The horticulture classes at the Show, staged in an area known as the PHS Hamilton Horticourt, celebrate the beauty of container-grown plants and the skills of their owners.
Every year, garden enthusiasts of every stripe, from apartment windowsill tenders to professional growers, bring their prized plants to the Show to compete for awards.
For hundreds of exhibitors, the three judging days for awards are the Triple Crown of the gardening year, marked on calendars and counted down as green thumbs work their magic to bring home a blue ribbon.
What keeps people coming back to enter the horticulture classes year after year?
For some its the thrill of winning! For others it's the satisfaction of entering a favorite plant grown to perfection for the enjoyment of others. Whatever the motivation, many exhibitors return every year to display their labors of ... love.