Garden Club of Darien



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Floral Design

 Schedule for 2017 - 2018   Click HERE to download


Thursday, September 7
Floral Design Committee Cocktails at Betsy Bigler's home. 6 PM

Tuesday, September 12

Coffee Can
Judged Competition

Arrangements with flowers and plant material from your garden, in a one pound coffee can painted matte black, not to exceed 16 inches in any direction, viewed from all sides.  Judging based 50% on floral Design and 50% horticultural excellence. Provisionals to pair up with senior members.

Thursday, September 21
10:30 -12:30 Conditioning workshop at East Coast Wholesale

FASG workshop…details TBD

Wednesday, October 4
Botanical Jewelry Workshop with Jane Vanderzee-"Fool the Eye"
Joint with New Canaan at New Canaan Nature Center

Design and construct a brooch with dried plant material. Promptly at 10 AM @ New Canaan Nature Center.  Spaces limited.  RSVP to Sent $20.00 check made out to NCGC to Wendy at 2 Homewood Lane New Canaan, CT 06854.  More details upon receipt of check.  Questions to

Tuesday, October 10

Challenge Class "Floral Design on a Budget"
Judged Competition

Identical components including containers, mechanics and plant material will be given to each designer/team, some or all of which must be incorporated into the design.  Sign up in advance.

Wednesday, November 15

Joint meeting with the Garden Club of New Canaan at Waveny House

Judged Competition

"Turkey Bowl Tailgate" Create a functional table setting, all elements of the design to fit on the placemat including cutlery, napkin, plates and glassware, EXCEPT the flower arrangement.  Arrangement not to exceed 15 inches in any direction, viewed from all sides.

Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop at Betsy Bigler's home

Tuesday, December 12
Christmas Tea. No competition

Tuesday, January 9. No Competition

Wednesday, February 7
"Designing with Fruits and Vegetables" workshop at Betsy Bigler's home

Tuesday, February 13
Evening Meeting

Contemporary Interpretation of Dutch Masters Floral Design.
People's Choice Awards.

A symmetrical massed oval incorporating fruits and/or vegetables. Not to exceed 20" in any direction, viewed from all sides.

Wednesday, March 7
"Underwater Designing" Workshop/demonstration/discussion. Details TBD


Tuesday, March 13
World Water Day

"Underwater Design"
Judged Competition

"There's something about the water-that solitary kind of peaceful feeling.  You're on earth but not quite." John C. Reilly

Tuesday, April 17

Photography in Bloom
Judged Competition

Floral designs interpreting award winning images by our club photographers. Sign up in advance, photographs will be assigned to designers and distributed several weeks in advance.  Details to follow.

Tuesday, May 8
No Competition

Tuesday, June 5
GCD Annual Meeting

Rose Competition
Details TBD