Themed Arrangement for a Door (i.e Christmas Wreath).  Can be made using fresh, artificial, dried material (or a combination of).  To be made beforehand (not created on the night).