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Dennis Van Wonderen

Dennis van Wonderen BFA Events Director London

Events Director for the British Florist Association, Dennis van Wonderen who runs his own florist business van Wonderen Flowers in Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex has been practicing the art of floristry for decades. Dennis is excited about showcasing The British Florist Association and it's members expertise across many RHS shows. This year will see the Eurofleurs competition taking centre stage in the BFA Marquee at the Tatton Park Flower Show in Cheshire.

  • Date Joined: 10 Apr 2008

Amanda Canning, at Tatton in the BFA Floristry Marquee

Posted by Dennis van Wonderen on 17 Jul 2008 at 06:24 PM

With only a few more days to go it's getting very close to the Tatton Show now. All preparations are well and truly up to speed and it's not long before I pack my bag to set off to Manchester. My rain dances every night here in London seem to be doing the trick as I manage to keep it dry during the days to avoid the wash out that we have seen for most of the week at Hampton. I am dancing the nights away in the hope of nice dry days!! (or trying at least.... haha)


Anyway, just enough time left to introduce our fifth and final demonstrator this year at Tatton Park, Amanda Canning from Flower and Plant Works in Runcorn. Her shop is the current UK Independent Flower Shop of the Year and Amanda runs it together with her sister Barbara Monks. With 25 years in floristry she has a wealth of knowledge to share with you. Trained as a national judge, examiner, demonstrator and tutor she will entertain and inspire you with creative floral designs. Amanda's work is influenced by UK and European styles with techniques gained working here in the UK and with many overseas designers. As a passionate supporter of English grown flowers she will show you how simple or elaborate arrangements can be using the latest floristry techniques.

To find out more details about Amanda or any of the other designers demonstrating this year at Tatton Park please visit our consumer website at


More from me later on in the week when I will endeavour to report on a daily basis to keep you all 'in the know' with the latest Tatton gossip. I have it on good authority that 'Amy Winehouse' will be making an appearance.....


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