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Floral Design Forum
27th 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.
  • September 15, 2019 -FREE Special "Christmas Show” at Shinoda Design Center, San Diego. Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM. Watch while Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, PFCI, Smithers Oasis floral products design director creates fresh and silk designs to get your creative plans flowing with products off the shelves. Notice: FREE
  • October 7, 2019 - The Family Proteaceae by the Resendiz Bros. Protea Growers. Designer, cut flowers, arrangements and plants. Learn, enjoy and take home.
  • November 4, 2019 - Robert L. Gordon AIFD, Ornamental Horticulture Professor and Garden Club member for many years; is joined by George Speer, NGC Master Judge to answer "Are there still differences between Professional and Garden Club designs?"
  • December 2, 2019 - Rene van Rems, AIFD, Dutch born designer, author and educator. He is the world-renowned ambassador of the floral industry. Rene presents European Holiday Designing. He will entertain, educate and inspire. Don't miss this one. Register to reserve your seat, they are limited.
  • January 6, 2020 - "How'd they do that?" Special Educational Program featuring wonderful NGC Judges/teachers, demonstrating the ins and outs of design mechanics, backgrounds, underlayments, containers/non-containers, etc. Start the year off right. 
  • February 3, 2020 - Dale Rekus from Point Loma Garden Club, a competitive designer (SD Fair's Top Ten) with an eye for being his own man with style. New to our stage. 
  • March 2, 2020 - “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. 
  • April 6, 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.
  • May 4, 2020 - The "Grand Finale" is to be determined.