Flower Show Schools

A General Course of Study for Members, Exhibitors and Judges

Come and join us for Flower Show Schools!  Flower Show Schools is not only for prospective flower show exhibitors and judges, but also for all garden club members and all persons interested in flower design and horticulture. While the primary purpose of these courses is to train those wishing to become flower show judges, many people attend for information only and those people do not have to take the examinations!

  • Horticulture Curriculum

    The horticulture curriculum consists of basic general information on proper gardening techniques from seed / plant selection to plant culture and control of problems. Information is also 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.

  • Design Instruction

    Design instruction covers traditional floral arrangements through contemporary styles and even designs incorporating lights and motors. Many attendees are particularly interested in table setting designs showing coordination of floral centerpiece, linens and dishes. Vignettes, small segments of rooms, also give ideas on interior decorating.

  • Awards Application

    Click for the Flower Show Award Application Web Page

  • FSS Forms

    Click for the Flower Show School Forms Web Page

  • New Flower Show Achievement Awards

    Click for Flower Show Acheivement Awards

  • Ask Dot!

    Have a questions for Dot? Ask her! Send an email to
    Dot Yard, Chairman: Flower Show Schools

    Here is a list a FAQ's Dot has been getting during her time as chair:
    Dot's FAQ List.

  • Model Flower Show Schedules

    Model Schedule Plant America SSFS

    Model Schedule With a Song in My Heart SSFS


For more information, contact:
Dot Yard, Chairman: Flower Show Schools

Click here for the FSS Directory.