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 courses in other areas or the country, please visit the NGC website.
This website relies upon 3rd parties for information to post on this page. If you're an instructor for an NGC course in the Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs, please use the CONTACT tab at the top of this page to provide information to the CAR-SGC.org webmaster.
Garden Club Schools & Symposia
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continuing education for flower show judges and consultants.
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
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.
The NGC Convention, CAR-SGC Conference and many classes scheduled through 2020 have been canceled or postponed. Use the links below to email the persons listed as "contact" for information about these upcoming courses, as some may be offered digitally.
October 6-7 and 9, New Brunswick, NJ
Gardening School, Course 3
Contact: Debra Stuart, (732) 801-0430
October 13-15, Baltimore, MD
Landscape Design, Course 1
Contact: Linda Harris, (443) 695-2071
October 10-15, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Flower Show, Class 2
Contact: Elaine Watters (267) 218-0167
Opportunities for member education is just one of the many benefits of belonging to National Garden Clubs and Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs!