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Floral art and design in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

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Details of various national and area 2015 events are now listed on What's On including the Emerald Anniversary event on 16 October

Area Show - June 2015

Congratulations to Jenny Clarke from Thames Valley for her stunning pedestal which was awarded Best in Show.
Also to Maidenhead Floral Arts Society for coming Runner-up to Best in Show in the club class. See Blenheim Winners for photos of the winning designs. For full results see
2015 Area Show Results

Congratulations to Jackie Page who won the competition to represent BB&O at the NAFAS Designer of the Year Show in NAFAS 2015 Festive Food and Flowers in Blackpool 13-15 November. I am sure Jackie would welcome area support as she stages during show opening time.

Wow Factor - 17 April

Shirley Sexton won the Wow Factor competition. She will go on to represent BB&O in the WAFA Elimination competition at the show in Blackpool.

To avoid compromising Jackie's and Shirley's exhibits in the second stage competitions no photo of their exhibit will be included here.

The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) is a network of 21 geographic areas, comprising around 1,300 flower clubs and 75,000 members.

The 53 affiliated Flower Clubs in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon area meet regularly (usually monthly) for flower arranging demonstrations, workshops, talks, competitions, visits to places of floral interest and social events. 

New members and visitors are welcome at all skill levels, even if you only want to sit and watch.  Contemporary floral design groups run workshops for more advanced designers.  Local colleges run leisure classes as well as diploma level floral art and design courses.

Chelsea winners

Congratulations to the following on their wins at RHS Chelsea May 2015:
Theresa Rodrigues - Gold
Jane Belcher - Silver Gilt
Bracknell FC - Silver Gilt
Tan Strong - Silver
Oxford FC - Silver
Newbury FC - Silver
Ann Sinclair - Bronze

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The area magazine, Focal Points, is published three times a year and distributed to all BB&O members.
Next copy date: 18 Jan 2106

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NAFAS Registered Charity Number 1101348