Events

Upcoming events

    • 17 Sep 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • ZOOM

    The Awards Team will guide you through the state's new and revised awards program, including new and modified Youth Awards, High School Awards, and Adult Awards   We'll take a close look at the changes made within the NGC awards program.  

    ZOOM INVITATION WILL BE EMAILED TO DISTRICT AWARDS CHAIRMAN TO SHARE WITH MEMBERS OF THEIR DISTRICT.

    Event Sponsor - FFGC Awards Team

    Event Chairman - Gwen Carter - 352-223-2456 - dabney50@aol.com

    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 24 Sep 2021
    • St. Louis, MO.


    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Plant City Train Depot, 102 N. Palmer Street, Plant City, FL

    The event is free and open to the public as well as the parking. This is an event you will not want to miss with everything for your fall gardening needs, lots of plants, garden art, and accessories, as well as antiques and crafts, all located at the Train Depot and McCall Park, Plant City

    Plant City has walking distance from the event wonderful places to eat and the parking is free.

    Event Sponsor - Plant City Garden Club

    District VIII

    Event Chairman - Sally Murphy - 813-758-5154 - sally.murphy6@aol.com

    2021 flyer Garden Festival.pdf

    • 26 Sep 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL

    Music in the Gardens

    Event Sponsor - Sarasota Garden Club - District VIII

    Event Chairman - CJ Danna - (941) 955-0875 - cj.sarasotagardenclub@gmail.com,

    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • 1 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Ribault Garden Club 705 2nd Avenue North Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

    Flower Show School  teaches all you need to know about judging, entering, competing and chairing a NGC flower show.   This is the second of four courses that includes horticulture, design and flower show procedure.   The courses may be taken in any order.

    Event Chairman - Carolyn Stevens - 904-247-8269 - carolynhstevens@gmail.com

    Event Sponsor - FFSJ District IV Judges Council


    FSS II brochure rev2.pdf

    • 1 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Marriott Courtyard 610 Wells Rd, Orange Park, FL 32073

    Event Sponsor - District IV Officers

    District IV Fall Meeting open to all members. Registration fee of $30 due not later than September 23rd.

    Ways and Means Tables for Garden Club of Orange Park and District.

    Exhibit space by District Chairpersons.

    Seeds harvested from a local Community Butterfly Garden plants will be available to all attendees.

    .Our speaker is Jennifer Mitchell, PhD.  St Johns River Water Management District

    Free parking. Breakfast" served at 9:00 AM--muffins, cinnamon buns, cheese Danish, fresh fruit, coffee, decaf, tea

    Hot Lunch buffet served at noon--chicken, fish, mixed veggies, rice, salad with 2 dressings, small dessert, water, iced tea

    Event Chairman - Ruth Ann Johansen - KEJOHANSEN@msn.com



    • 7 Oct 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Goodwood Museums & Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, Florida

    Tallahassee Garen Club will host this meeting --- parking is available on site

    Jeanell Moore - Chairman

    850-385-4276  ---  moorejeanell@gmail.com

    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • 16 Nov 2021
    • 3:00 PM
    • Orlando Garden Club Loch Haven Park 710 East Rollins St. Orlando, Fl

    Basic Floral Design Study is a six-unit series with the goal of developing an understanding of the art of flower arranging for both the home and flower shows. The Design units are taught by National Garden Club Master Judges and FFGC Floral Design Instructors. Each unit consists of a lecture and demonstration in the morning and student workshop in the afternoon when students create their own designs, receive feedback from their instructor, and share their designs with new friends.

    Parking: Entrance to the adjacent parking lot is on Camden St.  Students must bring scissors/clipper and lunch. Morning snacks, coffee, iced tea, and water will be provided. Students will receive a kit containing pin holder, container & other design aids at the first class

     Line materials, foliage and flowers are supplied for the first three classes.

    Event Sponsor - District VII Judges Council

    Event Chairman - Margaret Kirkpatrick & Maureen Tuber

    407-399-8230  --   mmaui@cfl.rr.com

    FFGC DIST VII 2021 Design Units 1-6 Mon2 .pdf

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 831 Florid Ave Lynn Haven FL 32444

    Lynn Haven Garden Club District !! sponsoring this event

    LHGC semi annual plant sale. Hundreds of plants. Also great home made baked goods and an eclectic mix of rummage items. The sale is held at Roberts Hall at the corner of Florida Avenue and 9th Street.

    overflow parking is available one block from Roberts Hall on 9th Street, across from the elementary school

    Event Chairman - Pat Wood - 603-738-8617 - pwood6681@gmail.com

    • 19 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 2000 Turnbull Road New Smyrna Beach, Fl 32168

    Program by Marine Discovery Center

    Catered luncheon

    Event Sponsor - New Smyrna Beach Garden Club

    For further information contact

    Suzi Bailey, District VI Director - 386-682-9552 * bailey4158@cfl.rr.com


    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • SARASOTA GARDEN CLUB 1131 BOULEVARD OF THE ARTS SARASOTA, FL 34236

    GARDEN TO TABLE will highlight the beauty and bounty of our gardens for all to see and enjoy in a Standard Flower Show. Learn about Permaculture, herbs, see artistic floral interpretations and unusual horticulture from our members and invited guests. We are partnering with Green Path Farms Eco-Vets, a local non-profit for veterans re-acclimating to civilian life, who love organic gardening and teach it! SGC and Eco-Vets will bring GARDEN TO TABLE to life for your enjoyment and the fun of gardening. Free to attend and free parking.

    Sarasota Garden Club offers nine Botanical Gardens, including a premier Butterfly garden with memorial paver walkway. Enjoy our GARDEN TO TABLE Flower Show, a garden tour and lunch at a nearby restaurant within easy walking distance. See all new Sarasota Bay front improvements adjacent to SGC.

    Call SGC office 941-955-0875 with questions ..or
    Event Chair- Emily Yaffe 941-780-7808 eyaffe13@yahoo.com
    Event location - SARASOTA GARDEN CLUB
    1131 BOULEVARD OF THE ARTS
    SARASOTA, FL 34236


    • 23 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Munn Park 201 E. Main Street Lakeland FL

    Over 40 garden related vendors. City of Lakeland Park and Recreation helps us celebrate Fall gardens. Join us for new garden items, raffles, and giveaways. New ideas for your Fall gardens.

    Event Sponsor - The Garden Club of Lakeland, Inc. District IX

    Event Chairman - Marlene Haigh and Donna Terry

    863-688-1318 --- mh185a@gmail.com 

    • 2 Nov 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 3 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • 3730 STEFANI RD. CANTONMENT, FL -Escambia County 4-H Office

    THIS IS THE FSS SYMPOSIUM : ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FOR JUDGES REFRESHING OR ADVANCING

    FROM ONE JUDGING STATUS TO THE NEXT. ANY AND ALL MAY ATTEND

    INSTRUCTORS: SUE KIRKMAN OF KY (HORT) AND SHIRLEY TETREAULT OF NM (DESIGN), TINA TUTTLE OF FL (ALLIED TOPICS)

    PLEASE SEE THE REGISTRATION FLYER WHICH IS ATTACHED

    Judy Keliher, Registrar 2022 Downing Drive Pensacola, FL 32505-1860

    All lectures are open to the public for stated fee. Only members of a garden club belonging to NGC, Inc. are eligible to receive credit toward Nationally Accredited Judges' Certification. Students taking the Course for credit must attend all lecture presentations throughout the full Symposium. Seats closest to the front are reserved for students taking for credit & assigned by earliest paid registration received.

    Students must bring THE HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS, 2017 Edition - a clipboard - pencils (mechanical preferred) and notepaper.

    Brochure side 1

    Brochure side 2

    • 3 Nov 2021
    • 8:30 AM
    • 15 Dec 2021
    • 3:30 PM
    • Pompano Beach GC - 1801 NE 6TH Street

    Floral Design Study Classes 1-6

    Fee $70.00

    Coffee , beverages and snacks will be provided

    Event Chairman - Ecie kappler - 954-943-2699 - rbkappler@comcast.net



    • 5 Nov 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County | University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 3125 Agricultural Center Drive St. Augustine, FL 32092

    A day of education for the public. Master Gardeners are welcome. Guest speakers are the local county UF/IFAS Extension Horticulture Agents who will share recommendations for gardening in Northeast Florida and what we can do to protect our plants, wildlife, land and water. Benefits of joining the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs will be discussed. Attendees will be given an opportunity to become members of their local Garden Clubs.

    Each attendee is asked to bring their own brown bag lunch.  

    Event Sponsor - District IV Officers

    Event Chairman - Nicole Timmer - 904 343 8235 - nilyti@yahoo.com


    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 3:00 PM
    • 2000 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

    An NGC Holiday Flower Show

    Chairman - Becky Lindhorst - 386.767.9924 - rlindhorst@cfl.rr.com

    Holiday Magic 2021.pdf

    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 3:00 PM
    • MANATEE RIVER GARDEN CLUB 3120 FIRST AVENUE WEST, BRADENTON, FLORIDA 34205

    THIS IS GOING TO BE A SMALL STANDARD FLOWER SHOW TO HELP THE MEMBERS GET BACK TO SHOWING DESIGNS AND HORTICULTURE. IT WILL BE A LIGHT HEARTED TAKE ON THE COVID SITUATION OF TODAY. WHILE MANY LOST THEIR LIVES WITH COVID, WE WILL BE SHOWING A LIGHTER VERSION OF IT.

    A BRUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE JUDGES AT ONE OF OUR MEMBER'S HOMES. THE SHOW WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE TO THE PUBLIC AND FREE PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT OUR BEAUTIFUL CLUBHOUSE.

    For Information Contact:

    RITA MIXER  -  203 981 0247 - rit8@aol.com


    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Plant City's 1914 High School Community Center 605 N. Collins St., Plant City, FL 33563

    A Standard Flower Show titled "Wild and Wonderful Florida" will be held in conjunction with Plant City's Pioneer Day.

    Parking is free and this event is open to the public

    Event Sponsor - Plant City Garden Club - District VIII

    Event Chairman - Jan Griffin and Joanne Mason

    813-754-8685 - billjangriffin@gmail.com

    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Historic 1914 Community Center - 605 N. Collins Ave. Plant City 33563

    This event is held in conjunction with Plant City Pioneer Days

    Parking is available in the parking lot on the west side of 1914 Community Building

    Event Chairman - Jan Griffin - 813-716-6691 - billjangriffin @gmail.com


    • 19 Nov 2021
    • 21 Nov 2021
    • 4624 W Browning Avenue, Tampa

    start times - 4pm 11/19 8am 11/20 9am 11/21

    end times -  6:30pm 11/19 2pm 11/20 1pm 11/21

    The Sunset Park Garden Club is Hosting its Annual Fall Fundraiser the weekend of November 19th-21st, 2021. We have lots of items at Great Prices as well as an abundance of Plants for sale. This year we are excited to showcase some local vendors in the Marketplace who have donated their time and a percentage of sales to the club. Complementary Beverages will be provided by the Bay Club at Westshore Yacht Club... More surprises to be announced. Follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Pages for information...

    Street Parking is limited. Please be courteous to the neighbors.

    Event Sponsor - Sunset Park Garden Club & Local Vendors - District VIII

    Event Chairman -  Krystine Kuecha - 813-402-2089 - phansam13@msn.com 





    • 19 Nov 2021
    • 20 Nov 2021
    • Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901

    An NGC Standard Flower Show, honoring previous President of the Council, Judy Francino. The Show is open to members of the Council and invited guests.

    Free admission and parking. Open to the public Friday Nov. 19 1 PM to 4 pm, and Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 AM to 3 PM.

    Event Sponsor - District IX Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, Inc.

    Event Chairman - Susan Lawson - 941-979-0615 - slawson921@gmail.com

    • 5 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 2 Mar 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • St Sylvester's Catholic Church 6464 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32563

    Basic Floral Design Study is a nine-unit series with the goal of developing an understanding of the art of flower arranging for both the home and flower shows. The Design units are taught by National Garden Club Master Judges and FFGC Floral Design Instructors. Each unit consists of a lecture and demonstration in the morning and student workshop in the afternoon when students create their own designs, receive feedback from their instructor, and share their designs with new friends. Dates of classes:Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9 16, 23 and Mar 2, 16. The last class is a make up day if an earlier class is missed.

    There is ample parking, there will be signs outside to direct you to the classroom.  Students must bring scissors/clipper and lunch. Morning snacks, coffee, iced tea, and water will be provided. Students will receive a kit containing basic floral supplies at the first class. Line materials, foliage and flowers are supplied for the first three classes.

     Line materials, foliage and flowers are supplied for the first three classes.

    Event Sponsor - Navarre Garden Club - District I

    Event Chairman - Rose Racz - (850) 684-1440 - waracz@gmail.com

    • 10 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Jan 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • 1400 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park

    Specific Meeting TBD and times scheduled....

    • 12 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 13 Jan 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 1400 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park


    • 18 Jan 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 22 Feb 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Orlando Garden Club Loch Haven Park 710 East Rollins St. Orlando, Fl 32803

    Advanced Floral Design Study is a series of three units in advanced floral design that will take students

    to the next level of Floral Design. The lectures and demonstrations concentrate on the knowledge and

    mechanics needed to create unique and award winning Creative Floral designs.

    Parking: Entrance to the adjacent parking lot is on Camden St. Students must bring scissors/clippers and lunch. Morning snacks will be provided. Students are encouraged to make up missed units from previous classes or repeat the series as many times as they

    wish. ❖ Students completing all 3 advanced floral design units will receive a certificate

    Event Sponsor - District VII  Judges Council

    Event Chairman - Margaret Kirkpatrick and Maureen Tuber

    407-399-8230 -- mmaui@cfl.rr.com

     FFGC DIST VII 2022 Design Units 7-9 Vers Mon 2.pdf

    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 20 Jan 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Greenacres Community Center, 501 Swain Blvd, Greenacres, FL 33463

    Tropical Short Course Sponsored by District X  is a 2 day event featuring speakers on Environment, Gardening and Landscape Design.  It will be a Tri-Refresher for those that are consultants from the different schools.  Conttinental breakfast and lunch provided both days.  Parking on premises

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

    Gardening for life Flyer Jan2022.pdf

    • 5 Feb 2022
    • 6 Feb 2022
    • Riverside Park, Vero Beach, FL

    Saturday 9-5,,,,,,,,,Sunday 9-4

    This is the 20th annual Gardenfest! under the oaks at Riverside Park. Great varieties of plants, flowers, orchids and bromeliads; as well as pottery and garden art. There will be over 85 carefully chosen vendors at this event. Expert lectures and advice featured every day. Food court! Raffle prizes! 

    Gardenfest! as always is free admission and parking. rain or shine

    Event Sponsor - Garden Club of Indian River County

    Event Chairman - Barb Russell -- 882-567-4602 -- info@gardenclubofirc.org 



    • 11 Feb 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 13 Feb 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wekiwa Springs State Park

    Volunteer Training will be Friday thru Sunday.  Volunteers are encouraged to stay for Open House on Sunday to greet and provide information to visitors about the Youth Camp Program.  Camp Director will provide counselors to give tours of cabins to visitors.

    WVT Chairman - Mary Whisler - 352-212-6661

    WVT Registrar - Ingrid Velez - 352-277-3183

    Flyer 2022.docx


    • 13 Feb 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wekiwa Springs State Park - Apopka, FL
    • 15 Feb 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • St. LucieTrails Golf Club, 951 SW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL

    Fashions by Radiant Outfitters, Stuart, FL, and Chico's, Vero, FL. Vendors, Raffles and 50/50 drawing are available. Agenda: Doors open at 11:00A.M. viewing of Vendors' items, buying raffle and 50/50 tickets.

    11:30A.M. Lunch served, Winners of raffles. 1:00P.M. Fashion Show, buying from Vendors.

    LUNCHEON and FASHION SHOW TICKETS- $40.00. Make checks payable to SLWGC.

    Your Donations Support Worthy Charities!

    Menu Choices: Chicken Marsala, Salmon A La Crema, Vegetarian Pasta Selection

    Parking is FREE, within short walking distance.

    Event Sponsor St. Lucie West Garden Club - District X

    Event Chairman - Terry Longar -  772-530-1397 - tlongar@hotmail.c

    2022 Fashion show flyer 1.docxom

    • 4 Mar 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 5 Mar 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Lake County Historical Museum 317 West Main Street Tavares, Fl.

    Event Sponsor - District VII - Lake County Council of Garden Clubs

    The Lake County Council of Garden Clubs ( Camellia GC, Lady Lake GC, and Palm GC) will present a small standard flower show on March 4 and 5, 2022 in the Lake County Historical Museum, the original Lake County Court house. Enjoy our flower show and a visit to this interesting museum at the same time.

    Hours: Friday March 4 ,1;00-3:00 PM and Saturday March 5, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Event Chairman - Sue Roberts -- 352-357-3712 -- sue@georgesueroberts.com

    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Apr 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton 4955 Kyngs Heath Rd Kissimmee, FL

    Early Arrivals Dinner on the 12th

    Specific meeting times TBD later

    Convention Co-Chairman -  Mary Whisler & Carol Wood.

    Mary Whisler at 352-212-6661 --mary.whisler66@gmail.com

    Carol Wood at 813-235-3917 -- carolwood@outlook.com

    • 17 May 2022
    • 20 May 2022
    • Orlando, Florida


    • 5 Sep 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 8 Sep 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • FFGC Headquarters

    Specific Meeting times will be posted later

    • 20 Sep 2022
    • TBD September 2022 (start and end dates TBD later)


    • 9 Jan 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Jan 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • FFGC Headquarters

    Specific meeting times will be posted later

    • 2 May 2023
    • 5 May 2023
    • White Sulphur Springs, WV


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