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 offers 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 judges.
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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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