Standard Flower Show

Presented by Madison District’s Garden Clubs

Everyone is welcome to enter the show!

The Madison District Garden Clubs present “Captivating Color,” a Standard Flower Show held during the Garden and Landscape Expo 2023. Join the fun and try out your design skills. You do not need to be a garden club member to enter the show. All are now welcome to register!

National Garden Clubs (NGC) judges will evaluate exhibits and viewers are welcome to vote for their favorite each day of the Garden & Landscape Expo. A Standard Flower Show is the official title of a flower show conforming to standards established by National Garden Clubs, Inc. All exhibitors MUST follow NGC rules for the show as outlined in the Flower Show Schedule and the downloadable Handbook for Flower Shows. (This includes not using artificial plant materials and not coloring fresh plant materials.) To receive the show schedule, get more information and register to exhibit, contact [email protected]

 Floral Design opportunities include the following and must include plant material.

  • Kaleidoscope of Color, an exhibition table in polychromatic (many) colors.
  • Shades of Green, an exhibition table using only foliage plant material – does not have to be all green foliage, just no flowers.
  • Color Palate, a buffet table (service for four or more plus a serving piece) in an analogous color scheme.
  • Opposites Attract, a low-profile design presented in complementary colors.
  • Pop of Color, a line or line-mass design showcasing a color of the designer’s choice – this is a novice class only open to those who have never won a blue ribbon in design.
  • Black and White and Red All Over, a parallel design using only black, white and red components.

Botanical Arts – Crafts opportunities include the following and must include some plant material.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day, a decorated package celebrating Valentine’s Day.
  • Happy Spring, a decorated hat celebrating a spring holiday or event.
  • Happy Holidays, a decorated tree celebrating the designer’s favorite holiday.

Horticulture exhibitors do not need to pre-register
. All entries are accepted from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 9 and from 7:30 am – 9:30 am on Friday, February 10.

In addition to the Standard Flower Show, the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation will host a stage demonstration on Saturday from 12:30-1:15 p.m. (Demo Stage A) based on the popular TV show “Chopped.” Four Flower Show judges will each simultaneously create a floral design without knowing what is in their “basket.” Designers will describe their inspiration and the audience will pick their favorite.

orange flowers within wooden structure