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NAFAS Vision, Mission and Values

We achieve this through:

* Welcoming everyone to our association, events and shows by removing barriers to access

* Sharing our artistry, creativity, skills, experience and innovation

* Encouraging creative use of flowers to aid mental health, well-being and social interaction

* Developing imaginative and accessible promotional programmes and publications

* Providing the highest quality educational and training schemes and upholding their quality

* Supporting opportunities to develop skills through competitions and exhibitions at all levels

* Ensuring excellent organisational and commercial support for affiliated clubs and societies

* Establishing a culture where collaboration and sharing best practice is the norm

* Working closely with horticultural, trade and educational bodies with similar goals

* Continuous improvement to everything we do by embracing incremental change

* Regular renewal of our representation and plans to capture new trends and voices

* Minimising our impact on the environment

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NICKY has been on the Board for three years and takes over as National Chairman for her second term of three years. Nicky joined her local flower club in 2009 and became Chairman in 2013, and an Officer for the Cheshire Area of NAFAS in 2014. Nicky is a former Cheshire East Town and County Council Councillor, responsible for the Community, Order and Public Safety Committee and brings a wealth of experience in Governance and Safeguarding to the Board. Nicky is a keen flower arranger

and in 2019 led the NAFAS Chelsea Flower Team. 

The National Association of  Flower Arrangement Societies 


President’s Residential Weekend

The National President, Lilias Hoskins is hosting a President’s Residential Weekend titled ‘Highland Fling’ at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank commencing Friday 26th July to Sunday 28th July 2024.  

The cost for a single room is £350 and for a twin room is £300 per person based on two people sharing.

For any member interested in attending the event, please email requesting a booking form.




Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow G81 4LA


Start: Friday 26th July 2024

End: Sunday 28th July 2024

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To view further details here's the link to the NAFAS national website. 

To obtain your own copy of newsletter you can subscribe on the National website.

Feerie Florale Flower Show, Aiden Biesen 27th - 29th September 2024

Dates for the diary received from RHS Community Outreach Advisors:- 

-  Louise Langenbert - 

-  Alison Findlay -

Currently working with Colchester hospital, the East Suffolk and North Essex Trust and the Colchester and Ipswich Hospital charity to create a wellbeing garden for staff and patients. 

DATES in 2024:-

Tuesday 26th March 10am - 1pm  -  Big Seed Swap One Colchester Community Hub in the High Street. 

Tuesday 26th March  -  ONLINE Peat Free Workshop at 7pm - 8.15pm on Zoom sign up will follow soon. An opportunity for In Bloom, Community groups and It's Your Neighbourhood groups to find out more about Peat Free and find out how other groups are coping using Peat Free compost. 

1st - 7th April Community Garden Week (could you do something that involves your community to showcase your hard work?  Invite other community groups to your gardens?  It is the Easter Holidays, so what about a family fun day?)

22nd - 29th April 'Grow with it'  This year's seasonal programme being delivered by the RHS.  Here is the link to the page to register your interest and where you will receive updates. 

1st - 7th June Volunteers week  -  (could you do something that involves your community to showcase your hard work?  Alison used this opportunity to gain new volunteers for the Colchester Hospital project).

Britain in Bloom celebrates 60 Years this year and their theme for 2024 is Friendship.  We would love to hear of stories from your groups, gardens and projects arund the theme f Friendship.  You can share them with me or send them to If your groups uses social media then tag the RHS on your posts.  Instagram: @rhsgrassroots. X @rhsbloom. F: @rhscommunitygardening. 

This would be the perfect time to sign your groups up to 'It's your Neighbourhood'.  This will put your group on the RHS Map of Community Groups.  Here is the link. 

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