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Lonely Bouquet Day 30th June.

The National Lonely Bouquet Day will take place on Sunday the 30th of June 2019.

The ultimate goal of this initiative is very simple, florists and flower lovers all around the world dedicate one day a year to making strangers happy. The method chosen to achieve this goal is… flowers!

Published on 15th July 2019 in BFA FleurEx

The voting has started for the Industry Awards. The categories of the BFA Industry awards change to ensure the awards remain current and reflect the ever changing florist industry. Below are the categories for 2019. IoPF Floristry Student of the YearFloristry Tutor of the YearFloristry Training Provider of the YearGrower of the YearSundries Supplier of the ... Read moreBFA Industry Awards- the voting begins.

Published on 12th July 2019 in European Floristry School

The European Floristry School  will take place place on the 18th, 19th, and 20th August 2019.  Those attending the three days will be  taught by three of the best designers in the world to creating floral art, introducing new concepts and share a range of designs including bridal work. When: Sunday 18th, Monday 19th, and ... Read moreEuropean Floristry School 18 – 20 August 2019

Published on 11th July 2019 in For the Industry

There is no better way to reach your target audience than with advertising on our website, in our E-News, BFA magazine or with sponsorship of a BFA event. Direct your advertising resources to where it will have the most impact and make people aware of your brand within the industry. Some specifics… Promote your company ... Read moreAdvertising Opportunities

Published on 10th July 2019 in BFA FleurEx

We have 3 fabulous designers for our ever popular masterclasses. Tracy – a RHS Chelsea Gold medal winning florist, designer and stylist who has worked in and around the flower industry for over 20 years. She has a distinctive sculptural style and spent a lovely summer working as a sculptors assistant to develop those skills. Tracy served ... Read moreMeet the Masterclass Designers at FleurEx.

Published on 8th July 2019 in BFA FleurEx

Hundreds of commercial florists, floristry students and industry suppliers will be coming together at BFA FleurEx on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019 on the look-out for new products, innovative floral design ideas, new wholesale flower and sundries suppliers and to network. Make sure you’re one of them! 2019 SHOW VENUE The luxurious Jurys ... Read moreBFA FleurEx 26 – 27 October 2019

Published on 27th June 2019 in BBC Gardeners' World Live

Caroline Crabb is the winner of the British Florist  of the Year 2019 Competition at BBC Gardeners World Live and will be representing the UK at The Europa Cup. The Europa Cup 2020 held on 5th & 6th June brings together the very best florists from Europe and beyond. The host city will be Katowice, the ... Read moreBritish Florist of the Year 2019- Winner

Published on 20th June 2019 in Latest Industry Events

The National Lonely Bouquet Day will take place on Sunday the 30th of June 2019. The ultimate goal of this initiative is very simple, florists and flower lovers all around the world dedicate one day a year to making strangers happy. The method chosen to achieve this goal is… flowers! What began as a simple ... Read moreLonely Bouquet Day 30th June 2019

Published on 7th June 2019 in Worldskills UK Floristry Competition

Worldskills UK competitions offers young florist exceptional opportunity quite like no other competition. Worldskills UK competitions are proved to accelerate a young persons’s career, developing their employability skills, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg… What is Worldskills? WorldSkills UK Competitions bring together trainees and young people from across the country to compete to ... Read moreWorldskills UK Floristry Competition 21 – 23 November 2019

Published on 7th June 2019 in BBC Gardeners' World Live

BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Birmingham is a popular destination on the horticultural annual calendar. The show features expert advice, hundreds of exhibitors and of course demonstrations from members of the Gardeners’ World team. The visitors to the show can get up close and personal with some of the nation’s favourite gardening experts and top designers ... Read moreBBC Gardeners’ World Live 13 – 16 June 2019

Published on 7th June 2019 in RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The world famous Chelsea Flower show is the beating heart of the flower world, showcasing the very best designers the world has to offer. Without doubt Chelsea Flower Show is one of the world most prestigious floriculture events which the BFA are proud to be a part of, we have a great relationship with the RHS, each ... Read moreRHS Chelsea Flower Show 21 – 25 May 2019

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