New Jersey Flower & Garden Show

February 22, 23, 24 & 25

Thursday 1:00PM - 8:00PM

Friday 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Sunday 10:00AM - 6:00PM


NJ Convention & Expo Center

Edison, NJ

Junior Flower Show

The Garden Club of New Jersey (GCNJ) is pleased to present Youth Lead The Way,” a Junior Standard Flower Show, February 26, 2017, at the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show. 

Gardening provides different forms of engagement for children, and the GCNJ has a long history of supporting the horticultural interests of our youth and their families.

Our Junior Standard Flower Show will feature fun and exciting floral designs, artistic crafts and other entries -- created by New Jersey’s younger garden and flower enthusiasts!

In addition there will be music, face painting, crafts and activities.

Featured Competitions

Section C: Youth Exhibits “A Color of My Own”

Section C-1: “It’s Easy Being Green”
Eligible for Youth Top Exhibitor Award for Horticulture
Class 7:
 Single Plant
Class 8:
Terrarium
Class 9:
Planter
Class 10:
Paper White Narcissus Forcing

Section C-2: “Flying Colors”
Eligible for Youth Top Exhibitor Award for Design
Class 11: “Outside the Lines” Juniors
Class 12: “Primary Colors” Intermediate
Class 13: “Cool Shades” High School

Section C-3: “Land of Make Believe”
Eligible for “Kaleidoscope” Youth Artistic Craft Award
Class 14:
“Do You Believe in Magic?”
Class 15:
“Over the Rainbow”
Class 16:
“Colors on the Wing”

Section C-4: “True Colors”
Eligible for Youth Top Exhibitor Award for Educational Exhibits
Exhibit 1: “If You Plant It, They Will Come”

Section C-5: “Color Vision”
Eligible for Kaleidoscope Youth Award for Photography
Class 17:
“My Favorite Color”
Class 18:
“It’s On the Map”
Class 19:
“Snapshot”

Section C-6: Youth Contest Winners
This section highlights the pre-selected Garden Club of NJ state winners of each contest
Class 20: Woodsy Owl/ Smokey Bear
Class 21: Poetry

Section C-7: Youth Invitational Non-Competitive Exhibits
Eligible for Award of Appreciation
Exhibit 2:
The Great Zucchini Race

The Garden Club of New Jersey is a not-for-profit association of 107 local garden clubs across the entire state.

The goals of the Garden Club of New Jersey include:

  • The advancement of the study and teaching of the arts of flower arranging and horticulture.
  • Encouraging the protection and conservation of our state’s natural resources.
  • Stimulating interest in gardening among youth.
  • And supporting educational, charitable and scientific causes.

GCNJ sponsors four schools, which are open to the public, for the enrichment and certification in gardening studies, landscape design, flower show (floral design and horticulture) and environmental studies.

GCNJ awards over $14,000 per year in scholarships to worthy students entering the fields related to environmental science, land management, horticulture and floriculture.

Among its most popular projects are:

  • Blue Star Memorial markers in honor of our service men and women.
  • Protecting pollinating insects by working with local garden centers to set up Pollinator Centers.
  • The statewide Standard Flower Show held at the Expo Center, Edison NJ in mid-February.

Learn more by visiting the GCNJ website at www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com