Congratulations to the 2020 Virtual Flower Show winners! See the list of Horticulture, Design and Botanical Arts category winners here!
Flower Show School is a comprehensive program that teaches all you need to know about judging, entering, competing and chairing a NGC flower show. There are four courses each with a specific curriculum that includes horticulture, design and flower show procedure. If you are considering becoming a flower show judge, planning to chair a flower show, or you are just curious, your first step is to attend Course I. Subjects are taught by qualified instructors and outlines are provided. Examples of horticulture and design are displayed and critiqued. Learn point scoring to evaluate how entries are judged and see what it takes to get the blue ribbon. Learn about awards, types of shows and what committees are needed to produce a show. We invite you to join this unique experience and become an active part of flower shows.
For more information on Flower Show Schools, please contact Jan Warshauer, Flower Show Schools Chairman
Encouraging Clubs to Hold Standard Flower Shows
The Flower Show Committee has prepared a stimulus package to assist garden clubs that have never held a Small Standard Flower Show or that have not held one in the last five years to consider staging one. It is also to encourage clubs that no longer have the resources to hold a Standard Flower Show to stage a Small Standard Flower Show.
The package contains a model schedule for a Small Standard Flower Show (SSFS) with choices of titles that a club may adapt to suit their needs. Other items in the package will include entry tags with information on where to order them and how to complete them and samples of appropriate awards ribbons. Any club that has never had a flower show or has not had a Small Standard Flower Show in the past five years is eligible to participate. A Certificate of Achievement, offered from June 2019 to May 2021, will be awarded to clubs that complete this new venture.
The Student Schedule Correction Committee has written the model schedule. The show title and its division headings are Gay Austin’s theme for her 2019-2021 term as forty-fifth president of National Garden Clubs, Inc. A club may alternatively choose its own theme, section and class titles in Design. The club must reproduce their selected schedule for each member and the judges and purchase the necessary ribbons and entry tags. An approved panel of NGC judges must judge the show.
National Flower Show Schools Schedule Correction Committee
Looking for information on hosting a flower show, exhibiting in a show, becoming a flower show judge? Check out our FLOWER SHOW SCHOOL RESOURCE page to answer all your questions. Included are all flower school forms and course curricula, instructions, show scale of points and links to purchase the Handbook for Flower Shows, 2017. Interested in applying for a Flower Show related award? Review all the award information and requirements on the NGC AWARDS page.
Did you know Flower Shows may include a photography section under Botanical Arts? Want some photography tips? Want to see some great photos taken by NGC members? Jump over to our PHOTOGRAPHY page for great information.
"An organized and enthusiastic instructor sets the tone for the day. Sharing and learning with other garden club members made the experience special. Creating new friendships."
"The instructor provided well-organized outlines and answered numerous questions in a friendly manner. The designs created by the instructor were exceptional and the discussion led by the instructor was stimulating with a touch of humor added. There was a lot of material to cover in a short time period. Having the study materials in advance was helpful."
"Excellent designs and horticulture specimens were provided by the committee for the point scoring practice sessions. The extensive knowledge of the instructor in the horticulture topics taught was amazing. Sharing of knowledge was the best part of the whole school."