Kent Island Flower Show Highlights ’50s and ’60s


Flowers, retro “cars”, awards, and visitors celebrated the flower show sponsored by the Kent Island Garden Club on Thursday, September 21 at the Kent Island VFD. Guests were treated to 300+ specimens of horticulture and 60 floral designs created by members of the 11 clubs that are part of the Maryland Federated Garden Clubs.

Winners walked away with awards for overall design, use of color, petit designs, wit and whimsical designs, and table artistry.  In keeping with the theme, A “Blast From the Past” that focused on the trends and music from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, designs on display  interpreted “A Whole LottaShakin’ Going On,” “Cha ChaCha”, the “Stroll”, the “Prom”, and “Splish Splash” among others.

​President of KI Garden Club and Chair of the flower show Linda Elias congratulating Sally Boden on her winning horticulture entry.

“We were so excited to see so many entries and so many visitors to the show,” said Linda Elias, president of the Kent Island Garden Club. “The music, the cars, and especially the flowers made the day so entertaining and fun for everyone.”

Judging took place in the morning and over 200 guests viewed the show in the afternoon. The Kent Island Cruisers displayed 2 retro fitted carts at the entrance of the fire hall and the Maryland Historical Society contributed a display of the history of Kent Island that focused on Senator Samuel Kirwan, an earlier advocate and protector of Kent Island.

The Kent Island Garden Club is a member of District I of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc.  The main mission of federated garden clubs is to care for historic and public properties in their locales, promote care of the environment, and to teach gardening and love of nature to children and others in their communities. For further information go to


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