On Saturday 18th July, a group of over 40 members went on a coach trip to The Ricoh Centre at Coventry to see the NAFAS National show. There were so many beautiful arrangements to see it is almost impossible to pick out just a few photos to put here on the website, but a few are below to just give a small flavour of the event. There were trade stalls and an opportunity to go to a dem by Irene Bowkett which many of our group took advantage of and everyone returned home tired but inspired!
On Tuesday 7th July, Kathy Brown from The Manor House in Stevington joined us to present a talk and slides entitled ‘The Edible Flower Garden’. After an inspiring talk on the many ways to incorporate flowers into both sweet and savoury recipes, we had a break during which fancy small cakes were served. All of them included a flower related ingredient. We had lavender biscuits, sponge cake with essence of rose, poppy seed cake, courgette and carrot muffins, sunflower bites and lavender flapjacks. They were all very popular and washed down with ‘flower’ teas. A special thank you must go to our Chairman, Linda, who spent many hours preparing the cakes and biscuits as well as to Mary who made the muffins. After the break there was a further short talk from Kathy Brown on Clematis.