The club provides regular articles for the Rollestonian and has members in the village. It therefore seemed appropriate to reproduce them here (and any other news) for those interested in this local club. Meet 1st Friday of the month 7.30pm in the Priory Centre, Stretton. Contact: Barbara Buxton tel. 704180. www.flowersnorthmidlands.co.uk
Spring 2017 News
(This article is taken from Rollestonian - Spring 2017 issue)
We celebrated our Emerald Anniversary in 2016 with great demonstrations, enjoyed fun workshops, a fabulous buffet lunch for members and invited guests, fund raising afternoon tea and organised visits to flower arranging themed events!
You don't have to be a flower arranger to come to Flower Club, just enjoy watching a demonstration in a friendly atmosphere with "a cuppa" afterwards.
Meetings are held at 7.30 pm at The Priory Centre, Church Road, Stretton DE13 OHE
Visitors are always welcome, entrance £4.
For more information contact 01283 704180
Friday 3 March Kerry Artess
"Oranges and Lemons"
Friday 7 April "A Spring Workshop"
Friday 5 May Barbara Collins "Floral Moments"
Friday 2 June Lynne Sharpe "Garden Magic"
Friday 1 July "A Summer Workshop"
Winter 2016 News
(This article is taken from Rollestonian - Winter 2016 issue)
It is our Emerald Anniversary this year. Celebrations have included a wonderful Summer buffet lunch for members and invited guests produced by Chairman Marilyn Ottewell. The other Committee members created emerald themed table arrangements, individual brooches and a celebration cake.
Members and visitors have enjoyed Flower arranging demonstrations and taken part in Workshops. A fund raising Afternoon Tea and Coffee morning have been very successful.
It would be good to welcome you to our Christmas Demonstration on Friday December 2nd, 7.30pm at The Priory Centre, Church Road , Stretton £8 including seasonal refreshments.
Contact me on 01283 704180 for more information.
Summer 2016 News
(This article is taken from Rollestonian - Summer 2016 issue)
In addition to monthly meetings I thought I would give a taste of other events members were involved in during 2015.
In June The Brewery Centre in Burton on Trent hosted "A Vintage Weekend", committee members manned a stall promoting our club, demonstrating and selling arrangements to boost funds.
Bakewell Show was held at the beginning of August, Sue Sunderland and Evelyn Millington entered a club exhibit in the class "Emporium" they were thrilled to be awarded a second prize. Marilyn Ottewell and Elsie Hood also did well in the classes they entered independently At the end of the month we held a Strawberry Tea with a demonstration by Marilyn. Members baked cakes and worked hard on the day to cater for about 110 people, it was a great afternoon, we raised £810.25 for our charity.
There were gale force winds, heavy rain and huge waves at Blackpool in November for the Flower and Food Festival. A number of members braved the weather and enjoyed a fantastic show. Judy Cripps and Marilyn Ottewell exhibited.
Our own chairman Marilyn gave us a fabulous Christmas demonstration followed by mince pies, stollen and wine, there was lots of chatter and a lovely atmosphere, it was a very enjoyable evening.
This year we celebrate our Emerald (55th) Anniversary so more events are planned!
Burton Flower Club Programme For The Second Half Of 2016
Friday 1st July "A Summer Workshop"
Friday 2nd September Elizabeth Bishop "Love is in the Air"
Friday 7th October Judi Cripps "Variation on a Theme"
Friday 4th November "A Christmas Workshop"
Friday 2nd December Lorena Dyer "A Christmas Wish"
For further information please contact 01283 704180 also visit www.flowersnorthmidlands.co.uk
Spring 2016 News
(This article is taken from Rollestonian - Spring 2016 issue)
Club Programme for the first part of 2016
Friday 5th February
Kay Higgins Around The World In 80 Minutes
Friday 4th March
Louisa Rigden Fairytale Flowers
Friday 1st April T.B.C A Spring Workshop
Friday 6th May
Sandra Gunner A Night At The Movies
Friday 3rd June
Di Singleton Summer In The Country
Meetings are held at The Priory Centre, Church Road , Stretton DE13 OHE at
Visitors are very welcome £3.
Contacts 01283 530996/704180.
Summer 2015 News
(This article is taken from Rollestonian - Summer 2015 issue)
Date & Title Demonstrator
Friday 5th June Rachel Poole
Friday 3rd July
An Autumn Workshop
Friday 4th September Graham White
A Talk, The National Garden Scheme
Friday 2nd October Jean Fordham
A Jewellery Collection
Friday 6th November
A Christmas Workshop
Friday 4th December Marilyn Ottewell
Spirit Of Christmas
Meetings are held at The Priory Centre, Church Road Stretton, DE13 OHE at
Visitors are always welcome entrance £3, but for our Christmas Demonstration entrance £7.
Contact 01283 704180
Spring 2014 News
(This article is taken from Rollestonian - Spring 2014 issue)
In January we welcomed Marilyn Ottewell as new chairman to our small, but dedicated committee. Members and visitors have enjoyed many diverse demonstrations culminating with John Chennell “In Festive Mood”.
On a cold February day we visited Ashwood nurseries for a fascinating tour of the greenhouses where their famous Hellebores are bred. Afterwards the restaurant, with its toasty warm fire was very welcoming. The hellebore I purchased is in my garden, I can see its fat pink buds as I sit at the table writing this report.
To promote National Flower Arranging Day and our club we had a stand outside the Co-op in Stretton. The mini-demonstrations and photographs of club events were popular and resulted in some new visitors.
A Vintage Tea held in Marilyn’s garden on a very hot July afternoon was a great success, raising over £500 for our 2013 charity, St Giles Hospice.
At Chelsea Flower Show Judi Cripps was awarded a Bronze in the class “Diversity” staged with Wendy Freeman (Dover Beck Flower Club) and at Bakewell Show Marilyn Ottewell gained a First, Second and Runner up to Best in Show and Elsie Hood a Second and Fourth, great results!
7th March “A Spring Workshop”
4th April Sunhill Majithia tbc
2nd May June Borrowdale “The Impressionists”
6th June “A Summer Workshop”
4th July Marilyn Ottewell “The Language of Flowers”
August No meeting
5th Sept Barbara Collins “A Taste of the Orient”
3rd Oct “An Autumn Workshop”
7th Nov Laura Leong “Advent Inspirations”
5th Dec Sue Davies “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas”
Meetings are held at the Priory Centre, Church Road, Stretton DE13 0HE at
For information phone (01283) 814800/704180
Last updated: 5 March 2017