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Welcome to the North Midlands Area of NAFAS

Welcome to the website of the North Midlands Area of NAFAS where you can find out about floral design and how to become involved.

The North Midlands Area is affiliated to NAFAS (the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies), and is one of the 21 regions in the UK that make up NAFAS. Our Area was formed in 1962 and has recently celebrated our Emerald Anniversary. We presently have 63 Flower Clubs, with a total membership of just under 3,500.

Our Clubs are spread throughout the North Midlands Area – Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire and East Staffordshire. Some meet in the evenings, others afternoons. Have a look at the NAFAS Clubs Page, and you will see if there is a Club near to you. Why not visit, and you will be able to enjoy a relaxing demonstration, using fabulous flowers, by a NAFAS trained Flower Demonstrator. Sometimes, the Clubs run Workshops, where you can ‘have a go’ yourselves; or organise competitions, outings and events. You will be assured of a friendly welcome.

We also have a Teachers Association; our Area Teachers learn new ideas to pass on to our Members. Details of current flower arranging courses can be found on the Teachers page.

So if you love flowers – for your home, for church, for occasions, to grow in the garden, or simply want to enjoy watching flowers being arranged, then please browse this site to see where you can enhance your passion, make new friends and enjoy floral creativity.

Congratulations to

Paula Routledge, Southwell Flower Club, who won Best In Show at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, and 

Anne Bristow and Kathy Hocking, Southwell Flower Club, who won 1st place in the ‘A Day at the Races’ Competition at the Area Social Day at Colwick Hall.