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RHS Flower Shows 2020:

RHS Flower Show Cardiff, 17–19 April
The first major outdoor show celebrates its 15th anniversary kicking off the gardening season with plenty of spring flowers, garden sundries and tools to help you get back in the garden after the winter months.


RHS Malvern Spring Festival, 7–10 May
A festival celebrating all things spring, packed with regional food, flowers and crafts for family fun alongside a line-up of expert speakers.


RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 19–23 May
RHS Members’ Days 19 & 20 May
The world’s most prestigious flower show leading the way in innovative garden design, RHS Chelsea is a truly unique day out.


RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, 11–14 June
RHS Members’ Day 11 June
The RHS’ newest show combines tradition with exciting and innovative design for spectacular summer displays in a magnificent setting.


RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, 6–12 July. Preview Evening 6 July.
RHS Members’ Days 7 & 8 July
Bringing a colourful festival of summer and flowers to the grounds of the palace with a selection of thought-provoking gardens, abundance of plants, culinary experiences, workshops and much more.


RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, 22–26 July
RHS Members’ Day 22 July
Championing youth in horticulture, new talent and design is at the heart of RHS Tatton Park and makes for a brilliant family summer’s day out.


For further information about any of the 2020 RHS Flower Shows and full ticket-purchasing information, visit www.rhs.org.uk/shows** or call 0844 338 7501, calls cost 7p per minute plus network charges. Service and admin fees apply.






 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 Floristry & Floral Design Competition

 

Dear NAFAS members,

The RHS Chelsea Team want to let you know of an exciting change that will be taking place at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020.

We are delighted to announce that we are combining the Chelsea Florist / Young Florist of the Year, and Floral Arranger competitions.

This new area celebrating the beauty of floral design will be found in the Great Pavilion, where we are offering four themes, and two staging platforms to choose from.

The application process will be changing slightly from previous years and will open to all floral designers both amateur and professional. The application process will involve uploading a drawing of your design, a brief description, and photo(s) of your previous work. Exhibitors will be allocated on the merit of their application.

We wish you the best of luck in your application.

Full details of the competition’s regulations, themes, staging options and judging criteria can be found in the Competition Factsheet to be found below.

 

 

 

 

Deadline: Friday 29 November

 

Please contact Clare Greene claregreene@rhs.org.uk with any queries.

Best of luck with your application,

With best wishes,

The Chelsea Team


exhibitorapplications@rhs.org.uk






 





NIGFAS DAY FLORAL ART COMPETITION ENTRIES


PLESAE BE ADVISED OF CHANGE OF CONTACT DETAILS FOR PRO FORMA 

FOR FLORAL ART COMPETITION TO BE SENT TO

Please note that as our Competition Secretary Karen Frew is going to India for the 

World Show we would ask you to send your Competition Pro Forma to


Assistant Competition Secretary

Elaine Taylor

4 Hollybrook,

Ballymoney

BT53 7LS

A PRO FORMA MUST BE RETURNED BY POST and should be with Elaine by 

Friday 21st February 2020









 

  




JDS&E RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND

27th – 29th March 2020

 

Dear Member,

 

The Residential Weekend is planned in Dromantine. Previous weekends have been fun and educational with a great spirit of friendship.

We hope that many of you will plan to attend and we are encouraged by the interest already shown. All abilities will benefit and enjoy this residential.

Please reply promptly as the tutor can only have a limited number at the workshops

The Tutor will be Lucy Richardson who is a National Demonstrator and Teacher. She has a passion for up-cycling, reusing and reinventing which are often a feature in her designs and workshops.

 

Basic outline of Weekend

Friday            Registration                           11.45-12.30pm    Reception Area

                       Lunch                           1.00-1.45pm

            Afternoon workshop              2.00-5.00pm

                       Dinner                                    6.00-7.00pm

                       Evening workshop                 7.00-9.00pm

Saturday       Breakfast                             8.30-9.30am

                      Morning workshop               10.00-12.30pm

                       Lunch                                    1.00-1.45pm

                      Afternoon workshop              2.00-4.30pm

                      Dinner                                   6.00-7.00pm

                      Evening Entertainment                                                          

Sunday         Breakfast                              8.30-9.30am

                      Morning workshop               10.00-12.30pm

                      Lunch                                    1.00pm and depart.

 

 

COST £275.00 approx which includes ALL TUITION and ALL MEALS, ACCOMMODATION (EN-SUITE SINGLE ROOM).

DEPOSIT of £100 (Non-Refundable) Except in exceptional circumstances. Full payment by 28th FEBRUARY 2020  NO REFUND of Deposit after 28th February 2020

 

We must emphasise the necessity of returning the pro-forma and deposit promptly by 7th February 2020        

 

 

Gertrude Carson

JDS&E Secretary

Tel No 028 4461 5751

 


JDS&E  RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND - 27th March – 29th March 2020 

 

PRO-FORMA

 

Please return on or before 7th February 2020

 

 

I wish to reserve a place on the Residential Weekend..............(YES/NO)

 

 

Name: …………………………………............................................................................

 

Address…......................................................................................................................

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

e-mail:.............................................................................................................................

 

Tel no........................................................... Mob no....................................................

 

CLUB ….......................................................................................................................

 

 

Any special dietary requirements? …...........................................................................

 

 

I enclose a Deposit of £100.00

 

 

Cheques should be made payable to:   NIGFAS JDS&E

 

Please forward Pro-Forma and cheque to:

 

Mrs Gertrude Carson, Ballyrenan Farm, 54 Ballyculter Road, Downpatrick, BT30 7BD



The Malvern Spring show Floral Art Entry Form

7, 8, 9, 10th May 2020


This is the link to the Floral Art Entry Form for The Malvern Spring Schedule 2020

Please click on the link below to access all information.


https://www.rhsmalvern.co.uk/media/4302/msf-floral-art-entry-

form-2020.pdf


This is the link to The Malvern Spring Festival Schedule

Please click the link below to access all information


https://www.rhsmalvern.co.uk/whats-on/great-pavilion-of-art-and-flowers/

































Grand Floral Affair

13th World Flower Show 24th Feb - 1st March 2020
Jaipur India

The Schedule for the India 2020 can now be downloaded


WAFA India 2020 – Grand Floral Affair

Registration for WAFA India 2020 will be open 1st April 2019.  Please click on the following link to download the registration form:- Click the link below


http://www.nafas.org.uk/news-and-events/wafa-india-2020-grand-floral-affair/






Inspirations Club


These are the dates for the Inspirations Club Meetings and Workshops for 2019 and 2020
19th January 2019
5th - 6th April 2019
17th August 2019
19th October 2019
18th January 2020
April 2020
15th August 2020
17th October 2020
If you are interested in finding out more about Inspirations Club, Where they meet, How often
and what are the details of the Workshops.
Please contact the Inspirations Club Secretary Mary Pearson
inspirationsflowerclub@gmail.com



ECT TRAVEL

Festive Wreath Making in the West Country


This Event has been sent by ECT Travel for any NIGFAS Member who maybe interested to book as a group or individual

Kick off the festive season with an immersive weekend of wreath-making, independent shopping and historic discovery in the West Country


The weekend begins in Bristol with an authentic Victorian winter experience at Isambard Kingdom
Brunel’s SS Great Britain, before moving on to Bath for an afternoon of seasonal shopping under the
twinkling lights of the city’s award-winning Christmas market. After a night at the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel,
you will take part in a hands-on workshop, creating a beautiful forager wreath using locally sourced
foliage under the expert tutelage of natural floral designer Alicia Billyeald of the Wessex Flower Company.
The tour runs from 30th November—1st December 2019 and costs £345 p/p, including canapes and a
glass of fizz at the hotel, entry to SS Great Britain, coach travel to all venues, breakfast, workshop,
Sunday lunch at the hotel and the services of an ECT Tour Manager. http://bit.ly/2JHHuf5
www.ecttravel.com sales@ecttravel.com 0800 298 0588 01225 333747








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