The Garden Workers

"Sun, shadows, passing hours,

Gardens, garden workers, flowers"

Established 1930

The Garden Workers' Annual Photography Show

THE GARDEN WORKERS Photography Show February 2017

There were 33 entries submitted by 12 members including 3 Provisionals. Kudos to Nima Marsh for sending her 3 entries in the mail from Florida!

The show received a commendation from the judges for the impressive number of entries, the quality and imagination of photos.

 Class 1: Circle:

A composition that includes a circular shape created by any live plant material or flower.


Class 2: Color -

A photograph showing the colors of a season (fall, winter, spring or summer).

  1. Non-novice
  2. Novice


Class 3: Reflection

           A photo depicting the reflection of plant material in water.


Class 4: Contrast

           A photograph that features clearly contrasting elements. (examples: colorful/dull, hard/soft, beautiful/not beautiful, edible/inedible). Plant material must be included.

Class 1: Circle

              Blue: Debbie Laverell

              Red:  Lura Wampler

              Yellow: Nima Marsh

              HM: Pam Fernley

              HM Mary Jo Strawbridge

              Other Entries: Nancy Heckscher and Martha Lombardo

Class 2: Color – Non novice

              Blue: Lura Wampler

              Red: Debbie Laverell

              Yellow: Mary Jo Strawbridge

              HM: Pam Fernley

              HM Patsy Walls

              Other Entries: Jan Clark and Martha Lombardo


Class 2 Color – Novice  

              Red: Suzanne Ciongoli

Class 3: Reflection

              Blue: Debbie Laverell & Best In Show

              Red: Pam Fernley

              Yellow: Nima Marsh

              HM: Martha Lombardo

              HM Mary Jo Strawbridge

              Other Entries: Jan Clarke, Patsy Walls and Lura Wampler

Class 4: Contrast

              Blue: Martha Lombardo

              Red: Missy Kathol

              Yellow: Lura Wampler

              HM: Jan Clarke

              HM Nima Marsh

              Other Entries: Suzanne Ciongoli, Michelle Constable, Pam Fernley, Debbie Laverell and Mary Jo Strawbridge

TGW Photography Show Historical Results







Slideshow of 2016 Winners
Slideshow of 2015 Winners
Photography Show Rules
  1. Photos must incorporate plant material unless otherwise stated.

  2. All photographs are to be no smaller than
    8" x 10" or larger than 8x12

  3. Photos are to be mounted on a 11" x 14" mat board that should be either black or white in color.

  4. An exhibitor can enter each class only once.

  5. Exhibitor's name should be written on the back of her entry and use an arrow to show the orientation of the photo (if not obvious).

  6. Entry times for the show is between 8:30 and 9:15.  No entries will be accepted after 9:15

  7. Removal time is 1:00.  If you must leave before that, please ask someone else to collect your photos.

Show Co-chairs

Lura Wampler and Pam McMullin

Class 3 - Reflection
Blue Ribbon and Best in Show
Debbie Laverell
Class 1 - Circle
Blue Ribbon
Debbie Laverell
Class 2 - Color
Blue Ribbon
Lura Wampler
Class 4 - Contrast
Blue Ribbon
Martha Lombardo

GCA Scale of Points for Judging Photography

Creativity                          30

Composition                      25

Technical Merit                  20

Distinction                        15

Interpretation of theme      10

Total                                100

Flower Show Points for Photography 

Points awarded for photography entries will be used to calculate total cumulative points, but not be used to determine total artistic or horticulture points.








Award Points:








White – HM


Best in Photography Show