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
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.
~ 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.