INTERNATIONAL SHOWS

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The Garden Club was thrilled to announce then Vice President (now President) Cindy Young's prestigious award at Canada Blooms 2016!

Held in Toronto March 10th to 20th at the Enercare Center, the overall title of the show was "Let's Party".
The International Class that Cindy entered (representing the Garden Club of Bermuda) was entitled "Celebrate".
Space allotted was 48"x48"x80" high, placed on a 4" riser.
There were 10 entries.

Cindy won the overall gold and the Heather Fuller Award for Best International!

Winning entry

Cindy's award winning display

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Cindy's ribbon

World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA)
Dublin, Ireland
June 18-22, 2014
"A Floral Odyssey"

WAFA Dublin 2014 Susan and Debbie

Debbie Burville and Susan Conyers' Honorary Exhibit

WAFA Dublin Susan Conyers

Susan Conyers 'Imposed Class"

For more photos of WAFA 2014  http://wafaireland.com/results/

History of WAFA

WAFA first took root in the United Kingdom in 1972, when members of the "National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies"(NAFAS) of Great Britain decided to create an international federation that would represent all floral arrangement societies in the world. NAFAS created the position of "International Affiliates Chairman" to head the effort. Some of the members who held this post later served on the first WAFA Committee. NAFAS further deepened its overseas relationships in 1978 by holding an International Course in Su8ssex. The following year, a letter outlining proposals for a World Association went out to members, and in April 1980, those proposals were approved. WAFA officially formed during a second meeting in June 1981, with delegates and observers in attendance from 20 countries. This meeting was held in Bermuda. Today WAFA has 30 member countries that take turns hosting WAFA's international activities.

The Garden Club of Bermuda is pleased to advise that Debbie Burville has been appointed to the WAFA Coordination Panel for 2014-2017 as a non-host country representative.

Congratulations to Cindy Young and Debbie Burville
on their First Place win at the Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
in the Judges' Challenge Class 110 "Surrealism"
Their entry is pictured here.
Well done ladies, we are very proud of you!

Debbie & Cindys Philadelphia FS 2014 1st prize arrangementsm

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General Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month, October through May at 10.30 am - see website for address details and date confirmation. There are regular floral workshops, garden workshops, competitive bench exhibits and an annual fund-raising event.
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After tea we were given a wonderful talk about Gota work, which is the intricate sewing of gold, silver, copper, and rose gold threads in various forms on clothing. There were two models who were in unique beautiful sarees with two forms of this beautiful handmade work. One of the dresses took one month to complete, 20 ladies working on it!!!
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 11 new photos.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:47am
Later this afternoon we had high tea at the Faluknama Palace, which is one of the 35 palaces in the area still privately owned, and now a very high end hotel. It is perched very high on a peak and upside the Old City, with incredible views in all directions. Guests are bright from the gate to the hotel in horse drawn carriages, and then rose petals are tossed over the upper balcony to the stairs below, as you make your way up to register.
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 13 new photos.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:41am
Our second stop today was the Chowmahalla Palace, with fabulous stonework inside and out.
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Today, Tuesday in Hyderabad, was another long hot one. We were taken by bus down into the Old City area to visit Charminar, which is considered the Centre of the city. It is under restoration at the moment, with one of the four minarets completed. We had a considerable walk through some tight streets of vendors selling everything from limes to bangles, to men’s wedding jackets, to shoes, very glitzy outfits and the list goes on. This is a more Islamic part of the city, so we were more modestly dressed, and limited on our use of cameras.
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 14 new photos — with Anna Fulton.Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 3:31am
A long but wonderful day today at a craft village preceded by a traditional lunch on a banana leaf “plate” in a local banquet hall. A little retail therapy was good.

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