Sunday, 14 August 2016

Garden Clubs of Australia Mid North Coast Zone Day - South West Rocks

Daphne & Pat
South West Rocks & District Garden Club had a wonderful turn up from Mid North Coast garden clubs at their Zone Day/Friendship Day.

It was held at the lovely Country Club at South West Rocks and we learnt about commercial native flower production by a grower and exporter of Australian Native flower and foliage. Two members from the NSW Floral Art Association did simultaneous floral art demonstrations as well. 

This was very interesting as 'the two Anns' used the same mechanics for a couple of their designs. To see interpretation differences between the two was amazing and as mentioned on the day, the same mechanics can be used again and again getting different looks, just by changing the emphasis on colour, texture, proportion, balance and harmony.

This photo left does NOT do justice to their designs however it illustrates the use of the wire construction as the common machanics.

Each club president gave a round up of what is happening in their club. There are clubs in the zone that are quite small who gather at different locations each month and others who don't really have a formal meeting per se but mainly do visits and let the Executive make any decisions that are necessary. 

Janny & Sue
The coach worked very well - everyone was on board on time at Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour and Macksville. We were a jolly lot with lots of chatter and amazingly there were NO nodding heads on the return journey.

Marie & Irene
Our bus of gardeners did very well in both the raffle and the silent auction for the table centre pieces and it has to be said that the South West Rocks Club's Trading Table had plenty of transactions as well! 

There was also a competition table but unfortunately I didn't get to see that as mobility was an issue!

Congratulations has to go to the South West Rocks and District Garden Club for a wonderful event.

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