Welcome to the Northern Ireland Group of Flower Arrangement Societies Area of NAFAS website.

Enjoy browsing through our site, as we hope to keep you informed, as to what floral events are happening around the area. 

We are affiliated to NAFAS the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies a registered charity. Currently the NIGFAS Area has 21 clubs with a membership of 1000. Our aim is to encourage all in the art of flower arranging, through demonstrations, talks, classes, flower festivals and show work. Many of these activities take place in local flower clubs to which you would be made most welcome. 

No experience is necessary to join a flower club. Go along to one, you might discover a new talent! Please click on Flower Clubs to find one near you. 

NIGFAS take an active part in the Belfast Spring and Autumn Fairs, teaching step by step flower arranging for all. Come and see us at our stand. See the Belfast Parks Department events brochures or website for details of these Shows.

LETTER FROM THE NIGFAS CHAIRMAN

As I sit looking out at a cold, grey day to write my first Chairman’s Letter to you, I can see two very small Narcissi in bloom. How brilliant they look in all the dreariness of the border.  They remind me that even in these dark wintry days , there is always something to brighten our path.

By the time that you are reading this, 2017 will have well and truly arrived and I wish you all a Peaceful, Prosperous, Healthy and Happy year.

At this time  I am always filled with hope -----That the world in which we live will become a better place and that maybe, just maybe this will be the year that I finally master the mysteries of technology!  Then I am also filled with excitement and anticipation for all the many events I have to look forward to throughout the coming year, both within the Floral World and without.

I do hope that you all get that magical feeling too.

Last year was a very successful one for NIGFAS. Many of our members won competitions, passed tests, won awards. Our Judges, Speakers, Demonstrators and Teachers  were in great demand. Congratulations to all. We will look forward to similar success this year.

To start the year off, on behalf of NIGFAS, I would like to extend Congratulations to Linda Lyons who has been appointed to the Editorial team of The Flower Arranger magazine, to Ross McGookin who has been appointed to the Trading Team at NAFAS and to Barbara Megarry who has attained National Teaching Standard.  Well done to all.  What a good start to 2017.

NIGFAS Day will be on Saturday 4 March.  A very varied day with National Speaker Philida Irving and National Demonstrator Sandy Bailey has been organised. Our NAFAS National Chairman, Sheila Hadlow will be attending so I would appeal for a really great turnout.

There are so many talented members of NIGFAS that I feel truly blessed to be in this position.  During my term of office I will look forward to meeting and greeting as many of you as possible.
As the entire world around us grows older by another year, my hope for you all is that you possess a heart that is youthful, cheerful, vibrant and unafraid of new challenges.

HAPPY, HAPPY 2017  and KEEEEEEEEEP Flower Arranging.

Your Chairman Jean Bruce



Congratulations to Joan Lockhart who won the NIGFAS Area WAFA Elimination competition and will be staging the Honorary NIGFAS exhibit in Barbados during 18-25 June 2017 WAFA World Flower Show, “FLOWERS IN PARADISE”.  Click here for more information about the next WAFA Show.


NIGFAS Day 4 March 2017
 
Area Chairman Jean Bruce welcomed all, especially National Chairman Sheila Hadlow and AOIFA Chairman Candy Holten to what was a very entertaining NIGFAS day.  In the morning National Speaker Philida Irving presented an interesting character, in her intriguing talk entitled "My name is...", that of a courageous women called Sacagawea.



After lunch members had the opportunity to peruse the enticing stalls and view the sensational competitive floral designs and photographs, judged by Mary O'Brien and Brian Hennessey respectively.  Well done to all those who entered, fantastic to see a full hall.



An afternoon floral treat was provided by National Demonstrator Sandy Bailey.  "FLOWERS WITH PZAZZ" was her title and the stars did not disappoint. By the end a standing ovation was all that the audience could do! A spectacular finish to another NIGFAS event. Congratulations to the NIGFAS team and to all who made this day a great success.  


2017 NIGFAS Day - Floral Competitions
"Essential Elements"
Some of the winning designs



Subpages (2): Floral EVENTS Results