Flower Shows

Education Exhibit: Why Garden Club? Prepared by Debby Walters for Botany Belles & Beaus Under the Big Top Small Standard Flower Show.
Education Exhibit: Rustic Roads of St. Croix County. Prepared by Debby Walters for Botany Belles & Beaus Beauty Across America Small Standard Flower Show.
Holly (Royal Dust) exhibited by Barb Ramberg.
Delphinium (Blue Butterfly)
Elvira Jacot - A Small Design seen at “Beauty Across America”, a Standard Flower Show sponsored by the Botany Beaus & Belles Garden Club
Education Exhibit: Prepared by Gerianne Holzman.
First WGCF flower show held in Madison in
Mary Hampton - A Parallel Design entered in the Botany Belles & Beaus’ Standard Flower Show, “Beauty Across America”
Designer: Elvera Jacot – A Parallel Design exhibited at “Beauty Across America”, a Standard Flower Show sponsored by the Botany Belles & Beaus.
Hydrangea exhibited by Carolyn Craig.
Sage exhibited by Diane Olsen.
A Creative Design seen at the Spring Vibes Flower Show.
A Creative Design seen at the Spring Vibes Flower Show.
Education Exhibit prepared for Spring Vibes Flower Show.
Peonies exhibited during the Spring Vibes Flower Show.
Oriental lily (Star Gazer) exhibited by Diane Olsen.
Lilies entered at Under the Big Top Small Standard Flower Show sponsored by Botany Belles & Beaus.
Anita Voiles - An Exhibition Table Type II Design, “Southwest Enchantment” at the Botany Belles & Beaus Standard Flower Show, “Beauty Across America”
Adding the finishing touches.
Curly Willow exhibited by Anita Voiles.
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A lovely design . . . can you identify the designer and show?
Wisconsin Road Trip 2
Family Road Trip through Wisconsin collecting “treasures” along the way. Assemblage design includes disparate found items, plant material enhances design. Plant material includes Helianthus*(Sunflower), *Juniperus (Juniper), Betula bark (Birch) and weathered wood. This design won the Wisconsin State Fair Flower Show “Postcards Across America” Designer’s Choice Award and Award of Design Excellence.

 

National Garden Club Flower Shows

A flower show is a competitive exhibition of floral designs and horticulture and may include educational exhibits. The basic components of a flower show are a location and date, a chair of the show, a schedule stating the types of exhibits, staging for the exhibits and judges. Individual clubs, groups of clubs, districts or the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation (WGCF) hosts flower shows for the following reasons.

  • Educate club members and the viewing public
  • Stimulate interest in horticulture and floral design
  • Provide an outlet for creative expression
  • Convey to the community the objectives of NGC

A Standard Flower Show must be planned by NGC member clubs, emphasize fresh plant material, have a written schedule complying with NGC rules, must include horticulture, design +/-special exhibits and be judged by NGC Accredited Flower Show Judges and standard system of judging. The National Garden club offers a Stimulus Package for Small Standard Flower Shows to encourage clubs to host a show.

There are many categories of Standard Flower Shows
1. Small Standard Flower Show
a. Minimum 20 horticulture exhibits in minimum 5 classes
b. Minimum 12 design exhibits in minimum 3 classes with 4 designs/class
c. May include special exhibits
2. Standard Flower show
a. Minimum 20 horticulture exhibits in minimum 5 classes
b. Minimum 20 design exhibits in minimum 5 classes with 4 designs/class
c. May include special exhibits
3. Flower locations and types
a. General show – held in any public location
b. Placement show – held in home, store, museum, etc. – staged with existing furnishings
c. Petite show – all small or miniature designs and horticulture
d. Holiday or Patriotic Show – Christmas or patriotic theme
e. Plant Society – specialized show co-sponsored with a plant society
In addition to ribbons for individual exhibitors, awards may be given to the flower show in general. Specific requirements must be followed to qualify a show for this distinction. These requirements are outlined in detail in the Handbook for Flower Shows, 2007 Edition. (shopgardenclub.org – search “flower show handbook”) Flower Show Judges, within the WGCF, welcome members to contact them as flower show advisors. See the Wisconsin Judges’ Council page for judges’ contact information.