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Floral art and design in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
Area Show at Blenheim
Best in Show: Barbara Bowman
|Runner-up to Best in Show
- Jane Haas
Best use of Colour
- Barbara Bowman
- Phoenix Contemporary Design
Best use of Foliage
- Susan Rayner
- Oxford Flower Club
- Shirley Sexton
Flower Arranger Award
- Susan Rayner
For full list of winners and photos see 2013 Area Show Results and BB&O Photo Album
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 54 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.
The area magazine, Focal Points, is published three times a year and distributed to all BB&O members.
Next copy date: 22 July
Harrogate Spring Flower Show
Shirley Sexton, Jane Haas & Sara Steward achieved a gold award for the area with their 10'x10' competitive exhibit entitled The Isles of Scilly. See Photo
RHS Chelsea Results
Congratulations to the following on their achievements at Chelsea:
- Gold for Club 2000 (Pat Dibben & Jayne Melville)
- Silver Gilt for Design Scents
- Silver for Newbury (Barbara Hunt & Gillian Harries)
- Silver for Oxford
- Silver for Phoenix Design
- Bronze for Lucinda Sanderson
BB&O highlights at
2013 NAFAS Nationals
No first prizes but Kate Thomas, competing in her first National competition, was awarded 2nd, and Yvonne Saunders was awarded 3rd.
Alison Mount and Christa Adams were highly commended in the Area Class, Fete Champetre
BB&O achieved 4 VHCs, 3 HCs & 8 Cs.
For full list of winners and photos see BB&O awards at the 2013 Nationals and
BB&O Photos from 2013 Nationals