Convention - TFGC

"It's Springtime in the Smokies"

April 19-20, 2017

The Park Vista

705 Cherokee Orchard Road

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Early Bird Discounts for Early Registration!

90th Annual Meeting and Convention

The 90th anniversary celebration of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs’ conventions is being held in historic Gatlinburg.

Spring in the Smoky Mountains is as pretty as it gets!

We are planning some fun and educational programs for you to enjoy while attending our 2017 Convention.

Come for the entire Convention - you won’t want to miss a thing!

If you’d like to come early or stay late, there are many wonderful things to enjoy beside our great national park.

Don’t miss the Arts & Crafts Loop outside Gatlinburg; shows and music venues; Dollywood; shopping and restaurants in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. This is a fantastic vacation destination!


We hope you’ll choose to attend the whole convention!  As you fill out your registration form, note that anyone attending any part of the convention must choose either the Full Convention Package, which includes meals, or pay the Single Day Fee along with any desired meals

You cannot attend the programs at the meals without having purchased that meal.  Meal tickets are collected at the Banquet Room door.

705 Cherokee Orchard Rd

Our first luncheon presenter is Fay Brassie, well-known and published designer from Monroe, Georgia.

She is an NGC Accredited
Master Flower Show Judge and NGC Flower Show and Symposium instructor.

There is also rumored to be top brass from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park speaking at our Horticultural Luncheon.

We are honored to also host both our NGC President Sandra Robinson,

and the Deep South Regional Director Carol Bullard.

Bill Landry, the much-loved local TV star of “The Heartland Series,” will entertain us at the Informal Banquet. 

Other respected experts in horticulture, conservation and design from well known organizations such as the GSMNP and UT will be presenting the classes and workshops. Everyone is encouraged to attend as many as you like! Consultants will be signing in for credit (see next section on the Tri-Refresher).

There will also be an opportunity to take a walking tour of local historic cabins and park trails, along with the spring wildflowers.


The Park Vista, a Doubletree Inn by Hilton

Call 800-421-7275 and use the code GAR to get our convention discount.

Double King room $119.00 per night plus tax.  Will accommodate 4 people.  King Suite has 1 king bed, 1 queen sofa - $219.00 plus tax.

Reservations must be made by midnight March 18, 2017.  Discounted rate cannot be guaranteed after that date.

To see the beautiful Park Vista and all its amenities, check the website:

Tri-Refresher Offered at Convention

A refresher for Environmental Studies, Gardening Studies and Landscape Design Studies Schools will be held during the convention in Gatlinburg.  Those who hold Master status in a school may register to update their credentials in two or more schools, with a fee of $5.00 per course.  Other consultants may register to update in one school for $5.00.  Anyone and everyone attending the convention will be welcome to attend any of the refresher events at no charge. (Registration fees may be mailed to Registrar below beginning February 1, 2017.)   Please send before April1, 2017.

Eight hours are required for consultants.  Check the schedule and biographies to see the qualified presenters for this refresher.  We will have a required tour on Tuesday April 18th, as well the classes on the 19th & 20th, and breakfast lecture for the 19th as well, for an additional charge for each for the breakfast meal.  Convention registration & hotel registrations are required.  Everything is listed on the convention registration.                                                                                                                   

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