If your Garden Club is looking for a fun project this winter, consider entering the upcoming FGCCT, Inc. sponsored NGC Standard Flower Show “Spring into Connecticut.” The show will be at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford from February 20-23, 2020 and will include a Club Competition Class in both Design and Horticulture.
The Horticulture Division “Connecticut Historic Gardens” Club Competition will be Section P – Wells-Shipman-Ward House & Garden, Class 70, “A display of cut needled evergreens.” For this class, you’ll need a minimum of seven (7) cut arboreals grown by two or more club members and displayed in an artistic manner. Specimens should be related, such as all one plant family, one genus, or with similar characteristics and should give the appearance of being individually exhibited.
The Design Division “Inspiration from the Landscape” Club Competition will be Section G – Roaming on the Weekend, Class 19 “Following the Connecticut Antique Trail.” For this Class, your Club will design a vignette, which is a functional section of a room, terrace or patio or similar area that must include a floral design. The vignette may also include container-grown plants and or other plant material.
As your Club holds its fall meetings, these two classes will make an interesting topic for discussion. Who knows, your Club may take home one of the Club Competition Awards that are offered.
For more information about the upcoming show, CLICK HERE
The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.:
Patricia Dray, cell 203-285-0404