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 http://www.njisst.org/for 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.