National Garden Club flower show

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Staff Report

The Batesville Garden Club and Charleston’s Magnolia Garden Club joined together to present a Design Specialty National Garden Club Flower Show on Dec. 1,  at the historic Herron House in Oakland.

“Holidays at Herron House” was the theme of the show and featured 48 floral designs, 12 botanical arts artistic crafts exhibits,  two educational exhibits, and 36 youth exhibits.

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Club members welcomed over 200 guests who came to view the show.

Functional Table Designs displayed table settings for a Christmas dinner, complete with a floral design and were staged in the home’s formal dining room and morning room.

Functional Tray designs, with the themes of “Breakfast in Bed” and “Waiting for Santa”, included a place setting with a floral design displayed in bedrooms. Ten floral designs were also staged in the living room and the parlor using the existing furnishings.

Decorated Christmas stockings and decorated homemade ornaments were displayed on two of the mantels in the home and decorated natural wreaths were displayed on windows. Petite designs were also staged on two of the home’s mantels.

Youth exhibits included creative sculptures made from recycled materials by students in South Panola Junior High School’s Merit class. Decorated gourds and wreaths were created by Charleston’s Magnolia Garden Club’s youth garden club members.

The purpose of a NGC Flower Show is to educate club members and the viewing public, to stimulate interest in horticulture and floral design, to provide a creative outlet for expressive expression and to communicate NGC goals and objectives.