This is a club friendly mentoring program designed to promote flower shows with support for garden clubs who have not had a flower show in the last 5 years. The Judges Council provides a mentor judge who encourages clubs by providing information and organizational support on schedule writing, awards, and procedures and guides the club through the flower show process. Contact your state or district Judges Council Chairman for more information.
Congratulations to the 2020 Virtual Flower Show winners!
See photos of the winning entries 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
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."