We had a most enjoyable evening on Thursday, 8th October when
Camellia Austen, a simply terrific and very talented flower designer from Dublin, entertained us with 7 arrangements from around the world – Africa, Japan, Australia, America, France, England and Holland. Each one was so different from the other although she did use a lot of the same flowers that are in season at the moment with some additions of very exotic grasses and leaves. Without exception, all were exciting and innovative and a joy to behold. There was a big crowd to see her work and some were lucky enough to win one of her arrangements. As there was also a plant exchange that evening, not many went home empty-handed.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, the 5th November at 7.30 p.m. at Gateway. Our speaker will be Ian McGregor and with his talk on Bio Diversity he will be explaining our need to be aware of our native plants. Look forward to seeing you all there.