The most outstanding on-going Memphis Garden Club project is The Memphis Flower Show, held every two years at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Open free of charge to the public, it is the club’s gift to the city and surrounding area. Begun in 1978, it is one of only nine flower shows in the United States to be designated a “major flower show” by the Garden Club of America.
The shows have consistently received GCA certification, which recognizes the excellence of the flower show and the show’s fulfillment of the three component criteria: artistic, horticulture, and conservation/education. This prestigious show draws horticulture and artistic judges and entries from GCA members locally and throughout the United States while reflecting the summation of the stated purpose of The Memphis Garden Club.