MEMBER EDUCATION

BECOME A BETTER GARDENER

Schools and Symposia presented by NGC-accredited instructors are offered nationwide, including several that take place in CAR-SGC member states. See the list on this page for brief descriptions and the dates/locations of Schools and Symposia that are scheduled in this Region. To find classes in other areas or the country, please visit the NGC website.

Garden Club Schools & Symposia

 

BASIC HORTICULTURE 

This course provides instruction in basic gardening practices for members who do not have the opportunity to attend the schools that NGC offers. 

DESIGN STUDY UNITS

This program comes in two sets that are available for purchase from NGC Headquarters. The sets involve videos and written lessons that can be used by one person or by a group of people. 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOOLS

A series of four courses in environmental studies offered over a period of time (usually two years) by local of State Garden Clubs. Students completing the courses may become NGC Environmental Consultants. 

FLOWER SHOW SCHOOLS 

A general course of study for members, exhibitors and judges. Flower Show Schools are a series of courses intended to train NGC members to become accredited Flower Show Judges.

GARDENING SCHOOLS

This program focuses on helping members become accomplished horticulturists. Courses cover all aspects of growing from understanding soil structure to pruning techniques, plant identification, and more. 

LANDSCAPE SCHOOLS

A series of four 10-hour courses. The course curriculum covers the history of landscape design, as well as instruction from landscape architects in a variety of design techniques used in home and municipal settings. 

REFRESHER COURSES

Continuing education for flower show judges and consultants.

SYMPOSIA

In-depth courses of design, horticulture and allied subjects pertaining to flower shows. These courses are more advanced than presented in Flower Show Schools. 

Be sure to visit the NGC website for detailed descriptions of NGC schools, the complete schedule nationwide, and the process for registering to attend these programs

CAR-SGC Schedule

If there are any classes in your CAR-SGC State, please use the Contact Form on this website to notify the webmaster so we can communicate the information to garden club members throughout the CAR-SGC Region.

 

Only classes that have been submitted to this website by the class organizer are listed.

If you cannot find the program you want, please check the NGC website for recent updates, including courses in other states.

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  • November 1-3, Columbia, MD
    Flower Show School, Course 2, Contact:
    Anna Luellen, (660) 441-0168

  • November 11-14, Fairfax, VA
    Gardening School, Course 3. Contact 

    Joyce Skoglund (703) 591-4017

  • March 9-10, Exton, PA
    Environmental School, Course 3, Contact:
    Nancy Fulk, (717) 732-9167

  • March 11-12, Exton, PA
    Gardening School, Course 2, Contact:
    Mary Jo Schlomann, (610) 269-8450

  • March 23-25, College Park, MD
    Flower Show School, Course 3, Contact:

    Poss Tarpley, (703) 660-8661

  • April 1-2, Wye Mills, MD
    Environmental School, Course 4, Contact:
    Linda Harris, (443) 695-2071

  • May 6-8, East Brunswick, NJ
    Flower Show School, Course 3, Contact:

    Carol English, (908) 931-1426

Photo: Monticello (VA), © Patricia Kennedy

CENTRAL ATLANTIC REGION of 
STATE GARDEN CLUBS, INC. (CAR-SGC)

Director Gail Corle Manna (2019-2021)
Mailing address: 9956 William Penn Road, Imler, PA 16655

Contact CAR-SGC

NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS, INC. (NGC)

President Gay Lee Austin (2019-2021)

Mailing address: 4401 Magnolia Ave., 
St. Louis, Missouri  63110

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