Bromeliad Society Of Australia – November Meeting, Pressed Flower Designs

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: ianhook1@bigpond.com Website: www.bromeliad.org.au