Chesapeake Bay Garden Club
 Celebrating 60 Years in Reedville, Virginia

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Design Themes for 2016-2017
(refer to club Yearbook for details)
Class I designs are listed below. Class II designs are any other design type described in the Handbook for Flower Shows

   SEPTEMBER: Call of the Wild; Designer’s Choice - creative design using fresh and/or dried wildflowers or weeds
   OCTOBER: Gulliver’s Travels;  Traditional Design - traditional design organized in a sphere, oval, pyramid/triangle, crescent, Hogarth, etc. 
   JANUARY: Great Expectations; Floor Design - large creative design staged on the floor with min. height of 4 feet.
   FEBRUARY: The Secret Garden; Panel Design - 3 dimensional creative design, self-supporting or suspended, with panels.
   MARCH: All Creatures Great and Small; Small Design - any design style, traditional or creative, not to exceed 8 inches.
   APRIL: Treasure Island; Creative Horizontal Line Design - creative design in which horizontal movement is dominant.
   MAY: Little Women; Artistic Craft - jewelry created with fresh and/or dried plant material. 

DESIGN SCALE OF POINTS for judging floral designs; page 303 in 'Handbook for Flower Shows' page 32-33 in CBGC 2012 Handbook. Or click here for Exhibit Rules and Scale of Points. 
Master Flower Show Judges: 
Rebecca Elston, Barbara Yinger
Accredited Flower Show Judges:  Dody Douglas, Sharon Lemke, Carol Medlin, Darleen Nelson, 
Lorraine Van Wickler
Student Judges: Carolyn King          
Flower Show School: Jerry Jenkins
Floral Exhibits
Chair: Kathie Truxall
Assistant: Dody Douglas
Contact Us
Flower Show School -- Flower Show School is for prospective flower show exhibitors and judges, as well as for garden club members and anyone interested in flower design. It is a series of four courses covering the principles of floral design and fundamentals of plant life. View National Garden Clubs' website for more information.
2015-16 Floral Design Exhibit Awards
1st -- Dody Douglas
2nd -- Barbara Yinger
3rd -- Sharon Lemke
Several CBGC members exhibited design and horticulture at the Fredericksburg Fair.

Exhibitors were: Lorraine Van Wickler, Dody Douglas, Barbara Yinger, Carolyn King, Darleen Nelson, and Sharon Lemke

  Floral Exhibits



  Ways and Means


Landscape Design

Other Programs
    Conservation and
    Ready, Set, Grow!
    Nitty Gritty

Members / Admin
Class I - Designer’s Choice - a creative design of your choice using fresh and/or dried wildflowers or weeds. 
Allotted space is 24" by 30"; no height restrictions. Background and underlay required.

Class II - Any other design type found in the Handbook for Flower Shows
Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced designers may enter either or both classes and will be judged in their own category.

September DESIGN THEME: “Call of the Wild”