Spring Garden Show News!

Hello everyone!

We’ve briefly mentioned news regarding our involvement with the Spring Garden Show during several of our club meetings throughout the semester but now we have some more information to share with everyone, and we need your input on whether we should participate this upcoming year!

The organizers of the Southern California Spring Garden Show have reached out to us and have explored options with continuing to showcase the design work of professionals and students alike, and want us back in the action! Unlike previous years, our inclusion would be solely for the opportunity to show the public what we, the students of the horticulture department at Orange Coast College, are capable of rather than the traditional competition. They would like us to work with one of the shops occupying Crystal Court at South Coast Plaza and present some of their merchandise in a garden display of our design.

The theme for this upcoming show is At Home In The Garden and they would like the designs to focus on sustainability, reusable materials and being mindful about our Southern California environment through the use drought tolerant plants.

Our involvement in the Garden Show would mean that we, as a collective group of students, volunteers, and professionals, will step up to the plate with our best efforts and come up with a design to pitch, create, and build from the ground up to be showcased.  To accomplish this we need a group of dedicated volunteers to donate their weekends from the middle of January/beginning of February through the end of April.

We want to know if you are interested in joining us for this enormous project! Please click on the link below to respond to the poll so we can gauge how  many people are willing to participate.


We need your response by December 11th in order to let the organizers know if we want to participate in the Garden Show.

Let us know if you are ready to become involved with the rising landscape program and join others in putting something incredible on display for the public to see at the 2016 Southern California Spring Garden Show in the Crystal Court at South Coast Plaza from April 28th – May 1st.

Let us know your thoughts. We look forward to working with everyone!

We’ll see you there!