A 'blooming successful' weekend was recently held at the Wingham Golf Club by members of the NSW Floral Art Association Inc. Members and visitors came from many parts of the State including Grafton, Kempsey, South West Rocks, Sydney, Gloucester, Inverell, Tamworth, Nowendoc, Central Coast, Katoomba and the Manning for a busy weekend in the floral art calendar.
The AGM was held on the first morning with two local ladies elected onto the state committee. Megan Nicholson from Landsdowne, has taken on the position of Treasurer and Helen Mitchell from Taree, taking on the position of events co-ordinator.
Floral Art Demonstrations and Workshops were held with members participating in the basics to more contemporary up to the minute designs. The Floral Art competitions were hotly contested which brought out the creativity from participants, with some excellent designs exhibited. Members could choose from design titles such as "Winter Prunings", "Waterfall, Cascade Streaming", "Mobiles", "Staymobiles", and "Contrasts of Nature".
Local Garden Clubs of Australia committee member George Hoad was in attendance, assisting with the elections and closed the event with a photo presentation of his recent travels to Europe, focusing on gardens and Chelsea Flower Show.
NSW FAA President Mary Sweeney was delighted with the enthusiasm and local interest shown in the event. " A great weekend was had by all, in a wonderful location, with a high standard of floral art demonstrated."
Another great local success was Monday's fundraiser for Killabakh Hall.
Well known gardening enthusiast, George Hoad, treated the 90 attendants to a special presentation of his most recent trip to the gardens of Europe.
"It was an outstanding success," enthused George on Monday afternoon.
The event raised just over $1100 that will go towards the ongoing maintenance and renovations of the hall, with George saying he was blown away by the support of both locals and visitors to the community.
"It was lovely to see the support of the general community, as well as the people who travelled to be here," he said.