Founded in 1965 by a group of farsighted and experienced floral artists who saw the need for an independent body to promote and maintain uniformity and high standards in Floral Art and Judging. This was in keeping with World trends at that time.
The Association was first called Victorian Judges School. This was changed in the early 80’s to present name. One huge task these early pioneers undertook for the Association was the publication of a Handbook which has been revised several times as designs change.
In keeping with the original ideals VFAA became a teaching body holding the first School in 1966 and these have continued since.
Through the process of Accreditation those Judges who have passed their initial Examination are required to keep up their commitment to promoting and maintaining high standards in Judging and Floral Art by attending Workshops, Seminars, Shows, Demonstrating and Exhibiting. In this way they keep abreast of current trends in floral design.
Victorian Floral Art Association, through the late Lois Barnett, was a prime mover in Australia Floral Art Association joining WAFA, 1981.
State Body for Floral Art in Victoria under Constitution of Australian Floral Art Association Inc.
- To promote uniform standards for Judging Floral Art within the State of Victoria using Accredited Floral Art Judges as approved by the Victorian Floral Art Association Incorporated.
- To teach students to become Judges.
- To engage in such activities as are desirable to assist in raising the general standard of Floral Art.
- To hold Seminars which are conducive to any one or more of the above objects.
- To be a completely independent body with the right to affiliate with the organisations with similar and/or compatible interests.
Workshops are held on the fourth Wednesday bi-monthly. These are valuable teaching/learning days. Seminars are held every three years.
An informative Newsletter is published three times per year with the focus on contemporary judging and discussion of new designs.
Contact: VFAA Secretary Cheryl Wynd
(03)9846 1803 Mobile 0407 335727 firstname.lastname@example.org
Judges Contact: VFAA Judges Co-ordinator Jenny Peiper
(03) 5943 1115( home) (03)9703 2115(work) email@example.com
|Ballarat Floral Art Society||Mary Doyle|
03 5332 7579
|Bendigo Garden Club||Marjorie Shay|
03 5447 3443
|Box Hill Floral Art Inc||Beverley Phillips |
|Brighton Floral Art Group||Susan Dunstan |
03 9596 4268
|Dunmunkle Floral Art||Gwen Blandthorn |
03 5385 2280
|Echuca Floral Art Group||Rosemary Peat|
03 5482 1868
|Ferny Creek Horticultural Groupfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Geelong Floral Art Group||Lenice McCall |
03 5231 5709
|Heywood Floral Art Club||Florence Huff |
03 5529 5553
|Kyneton Horticultural Society Inc||Kevin Thomas |
03 5422 7130
|Leongatha Horticultural Society Floral Art Group||Frans Grylls |
03 5184 1376
|Mt Eliza Morning Garden Club||Val Crisp |
03 9787 9772
|Nhill Floral Art Group||Helen Slattery|
03 5391 1529
|Portland Floral Art Group||Anne Lyons |
03 5523 3882
|Preston Garden Club||Cheryl Warner |
03 9467 3078
|Red Hill Gardening Society Inc||Ann Hull |
0418 892 667
|Sale Floral Art Group||Barb Harper |
03 5144 4248
|Sunraysia Garden Club||Eric Sutton |
03 5024 6555
|Swan Hill District Garden Club Inc|
Floral Art Group
|Glenys Barry |
03 5032 4066
|Vermont Floral Art Group||Myrna Demetriou|
03 9874 1591
|Warnambool Floral Art Group||Roslyn Thomson|
03 5565 1531
|Waverley Garden Club|
Floral Art Group Inc
|Jan Impey |
03 9876 4205
Ph: 9560 4804
|VICE PRESIDENT JUDGES CO-ORDINATOR WEB PAGE||Jenny Peiper|
Ph.: 5943 1115( H) 9703 2115(W)
|SECRETARY MIFGS STEWARD TRAINEE JUDGES STEWARD||Cheryl Wynd|
Ph: 9846 1803 M: 0407 335727
|TREASURER AFAA NMC Vice President AFAA State Representative||Maxine Webb|
Ph: 5722 3996 M: 0427 223996
|EDUCATION OFFICER||Glenda Nielsen|
Ph: 9887 0425
|NEWSLETTER EDITOR||Heather Bruce|
PH.: 56 624 917 M: 0407 822212
|AFAA Representative for Demonstrators Judges Committee||Jeannie Finlayson |
Ph 50 329 128 M 0428 551774
Ph 9807 8148
Ph: 5664 9291
Ph 5482 1868
Ph 9561 2965
Ph 5482 3714