'Total sum raised by AOIFA for the Charity IMNDA is €73,294.00'

Update from AOIFA Chairman

It was with great sadness that I learnt of the sudden death of our wonderful colleague Fergus Hemingway on the 22 June.  Fergus was a great friend to AOIFA and was known the length and breadth of the country for his creativity in Floral Art. Fergus was so generous in everything he did and could always be relied upon to arrange something big and bold.  He will be sadly missed by his Club Co. Wexford Flower & Garden Club and Solus Nua.

May he Rest in Peace.

We are now finalising the Heats of the Inter-Club and Floral Artist of the Year, the heats will take place on the 22 October, 2016 in Bray, Co. Wicklow and Clonakilty, Co. Cork.  Good Luck to everyone taking part and enjoy the experience.   We will be in touch with all those taking part in due course.

Mary, Josie and myself are visiting the two Churches in Ardee hosting the Flower Festival next June.

One church is very traditional and the other is modern with a lot of large glass windows, which will lend itself to a contemporary style of design.  This should make for a very exciting Festival using Traditional and Contemporary Floral Art.   We hope to have the viewing in the autumn.

I do hope all of you visiting gardens and having outings will get good weather and have a great time.

Despite all the rain the gardens seems to be coping but a little more sunshine would be very welcome!

Enjoy the rest of the summer and stay safe.


Candy, Chairman