Eighteen floral art displays graced the rear of the Gardening Scotland great hall, all based on a ‘movies’ theme from members of The Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.
The Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (SAFAS) is one of twenty one Areas of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS).
There are currently 89 affiliated Clubs in SAFAS, which includes 4 Contemporary Design Groups, from the Borders to the Orkney Islands, with a total membership of 4720 including 2 Junior and 4 Island Clubs.
SAFAS, the third Area of NAFAS was formed in 1956 by a nucleus of 5 enthusiastic Clubs – Border, Edinburgh, Hawick, Glasgow and Peebles.
Built on the solid foundation laid down by Past Area Chairmen and Executive Committees, they continue to this date to actively encourage and support floral art and design.
Their aim is to;
- Advance Education in all facets of flower arranging.
- Encourage the love of flowers and plants to demonstrate their decorative and creative values.
- Support worthy causes and charities by organising exhibitions and competitions.
- Encourage the conservation of rare and endangered species of flowers and plants.
Members can develop their skills and keep up to date with new trends by attending classes run within clubs or organised on a larger scale by the area at workshops, tutored by experienced teachers and flower arrangers.
Gardening Scotland SAFAS 2012 exhibitors based on a ‘Movies’ theme
Aberdeen and County Floral Group – Phsycho (gold)
Beyond 2000 – The Magnificent Seven (silver gilt)
Club South West – Carousel (gold)
Corstorphine Floral Art Club – Brigadoon ( bronze)
Cupar Floral Art Club – Tarzan (silver)
Dundee Floral Art Club – Some Like it Hot (bronze)
Dunfermline Floral Art Club – Breakfast at Tiffany’s (gold)
East Kilbride Flower Club – Braveheart (silver gilt)
Edinburgh Floral Art Club – Cleopatra (gold & winners of the “Best Floral art Display award)
Falkirk Floral Art Club – Top Hat ( silver)
Glasgow Flower Club – The Ten Commandments (bronze)
Inverurie & District Floral Arrangement Society – Vertigo (silver gilt)
Lenzie & District Flower Club – Mary Poppins (silver)
Newtonmore & District Floral Art Club – Star Wars (silver)
North Berwick Floral Art Club – Singin’ in the Rain (gold)
Paisley Flower Club – The Adventures of Robin Hood (bronze)
Penicuik Flower Club – White Christmas (silver gilt)
Perth Flower Club – Fantasia ( gold)
To find out more visit the SAFAS website