Combe St Nicholas Village Hall hosts floral talk

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 February 2016

Axminster's Sarah Belshaw with her tulip arrangement

Axminster's Sarah Belshaw with her tulip arrangement


With spring in the air, budding local flower arrangers got busy with hundreds of tulips from Amsterdam recently.

Wokshop members with their tulip arrangementsWokshop members with their tulip arrangements

At the first in a new series of workshops at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall, women from across the area were given a step-by-step demonstration before trying it themselves. Each one made a rustic design using fresh tulips, twigs and foliage.

Sarah Belshaw, from Axminster, said: “I found out about this workshop from a story in my local paper. It was really interesting. I was so pleased with my design and the tutor was excellent.”

Tutor Jackie Nicholls from Ashville Design, which runs the workshops, said: “Modern flower arranging these days is very uplifting, therapeutic, infectious and fun – best of all you don’t need any experience to have a go.”

The next two workshops are making a ‘Spring Floral Card’, on Thursday, February 25, 6pm to 8.30pm, followed by making a ‘Spring Posy’ on Monday, March 14, 10am to 12.30pm. The cost is £20, including basic kit and refreshments. For more information, contact Jackie Nicholls on 01460 67795 or 07906 259683 or visit

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