Coronuvirus related News

Following the Government update on 16 March 2020 and ongoing situation with COVID-19, all RHS Shows, Garden Events and school visits will be cancelled with immediate effect until 30 June 2020. RHS Gardens remain open, with several increased precautionary measures in place.

With the Government no longer supporting mass gathering events due to the impact on emergency services and heightened actions to encourage social distancing, the following RHS Shows will regrettably no longer take place in 2020:

• RHS London Spring Launch & Orchid Show, 7-8 April

• RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show, 17-18 April

• RHS Flower Show Cardiff, 17-19 April

• RHS Malvern Spring Festival, 7–10 May

• RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 19–23 May

• RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, 11–14 June

• RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show, 26-28 June, (although the RHS will investigate if Harlow Carr can be moved into July)

NAFAS News

Statement from the NAFAS Board of Directors

When a demonstration is cancelled at short notice, it is hoped that clubs will reimburse in good faith the demonstrator for money already expended on flowers etc. as per the contractual obligations of the Blue Form.

NAFAS asks that Clubs and Demonstrators communicate over any cancellation, and come to an agreement over any payment. We would hope that only out of pocket expenses would be claimed. Perhaps Clubs could put the cancelled presenter to the top of the list when they do the next Club programme. Those who are self-employed will find it hard, but we must balance that against health, sense and making the most of the difficult times we are experiencing.”

South West Area of NAFAS

Please note revised Calendar of Events for 2020

Area Education Days

Area List of Judges, Demonstrators, Speakers and Teachers 2017-2019

Area Data Protection Form