Competition is limited to Horticultural Society members whose current year's membership is paid.
Each entrant is entitled to one entry in each class. Where two or more members maintain one garden, they may compete against each other in any class.
Cultural Classes: All flowers entered by any exhibitor must have been grown by the exhibitor. Houseplants and potted plants are to have been grown by the exhibitor for a minimum of three months prior to the show
Cut Flowers: Flowers in specimen classes may not be supported by ties, wire etc. (use clear glass narrow - neck containers). When a definite number is specified, more or less must not be exhibited. The flower's own foliage must be attached to entries in cultural classes.
Design Classes: A front view arrangement is intended unless otherwise specified. Natural material such as driftwood, decorative foliage, evergreens, grasses, rocks, twigs and weeds etc. may be placed inside or outside of the container. Use of purchased flowers is permitted. The discreet use of inorganic material will be permitted. A display or arrangement, except a dried arrangement, must contain a percentage of fresh materials. Wiring or tying of flowers is permitted, but must be invisible, otherwise points will be deducted. If the judges consider entry to be unworthy, no award will be given.
The Society will not be held responsible for any damage to, or loss of an exhibitor's property. Any exhibit that is not removed by the end of the meeting will be discarded.
Exhibitors must supply their own containers. Containers should be suitable to the size of the exhibit.
Entries must be labelled and placed in the hall between 7:00 pm and 7:20 pm. All decision of the judges are final. Stickers will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in each class.
Points for the prize placement will be collected throughout the year. Points for all 4 shows (including photography) will be tallied at the end of the season. Monetary prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will be awarded at the 2023 November meeting.