The Indianapolis Garden Club Flower Show - Spring 2025
The Indianapolis Garden Club, a member of The Garden Club of America, hosts a major flower show that showcases the work of professional florists, amateur flower arrangers, gardeners, and enthusiasts. Flower shows combine artistic vision, horticultural mastery, engineering, and sophisticated craftsmanship to create a brief but brilliant display of beauty in time.
To set standards of artistic and horticultural excellence
The Indianapolis Garden Club Flower show is adjudicated under the standards set forth by The Garden Club of America.
The purpose of a Garden Club of America flower show is three-fold:
- to set standards of artistic and horticultural excellence,
- to broaden knowledge of horticulture, flower arrangement, conservation, and other related areas, and
- to share the beauty of a show with fellow club members and the public.
Flower shows combine artistic vision, horticultural mastery, engineering, and sophisticated craftsmanship to create a brief but brilliant display of beauty in time.
It takes time and effort from many volunteers to organize a flower show. From the chair, to the division committees, the passers to the judges, the tech team to the entrants — each individual contributes to the final experience for visitors.
The GCA Flower Show Committee promotes flower shows throughout The Garden Club of America, provides guidance and encouragement to those planning and presenting GCA flower shows, and reviews each flower show schedule suggesting changes needed to conform to GCA requirements and standards. Special disciplines contributing artistic exhibits in GCA flower shows are encouraged by the Floral Design Committee and the Photography Committee.
The Judging Committee is responsible for training and selecting flower show judges and maintaining and promoting the standards of excellence set by The Garden Club of America for judging flower shows.
Source: The Garden Club of America
Flower Show History
2022 – ”Les Belles Fleurs CELEBRATE”
Woodstock Club/Chairmen: Beth Seger and Jan Sweeney
2017 – ”Les Belles Fleurs THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS”
Indianapolis Museum of Art/Chairmen: Amy Cooke and Sue Welch
2015 – “Les Belles Fleurs CIRQUE”
Indianapolis Museum of Art/Chairman: Amy Cooke
2013 – Les Belles Fleurs
Indianapolis Museum of Art/Chairmen: Hilary Salatich and Jan Sweeney
2009 – “Knowledge” Indianapolis Public
Library/Chairmen: Linda Ford and Alice Hillis
2007 – “Echoes of the West”
Chairmen: Wendy Neal and Nancy Duck
2005 – ”The Academy Awards Celebration”
Chairmen: Cathy Lawson and Lynn Stokely