Flower Shows

Periodically, the Club stages a Standard Flower Show according to National Garden Club standards. The shows essentially consist of floral designs created by Garden Club members, and horticulture specimens grown in their gardens. They are competitively judged by nationally accredited judges. Various special educational exhibits often are included. The purpose of such shows is to educate Club members and the public, to stimulate interest in horticulture and floral design and to provide an outlet for creative expression.

Additionally, the club has a Bench show at most membership meetings, less formal but still judged. These shows are made up of floral designs, artistic crafts and horticultural specimens (January, March, April, June, July, September, October and November).

Garden clubs throughout the state also hold flower shows that many of our members not only enjoy attending, but also earn awards, seen on our “Club Member Highlights” page.


Current Show:

Splendor by the Sea-cover


Splendor by the Sea

A Small Standard Flower Show

July 2016


Past Shows:



Sailing in September

A Small Standard Flower Show

September 2013


 Shall We Dance Cover


Shall We Dance

A Small Standard Flower Show

November 2010





Off to School

A Standard Flower Show

October 2009





The club also attends large flower and garden shows.

The Connecticut State Flower & Garden Show is held each February at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.  In addition to attending, our club members enter designs and horticulture competitively and assist in putting on the show.

The 2017 Standard Flower Show of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc., “Woodland Enchantment”, will be held February 23 – 26, 2017 at the Convention Center in Hartford, CT. Plan to enter or attend!

The 2016 Standard Flower Show of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. was titled “In the Spotlight”.  It was held February 18-21, 2016. Click here for photos of SPGC entriesClick here for Flower Show photos.

The 2015 Show, “The Spirit of Spring” was held February 19-22, 2015 featuring “Ports of Call,” the Standard Flower Show of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. We had more participation in 2015 than the year before, including committee members and entries contributed.
Click here for a list of our 2015 awards.

In the February, 2014 show, we had five SPGC members who entered design, horticulture, and/or educational exhibits.  Two members served on the State Flower Show Committee.  Click here for a list of our 2014 awards and photos.


The Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest in the country, occurs in early March.  The Shippan Point Garden Club often provides an all-day bus trip to the show, which is open to interested gardeners, not just club members. The 2016 Flower Show was held March 5 – 13, 2016. For more information, click here.