The Arkansas Flower & Garden Show was started in 1992 by a small group of professionals with an interest in promoting horticulture in Arkansas. This group organized the first show and filed all of the paperwork needed to establish The Arkansas Flower & Garden Show, Inc. as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The show has been held every year since that time. The Show is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of 14 members. The show has four partners including The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Arkansas Farm Bureau, Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, and The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener Program.
From the food we eat to the green spaces we enjoy, we all benefit from horticulture on a daily basis.
- The mission of the Arkansas Flower & Garden Show is to make Arkansas a better place by promoting gardening and beautification.
- We accomplish our mission by providing educational programs, displays, and exhibits with the latest information on gardening, landscaping, and horticultural practices at the annual Show.
- We are also dedicated to supporting the next generation of horticultural professionals through our scholarship program which provides college scholarships for students in horticulture related fields at Arkansas colleges & universities.
- In addition, we support community beautification through the Greening of Arkansas grant program.
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The Arkansas Flower & Garden Show is dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans by providing funding for community beautification projects through the Greening of Arkansas grant program.
The Arkansas Flower & Garden Show funds scholarships for full-time students who are attending a university or community college in Arkansas and majoring in horticulture or a related field.
2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cori Fetters – Executive Director
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