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.

WAFA - World Association of Floral Artists - 12TH WORLD FLOWER SHOW - "Flowers in Paradise" - Barbados

Congratulations to all those NIGFAS members who took part in the floral competitions at the WAFA 12th World Flower Show. Many congratulations to George Madden (Belfast Floral Art Society) who was awarded 3rd for his design and to Ann Traynor (Armagh & District Floral Art Society) who was commended for her exhibit. The NIGFAS Honorary exhibit arranged by Joan Lockhart was stunning. Well done all.  


Congratulations to Margaret Abernethy who has been elected as Chairman of WAFA for the next three years. Margaret has been involved with WAFA for a number of years and not only is this a natural progression for her but a very well deserved honour too. Our good wishes go with her.

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Don't miss this year's NAFAS Festive Flower and Food Show, 9th /11th November 2017.  Lots to see and do, all in the beautiful setting of the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Find out more at -http://festiveflowerfoodshow.co.uk/


Congratulations to Cherie Nummy (Lower Bann Floral Art Society) who won the 2017 NIGFAS heat. We wish her well as she represents the area at the NAFAS Designer of the Year final, taking place in Blackpool 9-11 November 2017. Well done. 

Image courtesy of Sandra Abbott

Helen Ross - NAFAS Honour

On behalf of NIGFAS, I would like to congratulate Mrs. Helen Ross on being appointed NAFAS National Associate of Honour.
Helen has been a true and faithful friend of both NAFAS and the NIGFAS area for many years. She has served both in an exemplary manner and is a great ambassador for us all. She is an amazing font of knowledge which she willingly shares.

Helen is currently our Historian, a position which she carries out with great diligence.

Thank you, Helen from all at NIGFAS. This is such a well deserved honour.

Jean Bruce

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

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