On Saturday August 6th, 34 ladies from our club made their way to Chicheley Hall near Newport Pagnell. We weren’t quite sure what to expect as it was a new event and the pre-publicity had been quite understated but we are so glad we went. Chicheley Hall itself is a lovely old building and the flowers that decorated it were exquisite, I have never seen so many orchids anywhere before nor even flower arrangements on such a huge scale. Flowers filled every room of the house, and outside was wonderful too. There were floating arrangements on the pond, decorated trees, landscape art, and the local church was decorated too. There was a big marquee with continuous demonstrations by international designers including Gregor Lersch, Moniek Vanden Berghe, Damien Koh and mini demonstrations in another part of the house. It rained a little in the afternoon but nothing could dampen our spirits that day and if it is on again next year, you really should try to keep the date free to see it for yourself. A few photographs are below to just give you a little taste of what we saw at Chicheley Hall.