Under the umbrella of the National Garden Clubs, our Clubs focus on several themes: Floral Design, History, Conservation, Horticulture, and Birds, Bees and Butterflies.
Non-Members and Members alike have access to educational schools and councils such as:
- Flower Show School– flower design is its own form of art, just like painting and photography. In the four courses of this school, you learn the Principles and Elements of Design, learning in increments from simple to more advanced design techniques, Horticulture subjects in detail, and progress toward becoming an Accredited Flower Show Judge.
- Landscape Design School,– learn how to fashion a design for a piece of land, like your garden, a playground, etc.
- Gardening Study– a wonderful way to learn the details and nuances of plants with like-minded people. This course focuses on the intricacies of bark identification, leaf identification, and of course, flowers.
- Environmental Study– this is for members that are interested in the natural world, the interrelation of natural things, and sustainability practices.
One unifying feature of our District II Garden Clubs is that we are all bordering the Chesapeake Bay. One ongoing focus for all of our members is to develop certified Bay-Wise gardens by planting native plants, managing runoff, and more. This program is administered by our State Master Gardeners and has different but similar goals by county. Bay-Wise Program.