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Horticulture Committee

September 2019 Horticulture Show


CLASS 1 - single stem grown primarily for foliage
CLASS 2 - single stem grown primarily for flowers


CLASS 3- single stem grown primarily for foliage
CLASS 4- single stem grown primarily for flowers*
CLASS 5 - single stem NJ native
CLASS 6 - single stem NJ native cultivar
CLASS 7 – collection of 3-7 stems of different species, varieties or cultivars.
Must have accompanying key card or diagram which indicates name of each entry.
Will be judged 70% horticultural merit, 20% artistic, 10% nomenclature

*Roses must be exhibited with two sets of leaves.


CLASS 8 - single flowering branch
CLASS 9 - single berried branch
CLASS 10 - single branch NJ native
CLASS 11 – single branch NJ native cultivar

Should be no longer than 24” from the lip of the container to the tip of the branch.

GEOPHYTES (Bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes)

CLASS 12 - single stem (may be a blooming or a foliage stem)

Geophytes are plants with underground storage – bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes.
For example, caladiums, re-blooming irises, dahlias, autumn crocus, gladioli, colocasias, calla lilies and canna lilies.


CLASS 13 - collection of 2 to 6 home-grown vegetables and/or fruit species
One entry per exhibitor.
Display may be on a plate or in a container of your choice, not exceeding 10“ in diameter. May be grown from seedling or seed**
**If grown from seed, please complete the new GCA propagation entry card on the SBGC website, available at the help desk before the show.


CLASS 14 - collection of any 3 to 5 stems
One entry per exhibitor.
Not to exceed 36” in length from lip of container to tip of stem
Nograsses invasive in NJ will be permitted, see list of invasive species


CLASS 15 - single plant
Pots should be no larger than 6” in diameter, preferably terra cotta.
CLASS 16 - collection
Container may be no larger than 12” in diameter or longest side.
Must have accompanying key card or diagram which indicates name of each entry.
Will be judged 60% horticultural merit, 30% artistic, 10% nomenclature
If the entry was propagated by the owner, please complete a GCA propagation card found on SBGC website for each entry.
Judged with par judging- See definition below under par class
Minimum ownership 2 months for this show.

CLASS 17 - An exhibit of outstanding horticultural merit which does not qualify for entry elsewhere in the horticulture division. Each exhibit is judged against perfection. Minimum ownership of six months is required.

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