Flower Design

This year's theme is "Vacation Destinations." 

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Need a refresher prior to GCM's monthly competitions?  We have online videos for flower design styles and pointers for exhibiting horticulture from Florence Leyssène and Debbie Moran, NGC accredited Master Flower Show Judges.  Click here to access the videos (which do require you to log on to the page).

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February 2023 Schedule
Month's Theme: New Orleans

February 13, 2023

Flower Design Division
Provisionals only (critiqued, not judged):

Class 1

An American Traditional Vertical Line Design. See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 71. Staged on a table 30" high. Allowable space 24" W x 18" D. No height restriction. Underlay required.
 

Open to Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced Plus:

Class 2

A Featured Plant Material Design using Lilies as the featured plant material. See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 74. Staged on a table 30' high. Allowable space 24" W x 18" D. No height restriction. Staging panel and underlay required.

Open to Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced Plus:

Class 3

A Challenge Design. See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 78. Staged on a table 30" H.  Allowable space 24"W x 18" D, no height restriction. Identical components will be supplied to exhibitors by the committee. A minimum of three (3) components must be used. Fee: TBD.

Botanical Arts Division

Open to all levels
Botanical  Artistic Crafts

Class 4
A Mask. 
Provided by the exhibitor and embellished using fresh and/or dried plant materials and other components. Staged on a white styrofoam head 11" high and 20" circumference placed on a table 30" high. Styrofoam head provided by the committee. Judged by the Artistic Scale of Points, p. 131.

 

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March 2023 Schedule
Month's Theme: Palm Beach

March 20, 2023

Flower Design Division
Provisionals only (critiqued, not judged)

Class 1

An American Traditional Crescent Design. See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 71. Staged on a table 30" high. Allowable space 24" W x 18" D. No height restriction. Underlay required.
 

Open to Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced Plus

Class 2

A Design, Freedom of Style and Type using only foliage.  Staged on a table 30' high. Allowable space 24" W x 18" D. No height restriction. Staging panel and underlay required.

Open to Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced Plus:

Class 3

An Underwater Design. See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 79. Staged on a table 30" high.  Allowable space 24" W x 18" D, no height restriction. Staging panel and underlay required.

Botanical Arts Division

Open to all levels
Botanical  Artistic Crafts

Class 4: A Hat. Provided by the exhibitor and embellished using fresh and/or dried plant materials and other components. Staged on a white styrofoam head 11" high and 20" circumference placed on a table 30" high. Staging panel and underlay required. Styrofoam head provided by the committee. Judged by the Artistic Scale of Points, p. 131.

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April 2023 Schedule
Month's Theme: Hawaii

April 17, 2023

Flower Design Division
Provisionals only (critiqued, not judged)

Class 1

An American Traditional Hogarth Curve Design. See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 71. Staged on a table 30" high. Allowable space 24" W x 18" D. No height restriction. Underlay required.
 

Open to Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced Plus

Class 2

A Design, Freedom of Style and Type using some tropical plant material. Staged on a table 30" high. Allowable space 24" W x 18" D. No height restriction. Staging panel and underlay required.

Open to Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced Plus

Class 3

A Transparency Design. See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 77. Staged on a table 30" H.  Allowable space 24 W x 18" D, no height restriction. Staging panel and underlay required.

Botanical Arts Division

Open to all levels
Botanical  Artistic Crafts

Class 4

Jewelry. See Handbook for Flower Shows, pp 94-95. A necklace using fresh and/or dried plant materials and other components. Staged on a black velvet stand placed on a table 30" high. Stand provided by the committee. Judged by the Artistic Scale of Points, p. 131.

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October 2022 Schedule
Month's Theme: Autumn in New England

Monday, October 17, 2022

Design may be eligible for the Kay Maclane Van Deusen Rose Award

Flower Design Division

Provisionals only (critiqued, not judged)

Class 1
An American Traditional Mass Design. See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 71. Staged on a table 30" high. Allowable space 24"W x 18" D. No height restriction. Underlay required.

Open to Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced Plus

Class 2
A Design, Freedom of Style and Type. Staged on a table 30" high. Allowable space 24" W x 18" D. No height restriction. Staging panel and underlay required.

Open to Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced Plus

Class 3
A Grouped Mass Design. 
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 78. Designer's choice of plant material. Staged on a table 30" high. Allowable space 24" W x 18" D. No height restriction. Staging panel and underlay required.

Botanical Arts Division

Open to all levels

Class 4
A Wreath. 
A decorated wreath (any shape), traditional or creative, no larger than 16" x 16" provided by the exhibitor. Hung on a green metal tripod provided by the committee and staged on a table 30" high. Judged by the Design Scale of Points p. 130.

See this month's winners and entries.

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November 2022 Schedule
Month's Theme: New York City

November 14, 2022

Flower Design Division
Provisionals only (critiqued, not judged)

Class 1
An American Traditional Horizontal Line Design. See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 71. Staged on a table 30" high. Allowable space 24" W x 18" D. No height restriction. Underlay required.
 

Open to Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced Plus

Class 2
A Design, Freedom of Style and Type. Using analagous colors. Designer's choice of plant material. Staged on a table 30" high. Allowable space 24" W x 18" D. No height restriction. Staging panel and underlay required.

Open to Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced Plus:

Class 3
A Functional Tray for One. See Handbook for Flower Shows, p. 76. Tray to be provided by exhibitor.  Allowable space 30" W x 20" D. Staged on a table 30" high.

Botanical Arts Division

Open to all levels

Botanical Artistic Crafts

Class 4
A Box. 
See
Handbook for Flower Shows, pp. 94-95. Box provided by exhibitor and embellished using fresh and/or dried plant materials and other components. Box may be covered. Allowable space 15" W x 15" D. Staged on a table 30" high. Underlay required. Judged by Artistic Crafts Scale of Points p. 131. See this month's award winners.