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Flower Shows Return to Door County

The Door Garden Club wil bring flower shows back to Door County with its Tabescapes flower show that will be open to the public from 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday, July 23, at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. According to the Sister Bay Historical Society, the last known flower show held in Door County, as reported by the Green Bay Press Gazette in August 1941, was the Ephraim Flower Show. 

The ten talented professional and hobbyist floral designers who will enter 'Table for Two' tablescape designs in the show are:

  • Jackie Ehlert, Blossom Flower House, Sister Bay

  • Jane Mohit, Lucky Stars Flowerfarm, Ellison Bay

  • Nichole Campbell, Petal Pusher Floral, Green Bay

  • Helene Ingsten-Anderson & Duska Pearson, Flora Flowershop, Sister Bay

  • Jamie Peotter, Roots on Ninth Floral, Green Bay

  • Tracy Melger, ArtRoom Flowers, Baileys Harbor

  • Casey Hurley, Hello Honey Floral, Appleton

  • Ginger Baron, The Ginger House, Fish Creek

  • Julie Watkins, Ephraim

  • Mari Goecks, Sister Bay


The show will also feature two floral design demonstrations by Nichole Campbell, owner of Petal Pusher Floral in Green Bay. One of these will be held at 10:30 am and one at 1:30 pm. Morning and afternoon general admission tickets which include one of the demonstrations can be purchased for $30 on the Door Garden Club website at

Each of the ten Functional Table for Two entries will have a different theme to be portrayed in the design. The tablescapes will include dishes, napkins, accessories, and at least one fresh floral arrangement. Fresh flowers are to dominate. Entrants will have an opportunity to tell visitors about their entries, and the visitors will have an opportunity to vote for their favorites. People's Choice awards will be presented to the top three winners near the end of the show.


The first public flower show in America took place in Philadelphia in 1829 when a group of people realized they could use horticulture to bring entertainment and education to the public.  Traditional flower shows are typically sponsored by garden clubs and horticulture societies.  They are a way for growers and floral designers to showcase their finest specimens and artistic talents to be admired by the public. Entries in traditional flower shows are judged by seasoned experts.


The show held in Ephraim in 1941 had numerous different Divisions and Classes within those Divisions. The plan for the new Door Garden Club flower show is to eventually include Horticulture, Photography, and Botanical Arts Divisions, and to have additional themed pedestal Classes within the Floral Design Division.


The club appreciates the time and talents of the entrants and the support of the following individuals and businesses:

  • Arbor Crowne Properties, Ephraim

  • Rose Bykowski, Ephraim

  • Sonja Durkee, Sister Bay

  • Petal Pusher Floral, Green Bay

  • Mary Beth James, Fish Creek

  • Lucky Stars Flowerfarm, Ellison Bay

  • The Ginger House, Fish Creek

  • Kathi Whiteside, Ephraim

  • Wendy Walker, Sturgeon Bay

  • Mari Goecks, Sister Bay

  • MaFolie Flowerfarm


The Door Garden Club is a nonprofit 502(c)(3) organization that provides inspirational and educational garden-related programs and events for the Door County public to enjoy. The flower show is a fundraising event for scholarships for local students and grants for neighborhood initiatives related to the club's purpose. More information can be found at 


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