March 2012 Special
On 28th March, Aberdeen & County Floral Group and Northern Lights Contemporary Group jointly held a Special Open Evening in Queen’s Cross Church when members and friends from far and wide welcomed the internationally renowned demonstrator Mr Jonathan Moseley from Dronfield, Derbyshire. Jonathan is a National Demonstrator, Teacher, Adjudicator and is currently Chair of the National Demonstrators’ Committee. He travels extensively, both in the UK and abroad, presenting demonstrations and workshops.
Jonathan’s title for the evening was “Altered Images” and the spectacular array of arrangements, which can be seen in the accompanying image, covered the complete spectrum of design styles from traditional to contemporary and his choice of plant material was varied and colourful. During the demonstration we were introduced to some new techniques for manipulating foliage, and some new plant varieties that had recently come onto the market including fasciated veronica “Alien”. While Jonathan created these fabulous arrangements in such a relaxed and jovial manner, he entertained us with his extensive knowledge of the subject and tales of his experiences in the world of floral art.
We hope Jonathan enjoyed his visit to Aberdeen as much as we thoroughly enjoyed having him and that he will return to the North-East of Scotland on many more occasions.