Australian Floral Art Assn. Manual

The Victorian Floral Art Assn. is pleased to announce the arrival of the NEW edition of the Australian Floral Art Association Inc. Manual, this is available for $25 each plus postage.

Please send a reply text with you name and email address and we will contact you with the payment details.




Wednesday 24th April – VFAA Workshop

On Wednesday 24th April the VFAA held two workshops.

In the morning Cheryl demonstrated three different designs to give the group ideas for their own arrangements using candles  – pictures are below of the group’s designs.

In the afternoon, Deb showed us how to make a Wedding Pocket Square Boutonnière which can be placed in a jacket pocket as an alternative to a buttonhole

WORKSHOP— 24th April 2024

WORKSHOP— 24th April 2024

Time: 9:30am for 10:00am start.  Cost: $20

Morning: Table Centrepiece including Candles

Please bring container, floral foam, candle, flowers, and foliage

Afternoon: “Pocket” Design

Please bring small garden flowers & foliage

RSVP: No later than 18th April or 0407 335 727


Brandon Park Community Centre, 649 Ferntree Gully Rd, Glen Waverley

Please bring your toolbox – including floral glue and your lunch!

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2024

The VFAA is delighted to announce the competitors and winners of the Club Championships held at MIFGS 2024

The title: ARABESQUE




1st Prize – Vermont Floral Art Group – Josie Brennan

2nd Prize – Waverley Floral Art Group – Elizabeth Oberin and Rosie Dougherty

3rd Prize – Sale Floral Art Group – Donna Marcius and Marnie Ford

Highly Commended – Box Hill Floral Art Group – Jodi Forbes and Pam Zonneveld

Echuca Floral Art Group – Rosemary Peat and Lesley Steele

Warrnambool Floral Art Group – Bev Keane and Tricia Hughes

We would like the thank all the clubs for entering the competition and congratulations to the winners.

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

20th – 24th March 2024

The Victorian Floral Art Assn. is pleased to announce that our Annual Competition will be held again this year.

The title: Arabesque, and we look forward to the following clubs submitting their interpretation:

Box Hill, Echuca, Sale, Vermont, Warrnambool, Waverley.

We hope you will visit us, inside the main hall, and enjoy our exhibition.


On Thursday 28th February 2024, the VFAA had their first meeting of the year.

Noreen demonstrated how to make a WIRED FOOT STAND and then the members made their own and decorated them with, sticks, bark, a spathe, vines, and flowers.

In the afternoon Josie demonstrated various ways of wiring test tubes and how they can be adapted to use in various structures.



Another design by Noreen

Maxine Lola Webb OAM

We are delighted to announce that our past President and Treasurer has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division

Mrs Maxine Lola Webb, Wangaratta VIC 3677

For service to the visual arts, and to the community of Wangaratta.

Victorian Floral Art Association
• Floral Art Judge, since 2004
• Committee Member, since 2007
• President, 2012 – 2016
• Treasurer, 2016 – 2023

Australian Floral Art Association
• Committee Member, 2013 – 2019
• Vice-President, 2016 – 2019

Also for the following groups:
Wangaratta Players
Lions Club of Wangaratta
Community – Volunteer for many organisations

The committee and members of the VFAA would like to congratulate Maxine on her wonderful achievement.

VFAA – AGM and Christmas Lunch

Yesterday the VFAA held their Annual General Meeting, Christmas lunch and in the afternoon we all enjoyed a wonderful demonstration by Jodi Forbes.

Our Treasurer, Maxine Webb, of many years and a long-time member of the VFAA as well as 20 years on the committee, has retired from the role. Josie, our President, presented Maxine with a Life Membership Award, a bouquet of flowers and a yummy looking box of Ferrero Rocher! Thank you Maxine for all the hours you have spent keeping the finances in check and also for the long journey from Wangaratta for our meetings.

Josie gave us an insight about her visit to the Manchester Interflora World Cup she attended in September.

Noreen demonstrated a Mark Pampling inspired “stand” which will be our February workshop, plus a Himmeli design which both she and Josie used in their Christmas arrangements.

I will attach Jodi’s demonstration designs in another post.