Events

Upcoming events

    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • West Palm Beach

    Course 2 covers Plant Diseases and Garden Pests, Irrigation and Water, Lawn Alternatives and Growing Grass, Growing Fruit and Growing Vegetables

    Lunch will be provided.

    Michelle Maguire  772-485-3279 mouthmom@yahoo.com

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • First Methodist Church of Homosassa

    2/6/20,2/13/20,2/20/20,2/27,20,3/5/20,3/12/20

    Church location is 8831 W. Bradshaw, Homosassa, Fl 34448

    Students should bring their own lunch.

    Pattie Steck 631-433-6064

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • 500 Sunset Dr. S, St. Petersburg, Fl. 33701

    Come join us for our home and garden flea market. Timeless treasures, household items, plants, jewelry, clothing and more! Free to public. 

    2/27: 5pm-7pm

    2/28: 9am-3pm

    2/29: 9am-1pm

    GCSP 727-381-8920

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    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Mall at Wellington Green Forest Hill Ave and State Road 7

    Join us for an NGC Petite Flower Show hosted by the Wellington Garden Club.

    Feb 29, 2020 - 10am-6pm

    March 1,2020 - 11am-4pm

    Contact: Twig Morris at  twig_morris@hotmail.com

    • 2 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 2166 Virginia Ave., Ft. Myers, Fl. 33901

    This is the sixth of a six part series in basic floral design. Learn  about transporting materials and expressive design in the morning followed by hands-on floral design in the afternoon. Flowers will be provided. Students will need to bring a base, accessory or featured object, container, clippers and plant material to express the title FLORIDA. Morning refreshments will be provided. Students should bring their own lunch.

    Contact Susan Lawson at 941-979-0615.

    Brochure and registration form

    • 4 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota,FL

    The six classes will prepare you to see floral design in a new light. Create designs for your home and prepare you to enter Flower Shows.

    Please bring scissors, morning refreshments will be provided.

    Sarasota Garden Club 941-955-0875 - Barbara Rao

    Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4

    • 5 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • First Methodist Church of Homosassa

    2/6/20,2/13/20,2/20/20,2/27,20,3/5/20,3/12/20

    Church location is 8831 W. Bradshaw, Homosassa, Fl 34448

    Students should bring their own lunch.

    Pattie Steck 631-433-6064

    • 6 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL

    An NGC Standard Flower Show hosted by The Garden Club of Stuart staged at the Wolf Technology Center at Indian River State College.

    Rosita Aristoff, Chairman 772-288-7270

    • 6 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 2400 SE Salerno Road Stuart, Fl

    An NGC Standard Flower Shower hosted by The Garden Club of Stuart

    Staged at the Wolf Technology Center at Indian River State College

    March 6th: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    March 7th: 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Rosita Aristoff, Chairman 772-288-7270

    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 8 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Marco Island Center for the Arts,1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, Fl. 34145

    "Art, Flowers, and Anniversaries" is a standard flower show sponsored by District IX.

    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 8 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM

    A Standard Flower Show presented by Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island in an art gallery on Marco Island. Over 100 horticulture specimens will be shown in addition to 45 floral designs exhibited in the art gallery.

    The location is Marco Island Center For the Arts at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Parking is available across the street at JCMI on Winterberry Drive.

    Connie Lowery

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • First Methodist Church of Homosassa

    2/6/20,2/13/20,2/20/20,2/27,20,3/5/20,3/12/20

    Church location is 8831 W. Bradshaw, Homosassa, Fl 34448

    Students should bring their own lunch.

    Pattie Steck 631-433-6064

    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • 14 Mar 2020
    • Lemon Bay Garden Club

    Please join us as we present our free and open to the public tribute to the 1950's. Visit our on-site butterfly garden and stroll our beautifully landscaped grounds. Plant sale and Handmade Card sale will accompany the show. 

    March 13, 2020 2:00-5:00

    March 14, 2020 10:00-3:00

    Garden Club Phone -- 941-474-9068

    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 18 Mar 2020
    • Garden Center at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 3109 East Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

    National Garden Clubs, Inc.

    FLOWER SHOW SCHOOL

    COURSE IV

    MARCH 15-18, 2020

    Presented by Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District XI and XII Judges Council

    Hosted by Fort Lauderdale Garden Club In Garden Center at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

    3109 East Sunrise Blvd.

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

    Flower Show School Co-Chairman

    Rebecca (Becky) Schuberth

    Nancy Miller

    Registrar

    Joanne Nelson

    Form to Submit an Event to the FFGC State Calendar 4.19 Course IV Ft. Lauderdale.pdf

    Form to Submit an Event to the FFGC State Calendar 4.19 Course IV Ft. Lauderdale.pdf


    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 3109 East Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

    Welcome! Please view the attachment for more information. We look forward to seeing you.

    Course IV Ft. Lauderdale (2).pdf

    FSS IV Brochure (3) NGC Flower Show School Course IV.pdf

    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 East Sunrise Blvd.

    Welcome! We look forward to seeing you. For more information, please view the attachments. 

    FFGC State Calendar 4.19 Course IV Ft. Lauderdale (3).pdf

    FSS IV Brochure (4).pdf

    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 2166 Virginia Ave., Ft. Myers, Fl. 33901

    This is the first of a three part series in advanced floral design. Learn  about using dried materials and decorative wood in the morning followed by hands-on floral design in the afternoon. Students will need to bring all components to complete a creative design using decorative wood for the line. Morning refreshments will be provided. Students should bring their own lunch.

    Contact Susan Lawson at 941-979-0615.

    Brochure and registration form

    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 14605 59th Ave East, Lakewood Ranch, FL

    Registration 8:30 am

    This is course 3 of the NGC Landscape Design School. There will be test if you wish to become an NGC Landscape Design consultant. Course 4 will be immediately following this course on March 18-19,2020.

    Continental breakfast and lunch provided each day.

    Sheryl Perkins 941-708-2963

    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 14605 59th Ave East, Lakewood Ranch, FL

    This is the fourth and final course of the NGC Landscape Design School. There will be tests if you wish to become an NGC Landscape Design Consultant.

    Continental breakfast and lunch provided each day.

    Sheryl Perkins 941-708-2963

    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Avenue W, Bradenton

    It is presented by Sean Moore of Earth Worm Farm in Zolfo Springs. He will speak about the benefits of earthworms, green farming and gardening. There will be products for sale.

    The public is welcome. No charge. Call (941) 744-7553 with questions. Barb Beury, (941) 744-7553

    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples FL

    Naples Garden Club and Naples Botanical Garden partner in presenting the Naples Flower Show. Guests enjoy spectacular floral designs, exotic plants, educational displays, talks, interactive demonstrations, many vendors and the beautiful gardens.

    Admission is $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 4-14. Children under 4 are free. Fees include all activities & admission to the Gardens. Members of Naples Garden Club & NBG enjoy free admission.

    www.Naplesgardenclub.org

    • 23 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 2166 Virginia Ave., Ft. Myers, Fl. 33901

    This is the second of a three part series in advanced floral design. Learn  about creating advanced creative designs in the morning followed by hands-on floral design in the afternoon. Students will need to bring all components to complete a creative design entitled 'FIRE".  Morning refreshments will be provided. Students should bring their own lunch.

    Contact Susan Lawson at 941-979-0615.

    Brochure and registration form

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Ave W, Bradenton

    The presenters are Nancy Hammer and Norma Kisida, Master Gardeners. They will discuss types of containers, soils, watering, fertilization, pest and disease management, plants and design. Two containers will be planted during the demonstration, which will be raffled off to participants.

    The public is welcome. Fee $10 at the door. Call (941) 713-4346 with questions.

    Sharron Jones, (941) 713-4346

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota, Fl. 34236

    Sarasota Garden Club presents 'Garden To Table' which will highlight the beauty and bounty that comes from nature.  SGC is partnering with Operation Eco-Vets from Green Path Veterans Farms to help highlight this local non-profit, who practice organic gardening.

    Come and see our our totally re-decorated historical clubhouse and beautifully re-landscaped grounds in the heart of downtown. Sarasota's 2nd largest greenspace!

    Free and open to the public - ample parking.

    For more info call: 941.955.0875

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Tampa, FL

    "The Sporting Life" is the title and theme of the Standard Flower Show.

    Held in conjunction with the GardenFest Plant sale at the Tampa Garden Club.

    Free Admission, Bring your camera to photograph the flower show and your wagon to transfer plants.

    Kathy Echevarria 813-240-5272

    This is an open event, open to the public, and pre-registration is not necessary.

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Garden Club of Indian River County, Inc. 2526 17th Ave. Vero Beach, Fl. 32960

    Registration deadline is February 24, 2020

    Tickets are $5.00

    Location: Garden Club of Indian River County, Inc.

    2526 17th Ave. Vero Beach, Fl. 32960

    Contact: Faye D. Estes, Flower Show Chairman 772-563-3422

    *Open to all WGC members.

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Isles Yacht Club, Punta Gorda !X

    Punta Gorda Garden Club celebrates its 70th Anniversary with FFGC this year and is presenting a Standard excited to present a Standard Flower Show in this venue as part of the festivities. The club recently offered Unis 1-9 of the Floral Design Class and members are eager to apply their new knowledge and skills.

    Claudia Chopp

    • 4 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 5 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Winter Garden

    The Bloom and Grow Garden Society and the City of Winter Garden invite you to attend the 2020 "Spring Fever in the Garden". What better place to celebrate nature than in a town called Winter Garden, along a tree and flower lined street named Plant St. That is exactly what will be happening during the Spring Fever in the Garden 20th anniversary festival on Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th, 2020.

    Plan now to bring the entire family and stroll down brick lined Plant Street while enjoying continuous entertainment, a sidewalk chalk art contest , and Ask the Garden Experts booth, a Butterfly exhibit, the Avian Reconditioning center with live raptors, garden related vendors, garden and yard plant vendors, food booths, raffles and KIDZONE for our littlest attendees.

    Check out the Facebook page for more information:  https://www/facebook.com/springfeverinthegarden/

    There will be two free shuttles. Please follow the signs to public parking. For additional information, call the city of Winter Garden (407) 656-4111.

    Saturday hours are 9-5 and Sunday hours are 11-4.

    • 5 Apr 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Garden Club of Deland

    Titled unjudged flower show "The Glory of the Cross" An exhibit of crosses each a floral arrangement inspired by "Holy Week." All created by our members, local churches and floral designers. 

    Free and open to the public. Free parking in front of the Garden Clubhouse. The Garden Club of Deland 865 S. Alabama Ave. Deland, Fl. 32724

    Marshal Rawson, Chair 703-568-0008 (c)

    2020 Pageant of Crosses (1).jpg



    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 2166 Virginia Ave., Ft. Myers, Fl. 33901

    This is the third of a three part series in advanced floral design. Learn  about creative containers and designer choice award in the morning followed by hands-on floral design in the afternoon. Students will need to bring all components to complete either a creative design or an abstract design.  Morning refreshments will be provided. Students should bring their own lunch.

    Contact Susan Lawson at 941-979-0615.

    Brochure and registration form

    • 7 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 8 Apr 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • New Smyrna Beach Garden Club

    Note that this is an opportunity to highlight the benefits of your class, ‘market’ your event, encourage involvement or volunteering as well as the general description. If you’re submitting a class that is part of a series, take this opportunity to briefly discuss the value of the series.

    This course concentrates on water and related issues.  Classes include subjects such as aquatic plants and animals, wetlands, sustainability, earth stewardship, plus more.  This is a very relevant course due to the water issues that affect our state.

    Additional information other than what has already been stated, such as special instructions, where to park, what to bring, etc. Please limit to 3 lines of instruction: ___Environmental School courses can be taken in any order.  Lunch is included._______________________________

    Name of Person to Contact and a phone number only if you want that phone number to be public:

    ___________Sally Flanagan, sfflan@aol.com  (382) 428-3170_________________

    If you would like a registration form or flyer attached to the calendar entry, send it as a .pdf via email with this completed form. Similarly, if you want an image with the entry, attach it as a .jpeg

    *Name of person submitting this entry request: _Nancy Richards, FFGC Environmental Schools Chairman_

    *Would you like online registration enabled for your event?  _____ Yes     __x___No

    If Yes, what information other than Name & Address would you like the registrant to provide? (Examples: Have you taken this course before?, What was your date of certification? Do you currently belong to a Garden Club?)

    ___Brochure and registration will be attached when available.________________________________________________________________

    Do you want to enable payment acceptance online?  ____ Yes    ___X__ No

    If Yes, Check which method: ____ Online Only  _____ Online and Offline

    Return this completed form to headquarters via email in the same Word format.

    * Indicates required information to process your request


    • 13 Apr 2020
    • 15 Apr 2020
    • HOTEL: Hilton Tampa Downtown, 211 N. Tampa Street, Tampa 33602

     FFGC is the host  for the upcoming Deep South Garden Clubs Convention. Please view and download each of the attached documents for schedule and workshop information. 

    For more information or questions, please email Gina Jogan 

    gvjogan@panhandle.rr.com

    DSGC 2020 Convention Registration Form

    DSGC Convention Tentative Schedule

    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Downtown Hitotn, Tampa

    This is a NGC Tri Refresher. Attendance at the Deep South Convention is mandatory.

    Barbara Hadsell, DS TriResfresher Co-chairman

    DSGC Convention 2020 Registration Form

    DSGC Convention 2020 Tentative Schedule

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 19 Apr 2020
    • Tampa


    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 22 Apr 2020
    • Florida Federation of GCs

    The registration form can be found below. Please view the downloadable information. 

    ES SXIV C4 reg.pdf

    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Ft. Myers Council Bldg., 2166 Virginia Ave., Ft. Myers, Fl.

    This is the fourth class in series 36 being sponsored by district IX in Ft. Myers.

    Contact: Vicki Williamson   vbwilliamson47@gmail.com

    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 7891 - 26th Ave. No. St. Pete, 33710

    NGC Standard Flower Show held at the Green Thumb Festival

    Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. No. St. Pete, 33711 Title: Let's Go!

    Jan Ankerberg 727 415 1499

    • 5 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • 7650 Legacy Blvd., Lakewood Ranch, FL

    Hosted by Gardeners Out East in Lakewood Ranch


    Karen Eckert (941)756-6406

    • 7 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Interlachen Country Club, 2245 Interlacken Court, Winter Park, Fl.

    Join us for a fun and informative meeting to end the garden club season for District VII.

    if you have any questions, please reach out to Gwen Carter, DD, 352-223-2456 or dabney50@aol.com.

    • 12 May 2020
    • 14 May 2020
    • Milwaukee, WI


    • 7 Jun 2020
    • 9 Jun 2020
    • Gainesville

    Welcome! This Short Course is called "Protecting the Life that Sustains Us" and will include a tour of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and have educational sessions speaking to the topic. A dinner and "Designing Divas" Program may also be attended for an additional cost. Please see the registration form for more information including hotel information.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Registration deadline is May 29, 2020.

    Florence Cline, ladybugflorence2@gmail.com, 352-262-4433 (cell)

    Registration Form for FFGC-UF Short Course 2020.pdf

    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 20 Jun 2020
    • Wekiva Youth Camp

    Boys 3rd-6th grade (72), includes 7th grade boys tent camping (16) and 8th grade canoe/EE (16,invitation only)

    Tina Tuttle, Chairman WYC

    • 15 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • University of Florida Gainesville Campus

    The SEEK Conference for 2020 will be held at the University of Florida Gainesville Campus. The agenda and registration forms will be available in January 2020. It will be limited to 40 students.

    for more information contact the chairman Mary Whisler at mary.whisler66@gmail.com.

    2020 SEEK Flyer 

    • 21 Jun 2020
    • 27 Jun 2020
    • Wekiva Youth Camp

    Boys 3rd-6th grade (88), includes 7th grade boys tent camping (16) 

    Tina Tuttle, Chairman WYC

    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 4 Jul 2020
    • Wekiva Youth Camp

    Co-ed Week, 3rd-6th grades (72, family preference, Ft. Lauderdale bus)

    Leaders in Training, 9th grade (up to 28, invitation only, 30 June -3 July @ MArine Science Station)

    Critter Camp (limited to 16 boys and 16 girls finishing 1st or 2nd grade): 30 June - 2 July

    • 5 Jul 2020
    • 11 Jul 2020
    • Wekiva Youth Camp

    Girls 3rd-6th grades (72), includes 7th grade girls Naturalist Program (16), 8th Grade canoe/EE (16, invitation only)


    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 18 Jul 2020
    • Wekiva Youth Camp

    Girls 3rd-6th grades (72), includes 7th grade girls tent camping (16) and 8th Grade canoe/EE (16, invitation only)


    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 25 Jul 2020
    • Wekiva Youth Camp

    Girls 3rd-6th grades (88), includes 7th grade girls tent camping (16) 

    • 14 Sep 2020
    • 15 Sep 2020
    • 1400 S. Denning Dr. Winter Park, FL. 32789

    Pre-Board  Sept. 14,15

    followed by

    Board Sept. 16,17

    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 17 Sep 2020


    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 26 Sep 2020
    • Fargo, N.D.


    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 520 Main St. Windermere, Fl. 34786

    Welcome. Please view the attached document for more information. 

    Calendar Entry Fall D7 General Meeting 2020.pdf

    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale

    Please see attachment for calendar submission.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!


    ES SXIV C1 FFGC calendar (1) - NGC Environmental School Course 1.pdf

    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • Ft Lauderdale Garden Club

    Course 1 covers a wide array of classes, such as sustainability, historic environmental actions & _

    Leaders, environmental issues, to name a few. A nature discovery walk will take place. Lunch is included. For more information, please view the attachment. 

    ES SXIV C1 FFGC calendar (3).pdf


    • 3 Dec 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Headquarters


    • 11 Jan 2021
    • 12 Jan 2021
    • 1400 S. Denning Dr. Winter Park, FL 32789

    Pre-Board Jan. 11,12

    followed by

    Board Jan. 13,14

    • 13 Jan 2021
    • 14 Jan 2021
    • 1400 S. Denning Dr. Winter Park, FL 32789


    • 17 Feb 2021
    • 8:30 AM
    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 3:30 PM
    • Ft Lauderdale Garden Club

    Welcome! Please view the attachment for more information. 

    ES SXIV C3 FFGC calendar.pdf

    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 14 Apr 2021
    • Daytona Beach, Fl.


    • 17 May 2021
    • 20 May 2021
    • East Rutherford, NJ


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