A Fresh Look at Flower Shows

National Garden Clubs (NGC) has developed a new program to promote NGC Flower Shows. The program involves the Kentucky Judges Council to encourage and mentor clubs wishing to hold a flower show by providing information and support on schedule writing, awards, and procedures and then to guide the club through the flower show process. This program is designed for garden clubs that have never held an NGC Flower Show or garden clubs that have not held a flower show in the last five years.

To get your club started on the path to a fun and successful Flower Show, please contact the Judges Council President, Mary W. Turner (mary.turner@tetratech.com | 859-361-0799). A Mentor Judge will be assigned to your club and will provide you with a packet of information about staging an NGC Flower Show, including a sample Flower Show Schedule, a list of NGC Awards, and a list of the necessary supplies that can be ordered from NGC. With assistance from your Mentor Judge, your club will tailor the information to fit your needs and preferences and will work with you throughout the process—from beginning to end. Clubs that participate will be recognized with a certificate signed by the NGC President, Mary Warshauer.

Appalachian Roots Garden Club


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In Memoriam: Sandra Robinson

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that former National Garden Clubs President, Sandra H. Robinson passed away on March 22, 2021. Sandy Robinson was one of our very own, a founding member of the Lady’s Slipper Garden Club in London, KY, in the Mountain Laurel District. She was a former … Continue reading “In Memoriam: Sandra Robinson”

Sandra Kay Robinson

Landscaping Design Consultant, Gardening Consultant, Environmental Study Consultant, Flower Show Judge Sandra Kay Robinson Mon 17 Aug 1953 – Mon 22 Mar 2021 Garden Club Member Lady Slippers Garden Club    Mountain Laurel District   Sandy Robinson was one of our very own, a founding member of the Lady’s Slipper Garden Club in London, KY, … Continue reading “Sandra Kay Robinson”

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October Things to do in Your Garden

Patron of Gardeners – October 2nd is is St Francis of Assisi Day, known for his love of animals and nature. 15 Minute Gardening – Label garden hoses “Not Potable”, since the PVC stabilizer can leach into the water. Potable are available from garden stores and on-line. Water Early and Deep – Always water early … Continue reading “October Things to do in Your Garden”

4th of July Concert

  Concert In The Garden The Central Kentucky Concert Band entertains more than 250 guests in the Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum on the 4th of July weekend. It was a beautiful evening to picnic and enjoy the wonderful music. Maybe you would like to attend next year!

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Richmond Garden Club

Richmond Garden Club

Bluegrass District

Richmond, KY

The Richmond Garden Club organized 1958 and federated 1959. The purpose is our desire to make our members and community more appreciative of the beauty, excitement, and satisfaction of gardening. Members maintain a Monarch Butterfly Garden in the city’s Million Park off Tates Creek Road. Every two years we present a horticulture scholarship to a horticulture student at Eastern Kentucky University. Artistic exhibits are made for the Richmond Area Arts Council, Gallery on Main, McCready Manor senior living, and for community businesses and leaders. Members donate garden supplies for new Habitat homes. Some meetings are travel, we visit area gardens and have speakers from our community who share the love of gardening. Guests are welcome.


Meetings:  The fourth Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m.

Contact:  Laura Rist     Phone:  859.358.8500


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The Potted Few Garden Club

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The Potted Few Garden Club


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  • Dogwood District

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Cardinal Garden Club

Cardinal Garden Club

Madisonville, KY


Meeting Date:   3rd Thursday of each month

For more information contact:  Beth Robertson via email:  bbrjtr@aol.com  or call 270.339.9709

Boone County Garden Club

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Boone County Garden Club

Boone County Garden Club 2019

The Boone County Garden Club meets at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at members’ homes. A light lunch is served followed by our business meeting. A presentation is made on various gardening topics and/or club projects by a guest speaker.


  • showing children how to repot and plant marigolds for Mother’s Day
  •  Garden Clean Up at Dinsmore Historical Home in Burlington
  • making floral arrangements and the Winner’s Circle floral blanket at the Turfway Park Jeff Ruby Steaks Race (3 yr old prep race for Ky Derby).
  • arrange flowers monthly for Bluegrass Care Navigators hospice patients.

Boone County Hospice bouquets

Meeting Schedule: 2nd Tuesdays at noon
Meeting Location
Members’ Homes, Burlington, Kentucky

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Audubon Park GC

Audubon Park Garden Club

Dogwood District

Louisville, KY

The Audubon Park Garden Club membership extends beyond the limits of Audubon Park, and includes both women and men interested in the various aspects of gardening.

For more information contact Jane Jonczy at janejonczy@gmail.com

Meeting Information 

Place:  Audubon City Hall (unless otherwise noted)

Time:  1:00 p.m.

Date:   2nd Monday of each month except January

Waterfront Botanical Gardens September 14, 2020
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Sept 14, 2020

Waterfront botanical gardens – september 14, 2020


~ 09/13 – House Plants and Fall Planters – Jeff Wallitsch CANCELLED

~ 10-14 – Creatures in the Mist – Rev Lee Payne, Jr – Audubon Country Club 3265 Robin Road 5:45PM CANCELLED

~ 11-08 – Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve Meeting and Tour- Tavia Cathcart Brown

~ 12-11 – Christmas Tea welcoming new members – Jan Huber’s Home

~ 02-14 – Composting Why should I and How Do I? – Jacquelyn McGrail, Master Gardener – Audubon                        Baptist Church 1046 Hess Lane.

~ 03-14 – Hostas – Dr. Anne Cartwright

~ 04-12 – Monarchs and Milkweeds Supporting Our Native Butterflies – Amy Shelton – Audubon Park                        Country Club 3265 Robin Road   11:45AM

~ 05-09 – Container Gardening – Helen Emily Challis – 1129 Cardinal Drive

~06-13 – Tour of A Member’s Garden – Home of the President of APGC – Jane Jonczy

Ongoing Projects

  1. Caring for and beautifying parks and street plots located within Audubon Park.
  2. “The Festival of the Dogwood”
  3. Ways & Means projects
  4. Encourage residents of Audubon Park to decorate homes and streets for the holiday season
  5. Promoting composting
  6. Providing members to serve on the Audubon Park Forest Board

Flower Show Judges Council

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Flower Show Judges Council

Flower Show Judges in Kentucky have their own council.

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  • Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc.
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NGC Flower Show Symposium presented by the Kentucky Judges Council

~Contact: Susan Leo 941-321-9230 lundeenleo@yahoo.com | Flower Show Judges Council
~What: Symposium
~Where: McCracken County Cooperative Extension Campus Paducah Kentucky
~When: Tue 28 Jun 2022 – Thu 30 Jun 2022 (All Day Central Time)

The Kentucky Council of Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judges is pleased to present an NGC approved Flower Show Symposium. Symposia are primarily intended for Flower Show Judges to maintain their credentials, but all garden club members interested in learning more about flower shows, floral design, and horticulture are encouraged to attend.

The Horticulture component, taught by Jan Griffin, will feature Hollies & Hydrangeas. The Design component, taught by Claudia Bates, will feature Multi-Rhythmic & Cascade Designs. Two Allied Topics will also be presented: (1) Pressed Flower Note Card (a Hands-On activity) and (2) Floral Design Mechanics.

Click here to download the brochure and registration form.

For the public, attending a Symposium offers a different view of flower  shows and more particularly, flower show judging—something that often  mystifies exhibitors.  When the doors to a flower show open, we see the  result of the judge’s work—the placement of ribbons—but we know little  about why a particular entry was judged blue ribbon worthy. Attendees  witness firsthand how judges train to evaluate both horticulture exhibits  and designs.  Plus, they gain valuable insight into what makes a blue ribbon  winner.

Situated in Western Kentucky, halfway between Nashville and St. Louis,  Paducah was founded in 1827 by William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame.  Its  origin and prosperity are attributed to its strategic location at the  confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers.  A national heritage  destination, Paducah is vibrant and sophisticated, culturally rich and full of  flavor.  Known as Quilt City USA®, Paducah is home to The National Quilt  Museum and serves as an incubator for the fiber arts community.   Thousands from around the world flock to Paducah each spring for the  annual quilt show.  Recognizing Paducah’s importance to the arts  community, in 1913, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural  Organization (UNESCO) designated Paducah as the world’s seventh Creative  City of Crafts and Folk Art.

Calling Paducah “home” are Hancock’s (internationally-known fabric  store); riverfront floodwall murals painted by Robert Dafford; antique  stores; Freight House—where Paducah Chef Sara Bradley of “Top Chef”  fame—offers Farm to Table Southern Cuisine; and Plant Oddities,  worldwide shipper of Tillandsia (air plants).

The Kentucky Council of Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judges  cordially invites you to join us for its Symposium June 28-30, 2022.


Franklin-Simpson Garden Club

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Let’s Grow!

Founded 1963

39 Members | Yearly Dues: $25

The Franklin-Simpson Garden Club has monthly  meetings. We created a Monarch Waystation in 2014 and a Veteran Plaza at the Franklin Post Office in 2019, and we have helped create other gardens in our community. We sponsor a Flower Show and a Horticulture Show, and we staff an Earth Day booth in April.

We sponsor a monthly “Yard of the Month” award. Nominate a yard or a garden in Simpson County today!

Meeting Schedule: Usually 3rd Wednesdays at 1:30 pm
Meeting Location
Cornerstone Building, 202 W. Kentucky Ave, Franklin, Kentucky, 42134



Mailing Address
Franklin Garden Club c/o Grohsmeyer, 350 Sulphur Springs Church Road, Franklin, Kentucky, 42134
Tel: 301-247-3503
Email: franklinkygardenclub@gmail.com



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Garden Tour

From Showers to Flowers Garden Tour

~Contact: Libby at F-S GC 3012473503 franklinKYGardenclub@gmail.com | Franklin-Simpson Garden Club https://www.facebook.com/franklinkygardenclub/
~What: Garden Tour
~Where: Cornerstone Building Franklin KY
~When: Sat 4 Jun 2022 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Central Time)

On Saturday, June 4th, 2022, the Franklin-Simpson Garden Club is hosting a garden tour in Franklin KY.

The theme is “From Showers to Flowers”. The tour includes

  • four home gardens,
  • a Monarch Waystation with a painted walkway that was one of five state finalists in the 2021 Beautify the Bluegrass contest, and
  • the Peace Garden outside the Cornerstone Building.

Refreshments are available at the Cornerstone Building.

Tickets are $12. They can be purchased from any member of the Franklin-Simpson Garden Club, the Gallery on the Square at 110 N. Main Street in Franklin, and Online.

This tour is the major fundraiser for the club. The money raised is used to beautify our community and support gardening by other groups, such as the Boys & Girls Club.


Club Meeting

Healing Gardens

~Contact: FSGC 3012473503 franklinKYGardenclub@gmail.com | Franklin-Simpson Garden Club https://www.facebook.com/franklinkygardenclub/
~What: Club Meeting
~Where: Cornerstone Building Franklin KY
~When: Wed 20 Jul 2022 (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Central Time)

The Franklin-Simpson Garden Club meets on 3rd Wednesdays, usually at the Franklin Presbyterian’s Cornerstone Building at 202 W. Kentucky Avenue in Franklin KY.

The presentation starts at 1:30pm. Snacks and socializing began at 12:45. Everyone is welcome, and the programs are free.

Flower Show

"Nurtured by Nature" Franklin-Simpson Flower Show

~Contact: 301-247-3503 franklinKYGardenclub@gmail.com | Franklin-Simpson Garden Club https://www.facebook.com/franklinkygardenclub/
~What: Flower Show
~Where: The Old Favorite Franklin Kentucky
~When: Fri 12 Aug 2022 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Central Time)

Registration will be on Friday morning, and judging will be on Friday afternoon. The Flower Show will be open for public viewing on Friday night and Saturday morning.

The Schedule will be posted here before May 10th.

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Lassie Gregory Page Mon 18 Mar 1918 – Sun 16 Jan 2022 Garden Club Member Franklin-Simpson Garden Club    Dogwood District   Lassie Gregory Page was a long-time member of the Franklin Garden Club, and a life-long resident of Franklin, Kentucky, where she was graduated high school in 1946 and attended First Baptist Church. She … Continue reading “Lassie Gregory Page”

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