Jeanne Niccum's decorated birdhouse gourd exhibited in Botany Belles & Beaus' Reaping the Harvest Small Standard Flower Show.
Special exhibits in a flower show provide an opportunity to educate and provide extra interest to all participants – attendees and exhibitors. Special exhibits fall into several main categories – some judged and others for informational purposes only. Educational Exhibits The purpose of educational exhibits is to instruct and inform the public on goals and objectives of National Garden Clubs. The Flower Show Schedule provides all necessary information for size allowed, theme, etc. To be considered for a top award, educational exhibits require 18 square feet of surface area for a Standard Flower Show and 6 square feet for a Petite Flower Show.
Aid in protection and conservation of natural resources, promote civic beauty, encourage improvement of roadsides and parks
Encourage and assist in establishing and maintaining botanical gardens and other horticultural centers
Study and advance the arts of gardening, horticulture, floral design, landscape design and environmental sciences
Cooperate with other organizations in the above mentioned objectives
Youth Anyone under the age of 18 may exhibit in a youth section. Exhibits can include floral design, horticulture or educational exhibits. Youth entries are not judged against adult entries. Gardens Gardens may or may not be judged in a flower show. They may be permanent or temporary installations. Gardens may be located at a member’s home or in a public location. Temporary gardens are created at the site of the flower show. Artistic Crafts Artistic crafts are exhibits using plant materials to combine horticulture, design and craft work to add interest and beauty to a show. They may or may not be judged. Possible artistic crafts include wreaths, trees, ornaments, dried flower cards, decorated hats, etc. Invitational Exhibits These exhibits are not judged. They may include commercial exhibits, Ikebana designs and plant exchanges. The flower show committee determines what type of invitational exhibits will best enhance the beauty of their show.
The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation founded in 1928 is a charter member of the National Garden Club organization. As an organization, we are proud of our heritage of developing relationships with fellow gardeners, learning, and gardening for good in our communities.