How to Enter the Competitive Classes

Exhibitor's Guide and Other Exhibitor Materials

The 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibitor's Guide will contain important information about how to enter the Competitive Classes in the Show. You can download the Guide from this page beginning in September.

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 fsguide@pennhort.org or write to:

Competitive Classes
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street—5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495

Online pre-registration for Horticulture entries at the 2018 Flower Show will begin around December 1, 2017.

Bulb Classes

Are you interested in forcing and entering bulbs in the 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show? Here’s a list of the bulb classes—“named” as well as general—for 2018. The Exhibitor’s Guide (see above) will have additional information about entering.

Challenge Plants

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. Click here for a list of challenge plants for the 2018 Show, and click here to find out where and when to get them.