Wellington Garden Club Presents “Tropical Heat Wave”
Wellington Garden Club (WGC) in partnership with the Mall at Wellington Green announces “Tropical Heat Wave,” a National Garden Clubs(NGC) Standard Flower Show, to be presented in the Grand Court on the Lower Level of the Mall on Saturday, April 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 15th from 10:00a.m. to 5:30p.m.“Tropical Heat Wave “ Flower Show, which is free and open to the public, is a gift to the community from the Wellington Garden Club and features the talents of WGC members and members from other garden clubs in our area. According to Twig Morris, Flower Show Chair, “We are excited to invite Mall visitors to view exquisite floral designs, incredible horticulture, special educational exhibits, botanical arts and youth entries that tell the story of Florida’s diverse weather patterns and convey the essence of the tropical paradise in which we live.”Horticulture exhibits include orchids,cacti,begonias, bromeliads and more. Creative designs interpreting a wide variety of weather events are sure to dazzle visitors. Who could resist the charms of hats and other wearable items made entirely of plant material as well as spectacular photos depicting the charms of nature? Other exhibits will help you understand the importance of protecting Florida’s waters and how to stormproof your landscape. Youth exhibits in design and horticulture feature third,fourth,and fifth grade students from the Greenacres Aftercare Program and children from the Boys and Girls Club of Wellington. Their exhibits demonstrate that our youth will “Plant America, Rain or Shine”.
The show is to be judged by NGC Accredited Judges and top awards will be given for Horticulture, Design, Education, Botanical Arts, and Youth Divisions. Visitors to the show can select their favorite exhibits via the People’s Choice Awards as they stroll through the show and are encouraged to cast their votes! Other attractions at the show include raffle prizes donated by the local merchants, Design tips and Horticulture advice at the Ask the Expert booth both days.Carol Coleman,WGC President, said “ Our Club is grateful to the many sponsors whose financial support has made the “Tropical Heat Wave” Flower Show possible. We especially thank the Mall at Wellington Green for partnering with us to bring this experience to fruition. “