Julia Clements

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Julia Clements OBE (11 April 1906 – 1 November 2010) was an English flower arranger and lecturer on floral arranging whose career spanned over 60 years. She wrote some 20 bestselling books on the subject of flower arranging, as well as contributing to a variety of publications on gardening. For 12 years, she wrote a column for Popular Gardening.[1][2]

Clements married Sir Alexander Hay Seton, 10th Baronet of Abercorn (1904–1963) in 1962,[3] thus becoming Lady Seton, though she continued to use her birth name professionally.[4]

Clements celebrated her 104th birthday in 2010 and remained active in floral art and horticulture until the end of her life.[5]

She was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1973.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fun with Flowers (1950)
  • Pictures with Flowers (1951)
  • 101 Ideas for Flower Arrangement (1953)
  • First Steps with Flowers (1955)
  • My Roses (1958)
  • Floral Roundabout (1959)
  • A Treasury of Rose Arrangements (1959)
  • Party Pieces (1960)
  • Show Pieces (1962)
  • ABC of Flower Arranging (1963)
  • Flower Arrangements in Stately Homes (1966)
  • Julia Clement's Gift Book of Flower Arranging (1969)
  • Flower Arrangements (1976)
  • Flowers in Praise: Church Festivals and Decorations (1977)
  • The Art of Arranging a Flower (1981)
  • Flower Arranging (1981)
  • Flower Arranger's Bedside Book (1982)
  • Arco Julia Clements Book of Rose Arrangements (1984)
  • Flower Arrangements: Month by Month, Step by Step (1985)
  • Flower Arranging for All Occasions (1993)
  • My Life with Flowers (1993)
  • Flower Arranging Made Easy (1995)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NAFAS 50th Anniversary". Nafas.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  2. ^ "Julia Clements", The Telegraph, 12 November 2010
  3. ^ "Family of Alexander Hay SETON 10th Baronet of Abercorn (Sandy) and Julia CLEMENTS". Hamishhaynes.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  4. ^ SETON, Lady, (Julia), Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  5. ^ Imogen Levy and Duck Soup http://ducksoupdev.co.uk. "NAFAS 50th anniversary festival Address". Westminster Abbey. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  6. ^ Horwood, Catherine. Gardening Women: Their Stories From 1600 to the Present.