Parbold & District Flower Club

Meeting Address: 

Parbold Village hall, The Green, Parbold, Lancashire, WN8 7ND

About us: 

Anyone can go into a flower shop or a supermarket and buy flowers to put into a vase, but knowing how to create your own truly original arrangement is so much more satisfying.

People are buying more flowers than ever before and not just for gifts, but for themselves and their homes. Great emphasis is placed on colour and furnishings and even a simple floral arrangement can transform a room at very little expense. Designer flowers can be expensive, but using garden flowers and foliage, even one or two branches of blossom, can look lovely. Of course, there are some do’s and don’ts and basic style techniques to learn, and this is where membership of a flower club comes in.

We are lucky that in Parbold & District we have a thriving and busy afternoon Flower Club whose aim is to inspire and encourage members and guests to enjoy flower arranging and learn how to use flowers creatively by watching experienced demonstrators. In the 46 years since the Club’s beginnings on 18th March 1970, we have seen floral design leave behind the once popular traditional triangle-type arrangements and move on to more contemporary and imaginative designs using a greater choice of flowers and foliage which are readily available nowadays. We always try to book demonstrators who have a wide range of design skills so there’s something for everyone.

At our monthly meetings, a National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) demonstrator or professional florist will create anything between 5 and 6 arrangements, which are then raffled off at the end of the afternoon. By watching experienced and entertaining demonstrators we hope that this will encourage our members to have a go at home, perhaps take in some classes, or just sit back and enjoy the demonstrations. Every November we have a special Christmas themed Festive Flowers. In addition to our club demonstrations, we hold a series of workshops, an annual Strawberry Tea and day trips. Our members range from beginners to others with a huge wealth of experience. Some of our members, representing Parbold Club, have competed very successfully at Chelsea, the NAFAS National Show, and the club has also arranged flowers at local church festivals. Guests are very welcome throughout the year at £6 and can join the club at any time (fees £34 per annum).

Meetings take place on the second Wednesday afternoon of the month throughout the year* at the Parbold Village hall, The Green, Parbold WN8 7ND at 1.30pm. (* With the exception of January, August & December). If you would like to know more, please call Eileen Martin 01704 893124

Come along and enjoy the beauty of the flowers and join in the fun making new friends.

Programme of Events

Demonstration - Diane Fair -" Variations on a Theme"
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
13:30 to 15:45
Parbold Village Hall, The Green, Parbold, Lancashire, WN8 7ND
Demonstration - Vanessa Wellock - "Christmas Cracker"
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
18:30 to 21:00
Parbold Village Hall, The Green, Parbold, Lancashire, WN8 7ND