· Floral Design and Festivals
o Designed numerous major flower festivals and flowers for special occasions
o Designed and managed the “Aspire” festival, which filled the Lichfield Cathedral with interpretive flowers
o Decorated Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s celebration of the 400th birthday of the King James Bible.
o Demonstrated at the NAFAS National Assembly
o Her work has won a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show where she judged for many years.
o A NAFAS National Judge who has judged at their National Shows
o Immediate Past Chair of the Floristry and Flower Arrangement sub-Committee of the RHS
o Regularly judged for 16 years at Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park and other major RHS events on the Flower arranging team and the Mixed Panel in the Great Pavilion
o Judged at the World Association of Flower Arrangers Show
· Show management
o Probably the country’s leading expert, Margaret was Chairman of the NAFAS National Show having been on its management for 11 consecutive years
o Tutor to the tutors – an expert on judging, and floral design.
o Equally at home with those intimate local club or private coaching sessions and practice class
At a very early age Margaret had her own patch of garden which looked so good that she progressively took over the whole family garden.
So she developed her love and her knowledge of plants and flowers which has steered her career.
Later, married with her family and living in Wales she studied flower arranging more seriously and started her career in demonstrating.
Now almost every day is involved in flowers in some way and she is well known throughout the country and overseas.
She is a qualified NAFAS National Demonstrator, National Judge, Teaching Coach and an Area Speaker