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The Gates Mills Garden Club presents
Holiday Enchantment: A National Garden Club Holiday Standard Flower Show
Oct. 12 - 13, Friday: 1 - 5pm, Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Esquire’s Cottage
1280 Chagrin River Road
Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
Free and Open to the Public

Don’t miss this special opportunity to view creative and beautiful floral designs to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. A wide variety of floral designs, including tablescapes, petite arrangements, lighted and reflective creations, and large scale arrangements will be on display to depict several upcoming fall holidays, such as Thanksgiving table artistry and cookies for Santa! In addition, horticulture specimens, home grown harvest vegetable displays, house plants, youth exhibits, educational exhibits, and a display of botanical photography prints, will all be available for your perusal on the grounds of beautiful Esquire’s Cottage.

For all the details, please email: or visit: Click here to view the flyer.

The Lake Shore Garden Club presents "Deck the Halls
Friday, Nov. 2, 1 - 5pm and Saturday, Nov. 3, Noon - 4pm

The National Garden Club Holiday Standard Flower Show will be held the Albert W. Henn Mansion, 32131 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid, Ohio. This event is free and open to the public. 


 GLOW 2018 Theme for Tree Decorating

Click here for the 2018 Glow affiliate tree list.

The theme selected by clubs with voting on Affiliates @ Glow Day was the Nostalgia theme. It’s been tweaked such that our Glow 2018 theme is: Days of Yore…Remember when?

The nostalgia we enjoyed in days of yore is remembered in our December holidays (Dec. 1 –Dec. 31). With this in mind, focus on a memory, a year, a time, an era that evokes an answer to the question “Remember when?” Your ideas may be based on what happened in your childhood, or not; in Cleveland or someplace locally, or it could be the collective memories of our nation or the world. Just a note: ideas or themes used in the last three (3) years will not be allowed….dig deeper!

Again, you are asked to include recycled/upcycled items in your decorations (Note: this was a huge hit during Glow 2017!). However, this year you are asked to include a sign (or signage) that is an ornament (Remember, no items on the floor!) Signs should educate visitors/members as to what was used, how it was used, and/or why it was used in your decorations. These were the questions asked repeatedly during Glow 2017.This will make Glow 2018 bigger, brighter, and more educational!

Remember, the number of the sized trees is limited! The 10’ trees are committed quickly. Also, there are four (4) wreaths that need decorating too; these are ideal for the smaller clubs that feel a tree is too great a commitment for them. If you have any questions or wish to commit your club to decorating a tree, contact Kevin Borowiak at 216.744.4866 or We will post updated club sign-ups on our web page Affiliate Bulletin Board.

Last, Kevin’s motto: Your imagination is the defined limit of your creativity, still rules.