Chaffinches

Do you enjoy the fun and friendship of flowers and social activities, but cannot commit to regular monthly meetings?

Cheshire Area Affiliates - Chaffinches - could be for you - an on-line, email, telephone club affiliated to NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies). Your membership fee covers affiliation and administration costs, as you only pay for events you choose to attend.

You will be invited to attend:

  • At least two Chaffinches events a year, run by leading UK floral artists/designers (subject to minimum numbers)

  • Cheshire Area events, including an annual lunch/tea, Social Day with speaker and floral demonstrator, workshops. Specialised training also available to become a NAFAS demonstrator, speaker or judge.

You will receive:

  • Negotiated discount with floral supplies companies e.g. Country Baskets, Oasis Home and Hobby.

  • Regular updates on events.

  • Opportunities to compete at local and National NAFAS sponsored events, WAFA (world) shows which are held every three years in a different country. Be involved in local events, e.g. flower festivals or even arrange at Westminster Abbey. (Did you know that NAFAS assisted with William and Kate’s wedding flowers?)

How do I apply?

  • 1 year or 3 year membership is available, payable by cheque or bank transfer. You will be told when events are available and prompt booking is advised as they are popular and sell out very quickly.

  • You may subscribe to "the Flower Arranger" magazine, or go to any club as a visitor whether or not you choose to join Chaffinches. N.B. Visits to clubs usually incur a visitor's fee.

  • To join, please complete the application form. Click on the appropriate icon to download the form Download OpenDocument Format document  Download Microsoft Office format document.

Events

You may book any event with a price shown, as long as it is not sold out. To book email us and send a cheque to Chaffinches, Rosebank Cottage, Cross Lanes, Oscroft, Tarvin, Chester, CH3 8NQ.

Please include your name and Chaffinch Reference number in your email, your bank transfer or your cheque, as appropriate. Your booking will be acknowledged by email. Booking is essential for all events, and refunds will not normally be made within 4 weeks of the event.

The list below is of Chaffinch events only - more details can be found in the Event List. You may also book to attend any Area events, as advised to you by newsletter, or advertised elsewhere on this site.

Contact the Club

The Club can be contacted by using our contact form.

Club Meetings

The meetings normally take place at various locations.