About South Midlands NAFAS

Who Are We?

The South Midlands NAFAS Group was founded in 1962. After the division of the Midlands Area into North and South Areas, the South Midlands covers the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and is bordered by 6 other Areas of NAFAS.

Amongst our achievements, we have staged Flower Festivals in the Cathedrals of Birmingham, Coventry and Lichfield as well as in some of the lovely National Trust properties and Stately Homes in our Area.

Teams of our members have been honoured to represent NAFAS at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1978 and 2001 where they gained Silver Gilt and Gold Medals.

Many of our members have achieved individual success over the past years and we look forward to a future of more Fun and Friendship through Flowers. 

What is NAFAS?


In 1959, flower arranging clubs and societies banded together and, with the support of the Royal Horticultural Society, formed the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. NAFAS grew rapidly to encompass a national network of flower clubs and was granted charitable status in 1984. The Association has since been a unifying and guiding mainstay to thousands of men, women and juniors whose love of flowers has opened up a whole new world of creativity. Today, NAFAS ranks as one of the most notable specialist associations, with around 50,000 members across 21 areas in the UK.

Our Aims:

  • Encourage the love of flowers and plants and to demonstrate their decorative and creative value.

  • Advance education in all facets of flower arranging.

  • Instruct, train and qualify judges, demonstrators, speakers and teachers in order to raise the standard of flower arranging.

  • Support worthy causes and charities by organising exhibitions and competitions.

  • Encourage the conservation of rare and endangered species of flowers and plants.

Our 2021 Programme:


Area Council Meeting dates:-

There are no meetings for the remainder of the year.

Members Day & AGM:-

AGM - 19th November 2021 - via Zoom, starting at 11.00am.

Who's who?

President:                             Mrs Jan Oldfield                 0121 705 7670

Chairman:                            Mrs Annette Thomas        01926 842577

1st Vice Chairman:              Mr Nic Carree                   01789 294121

2nd Vice Chairman:            Vacancy                

Treasurer:                             Mrs Maria Owen        

Secretary:                              Mrs Amanda Burgess 

Projects Secretary:                Mrs Elaine Hall                   

Publications Officer:            Mrs Sharon Badger           07907 932185

Photographic Representative:    Vacancy

Media Officer:                        Contact 

JDS&E Chairman:                  Mrs Barbara Collins        01676 534820

Area Demonstrator Rep:       Mrs Jo Davis                    07896 117368

Area Speakers Rep:               Mrs Simone Squire          01327 342167

Area Education Rep:             Louisa Rigden                 07966 178985

Area Judges Representative: Mrs Margaret Rumens    0121 705 4126  

Area Magazine Editor:         Mrs Carol Farmer   

The “Flower Arranger” Officer:     Diane Everton  0121 308 2286

J D S & E Committee Members;     Mrs Margaret Perry & Mrs Vicki Tuffen