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Floral art and design in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

What's New

Flower Arranging courses starting in Sep near Abingdon. See Learning

2016 Dates for your Diary

17-18 Sep: Twist and Shout - Floral Tour of Beatles songs at the Berkshire Show - See What's On.
18 Nov: Area AGM, lunch and demonstration. See What's On
28 Sep: Autumn Day School catering for all levels of experience - worksheets now available. See Learning
Teacher Training course starting in Nov - See NAFAS/OCN Teacher Training

2016 Blenheim Palace Show Results

Congratulations to:
Patrisha Anchors - Best in Show and
Shirley Sexton - Runner up to Best in Show.
Jan Gregory - Class 5 Peoples Choice
For full results see 2016 Show Results, and for photos see Blenheim Show Photos

Mad Hatters!

A fabulous day was had by all who attended the Mad Hatters Tea Party on 22 April. In addition to the fabulous demonstration by Lucy Ellis and the sumptious cream teas made by Thame Flower Club there were two competitions judged by public vote.

There were 40 entries in the Design in a Teacup competition. The winner was Angela Edmonds from Oxford Flower Club

There were 15 entries in the Hat/Fascinator competition. The winner was Siohban Pilkington from Maidenhead Floral Art Society

See Mad Hatters Photos of this event

The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) is a network of 21 geographic areas, comprising around 1,300 flower clubs and 75,000 members.

The 50 affiliated Flower Clubs in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon area meet regularly (usually monthly) for flower arranging demonstrations, workshops, talks, competitions, visits to places of floral interest and social events. 

New members and visitors are welcome at all skill levels, even if you only want to sit and watch.  Contemporary floral design groups run workshops for more advanced designers.  Local colleges run leisure classes as well as diploma level floral art and design courses.

2016 Chelsea winners

BB&O were well represented among the winners at Chelsea in 2016. Congratulations to the following:
Theresa Rodrigues
Silver Gilt
Jane Belcher
Lorraine Saunders
Sandhurst & Crowthorne - Linda Dawson & Wendy Gostling
Shirley Sexton
Susie Barwick
Pat Dibben & Jane Melville

Newbury - Barbara Hunt & Gillian Harries
Oxford - Frances Buchan & Jackie Nichols

Kyoko Regan
- Sally Hardy & Alison Phillips

See the BB&O facebook page for photos of some of these exhibits

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The area magazine, Focal Points, is published three times a year and distributed to all BB&O members.
Next copy date: 29 July 2106
Trying to get photos of Chelsea into the June edition always means a very tight schedule which unfortunately this year caused late delivery. If your club has still not received copies please contact Sara Steward or tel Tel: 0118 947 3006. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Apologies also for the mistake on page 2. The annotations against the photos of Theresa Rodrigues's design and the Sandhurst and Crowthorne design are the wrong way round.

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