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

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.”

NEWS from the NAFAS Board  July 20 - click their logo below

Following the National Advisory Council Meeting on Friday 24th July, the NAFAS National Election results are as follows:-

National Vice Chairman - effective from October National AGM - Katherine Kear

Board of Directors - six proposed from which three directors were voted in for three years as follows:-

Peter Mather - NE Area

Mala Williams - Wessex & Jersey Area

Nicky Wylie - Cheshire Area

National Associates of Honour - four proposed and awarded as follows:-

Alan Beatty - NIGFAS

Sue Davies - Mercia and North Wales

Katherine Kear - Three Counties and South Wales

Margaret Rumens - South Midlands

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