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Celebrating 50 Glorious Years PDF Print E-mail

From its inaugural meeting 8th November 1960 to a splendid luncheon 50 years later. Surrey has enjoyed many demonstrations, Area Floral Shows, workshops and outings. Show casing the art of Flower arranging at RHS Hampton Court Place Flower Show, Florimania at Hampton Court Palace and RHS Wisley Flower Show. Work in the education field has been ongoing with the careers of Demonstrators, Speakers, Teachers and Judges being formulated at Surrey tuition courses. Surrey is proud to have provided National Officers for NAFAS. We look forward to continuing encouraging everyone to enjoy the beauty of flowers.

A special Anniversary Umbrella, black with gold logo, is available £5 each or £7.50 p&p;
Please apply to media@surreyareaofnafas.org.uk

What is NAFAS? PDF Print E-mail
In 1959, flower arranging clubs and societies banded together and, with the support of the Royal Horticultural Society, formed the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. NAFAS grew rapidly to encompass a national network of flower clubs and was granted charitable status in 1984.

The Association has since been a unifying and guiding mainstay to thousands of men, women and juniors whose love of flowers has opened up a whole new world of creativity. Today, NAFAS ranks as one of the most notable specialist associations, with around 79,000 members within 1,350 affiliated Clubs across 21 areas in the UK.

NAFAS Certificate level 3 PDF Print E-mail
If you are interested in attending, and have experience and you wish to learn more about our craft.

Starting in October 2011 over 4 terms.

Contact Anne Winkworth for further information and details 01428 712556.

Surrey Area of NAFAS PDF Print E-mail
The Surrey Area of NAFAS was founded in 1960. We now have 58 flower clubs the meet regularly for flower arranging demonstrations, talks and practice sessions. Beginners are made most welcome and are encouraged to develop their skills in flower arranging. Enjoy your local Club’s social events, flower festivals and competitions. Take part in practical sessions held for both beginners and more advanced members.

Surrey Area was honoured when three of their members became NAFAS National Presidents. The Area was very proud to be asked to stage ‘Florimania’ by Hampton Court Palace in 1996. The Palace’s festival is held every year over the Monthering Sunday weekend and this is our eleventh year of arranging flowers for them. During the summer months in recent years we have arranged flower in the ‘Erdigg Vase’ in both the King’s and Queen’s Apartments. Also every week, except during the winter months, a team from the Area arranges flowers in Ham House. Since 1990 Surrey Area, in association with the Royal National Rose Society and later with the Royal Horticultural Society, have organised the Floral Art Competitions at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Show. In 2003 Surrey was asked by NAFAS to represent them at the Chelsea Flower Show, winning a Gold Medal.

Surrey Area of NAFAS aims to: PDF Print E-mail
Encourage the love of flowers and plants and to demonstrate their decorative and creative value
Advance education in all facets of flower arranging
Instruct, train and qualify judges, demonstrators, speakers and teachers in order to raise the standard of flower arranging
Support worthy causes and charities by organising exhibitions and competitions
Encourage the conservation of rare and endangered species of flowers and plants

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