Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
P. O. Box 33520
Raleigh, NC 27636-3520


Physical Location:
J.C. Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC


Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00-5:00


For Website Submissions:
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Marcia Loudon, Website Chairman

District 11

Winners Announced for NC’s Art & The Bloom Floral Design Exhibition

2018 Best of Show – Polly Kopka of Hubert, NC, Photo by DeRosset Gordon

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC – Leading floral designers in North Carolina gathered in Wrightsville Beach to showcase their floral creations inspired by fine art. Judged by nationally accredited judges Frances Thrash of Virginia and Pam Braun of Tennessee, activities concluded today at host hotel Blockade Runner Beach Resort.

The four-day Art & The Bloom exhibition and competition included expert courses in floral design, botanical illustration and art with Preston Montague, building terrariums, millinery fashion shows, afternoon teas and entertainment, and a gardening book presentation by Mark Weathington of JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU.

The Best of Show was awareded to Polly Kopka of Hubert, NC, and Suzanne Tarry of Apex, NC, received the People’s Choice Award.

all photos and winners