News Highlights 2023

This page is a an archive of news in 2023.



February 2023

Area Adult and Child Easter workshop: Wednesday 5th April in Abingdon – see Area Events and 2023 Easter Bunny Wall Workshop Booking Form.  Details are also on Practical Learning which also includes initial information about an area workshop in October. 

January 2023

October/November 2022

September 2022

July/August 2022  

  • Details about the NAFAS National Show at Gloucester Cathedral in May 2023.  See NAFAS News
  • The September council meeting will be via Zoom.
  • Details of the lunch and ‘Christmas Wishes‘ demonstration at the Area AGM have been announced.  Please see 2022 AGM Booking Form for more details.
  • Details of the ‘Delights of Derbyshire‘ area trip have been announced.  See Area Events for more information

June 2022 updates

Many congratulations to some of our wonderful designers:

  • Jane Belcher won gold and Best Floral Window at RHS Chelsea
  • Irene Manson, one of the BB&O National Associates of Honour, was awarded first prize in class ‘Written in the Stars‘ in the 2022 NAFAS Virtual Show, Chasing Rainbows
  • Many of our designers achieved awards at the ‘Jewels in the Crown‘ Area Show at Blenheim Palace.  For a full set of results see 2022 Blenheim Palace Show Results

April 2022 updates

Details of the London and Overseas Festival of Flower:  22-24 July.  See Beyond Our Area 2022 for more details, including the schedule and entry form for the competition.
Details of Old Windsor Flower Festival 27-29 May.  See Area Events
Outline information for the BB&O Flower Festival 26-27 November. See Area Events

March 2022 updates

Nomination forms for Area Officer roles:

Nominations are requested by end of April 2022

Workshops for beginners/intermediate cancelled due to lack of demand

February 2022 updates 

The Exhibiting section has been enhanced to include links to various new pages to help competitors in show run to NAFAS standards.

Lots of the Admin section has been enhanced to help club officers and management teams operate effectively

A course of 4 workshops for beginners/intermediate level – now cancelled due to lack of demand

January 2022 updates 

We have been very busy updating the website since Christmas so please follow the links below to get the latest news.

  • See NAFAS News for details of an opportunity to feature a design in The Flower Arranger
  • See NAFAS Events for information about:
    • ‘Chasing Rainbows’ –  the NAFAS Virtual Show in June 2022
    • ‘Together Again’ – the NAFAS residential weekend in September 2022
  • See Club Management for the presentations delivered at the Run a Successful Club workshops for club officers or other members involved in any aspect of running their club.   As part of preparing for these workshops we have updated a whole range of guidelines and processes in the Admin section of this website so please browse for information relevant to your role.  Updates to this section are still ongoing so keep looking.
  • Please visit News Service to register for the FREE BB&O Monthly newsletter.  Past newsletters can be viewed on this page – but note that some links in old news may not work as the website may have been updated since then.
  • See Area Management for links to nomination forms for officer roles which will become vacant at the 2022 Area AGM.  Please consider applying for one of these positions.

New Area Bank Details  

The Area transferred its bank account to Nat West in October 2021.

New area bank details – see Area News, Treasurers, Flower Arranger Orders and booking forms for any new area events 
Anyone who has BB&O Area Bank details set up on their internet banking app will need to update these details. 
Account Name: BB&O Area of NAFAS
Account Number: 10281169
Sort code: 60-24-21