The North West Area of NAFAS created this patriotic design at Tatton Flower Show. NAFAS stands for National Association of Flower Arrangers, they earned a Silver-Gilt medal for their display. The exhibit depicts the royal barge Gloriana in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Parade, with the Houses of Parliament in the background.
The intricate design in royal red and gold features eremurus, delphiniums, roses, carnations, anthuriums, gerberas and hypericum berries.
Hundreds of dried leaves were painstakingly applied to the outside of the barge to create the red paint colour. Gloriosa, agapanthus and chrysanths are used in this section of the barge.
The Cheshire Area of NAFAS designed a display named ‘to keep thee what thou art, an English home’. They were awarded Best exhibit in the Floral Design Studio and gained a Gold Medal for their work.
They used mainly white flowers with a touch of green, mixed with lots of earthy brown materials like gnarly branches, vines, pine cones, bark, lichen and dried leaves. The flowers included calla lilies, roses, carnations, ornithogalum, and gerberas.