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)


Statements from the NAFAS Board of Directors

March 2020

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.”

The Twenties weekend in  Leicester

April 2020

Message from the Board of Directors at NAFAS


Good Morning


 It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of The Twenties

Weekend in Leicester this August.  Many of our members had booked

tickets and a great deal of planning had gone into making this event a

special occasion for all those attending. 


Our grateful thanks go out to all those involved in the organisation of

the event and in particular to our National President, Sue Brinton, who

was the driving force behind the Twenties Weekend.  This  would have

been a fitting tribute to Sue in this her final year in office. 

Unfortunately, due to the advance commitments of many of those involved,

we are unable to rearrange this event. 


For those members who have booked tickets, a refund form will be sent to

you with instructions on how to claim your refund and we ask you to

please bear with us on this process. 


Please circulate this information and upload to social media – thank


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

Notice regarding the Flower Arranger magazine  April 2020

The Summer issue of The Flower Arranger magazine is due out later this

week. We know how much you look forward to your ‘flowery treat’ but the

cancellation of club meetings and lockdown make getting it to you a



Please bear with the situation and rest assured that your Flower

Arranger Officer will try to make arrangements to get your magazine to

you as soon as it is safe to do so.


In the meantime, we will be posting some highlights from the magazine on

social media @flowerarrmag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.