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Floral Design Forum
28th Anniversary Season
Shinoda Design Center,
7170 Miramar Road, San Diego
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.  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.
  • Cancelled 9/8-October 5, 2020 - Robert L. Gordon AIFD Ornamental Horticulture Professor and a Garden Club member for many years. Explores changes that have come and gone and back again.
  • Cancelled November 2, 2020; Barbara Weiler, Master NGC Flower Show Judge, award winning designer, teacher, and Horticulturist. Watch what she can put together for all of us and a very special surprise design.
  • Cancelled December 7. 2020 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.
  • Cancelled January 4, 2021, David Root - Top Ten Winner, Teacher and a Designer: of "from trash cans" to working the elegant party and event scene. Always an entertaining and surprise filled program.
  • Jan. 27 Noon Cutoff for RSVP to attend Feb. 1st Zoom George SpeerCGCIMbrshp@aol.com
  • February 1, 2021 - You will receive the instructions needed to join and enjoy the fabulous presentation by David Root
  • March 1, 2021 Spring Holiday Designs with Gudrun Kimmel A NGC Master Judge, Gudy is full of design ideas and ways to use unique plant materials. Get inspired for your spring holidays.
  • April 5, 2021 - Rene van Rems , AIFD Dutch born designer, author and educator, He is the world-renowned ambassador of the floral industry. Rene presents European Spring Designing. He will entertain, educate, and inspire. Do not miss this one. Register to reserve your seat, they are limited.
  • May 3, 2021 - The "Grand Finale" is “FLOWER POWER” Our most popular Program. Watch as 5 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.