Garden Club of St. Augustine, Inc.
Founded in 1926
Flower Show Schedule
Design Scale of Points  (HB p.130)
Conformance  (to design type)
Conformance  (to schedule requirements)
Design  (Elements and Principles of Design)
Artistic concept (selection of components)
Artistic concept  (organization of components)
Expression  (interpretation of class by exhibitor)
Distinction  (marked superiority in all respects)
                                                          Total


A Standard Flower Show
presented by
The Garden Club of St. Augustine
Beverly Stuart, President
Member of
National Garden Clubs, Deep South Region
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, District IV

St. Johns County Agricultural Center
3125 Agricultural Center Drive
St. Augustine, FL  32092
in conjunction with
EPIC Celebration of Spring
Open to the Public, wheelchair accessible
April 20, 2018, 2-5 Friday,   (free admission)
April 21, 9-5 Saturday,   (with paid admission to EPIC)
April 22, 10-3 Sunday, (with paid admission to EPIC)

Flower Show Chairmen 2018

















(See General Rules below and Design Rules at the bottom of the schedule.)
(Horticulture Rules and Classifications can be found be found by clicking the green button marked
"Rules of Entering Horticulture on the main Flower Show page.)
                                   GENERAL RULES for a STANDARD FLOWER SHOW
1.    This flower show shall meet all requirements for a Standard Show as set forth by the National Garden Clubs, Inc.
2.   Design classes are open to all members of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the National Garden Clubs.  
  Horticulture classes are open to all amateur  gardeners.
3.   The Handbook for Flower Shows, revised 2017, from the National Garden Clubs, Inc., shall be used by exhibitors and judges as the authority for
  the governing of the show. The standard system of awarding will be used with blue (90+), red (85+), yellow (80+) and white
  (honorable mention) ribbons presented as merited.
4.   Native plants on the Florida Conservation List may be used in all classes and divisions, provided such plants are labeled with the botanical name
  and have been grown by the exhibitor or otherwise legally obtained.
5.   No artificial plant material (flowers, leaves, fruits or vegetables) will be allowed anywhere in the show.
6.   All properties must be marked with the exhibitor’s name.  The Committee cannot assume liability for damages or loss of personal property or injury.
7.   Exhibits shall be entered as follows:  
Horticulture Thursday, April 19, 2018 between 10 am and 3 pm; Designs Thursday, April 19,
  between 11 am and 3 pm.
8.   Judging will begin at 10 am on Friday, April 20, 2018.  During judging, only the Show Chairman, the Judges Chairman, the Classification
  Chairmen, Judges and Clerks may be on the show floor.  The decision of the judges is final. Any award not merited may be withheld.
9.   
No entry may be removed before 3 pm on Sunday, April 22. All entries must be removed by 4 pm Sunday.
10.   Entries not claimed by 4 pm will be removed by the Dismantling Committee and may be picked up at the Agricultural Center on Monday after 8 am.

Exhibitors are responsible for carefully reading the rules of the schedule.
THE SCHEDULE IS THE LAW OF THE SHOW.         
General Chair
Schedule
Design Schedule Publication
Horticulture Schedule Publiction
Design Entries and Classification
Entry Consultants
                                        
                                          
                                      
                                          
Horticulture Entries and Classification
Horticulture Assistant
Horticulture Placement
Signage
Judges
Judges' Breakfast
Judges' Luncheon
Clerks
Awards
Hostesses
Photographer
Staging/Dismantling/Clean up
Lois Hannabury Deno, Elli Steiger
Elli Steiger
Jan Litchfield
Dottie Hudson
Ginny Pierucci
Joanne Rosenberg
Rosemary Comtois
Elli Steiger
Barbara Roberts, Becky Shauger
Nettie Ruth Brown
Maggie Ouellette
Barbie Raynor
Dottie Hudson, Lola Stark
Lola Stark
Carol Sisco
Karen Gourley

Terry Nelson/Jeannine Silcox
Carol Sisco
Janice Stey

Cindy Kern
                                                                DIVISION II -- DESIGN                                          
                                                               
DESIGN DIVISION RULES

1.   Entry in the Design Division is open to all members of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the National Garden Clubs.
2.  All designs must be the work of one exhibitor.  An exhibitor may enter as many classes as available, but may enter only one design per class.  
      If unable to exhibit, the exhibitor must provide a substitute. Design Consultants may not enter designs in the section in which they consult.  
      Designs must be pre-registered and are limited to four entries per class.  Fresh plant material is strongly encouraged throughout the Design Division.
3.  The following may not be used as part of any design: the American flag, artificial plant material, treated plant material.
4.   Exhibitors must list plant material used on a 3” x 5” unlined card.  A brief interpretation of the design is encouraged.
5.   Floral or plant forms made of recognizable plant material (fresh, dried, and/or treated dried plant materials) are permitted in all classes unless
      prohibited by the schedule.
6.   It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to keep all plant material fresh for the three days of the show.  The show committee reserves the right to
      remove exhibits if they detract from the appearance of the show.
7.   Designs shall be entered on Thursday, April 19 between 11 am and 3 pm.  No exhibitor, except Flower Show Committee Chairmen, may remain in the room after 3 pm.
8.   Finished exhibits must be approved by the Design Classification Chairman before the exhibitor leaves the floor.  
      After being approved by Classification, no alteration of the design is permitted.
9.   Complete definitions for each design may be found in the Handbook for Flower Shows, 2017.  The Design Scale of Points may be reviewed
      on page 129 of the Handbook for Flower Shows, 2017. Judges are requested to make written comments on all exhibits except those awarded blue ribbons.
      All Entry Cards scoring 90+ must be signed by a NGC accredited judge judging the show if FSS students are exhibiting.
Division II -- Design

Section A:  Europe (Table Artistry Award)
Consultant:  Joanne Rosenberg, Tel. (716) 778-6304, e-mail: <firstmatej@verizon.net>, cell (716) 628-2176

Class 1  –  Dublin     “An Irish Breakfast”
Whether it is a walking tour, a garden tour, or a pub crawl, a hearty Irish breakfast will fortify you to see
all the historic sites of this ancient city, established by the Vikings in the tenth century.
Tray Design.  This is a Novice class open to anyone who has not yet won a blue ribbon.  
Trays (no larger than 13”x19”) to be provided by exhibitor.   Trays will be placed on one half of a six foot table draped in black.  

Class 2  –  Paris    “Cocktails on Top of the Eiffel Tower”
The Eiffel tower, 1,063 feet tall, was constructed for the 1889 World's Fair.  
It is a cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
Exhibition Table Design.  Designs placed in a niche, 48” high, 24” wide, with 12” wings, on a black cloth.  
Niche to be furnished by exhibitor.

Class 3  –  Vienna    “Coffee and Pastries at the Hotel Sacher”
The world famous Sacher Torte is synonymous with Vienna where meeting for a cup of coffee and a pastry
is a long-standing tradition still followed today.
Functional Table Design.  Designs placed on a card table, 34” square, draped with a black cloth.  
Additional coverings may be added.

Section B:  Africa (Petite Award)
Consultant:  Rosemary Comtois, Tel. (904) 461-9895, e-mail: <comtoisrose@aol.com>

Class 4  – North Africa    “Sahara Desert”
The hot barren landscape of the world's largest desert has a beauty all its own from the
windblown shapes of its sand dunes to the monochromatic color palette.
Small Creative Design using all dried materials.  Design not to exceed 8 inches in height, width, or depth,
staged on a lucite stand with an 9”x 9” black backboard and underlay.  
Design/stand will be placed on a 12” square space on a table draped in black.  
Design components may not be attached to the provided backboard or underlay.

Class 5  -  Central Africa    “Along the Equator”            
The equator traverses 13 African countries.   In contrast to the dry regions of North Africa,
Equatorial Africa is dominated by lush tropical rainforests.
Small Line Design.  Design not to exceed 12 inches in height, width, or depth,
staged on a lucite stand with a 12”x 12”black backboard and underlay.  
Stand will be placed on a 16” square space on a table draped in black.  
Design components may not be attached to the provided backboard or underlay.

Class 6  –  Egypt    “The Fertile Nile Valley”
The annual flooding of the Nile, the world's longest river, provided the fertile growing conditions
that played a vital role in the rise of the Egyptian empire.
Small Creative Design using all green materials.  Design not to exceed 8 inches in height, width, or depth,
staged on a lucite stand with an 9”x 9” black backboard and underlay.  
Stand will be placed on a 12” square space on a table draped in black.  
Design components may not be attached to the provided backboard or underlay.

Section C:   Asia (Designer's Choice Award)
Consultant:  Elli Steiger

Class 7  –  Hong Kong    “City of  Skyscrapers”
Hong Kong's more than twelve hundred skyscrapers create an
impressive skyline in this densely populated city.
Parallel Design placed in a niche, 48” high, 24” wide, with 12” wings, on half on a six foot table draped in black.  
Niche to be furnished by exhibitor

Class 8  –  Indonesia    “Land of Tropical Rain Forests”
Lush, tropical rain forests cover most of the 13,000 islands of Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago.
Featured Plant Material Design placed on a black pedestal 42” high with an
18” square top placed  against a pale yellow wall.

Class 9  –  Japan    “Tea Ceremony”
In Japan, serving tea is an art and a spiritual discipline involving aesthetic contemplation of flower arrangements,
ceramics, and calligraphy in a highly structured ritual.
Low Profile Design placed on a low (20” high) table, 24” long x 24” wide.  
Length of design must be at least 4 times its height.   

Division III  -  Special Exhibits

Section A:  Artistic Crafts -- Souvenirs   (Eligible for People’s Choice Award)
Consultants:  Becky Shauger, Barbara Roberts

Class 1  -  Hats
Many countries have signature headwear.  Decorate a hat representative of a particular country

using fresh or dried plant material.

Class 2  -  Boxes
Choose a box, no larger than 9” x 6”, to hold the souvenirs from your global voyage.   
Decorate the top with fresh or dried plant material.

Section B: Youth -- Plants Around the Wrld
Consultant:  Nettie Ruth Brown

Class 3  -  A Tour of English Gardens  -          Horticulture
English gardens are famous for their wide variety of beautiful plants.

Class 4  -  A Welcome Bouquet  -  Designs
A cheerful arrangement of fresh flowers is a welcome gift all over the world.
                               Design Awards
     The judges may award:
  •       One Table Artistry Award to the highest scoring exhibit scoring 95 or above in Section A.
  •       One Petite Award to the highest scoring exhibit scoring 95 or above in Section B.
  •       One Designer’s Choice Award to the highest scoring exhibit scoring 95 or above in Section C.
             However, the awards may be withheld if the judges feel that no design is worthy.
  •       All entries are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.
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Flower Show Title:  Global Destinations
Schedule