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.

WIRED FOOT STAND

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.

A reminder about our Christmas lunch – 22nd November 2023 – 10 am

A reminder about our Christmas lunch – 22nd November 2023

10am Arrival / 10.30 AGM

11am-12noon – Noreen will be demonstrating the Himmeli design, also a Mark Pampling inspired “stand” which will be our February workshop. Josie will talk about the Manchester Interflora World Cup she attended in September.

12noon – SHARED LUNCH
Attendees, please bring a plate of savoury food. (Oven and Microwave available). The Committee will provide dessert.

1pm-2.30pm Demonstration by Jodi Forbes

There will be a Christmas Raffle and Trading Table. So remember to bring extra change! The Committee will design Christmas arrangements around the room. If anyone would like to bring along a design – you are most welcome, but please supply your own staging.

Cost $20 for the day

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

RSVP by 14th November 2023 to cherylwynd@hotmail.com or 0407 335 727

Christmas Event Image

Spring Rose Show 2023 Roses – Old and New

UP COMING SHOW

THE ROSE SOCIETY OF VICTORIA INC. A0002241S

Presents: Spring Rose Show 2023 Roses – Old and New

VENUE Mt Waverley Community Centre Melways 70E1

Open to public Saturday 11th November – 1.00pm to 5.00pm Sunday 12th November – 10.00am to 5.00pm

FLORAL ART “The Art of the Rose” Bench Arrangement, view from the front, roses must be prominent.. Any horticultural material and embellishments may be used. Space allowed 75cm

Sandra Turner Award plus Blue Ribbon. 1st Prize $50.00 2nd Prize $15.00

Contact: Jacinta Burke by email jacinta02@optusnet.com.au or phone 0401 494 554 before 8 November 2023

NOTICE of AGM – 22nd November 2023

VICTORIAN FLORAL ART ASSOCIATION

NOTICE of AGM – 22ND November 2023

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING DETAILS:

10am Arrival

10.30am ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

11am-12noon – Noreen will be demonstrating the Himmeli design, also a Mark Pampling inspired “stand” which will be our February workshop.  Josie will talk about Manchester Interflora World Cup she attended in September.

12noon – SHARED LUNCH – Attendees please bring a plate of savoury food.  (Oven and Microwave available)

Committee will provide dessert

1pm-2.30pm Demonstration by Jodi Forbes

3pm Clean Up and Depart

There will be a Christmas Raffle and Trading Table.  So remember to bring extra change!

The Committee will design Christmas arrangements around the room. If anyone would like to bring along a design – you are most welcome, but please supply your own staging.

RSVP by 14th November 2023 to cherylwynd@hotmail.com or 0407 335 727

Cost $20 for the day

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

Jodi Forbes

Jodi has been a florist for over 9 years.  She worked at The Bloom Room of Mornington for over 7 years, freelanced for 2 years and is currently working for Herbaceous Flowers in Mount Eliza and Kevin the Flower Shop in Bentleigh.

She has been a member of Box Hill Floral Art Group for 9 years and is currently the Vice President and The Workshop and Demonstrator co-ordinator she also demonstrates for the local Floral Art Groups.

Jodi has competed 3 times at MIFGS representing Box Hill and also competes on behalf of Holmesglen Tafe each year. She has attended Wedding design courses with Pearsons in Sydney, which included McQueen’s from the U.K., and The New York Flower school.

 

Flowers Through The Ages

28 Oct 2023 – 29 Oct 2023   9am – 4pm

This is a two day event with floral arrangements for the public to view. They will have many beautiful arrangements to see along with floral workshops for everyone to enjoy. They will have a trading table with floral items that can be used to assist in arrangements.

There will be raffles and prizes.

Robert Clarke Centre,  Gillies St, Wendouree, VIC 3355