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WHAT IS DESIGN?

WHAT IS HORTICULTURE?

~ Design is the plan that brings order to any art form~

~When designing, one Organizes the Elements of Design according to the Principles of Design ~

~Beauty, Harmony, Expression and Distinction, are attributes of a pleasing design ~

~ Horticulture is the agriculture of plants

mainly for food, materials, comfort and beauty, for decoration

 

~Horticulturists apply knowledge, skills, and technologies

to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs

Design and Learn thru our Horticulture Programs

 

ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

basic visual qualities of a design

Line - Color - Form - Pattern - Size Space - Light - Texture

PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

Balance - Proportion - Contrast  Dominance - Scale - Rhythm

PRINCIPLES OF FLORAL ARRANGEMENT

An interesting article here with black and white illustrations demonstrating the Principles of Design

DESIGN WORKSHOPS

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts offers great workshops on DESIGN. Due to Covid 19, current  offerings are cancelled. Check in occasionally to see what the status is.

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Our Own Designs

Members can choose to create and bring a completed arrangement, following that particular design's guidelines.  Often, for monthly meetings, there is a design focus.

 

View Some of the Design Work that Nauset Garden Club members have created. 

 The Fine Art of Flower Design

This has been a significant part of our club involvement since our beginning in 1984.  Monthly meetings include members participation and also award winning guest speakers  to help us learn the rules and elements of design. Our club holds workshops to teach us so that we can compete in regional, state and national flower shows.

Image by Vladimir Malyutin

~ Horticulture is an application science – the science developed by horticulturists is applied to plant production, improvement, marketing and the enhancement of Earth’s human

and animal life.

~Horticulture is divided into the cultivation of plants

for food (pomology and olericulture) and plants for ornament (floriculture and landscape horticulture)

SOCIAL AND THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE

 

Social and Therapeutic Horticulture is about supporting and developing people to improve their mental and physical health through gardening.

Nauset Garden Club offers Garden Therapy spending gardening time with the residents of the Latham Center in Brewster.

Northeast Horticulture Therapy Network