The Garden Workers

"Sun, shadows, passing hours,

Gardens, garden workers, flowers"

Established 1930

The Garden Workers Flower Show Schedule

All entries should conform to Rules For Flower Shows


"The Show Must Go On"


September 17, 2020   

 Front Porch of Susan Ayres

Entry: 8:00–9:30am     Removal: noon - 4PM


All entries must conform to the Flower Show Rules as stated on website and in this book.  Exhibitors may enter more than one class but only one entry per class. Partnering is encouraged. 

Horticulture  To be displayed in green glass bottle unless otherwise specified. Wedging with moss or natural sponge required.  No invasive species


Class 1:  Center Stage  Dahlia


Class 2:  Diva  Last bloom of summer


Class 3:  One Act Show A single branch noted for it's berries or pods.

              Not to exceed 18".



A single photo must be emailed by September 17

Design  To be judged virtually.  Each entrant must submit one photograph which best shows their entry.  Care should be taken as to complimentary background, lighting, focus, filling the frame and lighting to portray their entry favorably.  No manipulation in photography is allowed.  Dried plant material is allowed in either class.

Class 1:  Cabaret Pot-et-fleur -- a design in a container that incorporates potted plants and fresh cut plant material.  Unlimited entries.

Class 2:  "Oh Darlings" --  an arrangement of designer's choice to include at least one Dahlia and suitable for an entry table.


To be determined



• Entries are due during the time noted at the top of each schedule.

• Exhibitor should remain in the exhibit area until all her entries are passed.

• She may not touch an entry once it has been passed.

• Entries must remain in place until the end of the show and must be picked up at the designated time.

• Green entry cards (provided) should show the botanical and common names for plant material used in all horticulture entries.

• In artistic classes, a 3”x5” white index card listing all botanical and common names of plant material should accompany the Blue entry card.

• Containers are provided by the exhibitor unless otherwise specified.

• Classes may be subdivided at the discretion of the committee.

• Every member is encouraged to enter each show.

• Dogwood, Ground Pine, and Arbutus have been placed on the flower show restricted list and may not be used, unless grown by the exhibitor and thus stated.

For help with plant nomenclature, see GW website under Flower Show Rules.


Design Classes

Members may enter as a pair and split the points. Fresh plant material must predominate unless otherwise specified. Live material must be in water or conditioned so that it remains in excellent form for the duration of the show. Artificial plant material is not permitted.?Designs must conform to the dimensions stated in the schedule. Mechanics must not show.?Stands, mats, and accessories are permitted, unless otherwise stated.?No bird’s nests or threatened/endangered species are permitted. Cut fruit or vegetables are permitted if properly treated to prevent spoilage. Check with consultant for advice. Once committed to an entry, exhibitor must call the consultant and find a substitute if she cannot fulfill her commitment.


Horticulture Classes

• All container entries must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for     at least 3 months. Any cut specimens should come from the exhibitor’s property only.

• Two entries may be made by an exhibitor in the same class if they aredifferent cultivars.

• Cut specimens are to be displayed in green glass bottles only and can be wedged with natural sponge or moss if necessary.

• A specified pot size refers to the top interior diameter.

• Dimensions stated for a cut specimen refer to that of specimen itself and do not include the container.