Welcome to the Floral Art Group

Some of the Floral ArtTeam receiving their 2019 awards from President Peter Davies

GHS Members would be welcome to join The Floral Art Group, who meet at the United Reformed Church (rear hall) - Balmoral Road, Gillingham, Kent, usually on the first and third Tuesday of the month between 7.30-9.00pm. The group will be delighted to meet anyone who is interested in enjoying this beautiful craft.

There is an active schedule of meetings, arranged in a way that enables all members to learn new skills through a programme of practical meetings, workshops, and teaching evenings throughout the year, where members share their skills.

June **28th               “Grab a bag” – a floral handbag

July      5th                 “Shipshape” - an asymmetrical arrangement

            19th                 “Summer Holiday” – an arrangement of your own choice

Aug    (no meeting) – meal out somewhere

Sept    6th                 “Do your own thing” + Pre-show discussion

    Sat. 10th                GHS Autumn Show – see your Floral Art Show Schedule

            20th        #      “Imposed Night”

Oct       4th                 “Autumn Landscape” – landscape arrangement  (no flowers)

             18th                 “Witches Brew” – arrangement of your choice

Nov       1st                 “Up, up and away” – a vertical arrangement

             15th                 “Low down low” – a tapestry cushion style arrangement using natural     


Dec     6th                  “Xmas is coming” – make your wreath, swag or garland

**NOTE - this is 4th Tuesday in month (Kaye is away on 3rd Tuesday)

# IMPOSED - This means we supply each member with a selection of unspecified material(s) [within a previously agreed budget] and you then prepare arrangement(s) – we’ve never seen 2 the same yet!   

We always try to give tips and recommendations for each meeting at the meeting or two in advance so you are not left pondering what to bring etc on the night.


The more experienced members are also involved on the rota for providing floral displays for Rochester Cathedral, and have provided demonstrations for local gardening centres.


The group also has a sales table, providing most items needed for floral work at much cheaper prices than florists/normal retailers.


(Please note the Floral Art Group are a part of GHS and attendees need to join Gillingham Horticultural Society.)

FAG meeting charges (to cover hall hire, heating and refreshments)

Membership                      £30.00 per year

                      Accompanied juniors aged 11+                £   0.50 per meeting

Please Contact Kaye Buss on 01634 232998 for more details


Kaye Buss demonstrating her craft to the GHS members on 31 October 2018