Summer Lunch July 16th

Summer Lunch
Summer Lunch

RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show

Simone Squire and Jayne Edmonds did the NAFAS exhibit at RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show in Westminster on behalf of South Midlands Area. They gained a Silver Gilt Medal missing Gold by one point!

RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show
RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show.
RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show
RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show.
RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show
RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show.
RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show
RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show.
RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show
RHS Spring Plant and Potato Show.

NATIONAL SHOW - BLACKPOOL 2015

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO LACK OF SUPPORT THE AREA TRIP TO BLACKPOOL FOR THE NATIONAL SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Anyone wishing to attend please make your own arrangements.


PARTY IN THE GARDEN - SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA SHOW 2015

Judge - Christine Picton, NAFAS National Judge

All classes in the schedule are classed as exhibits


PARTY IN THE GARDEN - SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA SHOW 2015

Judge - Christine Picton, NAFAS National Judge

All classes in the schedule are classed as exhibits

For an Entry schedule please click on this link :
  • Party in the Garden Schedule
  • or click on this link for E Mailed schedule to be sent to you

    Write email to SM NAFASsticolanb@aol.com

    Class 1 View From the Window - A collage

    Space allowed: width 50cms, height 50cms, depth not to exceed 10cms

    Hanging loop on reverse to be supplied by competitor


    Class 2 To an Urn - To incorporate garden urn/s

    Floor space allowed: width 120cms, depth 120cms, height optional.

    Viewed and judged from the front. Competitors to provide their own urn/s


    Class 3 Hat’s On - A hat. Craft class. Natural plant material to predominate

    Space allowed: width 50cms, depth 50cms, height optional

    Competitor to supply own stand for staging. To be staged on tabling covered in black fabric. Viewed and judged all round


    Class 4 Shaped to Perfection - Small exhibit. A Topiary Tree

    Space allowed width 25cms, depth 25cms, height optional

    To be staged on open tabling covered with black fabric. Exhibits will be placed on Perspex stands either 20cms or 15cms high

    Viewed and judged all round


    Class 5 Secret Garden - Open to Clubs affiliated to NAFAS

    Space allowed: width 120cms, depth 120cms, height optional. To be staged on a cream painted base at floor level

    Viewed and judged all round. To be staged by a maximum of two people


    Class 6 Rural Pursuits. Novice Class

    Space allowed: width 75cms, depth 60cms, height 100cms

    To be staged on tables covered and backed with sage green fabric. Table 75cms from the floor


    Class 7 Hatton Locks. To incorporate driftwood

    Space allowed: width 75cms, depth 75cms, height optional. To be viewed and judged all round. An open metal stand 1m high x 23cms square will be provided and must be incorporated

    Nothing other than the stand must touch the floor. Details on acceptance of entry


    Class 8 Going Green. An exhibit to include contemporary technique/s

    Floor space allowed: width 100cms, depth 100cms, height 200cms

    To be viewed all round and judged from the front.


    Class 9 Days of Wine and Roses

    Space allowed: width 75cms, depth 60cms, height 100cms

    To be staged on tables covered and backed with sage green fabric. Table 75cms from the floor


    Class 10 Summer Sunset

    Space allowed 75cms width, depth 60cms, height 60cms

    To be staged on tables covered with sage green fabric. Tables 75cms from floor. Viewed and judged from the front.


    Regulations

    1. All exhibits will be judged in accordance with the NAFAS Competitions Manual (2nd Edition) 2009.

    2. The Judge’s decision is final.

    3. Competitions open to members of Clubs and Societies affiliated to NAFAS.

    4. Exhibits must be the unaided work of competitors and assembled in the hall with the exception of classes 1,3,and 4 which may be brought ready assembled.

    5. No items to be attached to the backgrounds of staging or walls of the marquee.

    6. The position of the exhibits will be decided by the Competitions Committee, who reserve the right to decline entries when classes are filled.

    7. All exhibits and competitors’ property will be at the risk of the competitor. Neither the Association nor owners of the venue can accept any liability for any loss or damage sustained by the competitor. However, every precaution will be taken to safeguard exhibits.

    8. Staging times: Friday 19 June 2015 2pm - 7pm.

    9. No item may be removed before 4pm on Sunday 21 June.

    10. Aerosol cans of any type/contents MUST NOT be used inside the venue.

    11. A novice is a member who has not won first prize at an Area Show.

    12. Closing date for entries 6 June 2015

    13. Competitors are reminded not to post photographs of exhibits on social media sites until after judging has taken place.


    Show Committee

    Jan Oldfield - Area Chairman/Show Chairman

    Simone Squire - Staging

    Elaine Hall - Competitions Secretary

    Jean Carter - Treasurer

    Margaret Rumens - Schedule

    Val Davies - Stewarding Officer

    Annette Thomas - Publicity

    Ellie Meaking - Sponsorship


    Prizegiving

    Prizes will be presented by the Area President at 3pm on Sunday 21 June


    Trophies

    Best In Show - The South Midlands Challenge Trophy

    Runner-up to Best in Show - The Walker Hall Challenge Trophy

    Best Use of Garden Plant Material - The Spokes Challenge Trophy

    Best Use of Colour - The Colour Trophy

    Class 1 - The Maisie Pedder Trophy

    Class 2 - The Carolynn Thompson Trophy

    Class 3 - The Jill Porter Trophy

    Class 4 - The Barbara Neville Trophy

    Class 5 - The Barbara Taylor Challenge Trophy

    Class 6 - ‘The Flower Arranger’ Award

    Class 7 - The Mary Newnes Trophy

    Class 8 - The Dora Mack Trophy

    Class 9 - The Iris Bulliman Trophy

    Class 10 - The Genrys Farley Trophy


    Prize Money

    Class 5: 1st £30; 2nd £20; 3rd £15

    All other classes - 1st £25; 2nd £15; 3rd £10


    The South Midlands Area of NAFAS

    A registered Charity - No 292789


    PARTY IN THE GARDEN

    Saturday & Sunday 20 & 21 June 2015

    10 am - 4 pm

    Hatton Country World

    Hatton

    Warwick

    CV35 8XA

    Tombola

    Sales, refreshments and other attractions on site


    ENTRIES

    There will be limited entries in most classes and entries will be taken in strict rotation until a particular class is filled.

    All entries must:

    a) Be on the official form

    b) Be accompanied by entrance fee: Class 5 - £3

    All other classes - £2

    c) Include SAE for confirmation of entry and receipt

    d) Closing date for entries 6 June 2015


    Competitions Secretary:

    Mrs Elaine Hall, Orchard Cottage, 96 Shrewley Common, Shrewley,

    Claverdon, Warwick, CV35 7AW Email:

    eandmhall96@gmail.com

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    ENTRY FORM

    Party in the Garden

    To: Mrs E Hall, Orchard Cottage, 96 Shrewley Common, Shrewley,

    Claverdon,

    Warwick, CV35 7AW

    I/We wish to enter class/classes

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    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA CHAIRMAN'S REPORT JANUARY 2015

    I hope that I am not too late to wish you all a Happy New Year.

    It is still only January, but we have snowdrops and hellibores in the garden, heralding the spring, which is just around the corner.

    Easter is early this year, so we have that to look forward to as well.

    Myself, and my management team, are working hard, planning events for this coming year. On Friday 6th March, we are holding our Club Officers’ Day in Corby, which will take the form of a question and answer session in the morning and a demonstration, by Dawn Keitley, in the afternoon.

    The WAFA elimination competition, will also take place on that day.

    June 20th-21st. we again hold our area show at Hatton Country World. The title is "Party in the Garden" and I think that the title offers something for everyone.

    I hope to hear that entries are flooding in.

    A lot of time and planning go into organising an Area Show, so please do support us. There are plenty of other attractions at Hatton, for all the family, so come along ,and enjoy the best of the South Midlands’ achievements.

    The RHS .have invited the area to participate, at the London Plant and Potato fair, and Jayne Edmonds and Simone Squire, have agreed to do our entry.

    The area will also be entering Malvern Spring Garden Show, and I know that many individuals, will also be entering, so best wishes to all of you.

    At the moment, your management team are in the process of planning a Summer event, for your enjoyment. I will say no more at this moment, but watch this space.

    The JDSandE committee continue to plan events in all their disciplines and I know that we are all looking forward to the Hans Haverkamp day in March. Thank you to all the team,I do appreciate all that you do.

    My thanks must go to Carol Farmer, for continuing to publish our Pot Pourri. It is such a good magazine, and we are very lucky that she is so willing to carry on working for us.

    It just leaves me to wish you all the very best for all your clubs endeavours, and I look forward to hearing from you ,with all your news.

    Jan Oldfield (Area Chairman)


    CLUB OFFICERS DAY

    CLUB OFFICERS DAY
    CLUB OFFICERS DAY

    HANS HAVERKAMP DEMONSTRATION AND LUNCH

    HANS HAVERKAMP DEMONSTRATION AND LUNCH
    HANS HAVERKAMP DEMONSTRATION AND LUNCH

    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M.

    South Midlands Area of Nafas Members attended the 2014 AGM and lunch at the Chesford Grange Hotel near Leamington,in November

    Area Chairman Jan oldfield welcomed everyone to the meeting where retiring president, Jean Myatt received a large bouquet from the Area in thanks for all of the work she has done on Area Council and as a former Chairman and lately President.

    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M
    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M.
    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M
    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M.
    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M.
    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M.
    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M.
    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M.
    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M.
    SOUTH MIDLANDS AREA - 2014 A.G.M.

    POT POURRI - AUTUMN 2014

    The Autumn edition of this very popular South Midlands Area magazine is now on sale.

    It contains 43 pages of news and colour photographs of what is happening in our area of NAFAS. To order copies please email the editor - Carol Farmer @ potpourri2@hotmail.co.uk

    Cost £1.00 per copy + postage

    POT POURRI - AUTUMN 2014
    POT POURRI - AUTUMN 2014

    BUGBROOKE & DISTRICT FLOWER SOCIETY WIN GOLD MEDAL AT MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL

    Bugbrooke & District Flower Society, representing the South Midlands Area of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Society), won a gold medal in the Floral Art Section at the Royal Horticultural Society's Malvern Spring Festival.

    The title of the class was 'Centenary' and the Society's design consisted of the numerals 100 depicting the theme of The Great War.

    The Judge described the display as 'An exciting and dramatic exhibit with strong impact'.

    The Society Members involved in the display were Maria Owen, Janet Cooper, Simone Squire and Julia Moore (L to R in photo).

    The display measured 3.6m x 1.5m and took 11 hours to complete plus a further 5 days prior to the Festival to design and construct the 2m high numerals.

    The Chairman of the Society, Simone Squire, was delighted with the Gold Medal.

    It is the first time the Society has entered a competition as large as this and to win a Gold Medal is wonderful in this the Society's 40th Anniversary Year.

    The display is now being transferred to Gloucester Cathedral for their World War ! Commemorative Services to be held on 2nd/3rd Augus

    BUGBROOKE & DISTRICT FLOWER SOCIETY WIN GOLD MEDAL AT MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL
    BUGBROOKE & DISTRICT FLOWER SOCIETY WIN GOLD MEDAL AT MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL
    BUGBROOKE & DISTRICT FLOWER SOCIETY WIN GOLD MEDAL AT MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL
    BUGBROOKE & DISTRICT FLOWER SOCIETY WIN GOLD MEDAL AT MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL

    Gold for the South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show

    From Jan Oldfield - South Midlands Area Chairman

    The South Midlands Area was invited to exhibit at Harrogate Spring garden Show, with the title "Talking to Zeus"

    I invited Elaine Hall and Annette Thomas from Dorridge Flower Club to take part, and they readily agreed.

    After months of planning, and many "mock-ups", I was invited to view their exhibit, and asked if I would go along to help, as they thought that 10ft. X10ft. would need more than 2 people.

    On Tuesday morning, we all met at Annette’s house, and along with 2 husbands, loaded up 4 cars, for the trip up North. It rained and blew all the way up the M1, but we eventually got to Harrogate, unloaded, and set the scene for Wednesday.

    Another cool and windy day found us back at The Yorkshire Showground. As helper, I de-thorned roses and raked gravel, whilst Elaine and Annette got on with the serious business of flower arranging.

    By the time we left at 8pm. we were exhausted, but delighted with what had been achieved.

    We were awake early, again, the following morning, speeding back to the show ground for the results.

    Elaine and Annette stole back into the exhibitors’ car park, whilst I went and sedately parked along with 100s of visitors.

    The phone call came "We got Gold!!"

    There were lots of shouts and screams and hugs; months of hard work and dedication had paid off - A wonderful achievement girls.

    South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show
    South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show
    South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show
    South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show
    South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show
    South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show
    South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show
    South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show
    South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show
    South Midlands Area at the Harrogate Spring Garden Show

    April 11th 2014 Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel

    On Friday 11th April, the sun was shining as over 130 members of the South Midlands Area of NAFAS met at Ardencote Manor Hotel for our member’s day.

    As friends arrived for coffee and shopping, the atmosphere was buzzing with anticipation for the treats ahead.

    The conservatory looked beautiful and was enhanced by the flowers on the tables, which had been arranged for us by Suzie Hicks and Jayne Jones, from Knowle Flower Club.To start off the entertainment, we had a talk by our own, newly qualified speaker, Simone Squire, titled ‘It’s not just a slab of Chocolate’.

    Simone took us on a journey through her childhood in Belgium, starting with her teen years, focusing on the 2 B’s, beer and boys, and ending with the present day and her love of flowers.

    We then took a break in proceedings, in order for the hotel to prepare for our lunch. Many people took the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine in the garden, followed by a delicious lunch. Another short break for coffee, and then we were ready for Laura Leong’s afternoon demonstration.

    Laura is a florist, who won florist of the year at Chelsea last year, so the afternoon was a joy.

    We closed the event with thanks from our president Jean Myatt for the days’ entertainment.

    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
    Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel