SAFAS   Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Societies  
Auchincruive Floral Art Club

SAFAS Club Information

Auchincruive Floral Art Club


Meeting day: Mondays (fortnightly) at 7.15pm

Venue: Kyle Academy

Address: Overmills Road

Subscription: £40 per year Number of meetings per year : September 2019 to March 2020

Chairperson: Sheila McDougall Secretary: Hilda Cameron

Our Club motto is ‘Friendship through Flowers’.

Auchincruive Floral Art Club is a hands-on club where a demonstrator/tutor comes along to our club workshop/meeting

The tutor/demonstrator completes two designs - one for beginners and one for more advanced arrangers - prior to the meeting members are given a list of flowers and accessories to bring along

Members then proceed to complete their own arrangement.  At the end of the evening we go home with our “creations/masterpieces”

We are a small, friendly club and new members are made most welcome. Visitors may join us for an evening for £4 to experience for themselves, the fun from flowers

Club Meetings/Workshops Session 2019-2020

Monday 16th September 2019
Carole Butler - "You've been Framed"

Monday 7th October 2019
Enid Reid - "Outlandish"

Monday 21st  October 2019
Jane Gordon - "Autumn Fashion"

Monday 4th November 2019
Karine Murray - "Christmas Tubes"

Monday 18th November 2019
Maureen Keith - "Seasonal Connections"

Monday 2nd December 2019
DIY Christmas Special

Monday 13th January 2020
Morag Whitelaw - "Changing Times"

Monday 27th January 2020
Carole butler - "Touch of Spring in the Air"

Monday 17th February 2020
Ada Paul - "Flower Arranging - Without Oasis"

Monday 2nd March 2020
Stella Nixon - "Easter Sunshine"

Monday 16th March 2020
Closing Display


On 3rd May 2019, members of the Auchincruive Floral Art Club, Ayr participated in the Lonely Bouquet - Take me Home/Friendship Bouquet event.  

A display of flowers was created in the window of the PDSA Charity Shop in Ayr - advertising the event and taking the opportunity to promote the club .

(PDSA is the UK's leading vet charity, providing free and low-cost treatment to pets in need".

All flowers were donated by members and we received some lovely feedback:

Photo - Park Bench

"This bouquet certainly brought a huge smile to my face and it was such a lovely act of kindness, my husband found it sitting on a bench in Dam Park this morning while walking the dogs. I am now going to do something similar to bring a smile to someone else's face as it was such a great thing to do."

Photo - PDSA Shop Window
"I just wanted to share this amazing arrangement created in the window of PDSA Ayr in Alloway Street by Auchincruive Floral Art Club to celebrate national flower arranging day. We think its amazing." 

Rozelle Park, Ayr
"What a lovely idea, I’m certain there were lots of mums and grans delighted with your beautiful arrangements to brighten up their day" 

Photo - Bus Stop
This bouquet was handed into a nearby shop - the person thought it had been stolen!   Was absolutely delighted to receive the gift of the flowers.

Our retiring Chairperson, Catriona Gourlay is pictured with Bernard Smith, the General Manager of Whiteleys.   Catriona handed over a cheque on behalf of Auchincruive Floral Art Club for £750 to this very worthwhile cause.
Whiteleys Retreat is located just outside Ayr and provides therapeutic short breaks for children, young people and their families with cancer and life altering illnesses in the UK.



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