PA Horticultural Society Accepting Entries To Southeast Gardening & Greening Contest
The PA Horticultural Society celebrates the accomplishments of gardeners of all interests in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware with the PHS Gardening and Greening Contest. The deadline for entries is June 10.
The contest invites backyard gardeners, community gardeners, and all who are passionate about greening public spaces to enter.
Entries from throughout the region will be judged on maintenance and horticultural practices, as well as the variety, color, and suitability of plantings. Design and total visual effects and imaginative ideas will also be considered. Volunteer judges will be chosen for their expertise and achievements.
The eight contest categories are: Children’s Garden; Combination Garden; Container Garden; Flower & Specialty Garden; Garden Block; Public Space: Plantings/Parks; Urban Farm; and Vegetable Garden.
Participants can include home gardeners with in-ground, combination, container or specialty gardens. Children’s gardens, maintained by school-age children under the supervision of an adult, are welcome to enter. Community gardeners may enter vegetable and flower gardens, garden blocks, public-space plantings, and parks. Businesses that have beautified their properties are eligible as well.
A new category this year is Flower & Specialty Gardens, which recognizes the increased interest in pollinator, native or rain gardening, as well as rose and rock gardens.
Gardeners whose projects are chosen for recognition will be invited to an awards reception, where photos of the winning gardens will be showcased. Discounted workshops and garden tours will be offered to all contest participants in the fall.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the PA Horticultural Society website, Like PHS on Facebook, Join PHS on Instagram and Follow on Twitter. Click Here to sign up for regular updates from PHS.
(Photo: Neighborhood Food Farm, 2016 Award Winner.)
[Posted: April 25, 2017]
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