|1956 was a special year when the Austin Area Garden Council was chartered and held their first meeting on Jan.31,1956. The first flower show was held in the City Coliseum on April 15, 1958.
There will be 3 Special Exhibits— Bonsai, Cactus and Orchids
Division I, Horticulture, "Headlines in 1956" - There will be 15 Sections of various types of horticulture which will be judged by 6 accredited judges.
Division II, Design - Do you remember these? Each section will be a song from 1956.
Section A "Song for a Summer Night"
Class 1. "The Wayward Wind" (Gogi Grant) 8" Small Creative Line Design
Class 2. "Que Sera, Sera" (Doris Day) 5" Miniature Design
Class 3. "Earth Bound" (Sammy Davis Jr.) 8" Small Still Life Design
Section B "Friendly Persuasion"
Class 4. "Oh What A Nite" (The Delis) Exhibition Table Type I
Class 5. "Let The Good Times Roll" (Shirley and Lee) Exhibition Table Type II
Class 6. "It's Almost Tomorrow (Jo Stafford) Breakfast Tray for one person
Section C "Standing on the Corner"
Class 7. "I Walk The Line" (Johnny Cash) A Creative Parallel Design
Class 8. "You've Got The Magic Touch" (The Platters) A Framed Spatial Design
Class 9. "Heartbreak Hotel" (Elvis Presley) A Construction
Section D "Roll Over Beethoven"
Class 10. "Get Rhythm" (Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two)
A Multi- Rhythmic Design (Novice Arrangers)
Come join us and celebrate 1956 with horticulture, designs, and music in the gardens.
AAGC-affiliated Garden Club Members can participate in designs, and or horticulture.
We have a section that is open to designers who have never won a blue ribbon. Contact Dolores Rumpf -512-836-2190 to sign up and receive a schedule.
If you have some horticulture that you would like to enter… Contact Pat Freeman -512-836-4679 to sign up and receive a schedule.
Back for an encore performance at the Annual Flower Show, Marlene Nichols plays Music with a Difference. Marlene also plays at wedding and parties at Caswell House. Enjoy her keyboard offerings both days when you visit the flower show! See her bio & photo on the music page.
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