NGC Flower Show Schools are sponsored, planned and conducted by state garden clubs. The schools provide training and welcome members who are interested in learning more about design and horticulture. (For the casual school participant, no exams or specific curriculum are required.)
Additionally, Flower Show Schools offer training and preparation for certification exams for those on track to become flower show judges.
Floral design instruction covers traditional floral arrangements, more progressie creative styles and even design styles incorporating lights and motors! Many students are particularly interested in table setting designs that display the coordination of floral centerpiece, linens and dishes.
The horticulture curriculum consists of basic information on proper gardening techniques; ranging from seed and plant selection to plant culture and control of garden problems. Specific information is provided relating to perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and how to grow superior container plants.