Rochester Garden & Flower Club Flower Arranging Workshop 
July 27-28, 2023  

The club will once again be offering a flower arranging workshop during the Olmsted County Fair from 5-7 PM in the Horticulture Building on Thursday evening, July 27. The deadline for preregistration is July 21st.  Entries are accepted during the workshop on Thursday, July 27th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM and also on Friday, July 28th from 8:30 - 8:45 AM. Judging begins at 9 AM. 

  • Volunteers from the Rochester Garden & Flower Club will provide materials and assist and advise participants in creating a flower arrangement emphasizing the theme and designs chosen.   
  • All arrangements are required to be entered in the flower show. Entries may be picked up and taken home at the show’s end on Sunday afternoon.  

This year there will be 5 lots under the theme: “A Day on the Farm” 


1: Hen ‘n Chicks: Little chicks follow Mother Hen.  

Make a horizontal arrangement.  



2: At the pond: A spot to drink and cool off.  

Have a water feature in arrangement.  


3: Baa baa little lamb: “Have you any wool?”   

Make a circular arrangement. 


4: In the corn field: Growing knee high by the 4th of July.   

Make vertical arrangement.  


5: “Here kitty, kitty”. Check out that cat’s arched back!   

Try a crescent or triangular style arrangement.  

Flower Donations 

The committee would greatly appreciate any donations of properly conditioned floral and greens. These items can be dropped off that afternoon/evening by 4:30 at the Horticulture Building, or contact Jean Meyer or Judy Goldsmith to make arrangements for pick up.

Volunteers and participants are always welcome to attend. Please contact Jean or Judy, if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

To condition flower or foliage, cut stems at a 45-degree angle, remove any foliage that will sit beneath the water, and soak in tepid water for at least 2 hours in a cool spot. You can optionally add a 1/4 tsp. of bleach and a tsp. of sugar to each quart of water, but this or any other floral preservative is certainly not necessary. For those interested, here is an excellent link: