The Coral Gables Garden Club's mission is to educate our members and community in floral design and horticulture. We are fortunate to have beautiful relationships with outstanding Floral Designers, who are delighted to showcase their talents and share some floral design tips at our Floral Extravaganzas. We started this tradition in 2018 with a public event, an internationally known guest floral designer, and lots of goodies to share. We always have a spectacular sparkling reception with food made by our members. It is a lovely experience that members and community members enjoy every year.

We are now continuing a longstanding tradition of presenting a Flower Show every Spring, which is free and open to the public.  The Flower Show displays artistic floral design, horticulture specimens that members have grown, and educational exhibits that will broaden your knowledge of critical environmental and conservation issues affecting our community.

 

 

 

THE CITY BEAUTIFUL FLOWER SHOW 

APRIL 2023

This flower show, considered a small standard flower show, had 3 divisions: horticulture, floral design, and an educational component. Each division had separate classes. Sharon Trbovich was the general chairman for "The City Beautiful" flower show.

 

Lincoln Rose
Anthurium
Education 1st Place: Camp Mahachee Restoration Project
Pedestal Design by Donna Box

Pedestal Design by Carmen Cason

2022 Floral Extravaganza with Mario Fernandez

We were delighted to have another successful public event with Internationally renowned floral designer and educator Mario Fernandez. His floral works have graced the homes and functions of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Gloria, and Emilio Estefan, JLo, Cristian Castro, Luis Miguel, Jose Jose, Arturo Sandoval, Madonna, Celine Dion, Puff Daddy, The Big Show, Will Smith, President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama along with past President Bush and his family.

Thanks to our Chair Marlene Reisco, and her committee, we had fabulous raffles, a delectable back sale, and a lovely sparkling reception. Mario outdid himself by creating floral arrangements for every holiday, and they were all raffled at the end.

 


Sharon Trbovich wins again
Elaine Plasky winning a stunning bouquet
SusanThomas and France Ingraham

2022 Floral Extravaganza with Mario Fernandez

We were delighted to have another successful public event with Internationally renowned floral designer and educator Mario Fernandez. His floral works have graced the homes and functions of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Gloria, and Emilio Estefan, JLo, Cristian Castro, Luis Miguel, Jose Jose, Arturo Sandoval, Madonna, Celine Dion, Puff Daddy, The Big Show, Will Smith, President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama along with past President Bush and his family.

Thanks to our Chair Marlene Reisco, and her committee, we had fabulous raffles, a delectable back sale, and a lovely sparkling reception. Mario outdid himself by creating floral arrangements for every holiday, and they were all raffled at the end.

 

Lucky Winner Sandy Milledge
Chair Marlene Riesco, Carmen Cason and Glenda Hayley
Raffle items
Kristal Meyer and Rea Zervas
Sparkling reception set up in the patio of CGCC
Susan Rodriguez
Tropical arrangement
Lovely raffle prize, donated by Betsy Tilghman
A full house for Kathryn Parrish's presentation
Gorgeous display at the pop up floral shop.
Judy Mangasarian with Kathryn Parrish

2018 Event with Floral Designer & Author Sybil Sylvester

In the fall of 2018 we welcomed Birmingham Alabama’s talented Sybil Sylvester, owner of Wildflower Designs, and author of Fresh, her stunning floral design book. Sybil beguiled a full house with her southern charm and beautifully conceived floral arrangements.

Sybil Sylvester
Betsy Tilghman with Sybil Sylvester
Sybil signing her book, Fresh.
Tools of the Trade

Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities in the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson