Garden Visit – June 2018

During the middle of the 2018 heatwave, members travelled to Oswaldkirk to visit the beautiful garden at Havoc Hall. Here are some pictures of the event.







There is a parterre with closely clipped hedging, each design is a letter that refers back to someone in the family.















Competition: May 2018

Our May meeting was a competition with the following titles:

Beginners: A Spring Bowl

Intermediates: Spring Sensation

Advanced: Spring into Spring

Beginners: First Prize Doreen Parkinson









Beginners Second Prize: Barbara Hudson









Intermediates First Prize: Peter Mathers









Intermediates Second Prize: Alison Jackson









Advanced First Prize: Alex Bryant









Advanced Second Prize: Daphne Dawson









Advanced Third Prize: Tony Cleaver









The judge for tonight’s Show was Caroline Nash (Driffield)


Competition : February 2018

February saw the club get into competition mood with the unusual title (for all classes) “My Favourite Nursery Rhyme” ably judged by Janet Hayton. Here are the prizewinners:

Beginners : First Prize – Barbara Hudson “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Beginners : Second Prize – Doreen Parkinson “Mary Mary Quite Contrary”

Intermediates : First Prize – Astrid Henckel “Hey Diddle Diddle”

Intermediates : Second Prize – Peter Mathers “Oranges and Lemons”

Intermediates : Third Prize – Alison Jackson “Baa Baa Black Sheep”

Intermediates : Very Highly Commended – Judith Yorke

Advanced : First Prize and Best in Show – Alex Bryant “Incey Wincey Spider”

Advanced : Second Prize – Tony Cleaver “Jack be nimble”

Advanced : Third Prize – Daphne Dawson “Hickory Dickory Dock”

Alex receiving her trophy from judge Janet Hayton

Members viewing the competition

Janet also spent time giving individual feedback to the Club members.

January Social

January saw us gather for our annual social with a repeat visit to 31 Castlegate. Good food, good company, quizzes by Daphne and Peter and another one of Daphne’s infamous “last person standing” raffles!

Apologies about the low light levels.

A big congratulations to the two lovely staff at 31 Castlegate who looked after us so well (and also won one of the flower designs as a quiz prize!)

Workshop : December 2017

Our final meeting of 2017 was an “in-house” workshop led by our own Ann Simpson entitled “A Design for your Christmas Table”. This comprised two cardboard cake stands linked by plastic orchid tubes, with the space between the two discs and the top a good space for Christmas decorations.


Astrid and Alison


Irene and Sue


Christine and Barbara


Alex and Daphne




A close-up of Astrid’s design with peach roses and a dog!




Christmas Demonstration : November 2017

We were delighted to welcome back Elaine Bedford to be our 2017 Christmas demonstrator. Interestingly, because of a problem with the heating at the Church Hall where we normally meet, the Church authorities very kindly allowed us to use the Church itself (where it was warm!) which worked very well. We are grateful to Elaine for her humour, expertise and generosity in constructing brilliant designs that were given away in their entirety to the raffle prize winners.


Elaine Bedford with (hidden behind the hippeastrum) Val Davies during the Vote of Thanks







Elaine (trying to hide behind one of her designs)