On 20 July 1971, Fleet Flower Club had its first official meeting at the United Reformed Church in Kings Road, Fleet that came about after a group of local ladies started meeting informally in the late 1960s sharing their interest in flowers and flower arranging.
Fleet Flower Club is affiliated to NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) and is part of the Wessex and Jersey area, which covers Hampshire, Isle of Wight, parts of Wiltshire and Dorset and Jersey.
- We hold ten meetings a year on the third Thursday of the month (August the exception; when it’s second Thursday of the month). Doors open at 7.15pm for 8.00pm start.
- A thriving club with members of all ages and with varying levels of experience.
- A varied programme of:
- demonstrations carried out by NAFAS national or area accredited demonstrators
- monthly competitions
- beginner’s classes
- annual show
- garden visits
- At most meetings we have a raffle of demonstrators’ arrangements, and a sales table offering a variety of floristry sundries such as floral foam, dishes, stands, wire etc.
- NAFAS publications such as “The Flower Arranger” magazine and other NAFAS merchandise can also be purchased along with the Wessex and Jersey area magazine “Window on Wessex”. Both publications provide a wealth of information.
- We compete at the NAFAS National show and the WAFA (World Association of Floral Artists) show.
- We’ve competed six times at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show; winning a Bronze medal on two occasions.
- We support and participate in local flower festivals held at churches such as St Mary’s in Hartley Wintney, Our Lady’s in Fleet, and also at Salisbury, Romsey & Portsmouth and Winchester cathedrals.
Whilst we have some members who like to compete in competitions, we all share the same love of flowers and floral design. Why not come along to one of our monthly meetings. Be inspired by the wonderful creation of flower arrangements, learn new floral techniques and meet likeminded, friendly people.
Chelsea Flower Show Success 2014: http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/chelsea-flower-show-success-fleet-7157557
Chelsea Flower Show Success 2015: http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/chelsea-flower-show-fleet-club-9303670
Celebrating our 45th Anniversary: http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/nostalgia/fleet-flower-club-celebrates-45-11620911