Floral Design

The group accommodates all levels of abilities; class participants work on different styles of design. You can just come and observe too. Bring your own container (no clear glass) or purchase 2 basic black containers (square and rectangle) for $20 and use them throughout the year.

Peninsula Rose Society Annual Rose Show

Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:00 am - 4:30 pm. Location: Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City, Ca

Hundreds of roses on display, Free handouts and information, Free admission and free parking. Lynn is not arranging a carpool but people could meet at 10 am to carpool from the JC Penny Home parking lot. She is attending a symposium from 4th-6th as a Life Judge.

Standard Flower Show "Swing Into Spring" presented by Santa Rosa Flower Arrangers Guild

Saturday, May 19, 2018. Location: Healdsburg.

Lynn is judging the 18th.

May Design group: Color Galore! Making a design with spring flowers

Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Location: Lynn MacFarland's home. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Lynn's location.

Home is on a court. You may park in the driveway and if you park your compact all the way forward, another compact can park behind.
Design members are willing to drive others who do not wish to drive at night. Please contact Lynn before the meeting so she can arrange your carpool.

Bring a container, spring flowers and greenery.

For more information, please contact Lynn MacFarland at FloralDesign@lavgc.org.

Our designs will follow the Handbook for Flower Shows, using the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design.



The National Handbook describes both Creative and Traditional styles. These are not design types, but how you present your plant material. Creative designs use contrast and dominance with plant material and voids to create rhythm (positive and negative space or "plastic organization".) We are going to concentrate on the two elements of design (size and space) and particularly appreciate contrast, dominance and rhythm. All elements of design and all principles of design should be followed. Look at art and apply the principles to your creative designs.

Ikebana has many schools of floral design. For more information see Ikebana International San Francisco . They meet on the 3rd Friday during the day.

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