The names of the Judges are followed by an N or A, showing whether they are National or Area Judges.  Area Judges names are also marked with the year in which they passed their test.


Brenda Bull (A2019)

Post Code: RH20

Brenda is a member of West Chiltington Floral Club and New Visions and is an Area Judge. She also enjoys gardening, singing with a local choir and is a member of her village church and flower team.

Gaenor Circus (A2019)

Post Code: RH20

Gaenor started flower arranging in 2010 and subsequently qualified as a florist. A keen competitor and Chelsea Gold medallist, she is also an Area Demonstrator.

Dr Christina D Curtis (N)

Post Code: RH5

Dr. Christina Curtis is a member of Warnham Evening Flower Club. She is a National Judge who qualified in 2009. She has assessed floral art exhibits at National, Area, Regional and Club level as well as at horticultural and WI shows. She is a keen competitor herself and has won many awards including Best In Show at the National Competition in Southport in 2012. She is now training to be an Adjudicator for NAFAS Judges' Tests.

Sue Flight (A1995)

Post Code: TN22

Sue has been an Area judge for a few years . She says "It’s great to encourage people efforts when they are just starting out to hope they go forward."

Jilly Griffin

Jilly Griffin (A2013)

Post Code: SW1P

When she received a 3rd Prize for an exhibit that was the only design in the class (a style of judging no longer practised thankfully), Jilly realised the importance of kind, friendly and constructive comments which she strives to give, whether verbally or written. Jilly likes to compete when she doesn’t have another hat on. .

Maggie Hayes (A2019)

Post Code: TN21

Maggie is a Sussex Area Demonstrator and Judge, a member of New Visions and Horam & Heathfield flower clubs. She enjoys gardening, beekeeping, walking and training her dogs.

Barbara Hoy (A2019)

Post Code: RH16

Barbara is an Area teacher and Area judge. She is a member of Lindfield flower club as well as New Visions and enjoys being part of the 'flower team'. She enjoys spending time with her family and working in her garden.

Ann Kennedy (A2019)

Post Code: BN8

Ann started her floral challenges when she lived in New Zealand 20 years ago as the plant material there is so inspirational. Hence her contemporary approach to Floral design. She loves competing up to World Show level and has enjoyed successes at many levels.

Having recently qualified as an Area Judge [2019] she looks forward to being invited to judge and constructively help others venturing into competitions as this is such a great way to learn.

She belongs to several clubs and has designed and participated in many exhibitions and Festivals and enjoys meeting people and sharing her ideas.
She loves her garden and has achieved RHS Gold medals in Garden design as well as Floral Art.

Angela Merryfield (A1997)

Post Code: RH10

In the late seventies, Angela and Steve moved to Sussex and shortly after a friend said. “How do you fancy coming to Flower Club with me?” The rest is history and Angela became more and more involved in the art of floral design. She has since become a National Teacher, Area Judge and Area Demonstrator.

Steve Merryfield (A1997)

Post Code: RH10

In 1994 Steve was part of the Staging Team for the National Show at Brighton (Far Pavilions). It was hard work but great fun and he picked up the flower arranging bug. Two years later he entered his first National Competition at Nottingham and was awarded a Commended! His enthusiasm developed and in 1997 he became an Area Judge. He served as a NAFAS photographic rep for a while and now his main involvement is photographing flower arrangements and designs in the UK and abroad.

Linda Porrett (A2019)

Post Code: BN16

Linda is a member of New Visions Contemporary Club as well as East Preston flower club. She is a keen competitor having joined NAFAS over 30 years ago and recently represented NAFAS at WAFA in India. She also enjoys gardening and seeking out inspirational places.

Duncan Ward (A2019)

Post Code: BN10

Duncan is an Area Judge, member of Seaford Evening Flower Club, New Visions, and Horley Flower Club in Surrey. Apart from working in property management, he is a keen gardener, church flower arranger and cat lover.

Visit your local flower club

If you love flowers and are interested in flower arranging, 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.

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