Cultivate the Joys of Gardening and Education
Standard Flower Shows are among National Garden Clubs' most
popular educational and social activities. These colorful,
enjoyable events continue to draw crowds across the U.S., while
giving club members an opportunity to exhibit plants, floral
arrangements and informative displays on horticulture, gardening
and projects of local and state garden clubs. Flower shows help
spread the word about the joys of gardening and serve as forums for
learning design trends for the home, new cultivars in horticulture
and what trees, shrubs and plants grow well locally.
National Garden Clubs offer a wide variety of helpful resources
for those interested in learning more about growing flowers for
exhibition, designing floral arrangements or exhibiting
plants. Additionally, NGC offers training opportunities for
members who are interested in becoming certified flower show
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National Garden Club's Flower Show School provides training and
preparation for certification exams for those wishing to become
flower show judges. In addition, the school welcomes and
attracts many people who are simply interested in learning more
about design and horticulture. For the casual school
participant, no exams or specific curriculum is required.
Floral design instruction covers traditional floral
arrangements through contemporary styles and even designs
incorporating lights and motors. Many participants are particularly
interested in table setting designs showing coordination of floral
centerpiece, linens and dishes.
The horticulture curriculum consists of basic
general information on proper gardening techniques from seed and
plant selection to plant culture and control of problems.
Information also is presented on cultural needs of specific
perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, as well as fruits,
vegetables and nuts, and how to grow superior container plants.
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