Floral feast for flower fans in Ōrewa

Becky Cavit took the big win for the Hibiscus Coast group, earning first place in the Intermediate section ‘Barely There’. Becky’s work was also Highly Commended in the pre-prepared, High Society section, which featured decorative bags and shoes.

A Floral Art design competition that featured work from members of 11 Auckland clubs drew a large crowd to Ōrewa Baptist Church last month.

Members of the local Hibiscus Floral Art Group achieved several very good placings, including first in the Intermediate Section, and second Club.

The show ran over two days, September 12 and 13, with works created and judged on the first day and doors opening to the public the next day.

The theme, which was ‘couture’, ensured the entries were dramatic, bright, funky and colourful. A section called High Society featured decorated handbags and shoes.

Hibiscus Floral Art Group president, Gill Watt, said members loved taking part this year.

“We worked together on some of the pieces and that was a great experience for the newbies as well as the more experienced floral artists,” she says. “It was also exciting to see such a good turnout when it opened to the public. It has drawn in some new members.”

The show is held annually, and Gill said it came to Ōrewa Baptist Church hall for the second time, because the show there, in 2020, was so successful.