Great Falls Garden Club

  Biennial Flower Show

May 1-2, 2009


Purpose & Pledge
Contact Information
Annual Plant Sale
Library Garden
Flower Show

The theme for the 2009 small standard flower show was "Hooray, It's Summer." Two divisions, Horticulture and Design, provided Club members with numerous opportunities to participate.

In the Horticulture Division, there were sections for bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers; perennials; and flowering trees and shrubs. The plant material had to come from the garden of the exhibitor, and be identified according to National Garden Club rules, including genus, species and variety or cultivar. The wide assortment of entries and caliber of the plant materials was stunning.

In the Design Division there were three classes to test the abilities of exhibitors. They included the following:

Class 1: Let's Go to the Shore - which was be a miniature design (no more than 5" in height, width and depth) staged on a 12" pedestal topped with an 8" round..

Class 2: Let's Hike in the Mountains - was to be a design staged on a 30"x30" area on a table 31" in height covered in beige material. Designers had freedom of style and choice of components..

Class 3: Let's Read a Good Book - Was a design staged on a 30"x30" area on a table 31" in height covered in beige material. Again, designers had freedom of style and choice of components.



The next small standard flower show will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 in the Community Room at the Great Falls Library in conjunction with our annual plant sale.


Click here for a PDF of the Flower Show Book which includes rules, divisions and instructions.


The show was held at the Great Falls Library in the Community Room, and open to the public from 1:00 to 5:00 on Friday, and 10:00 to 3:00 on Saturday.


The purpose of a standard flower show is to educate club members and the viewing public, to stimulate interest in horticulture, to provide an outlet for creative expression, and to convey to the community the objectives of National Garden Clubs, Inc.


General Chair and Awards Chair: Karen Lucas

Horticulture Chair: Genny Chadwick

Design Chair: Elizabeth Huebner

Design Consultant: Rilla Crane

Placement Chair: Laura Barlow

Judges Chair: Karen Lucas

Clerks Chair: Caroline VanWagoner

Schedule Chair: Ellen Spencer

Publicity Chair: Candace Campbell

Staging Chair: Barbara Cobb

Hostess Chair: Alexandra Shirley


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