This page aims to draw attention to news published recently by, or relating specifically to, NAFAS, other NAFAS areas or WAFA that may be of interest to BB&O members. Other information can be found on the NAFAS website.





NAFAS Events 2024  

Teachers Conference at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, 5-7th July 2024.  Email

HIGHLAND FLING: National President, Lilias Hoskins, is hosting a Residential weekend. If you interested in attending, please email requesting an events booking form.

National Show:  Schedule  

The schedule and competitor information is available.  See NAFAS Events.

NAFAS Change of Address – Sep 2022 

NAFAS HQ has moved from Osborne House to:
1st Floor, 42-44 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AH
The telephone number is unchanged: 020 7247 5567

NAFAS National Show:  Florilegium: A Gathering of Flowers:  12-13 May 2023  

Friday 12th May 2023:  10am – 7pm
Saturday 13th May 2023:  10am – 6pm

  • Thursday 11th May 2023, 7.30pm to 9.30pm:   ‘The Reveal’ – An evening of viewing exhibits and prize winner presentations at. Tickets at £12 per person are available via Eventbrite

There will be a Competitive Show, Demonstrations, Talks and Teaching How-To Sessions plus a mixture of Trading Stands and the company of NAFAS members from far and wide.

An exciting competition schedule is being prepared and will be available on the NAFAS website and via post on request. Date of availability tbc.  Keep an eye on the NAFAS website at

Tickets are available via Eventbrite


  • Single Day £28
  • Two-Day Pass £45
  • Groups of 10+ £22.50 per person
  • The Reveal on Thursday 11th May £12

Coach Trips:  For anyone organising a coach trip, please contact Peter Mathers who will be
coordinating arrival times.

Please contact Gloucester Tourist Information on 01452 396572 for details on visiting the city.

Friday 12th May 2023 at 7.30pm.  Demonstration ‘Penno & Price – The Big Flower Night’ in the Gloucester Guildhall, Eastgate Street GL1 1NS .

Tickets are £20 each and available via Gloucester Guildhall 01452 503050 or Gloucester Guildhall







National Flower Arranging Day 6 May 2022

In 2022 the national publicity initiative ‘National Flower Arranging Day’ will be on Friday 6th May.  Clubs are encouraged to leave designs in public places for people to pick up and take home.  Printed cards were available for clubs to collect at the March council meeting, but with limited opportunities to hand out the cards between now and 6th May, clubs may like to download the NAFAS card at Nat Flower Arranging Day Card A6 2022_FINAL
Alternatively clubs may prefer to use their own publicity material..  Clubs are encouraged to do whatever they feel most comfortable with to promote their club during this first week in May.,

Fit for a Queen – Platinum Jubilee Design in The Flower Arranger   

Have you seen the opportunity described on page 64 of the Spring 2022 edition of the Flower Arranger?

In this historic year celebrating 70 years since Her Majesty The Queen’s accession to the throne The Flower Arranger magazine is inviting readers to create and send in a photograph of a Platinum Jubilee design ‘Fit for a Queen’ for a chance to have it featured in the magazine.

All you have to do is email ONE clear photographic image of your design with NO digital enhancement to by 12pm on Tuesday 3 May 2022 with ‘Fit for a Queen‘ in the email subject header.

How to take part:

  1. Space allowed is width 60cm, depth 60 cm, height 90cm
  2. Should be staged on a light-coloured, plain-topped table with a matching or similarly light-coloured background
  3. Should incorporate at least one purple and one platinum-coloured component
  4. Suggest you refer to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Emblem on the British Monarchy website ( for inspiration
  5. All designs will be assessed by the Editor and NAFAS National Judges according to the NAFAS rules in the NAFAS Competitions Manual (3rd edition 2015) – this may be purchased via the NAFAS website
  6. The Editor and Judges’ decision is final
  7. One submission only per person.
  8. Design should be original, your own work and must not have been submitted elsewhere or on social media.
  9. By submitting your photograph you are agreeing to future use of it with your name by The Flower Arranger and NAFAS in any form including social media.
  10. Refer to the NAFAS website for more information

‘Chasing Rainbows’ – NAFAS Virtual Show June 2022

See NAFAS Events and the NAFAS website for more information.

NAFAS Residential Weekend  9-11 Sep 2022

NAFAS has planned a residential weekend at the Leicester Marriott Hotel Friday 9th – Sunday 11th September 2022.  See NAFAS Events and the NAFAS website for more information.

WAFA New Zealand cancelled

See NZ cancellation regarding the cancellation of the WAFA show in New Zealand.

NAFAS publicity – The Power of Flowers

NAFAS have recently issued a publicity article Power of Flowers_3pp.  Please download this and use in any local publications as a means of encouraging new NAFAS members.