The Design Committee reaches out and welcomes anyone who has a small garden or access to a floral shop and who wishes to learn the art and joy of flower arranging.
Our first objective is to teach and demonstrate the basics of traditional and creative floral design through workshops and formal teaching programs. These include workshops held and taught at the club level, and others sponsored by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. Members especially enjoy the classes at our members’ homes, the programs that we present each year at our monthly membership meetings, and the Greens Sale where members work together to create holiday arrangements for our annual fundraiser.
Our second objective is to generate enthusiasm to learn, enjoy and ultimately participate in programs offered throughout the state that feature floral design. We particularly take pride in our experienced designers who exhibit each year at the New England Spring Flower Show, at “Flora in Winter” sponsored by the Worcester Art Museum, at “Winter in Bloom” sponsored by Tower Hill Botanic Garden, at “Art in Bloom” at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and at Standard Flower Shows throughout New England. In addition, FGC designers decorate a room at the Historic Wayside Inn for the winter holidays each year.
The Design Committee is the newest, yet the largest in our club. We like to think we have grown because we develop talent in members who never dreamed that they could create beautiful floral designs. As artists, our members can visualize unique compositions, even with the most common of weeds and grasses that grow at the roadside.
The Design Committee has been a driving force in helping to make the Framingham Garden Club one of the most active clubs in the state. We always welcome new members who can help us continue our pursuit of excellence in all that we do.