Fri Mar 1, 1:00 PM - Sat Mar 2, 4:00 PM
3120 First Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34205

Community: Bradenton


Manatee River Garden Club will hold a Standard Flower Show, “It’s a Barbie World”, on Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the club at 3120 First Avenue West, Bradenton. The show is a tribute to Barbie and her influence over 65 years. Free.

Event Details

There will be 24 artistic floral designs competing in 6 different classes. Floral Designers will be competing for National Garden Club top awards. Some of the design types featured are: Floor Design, Reflective Design and Petite Designs.

In the Horticulture Division, competitive classes include cut flowers, potted foliage and flowering plants, orchids, bromeliads, cacti and succulents, ferns, and planters. In this division, competitors will try and win the Award of Horticultural Excellence, given to the entry judged best in the entire Horticulture Division.

Educational exhibits will cover “Coral Reef Restoration” and “All about Flower Shows”.

Botanical Arts exhibits will include Artistic Crafts and Photography. Photography is a relatively new addition to flower shows and has been very popular with members and the viewing public. Photographs reflect garden club mission and projects. Classes include:
Class 1. Photo of colorful plant
Class 2. Photo of butterfly
Class 3. Photo of a landscape featuring a road

The show will be judged by nationally accredited Flower Show Judges on Friday morning and will be open to the public from 1:00 until 4:00 pm on Friday, March 1, and 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 2. The show is free to the public.

What: “It’s a Barbie World” - A Standard Flower Show
Where: Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Avenue West, Bradenton
When: Friday, March 1, 2024, 1pm – 4pm, Saturday, March 2, 2024, 10am – 4pm
Free Admission - Lunch will be available for sale.
Contact: Janice Hamlin, 941-745-5920

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