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The Flower Show

PHS Gardening Contest

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Thank you to all who entered the
2020 PHS Gardening Contest.

We are no longer taking submissions.


Share your garden through the 2020 PHS Gardening Contest! A great way to get to know and learn from other gardeners. Regardless of experience level, all nonprofessional gardeners residing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware are encouraged to enter. 

To ensure the safety of all gardeners, PHS will judge entries through online submissions. Contestants can register at the link below. Then contestants will be contacted by email to complete an informational gardening questionnaire and submit one to ten (1-10) photos of their garden. 

Contest Categories

Participants can enter gardens in the following three (3) categories. 

  1. NEW! Indoor Houseplant Gardens 
    Indoor houseplant gardens are displays of at least eight plants in one room. 
  2. Outdoor Home Gardens
    Includes food-growing, ornamental, ecological restoration and/or combination gardens. These can be in-ground, in containers, or raised beds. Individual community garden plots may be submitted as Outdoor Home Gardens if your entire community garden is not participating as a public space garden.
  3. Public Space Gardens
    Includes neighborhood and community gardens, streetscape or block gardens, small businesses/storefront gardens and more.


 Learn more about the judging criteria and what makes a winning garden. 

Join the Conversation!

Connect with other gardeners on the PHS Home Gardening Facebook Group. Share tips, ask questions and learn more about how you can be a part of PHS's mission in gardening for the greater good. 

Make an impact when you enter your garden. Become a member or donate to PHS today.
Questions on the Gardening Contest? Get in touch with the PHS Gardener Engagement team.