Garden Club of Darien



Floral Design Entry Cards

Tea Table Schedule



Floral Design

Floral Design 2016-2017 Competition Schedule


Floral Design program 2016-17


September 8, 6:00pm  Social gathering with provisionals and committee members with light supper and an activity at Diane Schlinkert’s, 3 North Rd


September 13, “Coffee Can” floral competition*. Arrangements made with flowers from your garden, in a one pound coffee can painted matte black, not to exceed 16 inches in any direction, viewed from 3 sides. Judging will be based 50% on floral design and 50% on horticulture excellence.


October 11, “Autumn Blaze” floral competition*. Arrangements are to be a modern mass design in a basket of your choice, not to exceed 20 inches in any direction, to be viewed from all sides. Modern mass design is made up of groupings of limited varieties of flowers and plant material; emphasis on bold design, blocks of color, contrasting forms and textures. Fruits and vegetables may be incorporated in the arrangement.


November 8 (Tues),  2:00pm – 3:00 pm Demo at Neilsen’s for GCD and NC garden club  together, to inspire us for the competition at our joint meeting Nov 9, no charge.


November 9 (Wed), Joint meeting with NC at Waveny. Floral competition among both clubs! “Arranging for the Holidays”. Create a traditional floral design incorporating seasonal plant material. Not to exceed 18” diameter, no height restriction. To be displayed on a 30’ high table draped with a cloth. Drop off at Waveny between 9:00am and 9:30am


November, Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop, details TBD


December, Floral Design Committee to decorate library


December 13, Christmas Tea. No December competition


January 10, No January competition (evening meeting, open to public)


February 14, “Valentine’s Table Setting” floral competition*. Table top arrangement  and place setting to reflect a Valentine’s theme.  All design elements must fit on the placemat, including plates, napkin, silverware and glassware, except the flower arrangement. Flower arrangement is not to exceed 15 inches in all directions, viewed from all sides.


March 14, “Small is Beautiful” floral competition*. Create a miniature flower arrangement, which with all components is not to be more than 6 inches in any direction, viewed from all sides.


April 18, “Art in Bloom” floral competition*.  Arrangement depicting a color photograph (to be supplied). Height not to exceed 20 inches, viewed from 3 sides.


May 9, No May competition


May, Leaf manipulation workshop, details TBD


June 6, “Roses” competition*, both home grown and purchased, in containers TBD


* Arrangements are to be dropped off at the DCA between 8:00am and 8:20am for judging to begin promptly at 8:30am, except for the February competition which will be an hour later. The November competition is drop off at Waveny between 9:00am and 9:30am.