Blooms abound at Fulham Floral Art show

Fragrant and colourful blooms will herald the start of spring as creative flower arrangers compete in the Fulham Floral Art show next week.

Roses, lilies and chrysanthemums are just a few of the flowers expected to take centre stage in the spring flower show at the United Reformed Church, in Fulham Palace Road on 12 April.

But it won’t be just floral arrangements that bring a pop of colour to the area during the show – which is open to Fulham Floral Art Group members and non-members.

The group’s secretary Heather Miller explained that of the dozens of entries expected on the day, there would be categories for those passionate about flower arranging, but also for alternative floral art.

Member Gill Traverso (left) works with NAFAS demonstrator Elizabeth Wait

“There are a wide variety of exhibits, from handmade cards using pressed flowers, to small arrangements using a picture frame, to larger exhibits giving exhibitors freedom to express their creativity and imagination,” said Heather.

The group – which launched in 1964 – meets regularly on the second Wednesday of each month from September to June, and has given over its April meeting to the floral event.

Refreshments, a tombola and sales table are planned for the show, which opens to 2.15pm, with the prize giving at 2.45pm.

The pressure will be on the competitors as, while some exhibits can be brought readymade, the majority of categories require the floral arrangements to be created on the day in the hall.

For those interested in taking part, or in joining the Fulham Floral Art Group, call Heather Miller on 020 8296 8293 or send her an email:

Fulham Floral Art Group members Marion Rivenell (right) and her mum, also Marion Rivenell

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