Resource Library

GCKY’S MISSION: To provide education, resources and networking opportunities for its members and to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.

To help share gardening information, we are building an on-line library of speakers and the presentations they can provide.

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PRESENTATION TOPICS

Presenters

  • Claude Airall (Franklin Garden Club – Dogwood District)
  • Dr. Dwayne Estes
  • Michelle Estes
  • Janeen Grohsmeyer (Franklin Garden Club – Dogwood District)
  • Martha Kesler (Bowling Green Garden Club – Dogwood District)
  • Jerri Tarpley (Franklin Garden Club – Dogwood District)
  • Debbie Wyatt (Franklin Garden Club – Dogwood District)

Scholarships

The Garden Club of Kentucky Scholarship Program

Purpose:  To offer financial aid to outstanding KY students and to encourage the study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, plant science, city planning, forestry, and allied subjects.

2019-2020 GCKY Scholarship Application (PDF version)

2019-2020 GCKY Scholarship Application (Word version)

 


Donate to the Scholarship Program

Club donations to “Dollars For Scholars” and “Friends of Scholars” gifts make these scholarships possible.  Friends of Scholars are private donations given as memorials or in honor of someone.

To make a donation, make check payable to The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc., and mail it with the Friends of Scholars form.

FRIENDS OF SCHOLARS FORM

to: Jan Worth, GCKY State Treasurer, 2305 Shannon Road, Paris, KY 40361

Education

Education

Programs are available for garden club members and anyone wanting to further their learning.


Workshops

Workshops are offered by different organizations.
Please contact us for upcoming events


Environmental Study Schools

Environmental Studies Consultant PinNational Garden Clubs, Inc. offers courses in environmental studies that make it possible to become literate and knowledgeable on issues pertaining to the environment. Each of four courses is composed of eleven one-hour learning units, beginning with an introduction to Environmental Studies then focusing on Air, Land and Water. The units are taught by qualified instructors. Anyone may attend for personal growth or for credit.
KY Chairman: Kay Fisher, 859-278-5875

Please contact us for upcoming events

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools


Flower Show Schools

The Flower Show Schools program provides the educational opportunity for all National Garden Clubs, Inc members to attend classes devoted to the study of horticulture, floral design and flower show procedures, with emphasis in informed and objective judging. This is the avenue by which members may, upon the successful completion of a school series, become National Garden Clubs Accredited Flower Show Judges. Advance courses are also provided in the form of symposiums in order for Accredited Judges to maintain their good standing and advance their judging levels.
KY Chairman: Sue Kirkman or 502-229-5976.

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NGC Flower Show School

Flower Show School III

~Contact: Carol Ullerick 270-564-7592 kentina@copper.net | Flower Show Judges Council
~What: NGC Flower Show School
~Where: Yew Dell Gardens, Crestwood Kentucky
~When: Wed 24 Jun 2020 – Fri 26 Jun 2020 (All Day Eastern Time)

Yew Dell Gardens
Design Instructor Madelyn Hucker, design type: creative.
Horticulture Instructor Darlene Newell, specimens, ferns and hostas.

You do not need to become a Judge in order to take any/all of these courses.
Courses III and IV may be counted as a Refresher for judges for needed.

NGC Flower Show School

Flower Show School IV

~Contact: Carol Ullerich 270-564-7592 kentina@copper.net | Flower Show Judges Council
~What: NGC Flower Show School
~When: Thu 19 Nov 2020 – Fri 20 Nov 2020 (All Day Eastern Time)

In Frankfort, location TBA
Design Instructor: Janice Hamlin, Design Type- various and detailed.
Horticulture Instructor: David Robson, specimens: Orchids and Holly

You do not need to become a Judge in order to take any/all of these courses.
Courses III and IV may be counted as a Refresher for judges for needed.
270-564-7592 kentina@copper.net Carol Ullerich

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools


Gardening Study Schools

For anyone who loves plants and gardening and wants to keep up with the latest trends and techniques, the Gardening Study Schools are for you. This is a program coordinated by National Garden Clubs. The specific curriculum covers: Basic Botany, Soils, Plant Propagation, Plant Diseases and Pests, Container Gardening, Plant Classification, Identification, Pruning, Growing Fruits and Vegetables, and Growing Under Lights. This course will not only stimulate the beginning gardener, but will also challenge the advanced gardener.
KY Chairman: Jo Jean Scott, or 270-781-2089

Please contact us for upcoming events

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools


Landscape Design Schools

The purpose of Landscape Design School is to educate club members in the science of proper landscape design procedures and to serve as guardians and critics of our outdoor beauty with a greater appreciation of the environment, both natural and man-made. The diversity of the courses curriculum from history of landscape design to that of contemporary landscape architecture appeals to a broad range of interest.
KY Chairman: Jim Mullen, 270-350-5566

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NGC Landscape Design School

Landscape Design School III

~Contact: Jim Mullen jim.mullen1247@gmail.com 2703505566 | GCKY Info
~What: NGC Landscape Design School
~Where: Baker Arboretum, Bowling Green KY
~When: Tue 14 Apr 2020 (8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Central Time)

 Download Registration Form LDS Brochure Course lll 2020

 Cost is $60 ($5 more to take the exam) and includes lunch both days. 

Please use the Registration form and send in your check before 1 April 2020.

 

Agenda

Tuesday April 14

8:00   Registration

8:45   Welcome/Orientation

9:00   Development of Landscape Architecture

From 1840-1940

Dr. Winston Dunwell

10:15 Design on the Land-Regional Expression

Peggy McKillip

11:15 Break

11:30 Parks,Playgrounds,Conservation Areas

Dr. Tammie Stenger-Ramsey

12:30 Lunch

1:30   Guidelines for Evaluation Landscape

Design – Dennis Williams

2:30   Landscape Tour- Dennis Williams

3:30 Test Day 1

 

Wednesday April 15

8:00   Registration

8:30.  Landscape Design for Maintenance

Dr Martin Stone

9:30.  Color in the Landscape

Rickman Freeman

10:30 Break

10:45 Landscape Design Accessories

Leah Hopwood

11:45 Lunch

1:00   Introduction to Urban Design

Rachel Hurt

2:00   Graphics Interpretation

Rachel Hurt

3:00.  Exam Day 2

Most schools are for a period of two days with an exam on the third day. For more information on schools and where they are being held contact:  National Garden Club, Inc. by calling 314-776-7574 or send an e-mail.

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools