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News: Botanical Arts In The Limelight


January 16, 2020

2020 GCA Flower Show Season About To POP!

Jewelry made of seeds, rocks, dried plant material, and beans date back to prehistoric days. Now the presence of botanical jewelry, along with paintings and other forms of botanical arts are bedazzling flower show judges, as well as visitors to GCA flower shows around the country. The upcoming 2020 flower show season will demonstrate a sustained cultural appreciation of natural materials in artistic expression. 

The botanical arts division in a GCA Flower Show showcases high levels of skill and creativity. Classes may include botanical jewelry, botanical embellishment (enhancing a man-made object), botanical couture (items of clothing and/or other accessories designed from  dried plant material), pressed plants, artistic crafts, and needlework. 

Some of the country’s most prestigious flower shows are adding additional classes of botanical arts to their schedules. The creative artistry of the designers who produce outstanding work, together with the fan’s interest in these entries are bringing this division into the limelight. 

Check the list below for upcoming GCA Flower Shows around the country that include a Botanical Arts Class. 


GCA Flower Shows

February - March 2020

Admission is free and open to the public at the hours shown


Celebrating 15 Years of Falls Park

Host: Carolina Foothills Garden Club

Location:  Greenville Country Club

239 Byrd Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29605

Divisions:  Floral Design, Photography, 

Botanical Arts and Conservation/Education 

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.



Host: Magnolia Garden Club

Location: Art Museum of Southeast Texas

500 Main Street, Beaumont, TX  77701

Divisions: Floral Design, Horticulture, Photography, 

Botanical Arts, Conservation/Education

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


All photography courtesy of The Garden Club of America club member photographers and not for reuse without permission.

Botanical Arts Photo credits: Linder Suthers


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