The demonstrator was our own member Gill Garrow and her title, ‘Inspiration’.
The demonstration began with a seasonal inspiration using a cornucopia as the container, which was filled with seasonal colours of autumn leaves garden spray chrysanthemums, roses, eustoma, and leucadendron.
Next she used a selection of grey foliage with lilac coloured antirrhinums, pink gerbera, and carnation in lime green and purple.
The colours of the Scottish hill provided the inspiration for the third design in colours of deep purple monks hood, alstroemeria, eustoma and thistles with green chrysanthemums, the whole enhanced with a second placement.
The inspiration for the fourth arrangement came from the delicious sea food she sampled in South Africa. A low container filled with palms, which she folded to give a variety of textures then filled with cream, peach, and pink roses.
Summer sunshine was the inspiration for the final design which was a vertical design in a window box with a back drop of cornus twigs and golden foliage at the base. Gill then completed the arrangement with large yellow roses, cala lilies, and leucospermum.
The vote of thanks was given by Lydia Lunnon-Wood, in which she expressed the pleasure and thanks of everyone in the hall.