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"Horse and Garden" Flower Show

The Germantown Chamber of Commerce opened The Suburban Garden Club’s recent “Horse and Garden” flower show held at the Germantown Country Club. The expansive show attracted hundreds of guests–many from other garden clubs. This large show required a minimum of 15 judges who gave the federated club a substantial score that will allow it to seek an award.


The theme of the “Horse and Garden” show relied on the rich history the club has with both the city and the Germantown Charity Horse Show. The 36 individual designs had equestrian themes that paid homage to both the past and present of Germantown. The exhibits carried titles such as “A Call to the Hounds,” Breakfast at the Hunt,” and “Saddle up at the Germantown Charity Horse Show” There were interpretations of framed prints, table entertaining artistry, window boxes, and the always beloved miniatures.


Despite the recent unpredictable weather, there were over 400 home-grown Horticulture specimens each in its own bottle, identified, and labeled. They filled the main dining room of the Germantown Country Club along with four Educational exhibits that depicted the history of Germantown’s Charity Horse Show, public gardens, and horse farms.


Elaine Hare was the Chairman of the show; Liz Thomas and Susan Thompson were the Staging Chairmen; Elizabeth Ferguson and Martha Hester were the Horticulture Chairmen, and Barbara Armstrong and Elizabeth Ferguson wrote the detailed Flower Show Schedule Jan Rochelle designed the show’s logo and other artwork used in the show schedule Lauren McGehee, president of Suburban, served at large.

Liz Thomas, Martha Hester, Elaine Hare, and Lauren McGehee

Cecelia Clanton, noted Mississippi landscaper, and
Mary Jane Criss from Southwind Garden Club

Sue Woodall and Martha Hester, Horticluture Chairman

Kathy Clark, Pam Cambell, and Barbara Billions all from Le Bonheur Garden Club

Posted by Kim Coleman at 3:18 PM