Fleet Flower Club



When & Where: Meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. 


We have a varied agenda of flower demonstrations of both modern and traditional styles arranged by experts, as well as workshops 
where you can learn new ways to arrange flowers and foliage to help you create ideas for use at home.
At each meeting we have a Floristry Sales Table, and a Raffle of the demonstration flowers.

We hold monthly competitions and our Annual Show each year provides the opportunity for our members to show of their talents 
in flower arranging.

Looking back at 2018 & ahead in 2019: 

2018 was another busy and successful year for Fleet Flower Club.  
We started the year with our first ever event at Fleet Library with a demonstration entitled “Flowers in Springtime” where the audience 
learnt how to condition flowers and use a supermarket bunch of flowers to create beautiful arrangements.

In July, we were delighted to support Fleet Carnival’s Family Day for the third year running giving people the chance to create their 
own small arrangement to take away.  In the same month we also supported Fleet Methodist Church’s Flower Festival “The Celebration 
of Life” where a couple of members created a stunning “Summer Wedding” arrangement.

2018 also saw our members learn how to create arrangements with just foliage, as well as going “Beyond 3, 5 and 7” using even 
instead of odd numbers in flower designs.  Both workshops gave us all lots of inspiration.

In August, one of our members (and a National NAFAS demonstrator) Sandy Bailey, delighted us with stunning floral arrangements 
followed by a vintage afternoon tea held at the Church on the Heath.  It was a wonderful afternoon, enjoyed by everyone.
September saw several of our members support Winchester Cathedral’s Flower Festival entitled “Illumination: A Festival of Flowers” 
and created a spectacular display around St Swithun’s tomb entitled “The Season”.

Our Annual Show entitled “Seasonal Inspiration” in October transformed the Crookham Memorial Hall to be filled with colour and 
provided a true journey around the seasons.

2019 looks set to be another busy and exciting year, not just for Fleet Flower Club but also for NAFAS (National Association of Flower 
Arrangement Societies) who celebrate its 60th anniversary.  We have a day’s workshop planned to learn how to create different and 
“wacky” containers, as well as our usual full programme of demonstrators, annual show (taking place on 29 June) and Open Evening
 (in November). We also look forward to supporting once again some of the local events that will take place throughout 2019.

Don’t forget to check out our website (www.fleetflowerclub.co.uk) and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
@FleetFlowerClub) to find out more about what we do.

We are always pleased to welcome new members, why not come along and see what you can do with flowers.  
Visitors - £6 on the door

2019 Programme of Events
17 January
AGM followed by talk
No competition
21 February
Gill Smaggasgale – “Tutti-Frutti”
Competition – As title of demonstration
21 March
Marion Catt – “Light and Shade”
Competition – As title of demonstration
18 April
Members’ Practice Evening
No Competition
16 May
Pauline Hurran – “Inspired by…”
Competition – As title of demonstration
20 June
Martina Coleman – “Anything Goes”
Competition – As title of demonstration
Saturday 29 June
Crookham War Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, GU52 8LD
11:00am to 4:00pm
18 July
Lucinda Knapman – “Fabulous Flowers”
Competition – As title of demonstration
15 August
Members’ Practice Evening
No Competition
19 September
Jennifer Thompson – “Up the Garden Path”
Competition – As title of demonstration
17 October
Gill Homer – “Creative Thinking”
Competition – As title of demonstration
Tuesday 26 November
Lorena Dyer – “A Christmas Wish”
The Harlington Centre, Fleet, GU51 4BY
Doors open 6.45pm for 7.45pm start
2020 Programme
16 January
AGM – followed by talk/demonstration
Doors open 7.15pm for 7.30pm start
20 February
Gaenor Circus – “Ancient and Modern”
Competition – As title of demonstration