Celebrating garden club’s 121 years

2017-11-08 06:01
PHOTO:Rachel Kinghorn Between them they have an amazing range of floral art ability and gardening expertise – the eight past presidents, who were at the garden club’s 121st anniversary - Marj Hill, Jen Balfour, Edeline Gevers, Robin Adendorf, Lynda Drogemoller, Sally Jane Crowe, Marilyn Northmore, Sue Swan and current president Jen Cowie.

PHOTO:Rachel Kinghorn Between them they have an amazing range of floral art ability and gardening expertise – the eight past presidents, who were at the garden club’s 121st anniversary - Marj Hill, Jen Balfour, Edeline Gevers, Robin Adendorf, Lynda Drogemoller, Sally Jane Crowe, Marilyn Northmore, Sue Swan and current president Jen Cowie.

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FLOWERS arranged in cabbages, glorious voices raised in song, poetry expressed as floral art and a sumptuous tea set the scene for the happy occasion of Greytown Garden Club’s 121st anniversary celebration last Tuesday October 31 in Greytown’s NG Church.

Club president Jen Cowie reports that the meeting was attended by eight past presidents and a large contingent of members and guests, both local and from further afield, lingered happily exchanging gardening anecdotes and news while enjoying refreshments after the meeting.

Guest speaker Vee Rencken captivated her audience with her creative and unusual yet uncomplicated modern arrangements.

Ever conscious of the sometimes prohibitive cost of purchasing flowers, expensive containers and equipment, Vee shared her wealth of interesting yet practical ideas to prove that creating a striking arrangement need not be a costly exercise.

The celebration of creativity takes on many forms and through history the beauty of the natural world has often been expressed in the form of music or song.

The delightful range of songs, solos and duets performed by Chelsea Simmonds, director of Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg music department, and her talented pupils were a perfect complement to the morning’s events and the lovely arrangements created by a number of talented local ladies.

While enjoying the celebratory tea of superbly baked and iced cakes and savouries members and guests spent time catching up with friends, browsing the various stalls exhibiting quality items and viewing the magnificent floral arrangements positioned throughout the church.

• Editor’s note: congratulations to all involved on the organisation of the event and the outstanding level of talent and creativity displayed by all the floral artists.

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