Festival of Flowers, Chichester Cathedral

Festival of Flowers, Chichester Cathedral Members of the Sussex Area of NAFAS recently participated in the Festival of Flowers, held in Chichester Cathedral on 5th – 8th June 2024.   Arrangers: Gaenor Circus, Area Chairman & Carol Lathleiff L-R: Carol Lathleiff, Gaenor Circus and members from the Wessex & Jersey Area: Michael Bowyer MBE, Debbie Wadge […]

Leaf and Plant Techniques Part Two

Leaf and Plant Techniques Part Two We are delighted to announce this revised publication is now in stock. As an A5 spiral bound book which lays flat for ease of following the instructions and diagrams it is competitively priced at £4.75 plus postage.  If you are interested in learning more about Phormium shredding, weave and […]

Trustee Information Meeting

Want to know more about what it’s like to be a NAFAS Trustee?? If you’re tempted by the challenge of joining the Board of Trustees but are unsure what’s involved, then this is an opportunity for you to ask questions directly to the National Chairman and CEO. We are organising an open meeting with Nicky […]

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 Congratulations to NAFAS Members Julie Pearson and Angela Turner who competed and won Gold Medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.      Julie Pearson, Gold Medal Winner Angela Turner, Gold Medal Winner

Demonstrators Symposium 2025

Demonstrators Symposium The National Demonstrators Committee are organising a Demonstrators Symposium open to National, Area and Trainee Demonstrators commencing Friday 28th February 2025 finishing on Sunday 2nd March 2025.  The event will be held at the Telford Golf & Spa Hotel, Telford TF7 4DT.  To attend the symposium and a demonstration by Dawn Weaver, National […]

NAFAS Webinar

Following the first NAFAS webinar held on Thursday 16th May 2024 a summary of questions, responses and chat has been prepared, and if you are interested in reading the content please click here It was agreed to also upload the following separately for members information. Question: I’m currently undertaking a floristry course and have also […]

Florence Nightingale Service at Westminster Abbey

Two members of Three Counties & South Wales – Julie Sparks and Trish Ducker staged at Westminster Abbey for the Florence Nightingale Service. The colour scheme was white and green and included Antirrhinum, Dianthus, Eustoma, Gladioli, Roses, Gerbera and Chrysanthemum. In addition to the usual large foliage some Dracaena sanderiana was used, which, with its […]

PowerPoint Presentation Course

The National Speakers Committee are hosting a PowerPoint Presentation Course on Saturday 7th September 2024.   The course will be held in the Community Room, Tesco, Askham Bar, Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1LW commencing at 10am and finishing at approximately 4pm. For anyone interested in attending, please see the poster below.

ANZAC Day Service at Westminster Abbey

Once again, NAFAS was invited to arrange flowers at Westminster Abbey this time for the ANZAC Day Service held on Thursday 25th April 2024.  At this Service it was members from Dorset & Guernsey and NIGFAS who had the privilege of arranging the flowers. l – r Lesley Sheasby and Vikki Fooks from Dorset & […]

NAFAS Webinar

NAFAS Webinar The first NAFAS webinar is being held on Thursday 16th May 2024 at 6.00pm to 8.00pm.  This is an opportunity for NAFAS members to talk directly to the Board of Trustees and the CEO.  You will be able to ask questions during the webinar by posting them in chat, or you can email […]

Easter at Westminster Abbey

NAFAS was once again delighted to be invited to arrange at Westminster Abbey over Easter. On Maundy Thursday, Westminster Abbey Co-Ordinators Jilly Griffin and Linda O’Sullivan were asked to interpret the Garden of Repose in the Nave. Staging took place for the Easter Service:- A fabulous pedestal at the Nave Pulpit by Linda O’Sullivan Jane […]

Service of Thanksgiving for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

A Service of Thanksgiving took place on Monday 4th March at Westminster Abbey to mark the 200th anniversary of the RNLI. Westminster Abbey Co-Ordinators, Linda O’Sullivan and Jilly Griffin once again organised for two members of the London and Overseas Area of NAFAS to arrange a pedestal beside Richard II’s portrait. Credit, Jilly Griffin Richard […]

The Commonwealth Service 2024

The Commonwealth Service 2024 was held at Westminster Abbey on Monday 11th March to celebrate the individuals and cultures from the 54 member states of the Commonwealth Nation. It was indeed an honour and privilege for Special Appointments Jilly Griffin and Linda O’Sullivan to attend the service and also co-ordinate members from two Areas to […]

Pre-National Assessment & National Demonstrators Test

Pre-National Assessment and National Demonstrators Test 2024   This year’s Pre-National Assessment and National Demonstrators Test will take place on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st October at Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN. The day starts at 10am and will finish at 4.30pm (attendees must be seated before 10am, doors open at […]

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