More than 100 years!
Shaker Lakes Garden Club serves to educate and stimulate the interest of its members and the public in matters related to environmental protection, conservation, horticulture, gardening and related subjects.
An early project to protect the Doan Brook watershed, including the Shaker Lakes, continues to be enjoyed by the community today. See our Charitable Projects section for more contributions by SLGC, including the garden and sculpture installed downtown to commemorate our Centennial.
On May 19 and 20, 2018, we are presenting a GCA flower show: The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring, Tra La!, an homage to the comic operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan. It will be held at McGregor Home, 14900 Private Dr, Cleveland, OH 44112 (Just off Lee Road.) There will be traditional and less traditional floral design classes, potted plants and cut horticultural specimens, botanical embellishments and needlework, photography from novice entries through the very top (and the very top nationally in this division are members of SLGC.) Mark your calendars.
Please click on this link for the Schedule of the flower show.
Spaces available for entrants in Botanical Arts. Click here for details.
Flower Show Resources
Tips for Entering a Flower Show from the Little Garden Club of Rye, 2008
A Quick Education on Nomenclature by Jane Moore of the Gardeners Garden Club
How to Win Blue Ribbons in the Horticulture Division of a Flower Show by Carrie Waterman of the Noanett Garden Club, 2011
Tips for Entering Horticulture in the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show by Deb Donaldson of the Gardeners Garden Club
Want to Enter a Houseplant in the Flower Show? It's Easy! by Penni Jenkins of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
What are Judges Looking for in Horticultural Specimens? by G. Beck, S. Binnie, J. Hovland, 2014
How to Groom Your Bloom by Nancy Linz of the Garden Club of Dayton, 2016
Judging Orchids at a GCA Flower Show, submitted by Suzy Hartford, 2017