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.

Who's who?

President:                             Mrs Jan Oldfield                 0121 705 7670   david.dh.oldfield@btinternet.com

Chairman:                            Mrs Simone Squire             01327 342167    simone@the-squires.co.uk

(Also Delegate to National Council)

1st Vice Chairman:             Mrs Annette Thomas         01926 842577   athomas@thomasandyoung.co.uk

2nd Vice Chairman:             Mr Nic Carree                 01789 294121   measure4pleasure@btinternet.com

Treasurer:                              Mrs Maria Owen               01327 341783   theowenhouse@yahoo.co.uk

Secretary:                              Mrs Amanda Burgess           secretarysouthmidlandsnafas@gmail.com

Projects Secretary:                Mrs Lyn Pirrie                   02476 320083   nuneatonflowerguild@hotmail,com

Publications Officer:            Mrs Sharon Badger           07907 932185 sharonbadgerflowers@hotmail.com

Photographic Representative:    Vacancy

Media Officer:                       Mrs Amanda Punter         01536 460511   amandapunter@hotmail.com

JDS&E Chairman:                  Mrs Barbara Collins        01676 534820  barbaramcollins@me.com

Area Demonstrator Rep:       Mrs Jo Davis                    07896 117368   joanna_davis@btinternet.com

Area Speakers Rep:               Mrs Simone Squire .      01327 342167      simone@the-squires.co.uk

Area Education Rep:             Louisa Rigden                07966 178985       rigdenhousehold@aol.com

Area Judges Representative: Mrs Margaret Rumens    0121 705 4126  margaret.rumens@btinternet.com  

Area Magazine Editor:         Mrs Carol Farmer             01789 766170  potpourri2@hotmail.com

The “Flower Arranger” Officer:     Mrs Janet Cooper      01327 260607    jandg.cooper@btinternet.com

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

Our 2019/20 Programme:


Council dates:-

Thursday 26th March 2020 - meeting cancelled

Wednesday 17th June 2020 - meeting cancelled

Thursday 17th September 2020

All meetings to be held at Dunchurch Village Hall, Rugby Road, Dunchurch CV22 6PN

Members Day & AGM:-

Members Day - 29th May 2020 - meeting cancelled

AGM - 20th November 2020 - Manor Hotel, Meridan

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.

Contact Us

Amanda Burgess


South Midlands NAFAS

Email: secretarysouthmidlandsnafas@gmail.com

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