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News: Garden Club of America Members Strive to Educate, Engage, and Enrich through Community Flower Shows


April 23, 2019

Learn something new at a flower show in your area

Garden Club of America flower shows are unique educational forums. Showcasing a community’s distinct horticultural specimens, traditional and forward-thinking floral designs, and creative arts including botanical jewelry, encourages spectators to seek and embrace nature’s beauty.

Latest garden trends, photography tips, and advice on planting window boxes and raised beds are topics often covered at GCA flower shows across the country.

Sometimes, flower shows will include special exhibits and opportunities for youngsters, to engage with nature as well as exhibits on conservation. “Each community’s needs are unique,” says GCA national Flower Show Committee chairman Crissy Cherry, “Disseminating information is prioritized at GCA flower shows, whether it is information on floral design or organic and sustainable gardening, steps to maintaining a healthy yard, or best practices for choosing native plants that are appropriate to one’s community.”

In 2019, GCA flower shows, always free and open to the public, will span the country. From “Hill Harbors and Horizons” in Boston to “Root 66” in Missouri and “Harvest Time” in New Hampshire, GCA members will educate and engage communities. Flower shows allow club members to uphold the GCA’s purpose of stimulating the knowledge and love of gardening and restoring, improving, and protecting the quality of the environment through educational programs.

Admission is Free and Open to the Public

April 25, 2019 – Crowns, Gowns and Roses

GCA Flower Show hosted by The Gertrude Windsor Garden Club

The Tyler Rose Garden Center and Rose Museum

400 Rose Park Drive, Tyler, TX

April 25: 1pm-4pm

May 6-8, 2019 – We Can Do It!

GCA Flower Show hosted by The Monroe Garden Study League

The Chennault Museum, 701 Kansas Lane, Monroe, LA 

May 7: 2pm-4pm, May 8: 9am-2pm


May 7-9, 2019 – The Myth of Persephone The Birth of the Seasons

GCA Flower Show hosted by Garden Club of Darien

The Tokeneke Club, 4 Butler's Road, Darien, CT

May 7: 3-5pm; May 8: 10am-8pm; May 9: 9am-1pm


May 8-9, 2019 – Root 66

GCA Flower Show hosted by Ladue Garden Club

Racquet Club of Ladue, 1600 Log Cabin Lane, St. Louis, MO

May 9: 10am-5pm


May 16-19, 2019 – Annual Meeting Flower Show - Hills*Harbors*Horizons

GCA Flower Show hosted by The Garden Club of America at the Annual Meeting

Seaport World Trade Center, One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA

May 18: 8am – 6pm, May 19: 8am – 12:00pm


May 30-June 1, 2019 – Nature’s Poetry

GCA Flower Show hosted by Seattle Garden Club

Bellevue Botanical Gardens 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA

June 1: 10am-4pm



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