Welcome to the Three Counties and South Wales Area of NAFAS

We are affiliated to The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS), and cover Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and all of South Wales.

The area was formed in 1959 and currently consists of 68 Flower Clubs, with almost 4000 members. It is also a registered charity, and uses all surpluses to further its aims of education, promotion and improving the standards of flower arranging in the Area. If you love flowers and flower arranging, why not join your local flower arrangement club? You will be assured of a warm welcome!

Latest News

CONGRATULATIONS ELIZABETH (Liz)

As your President I’m sure I am speaking on your behalf in congratulating Liz as she takes on the role of Area Chairman. For the

The Flower Arranger needs YOU!

Hello All This note is a reminder to all clubs about sending me your 2021 orders for the Flower Arranger Magazine. I really appreciate that

Have you thought about online teacher training?

NEW NAFAS/OCN TEACHER TRAINING COURSE ONLINE IN MID OCTOBER     THE COURSE HAS 5 UNITS: The Learners Classroom Management Assessment & Evaluation Personal Development Journal

Save the Day For THREE COUNTIES & SOUTH WALES AREA OF NAFAS AREA DAY & COMPETITIONS 2022 ‘Here Comes Summer’ Tuesday 23rd August 2022 Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, 57-59 Broad St, Chipping Sodbury, Glos, BS37 6AD Area speaker – Sarah Chouglay 11am National Demonstrator – David Ryland 2.15pm Coffee Raffle Sales Tables Tickets £25.00 Doors Open 9.00am Tickets available shortly AREA COMPETITIONS staging on Monday 22nd August from 10am to 5pm Charity No. 517110

The latest ORDER FORM FOR AREA NEWS (2020 editions) is now available to download from the Members’ Area.

How to Make an All Foliage Arrangement Using Garden Foliage

To celebrate #RHSChelsea week, enjoy this video of an all-foliage arrangement which uses beautiful plant material from the demonstrator’s garden in the latest video by NAFAS.

“A CLAUS FOR CELEBRATION”

 

A Virtual Flower Arranging Competition

 

Entries by 20th November 2021

Classes open to all members of Area, with the exception of Area Officers who are in anyway connected to the Competition.  Members may only enter once in each class, but can enter as many classes as they choose.  Prize Cards will be awarded at the earliest opportunity.  Winners and images announced on our area Facebook page and hopefully website.  Judged by Area Judges who will not know whose exhibit it is.  Best in Show and Reserve Best in show to be judged by own National Judge, Delyth Price.

Photographs are to go areacompetitions@gmail.com   Please ensure that you are sending your photos at full size. Please include class numbers, arranger’s name, club name, postal address and e-mail.

Entries to arrive by midnight on 20th November, 2021. Images must not be watermarked or marked in any way.  Designs used should be made for this competition and must not have appeared anywhere else.  By entering the competition, you are agreeing to the future use of your photography by NAFAS in any form.  See Tips for Taking Successful Photographs of Flower arrangements by Chris Harten. 

CLASS 1.  FESTIVE FEAST – Still Life Exhibit

Space allowed 60cm wide x 60cm deep, height optional, consisting of the aesthetic grouping of plant material and inanimate objects.  Plant material and inanimate objects may be of equal importance in this particular design.

CLASS 2.  IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER – Landscape Exhibit

Space allowed 60cm x 60cm, height optional. Natural plant material only to be used.

CLASS 3.  DECK THE HALLS – A Christmas Garland -Craft Exhibit

To be displayed against a plain background, size optional. All components to be assembled in an elongated and/or flexible design with no visible background. Artificial plant material is allowed, but should not predominate.

CLASS 4. MAKING AN ENTRANCE – A Door Decoration (Not a Wreath) A Novice Class (Anyone who has not won a First Prize in a TC&SW Virtual Competition)

To be displayed outside, size optional.

CLASS 5.  SILENT NIGHT- A Contemporary Exhibit

Space allowed 60cm x 60cm height optional. Natural plant material only to be used.

CLASS 6. CHRISTMAS GREETINGS – A Floral Card – Junior Craft Exhibit

Size optional but not to exceed 35cm x 35cm to be displayed against a plain background.

6a – up to 10 years

6b – Age 11 – 16 years

Both classes have the same title but age groups will be judged separately. An exhibit featuring natural plant material, preserved or artificial materials may be used.

An exhibit is composed of natural plant material in all its forms, with or without accessories, contained within a space specified in the schedule.  Backgrounds, bases,

containers, drapes, exhibit titles and mechanics may always be included, unless otherwise stated.  In all exhibits plant material must predominate, with the exception of a Still Life, then it must be of equal importance. 

Any queries regarding the Schedule:

Sue Blandford, JDS&E Chair – sueblandford@btinternet.com 

Any queries regarding your Photographs:

Chris Harten, Virtual Competition Secretary – areacompetitions@gmail.com