The Akron Garden Club is full of talented floral designers that enthusiastically share their beauty and artistry. The club seeks to stimulate interest in the art of floral design and to educate its members at all levels of expertise and experience. Members often use their talents on behalf of organizations such as Akron Art Museum, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and other community partners in their local beautification and service initiatives. Club members participate in floral design competitions on the local, regional, national and international levels, serve as flower show judges and provide education in floral design.
The Akron Garden Club hosts its Art Blooms! flower shows every three years at Akron Art Museum, with classes in floral design, horticulture, photography, botanical arts and conservation. The next show will be in 2018, with dates to be determined. The shows are mounted under the auspices of The Garden Club of America. The purpose is to set standards of artistic and horticultural excellence; broaden knowledge of horticulture, flower arrangement and conservation; and share the beauty of a show with the public.
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