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2016 Exhibitors’ and Judges’ School #5

Twice each year, the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs holds the 2-day educational opportunity Exhibitors’ and Judges’ School. As the name suggests, the schools are packed with knowledgable speakers on a myriad of subjects – all in the interest in becoming a better grower, floral designer and flower show exhibitor. In addition, the school is the training arena for those wishing to be an OAGC accredited flower show judge. OAGC flower show judges must maintain certain amount of attendance of these schools in order to maintain their active judge status.

The full series runs 6 schools over a span of 3 years. Student judges must pass tests and undergo a student judge period before becoming accredited.

This year’s School #5 was held June 20-21, 2016. The following gallery highlights photos of the Creative Design portion of the school. The date for School #6 will be held September 19-20, 2016 at Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center near Mt. Sterling, Ohio.

2016 Convention Coverage

The 2016 OAGC Convention was held June 6-8 at the Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center near Mt. Sterling, Ohio. Below are just some of the photos taken at convention by Vicki Ferguson.

To see all the photos taken by convention photographer Jan Harmon, CLICK HEREYou will be directed off-site to a Google photo album.

2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

philadelphia-flower-showThe Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. Started in 1829, the show featured new plant varieties, garden and design concepts, and organic and sustainable practices.

In addition to the major garden displays, the Flower Show covered 10 acres of the Philadelphia Convention Center with world-renowned competitions in horticulture and artistic floral arranging, gardening presentations and demonstrations, special events and a mammoth indoor Marketplace. In a word: HEAVEN!!

Panaramic view of ‘Big Timber Lodge’

The 2016 theme, “Explore America,” had visitors start their adventure in the “Big Timber Lodge,” a modern interpretation of classic park architecture, where they were welcomed by National Park Service Rangers in a nod to the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.  The structure of wood and stone was enhanced by Native American-inspired art, floral totems, a dazzling 12-foot waterfall, emulated giant redwoods and a life-size American buffalo and bear sculptures by artist Emily White.

Periodic rest stops are to be expected

The 2016 President’s Bus Trip (March 11-13) saw nearly 100 OAGC members and friends board 2 buses and make their way to hotels in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The trip also included two fantastic Amish style meals and a day at the flower show. OAGC bus trips are an easy way to ‘hit the road’ so be sure to join us on future trips. You won’t be sorry.


2015 Convention Flower Show – Artistic Winners

Photos from the 2015 OAGC Convention Artistic Flower Show

Theme: “Eating Your Landscape” (Photos by Vicki Ferguson)

2015 Exhibitors’ and Judges’ School #4

Featuring Table Picture designs (Faye Collins McGinnis, instructor) and Creative designs (Myrna Cordray, instructor)

Photos from the 2015 Exhibitors’ and Judges’ School #4 (August 10-11, 2015).

Photos by Jan Harmon

OAGC Foundation, Inc. recognized for support

The OAGC Foundation was recognized as one of the major financial supporters at the Dedication Ceremony of the Lewis B. Gunckel Grotto Memorial Fountain at the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dayton) in June 2015. The Grotto, a Montgomery County OSU Extension Master Gardener project, was also one of the highlights for the 2015 OAGC Gardeners’ Day Out in August!

The OAGC Foundation expresses its gratitude for the continued financial support from its members that allows for fulfilling grant requests such as this.