Floral Design Information
All members are encouraged to enter Horticulture and Floral Exhibits at general meetings. All exhibits must be ENTERED, REGISTERED, and IN PLACE by 11:00 AM. Exhibits not in place by 11:00 AM will be placed on the display table and will not be judged.
Design Themes for 2019-2020
Class I design themes are listed below. Class II designs are any other design type described in the "2017 Handbook for Flower Shows."
September 24 - Theme: A Cozy Cuppa Tea
Class I - A tea tray for one featuring a completed floral design of fresh plant material in proportion to the place setting.
October 22 - Theme: Farm and Field Finds
Class I - Assemblage Design - A 3-dimensional abstract design consisting of “found objects” (not made or manufactured for decorative purposes) and plant materials.
January 28 - Theme: Winter Wonderland
Class I - Designer’s Choice - Let your imagination go wild with a Winter-themed creative design of your choice using fresh and /or dried plant material.
February 25 - Theme: Pretty Pot of Planted Posies
Class I - Pot-et-fleur Design - A design with an emphasis on a combination of two or more flowering and/or foliage plants with roots growing in soil or other medium.
March 24 - Theme: Water Wonders
Class I - Underwater Design - A creative design having some or all plant material and other optional components submerged in water.
April 28 - Theme: Go With The Flow
Class I - Cascade Design emphasizing a strong downward rhythmic movement.
May 26 - Theme: Bzzzzy Bees
Class I - Hanging Design - A traditional or creative design, using fresh and/or dried plant material that is suspended and freely moving, including mobiles.
Exhibiting Floral Designs
See the "2017 Handbook for Flower Shows," Chapter 7, Design, pages 63-83, for detailed information.
A summary of the yearbook information can be found at the following links: (or pages 21-24 of the "2019-2020 CBGC Yearbook")
Flower Show School
Flower Show School is for prospective flower 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.
Find information about the latest course offerings in Virginia on the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs website. See the National Garden Clubs' website for detailed information about the curriculum and out of state course schedules.