How to Enter the Competitive Classes
Exhibitor's Guide and Other Exhibitor Materials
The 2019 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 email@example.com or write to:
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N 20th Street—5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495
Online pre-registration for Horticulture entries at the 2019 Flower Show will begin around December 1, 2018.
You are invited to join us for the 2019 Artistic Workshop Series. Artistic Workshops are informal, free, and open to Flower Show exhibitors as well as arrangers who want to learn about entering the Show. Lectures and demonstrations are given, and exhibitors are encouraged to try ideas and consult with their advisors. Samples of the staging will be available. This is a good opportunity to test your backgrounds and lighting ideas.
- Saturday, January 12: What’s Your Style?
Demonstration of unique design styles for the 2019 Show (pot-et-fleur, parallel, underwater, and interpretive classes).
- Saturday, January 19: Getting the Hang of It
Demonstration of hanging and table-top frame design styles.
- Saturday, January 26: Behind the Scenes
Exhibit preparation, judging, passing, transportation of your design, do’s and don’ts, and support resources. Perfect for novice exhibitors!
- Saturday, February 2: How Did They Do That?
Tricks for unique mechanics, backgrounds, mat boards, and design components.
- Saturday, February 9
Snow make-up date
Location: Lower Gwynedd Township Park Building, 125 Township Line Road, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19422
For directions, go to http://www.lowergwynedd.org/departments-services/parks-recreation/park-list.aspx
Time: 10 AM to 12 PM
Fee: Free. No registration is required.
To find out if a workshop has been cancelled due to inclement weather, call PHS at 215-988-8800 for a recorded announcement.
Are you interested in forcing and entering bulbs in the 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show? Here’s a list of the bulb classes—“named” as well as general—for 2019. The Exhibitor’s Guide (see above) will have additional information about entering.
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 2019 Show will be chosen soon and will be announced here. Please check back for details about where the plants will be available beginning in September.
Join growers from Meadowbrook Farm and Flower Show Horticourt experts for one of two informal programs on best practices for growing this year’s challenge plants. Get tips on how to enter your plant(s) into the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show. Registration is required.
Click here for more information or to register for the workshop on October 3, 2018 at Meadowbrook Farm.
Click here for more information or to register for the workshop on October 24, 2018 at Mostardi Nursery.