Exhibit

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Exhibiting at the Flower Show is a great way for everyone to join PHS in gardening for the greater good. The Design Classes are a great way for individuals, groups of friends or families, clubs, and other organizations to show off their creativity and skill. Everyone is invited to get involved! 

To apply, read through the class descriptions and click the button below to enter by November 30. All applicants will be notified of their status on December 15, 2021.  

Explore the class options below by clicking  +  to expand for class descriptions.

From home gyms to meditation spaces, many seek refuge in their gardens. Design a garden with your interpretation of wellness. Staged in an area 16’ x 12’ x 1’ deep. Exhibitors are permitted to add outdoor pavers, furniture, and other accessories. No fresh cut flowers. A plant list is required, and all plants must be labeled. Click here to view a diagram of the staging.

 

Class 160/160A

Limited to 4 entries. Subsidy: $2000.
Judged on Friday, June 10 as Class 160, and Wednesday, June 15
as Class 160A.  

All exhibitors are expected to attend two meetings.
Meeting Dates: 
January 20, 2022  |  11am – 12pm 
April 21, 2022  |  11am – 12pm  

Design a patio garden intended to unite three generations of a family. Patio gardens must include plants in ground and in containers. Staged in an area 12’ x 12’ x 1’ deep. Exhibitors are permitted to add outdoor pavers, furniture, and other accessories. No fresh cut flowers. A plant list is required, and all plants must be labeled. Click here to view a diagram of the staging. 

 

Class 161/161A

Limited to 4 entries. Subsidy: $1,500.
Judged on Friday, June 10 as Class 161, and Wednesday, June 15
as Class 161A.  
 

All exhibitors are expected to attend two meetings.
Meeting Dates: 
January 20, 2022  |  1 – 2pm
April 21, 2022  |  1 – 2pm 

 

Design a garden meant for entertaining. Gardens must include edible plants and a space dedicated to eating. Staged in an area 10’ x 10’ x 1’ deep. Accessories and cut flowers are permitted; rooted plants must predominate. A plant list is required, and all plants must be labeled. Click here to view a diagram of the staging. 

 

Class 162/162A
Limited to 4 entries. Subsidy: $1000. Judged on Friday, June 10
as Class 162, and Wednesday, June 15 as Class 162A.  

 

All exhibitors are expected to attend two meetings.
Meeting Dates: 
January 24, 2022  |  11am – 12pm
April 25, 2022  |  11am – 12pm 

Create a sensory garden to delight the senses! Exhibitors must name the sense evoked. Staged in an area 8’ x 6’ x 1’ deep. Accessories are permitted. No cut flowers. A plant list is required, and all plants must be labeled. Exhibitors in this Class will receive additional consultation regarding accessibility best practices. Click here to view a diagram of the staging. 

 

Class 163/163A
Limited to 4 entries. Subsidy: $800. Judged on Friday, June 10 as Class 163, and Wednesday, June 15 as Class 163A.  

 

All exhibitors are expected to attend two meetings.
Meeting Dates: 
January 21, 2022  |  11am – 12pm
April 22, 2022  |  11am – 12pm 

Create a small-space kitchen garden designed to produce the ultimate home-cooked meal. Garden must focus on food production and sustainability. Staged in an area 6’ x 4’ x 1’ deep. Accessories are permitted. No cut flowers. A plant list is required, and all plants must be labeled. Click here to view a diagram of the staging. 

Class 164/164A

Limited to 4 entries. Subsidy: $600. Judged on Friday, June 10 as Class 164, and Wednesday, June 15 as Class 164A.  
 

All exhibitors are expected to attend two meetings.
Meeting Dates: 
January 21, 2022  |  1 – 2pm
April 22, 2022  |  1 – 2pm 

Design an entrance to an artist’s garden integrating a garden gate made from recycled or reclaimed material. Name the artist. Staged in an area 8’ x 4’ x 1’ deep. Accessories are permitted. No cut flowers. A plant list is required, and all plants must be labeled. Click here to view a diagram of the staging. 

 

Class 165/165A
Limited to 4 entries. Subsidy: $600. Judged on Friday, June 10 as Class 165, and Wednesday, June 15 as Class 165A.  

 

All exhibitors are expected to attend two meetings.
Meeting Dates: 
January 24, 2022  |  1pm – 2pm
April 25, 2022  |  1pm – 2pm 

Create a collection of container plantings that highlight the power and versatility of the simple terracotta pot. All containers must be made of unglazed terracotta but may be altered. Exhibits will be staged on a platform, 4’x’4’x16” tall. Exhibits cannot exceed 8’ in height. Accessories are permitted. No cut flowers. A plant list is required, and all plants must be labeled.
Click here to view a diagram of the staging.
 

Class 166/166A

Limited to 4 entries. Novice Class: Limited to exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon in a Design class at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. Subsidy: $400. Judged on Friday, June 10 as Class 166, and Wednesday, June 15
as Class 166A.  

 

All exhibitors are expected to attend two meetings.
Meeting Dates: 
January 20, 2022  |  2pm – 3pm
April 21, 2022  |  2pm – 3pm

Design a wreath and container collection to match your mood. Name the mood. Wreaths must consist primarily of fresh and dried plant material. Doorways include a door in a frame, a landing, and two steps. Exhibitors will be provided with their doors in advance. Accessories are permitted. No fresh cut flowers. A plant list is required, and all rooted plants must be labeled. Click here to view a diagram of the staging.  

 

Class 167

Limited to 4 entries in each class.
Subsidy: $150. Judged on Friday, June 10 as Class 167. 

 

All exhibitors are expected to attend two meetings.
Meeting Dates: 
January 24, 2022  |  2 – 3pm
April 25, 2022  |  2 – 3pm

Design a wreath and container collection to color your world. Name the color. Wreaths must consist primarily of fresh and dried plant material. Doorways include a door in a frame, a landing, and two steps. Exhibitors will be provided with their doors in advance. Accessories are permitted. No fresh cut flowers. A plant list is required, and all rooted plants must be labeled. Click here to view a diagram of the staging. 

 

Class 168

Limited to 4 entries in each class. Subsidy: $150. Judged on Wednesday, June 15 as Class 168.  
 

All exhibitors are expected to attend two meetings.
Meeting Dates: 
January 24, 2022  |  2 – 3pm
April 25, 2022  |  2 – 3pm 

For more information, contact the Competitive Classes Team.