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Floral art and design in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

Is this for you?

It’s all change at the AGM in November – but there are still a few vacancies! 

Sara Steward was on the original Focal Points team when it started 11 years ago. She stepped down after 3 years, but came back as editor 4 years ago.  She has enjoyed doing this role but is now ready to hand the reigns to someone new.   As Editor of Focal Points you get to find out  what is going on in the area, and have the opportunity to reach out to all our members. 

Maureen Preston has done a superb job as Area Trading Officer.  She has found it very rewarding, interacting with members of the area and the general public, but after 11 years she has decided it is time for a break.

If you could help the area in any of the above capacities please contact either our Area chairman
Pat Collinson
, Tel: 01844 212 400 or
Area vice chairman
Alison Mount
, Tel: 01753 868 320

2016 Dates for your Diary

Flower Arranging courses starting in Sep near Abingdon. See Learning
18 Nov: Area AGM, lunch and demonstration. See What's On
30 Nov: Christmas Day School catering for all levels of experience - worksheets now available. See Learning
Teacher Training course starting in Nov - See NAFAS/OCN Teacher Training


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 50 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.

Twist and Shout about it!

There was lots of interest at the Berkshire County Show 17-18 September when the area staged a fanastic exhibition with 17 exhibits depicting Beatles songs.
For a full set of photos see Twist and Shout Photo Album, and the area facebook page

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Late Delivery of Flower Arranger

Apologies to club Flower Arranger reps who are expecting delivery of the Winter edition on Tue 26th Oct. Due to problems at the printers these will now be delivered on Mon 31st Oct.

The area magazine, Focal Points, is published three times a year and distributed to all BB&O members.
Next copy date: 26 Jan 2017

Do you want to learn?

Our Learning page lists clubs that include practical sessions in their club programme or run separate workshops

Affiliated to NAFAS

NAFAS Registered Charity Number 1101348