The March 5, 2018, program will be an update on floral design by Claudia Bates.  There have been new divisions, design types and forms of combination plantings for flower shows with the recently released “Handbook for Flower Shows”. The handbook is produced every decade by National Garden Club.  Bates, an accomplished floral designer, will demonstrate some of the additions and variations in Florals and talk about how to use the new handbook.

Oh, and by the way, Claudia Bates is also the President of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs.  The theme for her year as FFGC President is “Plant, Bloom and Grow with Us”.  And so we shall on Monday, March 5.

Check-in for the meeting starts at 9:30 with the program and meeting running from 10 AM-Noon.  It takes place in Buehler Auditorium in the FGCU complex at Naples Botanical Garden. On-line registration closes on March 1. There is a $20 guest fee.