Blooms and boots

April 14 – 16, 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton in Tempe, AZ

Blooms and Boots!

Yippee, it’s been Convention Time again! We gathered Arizona Garden Club and Plant Society Members. The event was open to Spouses, Guests, and General Public.

We had all the FUN with amazing speakers, inspiring tours, gorgeous flower shows, and exclusive shopping!

Full 3-Day Schedule

An excerpt of the convention program guide is posted here for your enjoyment.

Online Registration is closed.

Questions about Event Participation: call Judy at 917-693-8268 or email Kim

Convention was hosted at

DoubleTree by Hilton Tempe
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282

Convention Highlights

AFGC presented “Vistas,” an NGC Petite Small Standard Flower Show

Vistas Flower Show was free and open for viewing to the general public on Friday, April 14th from 2pm – 4pm.

Vistas had 3 petite design classes and 5 horticulture classes including cacti, succulents, miniature roses, african violets and combination plantings.

Download the NGC Revised Flower Show Handbook
NGC updated the 2017 handbook in July 2022 and it is available only in digital format…
Click here for NGC Revised Flower Show Handbook 2022

Why Petite Flower Show?

YouTube video of NGC Petite Flower Show at Convention 2019 in Orlando, FL

Basics about NGC Flower Shows

National Garden Club sets the standards for all flower shows…

$People’s Choice Awards$ Contest

Members were awarded cash prizes in 4 artistic design classes including tray design, photography, succulent/cactus collection and creative line design.

Four members won class awards including Judy Shelton, Barbara Mlnarik, Karen Lyman and Micky Rustad. The Best of Show award went to Micky Rustad.

The 50/25/25 Raffle

This 3-way raffle drawing was a huge success for fundraising. The winners were Carroll Parrott and Myra Lader.

The Club Baskets Raffle

The Club Basket donations and raffle drawing were very popular. Each participating club built a themed basket. All club baskets were displayed on table top in the Encantada Ballroom. Raffle tickets were drawn during Sunday brunch.

Thanks to Our Sponsors for supporting AFGC!

Are you the owner of an Arizona nursery or garden-themed business who would like to get your logo in front of hundreds of active men and women who are passionate about gardening, the environment and sustainability? Or perhaps you’re a high net-worth individual who shares our vision of empowering people to beautify Arizona communities while conserving our natural resources. If so, we encourage you to become an AFGC Conference sponsor. Sponsor an educational session or workshop for $500; a keynote speaker session and lunch/brunch meal for $2,500, or the Saturday night Gala for $5,000. Complete the AFGC Sponsorship Agreement and email it to to help support Arizona’s horticulture education.

Vendors brought a unique and eclectic shopping experience to the AFGC Convention

Vendors were able to participate in the convention shopping experience by completing this vendor form

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AFGC members received a significant discount on Convention registration.

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