What’s On in the Berks Bucks and Oxon Area of NAFAS
East of England Gardens Tour: 10-13 May 2018
An early summer tour of the Each of England gardens and stately homes. Depending on numbers the price will be £425-£480 for 3 nights twin sharing at the Wensum Valley Hotel.. £60 single room supplement. For more details see 2018 East of England Gardens Tour and the booking form 2018 East of England Gardens Booking
All enquiries to Glenis Smith or phone 01494 729 837
With a Hint of Imagination – Area Demonstration: Friday 25 May 2018
National Demonstrator Derek Armstrong. Demonstration starts 7.30pm, doors open 6.30pm
Tickets £15 including complimentary glass of wine and canapes, flower raffle and tombola.
Proceeds towards the Flower Festival at Dorchester Abbey
Download the flier from 2018 Derek Armstrong Flyer
Order tickets using the 2018 Derek Armstrong Dem App Form
Any queries email Jane Haas
WAFA Elimination Competition: Monday 4th June 2018
To choose a BB&O candidate for the national WAFA elimination competition an area competition will be staged at Benson on 4th June 2018 from 8.30 am. Your exhibit needs to be self-funding. The title of the exhibit is to be ‘Masquerade’. Size and space allowed: 100cm x 100cm, maximum height 200cm. You will need to provide a base. Viewing will be at 12.15 pm.
Competitors must be available to take part in the national WAFA eliminator competition with the same title and space allowed as above, in Leicester on 10th August 2018 and, if successful, to go to India in February 2020.
The national elimination competition will be held during the ‘Masquerade’ weekend 10-12 August 2108. Staging on 10th August, dismantling from noon on 12th August. The winner of the BB&O competition will be funded by the BB&O Area for flowers, travel and accommodation, but not for the weekend festivities.
The winner of the national competition will then represent the UK at the World Competition to be held in Jaipur, India in February 2020. Should the BB&O competitor be chosen to go to India they would be part funded by NAFAS & BB&O Area
Any member who is interested should contact Chairman, Alison Mount
Blenheim Palace Flower Show: 22-24 June 2018
Midsummer madness is to descend on Blenheim this year when BB&O present an open competition and exhibition. Classes include ever popular pedestal, imposed and semi-imposed plus Art in the Environment. Entries are encouraged from anyone who is not part of NAFAS, as well as NAFAS members.
Volunteers are required for staging day (Thu 21 June) and all show days. Please see 2018 Blenheim Palace Stewarding Letter and if you can help please complete and submit 2018 Blenheim Palace Stewarding Form
All enquiries to Jackie Page or phone 07779 396 325
Flower Festival at Dorchester Abbey: 28-30 Sep 2018
A spectacular flower festival depicting journeys of various kinds, including many relevant to the history of Dorchester Abbey. For more information download Dorchester A5 flier – front and Dorchester A5 flier – back
For coach or group bookings email Group Bookings or phone 0118 947 3006
Dorchester-on-Thames is a charming historic village, nine miles south of Oxford. Refreshment establishments in the village include: George Hotel, Fleur de Lys Hotel, White Hart Hotel, Lily’s Tea Room, Dorchester Abbey Tea Room
All clubs in the area are encouraged to participate. Viewing days for individuals and clubs staging exhibits will be Thu 12th and Fri 13th April, 9.30am-12.30 pm. Clubs may claim mileage for viewing sessions using Dorchester claim form for viewing day. Please email Carole Dorward or phone 01635 200 229 to discuss how your club can be involved