Welcome to the Sussex Area of NAFAS website
Sussex Area of NAFAS is one of the 21 Areas which make up the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. If you love flowers, why not visit your local flower club? Just come and meet new people, enjoy yourselves and learn a bit about flower arranging; visitors are always warmly welcomed. Details of all the clubs may be found on the 'Flower Clubs' page
Junior Flower Arranging Play Day – Tuesday 14 April 2020
We are holding a hands-on flower arranging session for 7 to 12 year olds who have a relative who is a member of the Sussex Area of NAFAS. This fun day will take place on Tuesday 14 April 2020 in the Function Suite at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN from 10am to 12.30pm. The course tutor is Phyllis Stevens, an experienced junior teacher.
Youngsters will copy a basic design which they can take home, taking into account safe working practices, a fun introduction to the elements and principles of design and the joy of working with plant material.
NEW CHAIRMAN ELECTED: At the AGM held on 18th November, Jilly Griffin was elected as the new Chairman of Sussex Area, with Gaenor Circus, the Vice Chairman. Outgoing Chairman Angie Hyde expressed her thanks for all the support she had received over the past three years and wished Jilly an enjoyable term of office.
FLOWER FESTIVAL AUGUST 2020
Sussex Area Executive is delighted to announce a Flower Festival 'Sense of Place' will be held at Lancing College, Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd August 2020.
Designed by Linda Porrett (soon to represent NAFAS at the World Show in India), many Sussex members will be taking part. They hope the visitors will enjoy the beautiful and creative festival in the world's largest school chapel. For details, visit
Sussex Kidney Trust
In 1967, Members of Sussex Area set up a separate charity, the Sussex Kidney Trust, which, so far, has raised over £1M to assist with the purchase of equipment for use by the renal patients of Brighton, Worthing and Bexhill hospitals.