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Floral Design Forum
29th Anniversary Season
Mira Mesa Presbyterian Church,
8081 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, 92126
1st Monday – October-May,12:00 Noon
Questions:  Contact Chairman, George Speer
30861 Saddleback Rd, Valley Center, CA  92082-3848
  • Objectives:  To bring the finest floral designers to San Diego County; promote appreciation of floral art forms; develop skills in critiquing floral art; improve individual skills for in-home floral decorating; learn skills for flower show exhibition; encourage members to enter flower shows and promote floral arts in the community.  The forum is open to anyone interested in floral design.
  • Fees:  Choose $70/all 8 program season pass (save $50 off non-member session tickets) or $12/ session for NGC/CGCI members or $15/ session for non-members. We are now able to process your credit card for any payment. Cash and checks still accepted. Mail to George Speer, 30861 Saddleback Rd, Valley Center, CA  92082
  • Reminder, that California Garden Club Inc. members are able to shop at Shinoda  Design Center with a pass obtained by your club President.  You will have to pay sales tax at the time of purchase.  Applications are available at their web site.
  • October 4: Betty Patterson del Sol. Local college Floriculture instructor and manages the Floral area of the San Diego Fair. She leads off our season of celebrating the world of Floral Design. She has been teaching during the Pandemic. What has she learned? Learn, enjoy and be inspired.
  • November 1: Robert L. Gordon AIFD Ornamental Horticulture Professor and Garden Club member for many years; is joined by George Speer, NGC Master Judge to answer “What is the difference between Professional and Garden Club designs and can we keep our hands off the others’ style?”
  • December 6:  Susi Gillum, NGC Master Flower Show Judge, Highly sought after design
    demonstrator and workshop leader in the Northern California area.
  • January 3: “Shane Looper, Master NGC Judge Jumped at the chance to hit the Designing Trail, after serving as CGCI President for the last two years.
  • February 7: Here Comes the Crowd of Designers This maybe your chance to score a special, unusual or a “one of a kind” container or arrangement from one of the areas wonderful designers. They are looking to lower their inventory. Don’t miss this program.
  • March 7: Noel Tribby, Welcome Back AIFD floral designer, Nation-wide.special events and does the end-cap designs at Shinoda Center, Santa Ana. Always educational, entertaining and inspiring.
  • April 4: “FLOWER POWER” Our most popular Program. Watch as 4 local college student designers race against the clock to complete a Surprise Package design from material, container and theme. Then, like a 3 ring circus, they show a “signature design,” a “round robin” and then a “wrap up” design.
  • May 2: The “Grand Finale” is Mitsuko Takeya, Master Instructor O’Hara School of Ikebana. Enjoy the simplicity, meaning and grace of her designs. We are pleased that Mitsuko could fit us in between her many classes.