The history of NAFAS

Flower arranging clubs and societies banded together as The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) in 1959. The Association has since been a unifying and guiding mainstay to thousands of people whose love of flowers and flower arranging has opened up a whole new world of creativity.

Our Headquarters is at Osborne House, Devonshire Square in the City of London where there is a small staff responsible for the day to day running of the Association.

NAFAS is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and also to the World Association of Floral Artists, which holds a triennial show in different parts of the world.

In 1984 the Association was granted charity status in recognition of its educational aims and activities. It is responsible for training and qualifying judges, demonstrators, speakers and teachers of flower arranging in order to raise the standard of work throughout the country. Within the United Kingdom there are 21 Areas of NAFAS, each is autonomous with its own Area Chairman and Committee and affiliated to the parent Association. Across the country the skills of our members may be seen in stately homes, horticultural shows, churches and cathedrals.

This event is taking place within the London and Overseas Area which provides a number of clubs that hold monthly meetings, workshops, seminars and other events. Members regularly compete at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Their work can also be seen at many other shows, festival and events.

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