Pressed Flower De­signs

BROMELIAD SO­CI­ETY OF AUS­TRALIA – No­vem­ber Meet­ing

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - The Great Outdoors - GUEST SPEAKER – SU­SAN LEWIS

The Bromeliad So­ci­ety of Aus­tralia will hold their next meet­ing at the Fed­er­a­tion Pav­il­ion, Cas­tle Hill Show­ground on Satur­day,

10 No­vem­ber with plant sales com­menc­ing at 11 am prior to the meet­ing.

Ac­cess is via Show­ground Road into Do­ran Drive, Cas­tle Hill with plenty of park­ing on site.

Guest Speaker will be Su­san Lewis, Pressed Flower De­signs and a his­tor­i­cal en­thu­si­ast who’s talk and slide show will in­clude the early his­tory of the Royal Ex­hi­bi­tion Build­ing in Mel­bourne where the Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Flower Show is held. The pre­sen­ta­tion will in­clude pho­tos of the land­scape de­sign and out­stand­ing flo­ral dis­plays at the Show over the years.

The Ex­hi­bi­tion Build­ing which was com­pleted in 1880, is one of the world’s old­est re­main­ing ex­hi­bi­tion pav­il­ions and its dome and dec­o­ra­tive paint­work have been metic­u­lously re­stored. The most sig­nif­i­cant event to oc­cur in the Ex­hi­bi­tion Build­ing was the open­ing of the first Par­lia­ment of Aus­tralia in 1901 and it re­ceived World Her­itage sta­tus in 2004.

It is such a beau­ti­ful build­ing to show­case the Mel­bourne Flower Show which is the largest of its type in the south­ern hemi­sphere.

Su­san has been press­ing flow­ers for over 20 years and has ex­hib­ited her work at the Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Flower and Gar­den Show each year and the Berry Gar­den Fes­ti­val.

Su­san will have some of her beau­ti­ful pressed flower items for sale – such as book­marks, cards, jew­ellery, soaps, trin­ket boxes and framed pic­tures.

This pre­sen­ta­tion prom­ises to be very in­ter­est­ing and vis­i­tors and guests are most wel­come to at­tend.

BSA meet­ings in­clude in­ter­est­ing guest speak­ers, plant sales, club news, raf­fles and com­pe­ti­tions as well as pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity to meet with like-minded peo­ple in a friendly and invit­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Con­tact Ian Hook – mo­bile 0408 202 269, email: ian­[email protected]­pond.com

Web­site: www.bromeliad.org.au

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