How to Enter the Competitive Classes
Exhibitor's Guide and Other Exhibitor Materials
The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibitor's Guide contains important information about how to enter the Competitive Classes in the Show. You can download the Guide from the link under Resources in the right-hand column. Please note that the entry forms are in a separate link. See links in the left-hand column to videos about exhibitors and the entry and judging process.
Links to workshops, videos, and downloadable handouts helpful to exhibitors will be posted as they become available, so check back here frequently. If you have questions or wish to receive a printed copy of the Exhibitor’s Guide, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N 20th Street—5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495
Online pre-registration for Horticulture entries at the 2017 Flower Show will begin around December 1, 2016.
Challenge plants are a great introduction to entering the Flower Show. All exhibitors start with the same plants and grow them for competition. Only plants purchased from PHS are eligible to be entered. Challenge plants for the 2017 Show are a Lavandula (lavender), Polystichum (rock fern), and an Alsobia (gesneriad).
Challenge plants are available for $8 each at PHS Meadowbrook Farm, 1633 Washington Lane, Meadowbrook, PA 19046 (visit www.meadowbrookfarm.org for hours and directions). We suggest that you contact Meadowbrook Farm to see if plants are still available (215-887-5900). No plants are available at PHS headquarters.
The Exhibitor’s Guide (see above) contains all information about how to enter the Show.
Are you interested in forcing and entering bulbs in the 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show? Here’s a list of the “named” bulbs chosen specifically for the upcoming Show. You will find a list of all the bulb classes—named as well as general—in the 2017 Exhibitor’s Guide (see above).