2016 Dates for your Diary
| 14 May: Demonstrators Test - SOLD OUT
17-19 June: Inspiratons at Blenheim Palace Show - schedule now available
17-18 Sep: Twist and Shout - Floral Tour of Beatles songs at the Berkshire Show
Fliers, forms and other information for all these events on What's On
14 July: Multi-Disciplinary Refresher Day for demonstrators, judges, speakers, teachers, or for anyone interested in these disciplines - See Learning for more details
Festive Food and Flower Show - Nov 2015
Congratulations to Anna Steven for her stunning exhibit which was awarded 2nd in class Inside Out.
Other members of BB&O who received awards were:
Jenny Clarke - VHC in class Indulgence
Sheila Gale - VHC in class Front Cover
Anna Steven - HC in class In thte Winter Garden
Diane Gill - VHC in class Celebration
Rosemary McGowan - HC in class Christmas Past
Christine Pearce - C in class Front Cover
Roslyn Peace - VHC in class A Tasty Morsel
Jackie Page represented BB&O in the NAFAS Designer of the Year Class, and
Shirley Sexton represent BB&O in the WAFA Elimination class. Sadly neither received awards against the very strong competition in these classes.
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.
RHS Autumn Show - Oct 2015
Congratulations to Susie Barwick and Fiona Blacklock from Phoenix Design for their Silver Gilt award depicting 50 Shades of Autumn
2015 Chelsea winners
Congratulations to the following on their wins at RHS Chelsea May 2015:
Theresa Rodrigues - Gold
Jane Belcher - Silver Gilt
Bracknell FC - Silver Gilt
Tan Strong - Silver
Oxford FC - Silver
Newbury FC - Silver
Ann Sinclair - Bronze
The area magazine, Focal Points
, is published three times a year and distributed to all BB&O members.
Next copy date: 29 April 2106