Flower Show School

Flower Show School, held June 5-7, 2018

The National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides Garden Club members the educational opportunity through its Flower Show Schools Program to become Accredited Flower Show Judges or attend sessions merely to enrich their knowledge of horticulture, design and flower show procedure. This year’s Flower Show School Course III was held at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby. There were fifteen students registered, four of whom took the exam. Congratulations to Karin Pyskaty and Suzy Fisher who advanced to Student Judge status and to Vonice Carr who advanced to Student Exhibitor status.


Special thanks to the entire Flower Show School committee, to the designers and horticulturists who provided exhibits and specimens for the course and to Dot Yard and Mary Huntoon whose knowledge and experience contributed to making this Course III such a success!

If you missed this school, consider coming to the CT symposium where Dot Yard will again share her expertise as the featured speaker on horticulture.  Click here for details.

This Year's Top Scoring Designs

Abstract  Creative Design in Class 2
MaryEllen Unger

Creative Land Mass Design in Class I
Sharon Bender

Flower Show School—Not Just for Judges

Do you ever wonder “Why did that design or horticulture specimen win the Blue Ribbon?” Are you interested in learning about “growing and showing” horticulture or the elements and principles of floral design? If so, Flower Show School will be the answer!

The Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc. (FGCCT) is pleased to offer the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Flower Show School. The curriculum is divided into a series of four individual courses, and is open to any Garden Club member.  NGC provides the educational opportunity through its Flower Show Schools (FSS) Program whereby its members may become Accredited Flower Show Judges or attend sessions merely to enrich their knowledge of horticulture, design, and flower show procedure.

After completing two Flower Show Courses, Students are invited to participate in Judges Council activities and meetings, a valuable continuing education opportunity.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COUNCIL

The courses, which may be taken in any order after Course I, are structured to meet the following goals and purpose:

  • To teach and accredit prospective flower show judges and to provide opportunities for Accredited Judges to expand their knowledge and remain in good standing.
  • To create increased interest and knowledge in horticulture and design for all garden club members whether or not they are seeking to become NGC Accredited Flower Show Judges
  • To provide greater understanding of standards of exhibiting and judging of a Standard Flower Show as clarified in the Handbook for Flower Shows.
  • To promote flower shows of highest quality and educational value