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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.


The 2020 Gardening Contestant featured over 500 contestants from Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey who shared their gardening efforts through an online competition for Blue Ribbon, Garden of Distinction or Proud Participant recognition. Submissions were made by completing a detailed garden questionnaire and sharing garden photos and scored according to the judging criteria by knowledgeable PHS Members. Scroll through some of the winning gardens below.


See the full list of the 2020 Gardening Contest Award Winners.

This year introduced Indoor Houseplant Gardens as a new entry category, joined by Outdoor Home Gardens and Public Space Gardens. The quality of submissions was simply stunning, displaying not only beauty but remarkable resourcefulness, ingenuity and community support in the face of challenging times.  

122 gardens were awarded the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award, with an additional 160 qualifying as Gardens of Distinction. All contestants will receive personalized feedback from judges to consider as they plan next year’s 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.