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NGC/GCI Schools

To find out more about the specific schools, click on the course name below.

 

Environmental Studies Schools are a series of four courses in environmental studies offered over a period of time (usually two years) by local or State Garden Clubs. Students completing the courses may become NGC Environmental Consultant

The NGC Gardening Study Courses are designed to provide information on topics of interest to those especially interested in gardening, horticulture and related topics. The program consists of a series of four courses, held about six months apart, scheduled usually for two days of instruction,

 

If floral design is of interest to you, consider attending a Flower Show School. You need not be interested in becoming a Flower Show Judge to attend. National Garden Clubs, Inc. has established a system of Flower Show Schools in order to meet the following goals:

(1) to train and accredit flower show judges;

(2) to increase interest and knowledge in the fields of     horticulture and design;

(3) to encourage beautiful and educational flower shows.

 

The NGC welcomes all interested gardeners to landscape design school whose purpose is to develop an appreciation of the environment, both natural and built.

 

The curriculum, in a series of four courses, covers a wide range of subjects: from landscape design history to landscape architecture in the year 2000 and beyond.