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Garden Club Events
Throughout the year, Thomasville Garden Club provides beautification and educational events for the public on floral design, gardening, and wildlife habitats.
The 100th Annual Standard Flower Show
April 23 - April 25, 2021
The Garden Club's Flower Show is held annually on Friday and Saturday the fourth week in April in conjunction with the Thomasville Rose Show & Festival – April 23 & 24, 2021. We will have a Fashion Show and Luncheon at the downtown Courtyard by Marriott (sold out) followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony with The Rose Queen and her court and local dignitaries to open the show at 2 PM at the Garden Center. The fashion show and luncheon features merchants from Downtown Thomasville. Admission to the flower show is free and donations are welcome. Horticulture entries are accepted Thursday from 2 PM-6 PM at the Garden Center for children and adult categories.
On Saturday, April 25, the show opens at 10:00am and there will be children's activities on the front lawn of the Garden Center from 10 AM-12 PM. This year, Mary Phipps and her Orchard Pond crew will return to teach about Honey Bees and show a live beehive between sheets of glass and have hands-on activities for children ages three through ten. The Honey Bee activity is underwritten by the Thomasville Antiques Show Foundation. The Flower Show is sponsored by Thomasville National Bank, Dixon Pest Control, and JCI Construction. For more information, call the Thomasville Visitors Center at 229-228-7977.
May 5, 2021 - 12 PM
Our Annual Membership Luncheon honors members who have joined a garden club in the past year and is a time for anyone interested to come see what Garden Club membership is all about. Come out to meet our members and learn how to get involved! The covered dish luncheon begins at noon.
Fun, Food & Flowers Luncheon
A lively annual luncheon and demonstration on holiday decorating. Please come early to shop our marketplace. All proceeds benefit the programs of the Thomasville Garden Club. Chaired by our Briarcliff Garden Club. Luncheon/floral demonstration begins at noon and ends by 1 PM. Tickets are $20, advance reservations only. For tickets, call the visitors center at (229) 228-7977 or Toll Free at (866) 577-3600.
Floral Design Workshops
October - April
Through a series of monthly workshops, Marge Willis, an award winning designer and experienced flower show judge, will take participants through the design process and bring understanding to flower show judging and creative floral design. Offered Tuesday mornings in October, November, January, February, March, and April. Cost: $30 per participant.
Visit our Camellia Walk
January - March
The queen of the winter garden is the Camellia and the Thomasville Garden Center has a beautiful Camellia Walk showcasing local varieties and old fashioned favorites. All are identified by a marker indicating botanical name and origin. Come by the Garden Center Camellia Walk from January-March to be inspired by these beautiful winter flowers.
Christmas at the Center
The Christmas season is a wonderful time of year in Thomasville. Each year, beautifully decorated antebellum houses and buildings allow locals and visitors alike a glimpse into the awesome splendor and holiday magic of our quaint little town. During this time, the Garden Center sells gorgeous Christmas wreaths that capture the beautiful simplicity and quality of fresh evergreens.
Thomasville Garden Club is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Thomasville,Ga and Thomas County working in the areas of community beautification and education.
Last Friday in April
Each year the City of Thomasville, in conjunction with the Thomasville Garden Club and the Georgia Forestry Commission, celebrates Arbor Day with the planting of trees. This celebration enables Thomasville to be designated as a “Tree City USA” recipient. The ceremony and events surrounding Arbor Day are free and open to the public.
Our local garden club supports initiatives of the National Garden Clubs including: Plant America, Global Partners Running Waters, Penny Pines, Blue Star & Gold Star Memorials, Youth Scholars, and adult classes
Our local garden club, in cooperation with the University of Georgia and the state & national garden clubs, supports many state and national projects. We also benefit from education and advocacy at the state level. Projects include: adult classes in horticulture, gardening and landscape design, native plants in public gardens, Plant for Pollinators & Native Plant Societies, roadside beautification with the Georgia Dept. of Transportation planting spring bulbs & wildflowers along Georgia's highways, Marshall Forest Land Trust in Rome in cooperation with the NGS and the Nature Conservancy, historic preservation of various sites including
LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation in Liberty County/Waynesboro, youth garden clubs including youth camps & scholarships, parks & public lands, floral design, litter control, Blue Star and Gold Star Memorials honoring those who served