7.30pm Wednesday 20 May, CHS Centre
Includes light refreshments
Purchase here or from the CHS Office: tel: 366 6937
Fantastic Prizes for the Best Dressed Man and Best Dressed Woman
A 2-night stay in the unique self-contained Lake Hawea Bellbird cottage is on offer to both the Best Dressed Man & Best Dressed Woman at the demonstration. A wonderful prize valued at over $600! conditions apply
Floral Designs for that Special Occasion
Created for you by international designers, Gislinde Folkerts & Annette Waller
About the Presenters
Gislinde trained as a MasterFlorist in Germany and worked there for many years. She arrived in New Zealand in 1994 together with her husband and son and soon expanded the family to include a daughter. Since settling here she has been working as a professional florist as well as teaching and demonstrating floral design. Gislinde joined the Floral Art Group Geraldine in 1996 and has been president of the group twice.
In 2001 she gained her National Teachers and National Judges Certificate and also completed the Demonstrators Unit.
In 2006 she opened ‘The Flower Gallery, Studio & Shop’ in Geraldine which she ran until 2009. She is currently working as a freelance florist, concentrating on weddings special events, demonstrations and tutorials.
International Participation & Awards
Flora Australis 2009
Ellerslie International Flower show 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 (she was also on the panel of judges for the young florist apprentices at Ellerslie).
Fusion Flowers Magazine: International Designer of the Year 2010, 2012, 2014
Gislinde’s work has been published in:
Expressions, Floral Design in New Zealand
FASNZ Diary, with various special awards
Floral Design Magazine
International Floral Art Book 06/07; 08/09; 10/11; 12/13; 14/15
Annette lives on a farm near Geraldine with her husband and extended family. She joined Geraldine Floral Art in 1990 and has been Secretary and President for Geraldine and President of S.C Area. She gained an S.C Area Rep National Teaching diploma in 2002, which has taken her all around New Zealand.
Annette competed successfully at FASNZ conference 2004, Flora Australis 2009, Boston 2010, Canada Blooms 2012, Ellerslie 2010, 2012 and Ireland in 2014. Her work has been featured in the publication FASNZ Floral Focus from 2000.
At present she is on the Geraldine, Area Education and National Education committees. Annette delights in her craft and “cannot believe how far floral art has taken me!”