Horticulture Competition

From Hostas to Mud Pies, there’s something for everyone! 

Horticulture division - (hc)   |   Design division - (HD)   |   SPECIAL EXHIBITION - (hs)   |   YOUTH HORTICULTURE - (HY)
Entry Form Closing Date Delivery Dates Pick Up Date
Friday, August 31st 2018 Thursday, September 6th 2017 (11AM - 7PM)

Monday, September 17th 2018 11AM -7PM)

NO ENTRY FEES
Prize Money for each Section:

1st- $40   |   2nd- $30   |   3rd- $20

 

A Few Things to Remember

  • Please read General Rules and Information, click here.
  • For Collection, the exhibit is judged for cultural perfection.
  • Horticultural entries can be dropped off/unloaded at the North Canada Building doors.
  • Exhibitors can enter one exhibit in each section. 
  • Entry tags will be available for pick up on the delivery day.
  • Exhibits must be in complete readiness for judging at the end of the time allowed for delivery.
  • It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to replace deteriorated material.  The superintendent of competitions will remove any unattractive exhibits.

Submit Entry Form Online

 


 

Horticulture Division - (HC)

Section & Descriptions

1. NOVICE

First time exhibitor only - Talent Show: An urn or planter of perennials and /or annuals. Named. Staged on a low platform.

2. STANDING IN LINE Fern

A specimen plant. One cultivar. Named age and a brief background history or story. Maximum pot size 35 cm (14”) inside measurement.

3. CIRCLE OF FUN

A living wreath of ivy (ivies): Named plant material.  Maximum 76cm (30”) table space

4. FOOD FOR THE SOUL

A stew garden container of plant material herbs and /or vegetables planted in a single container in or out of pots maximum of 5, named and include a recipe.

5. FAMILY REUNION

A Collection of 3 potted plants (one kind). Examples 3 coleus or 3 caladiums or 3 ivies.  Displayed on a 71cm (28”) black plastic circle. Named.  Table space 91cm (36”). See page 93 O.J.E.S. (Judging Standards)  

6. MOSAICULTURE 

A planted topiary form covered with plant material, depicting a living creature. Named plant material.

 

 

 

 


 

Design Division - (HD)

Section & Descriptions

7. SPIN THE WHEEL

A miniature design of dried plant material. Maximum dimension of 12.5 cm (5”) in any direction. See page 101 (O.J.E.S.) Judging Standards

8. FARE HARVEST

A herb wreath of dried and /or fresh material. The herbs are added to the wreath in bunches. The fullness allows the natural shrinkage as the herbs dry. Ready to hang. Include a plant list.

9. FARMERS MARKET

A collage. An abstract design, created by gluing plant materials and usually other objects on a flat surface. The collage is done in low relief 5 cm (2”) Depth is implied and achieved by overlapping glued materials. Painted mediums may be incorporated. There should be no spaces between the panel and the materials.  List plant material used.  Equipped to hang, Maximum Size 30cm (12”) x36cm (14”)

10. ENDLESS SUMMER

A design using dried plant material. 60cm (24”) table space.

11. THEY’RE OFF & RACING

An interpretive design using dried plant material. 60cm (24”) table space. An Interpretive design where a given theme, idea, occasion, mood, atmosphere etc., is suggested by the selection and organization of the design elements.

 


 

Special Exhibit - (HS)

12. WHAT’S INSIDE

Terrarium - A miniature landscape in a covered transparent container, other than a bottle. Plants must be completely confined within container and have similar cultural requirements. No cut plant material allowed. Include plant list.

13. WOODLAND GARDEN

A landscape exhibit where a scene from nature is realistically and intentionally reproduced. Scale of all components is of utmost importance.  Size of container maximum 51cm(20”)x 30cm(12”) Exhibitor to include plant list with common and botanical names.

*The Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards (O.J.E.S.) $ 6.00.  Contact Sheila Shearing 519-672-6475

 


 

Mud PieYouth Horticulture - (HY)

You are never too young to enjoy the beauty of the trees, shrubs and flowers that surround us.  We at Western Fair know the youth of today can use their imaginations to create wonderful displays from nature.

NO ENTRY FEES
Prize Money for each Section:

1st- $20   |   2nd- $15   |   3rd- $10

AGES 5 & UNDER

1. ANIMAL PICTURE:  Glue together on a 22cm x 28cm (8 ½ x 11”) sheet of paper or cardboard plant material sure as seeds, twigs, leaves, etc to form an animal. 

2. MUD PIES:  We all had fun digging in the garden and it’s time to let our youth do the same.  In an 8” round pie plate, form your mud base, then decorate it with materials found from your garden.

AGES 6-10

3. JACK AND THE BEAN STOCK: Plant some bean seeds in a tin can and see how it grows.

4. PINECONE CRITTERS: Using pinecones and accessories create a critter.  Animals could be a bat, spider, owl, lizard, etc. 

AGES 11-15

5. THE FOREST CITY: Using a shoe box, design a shadow box using items from our great outdoors.  Examples of materials can include, rocks, leaves, pinecones, sticks etc.  

6. DECORATED BIRD HOUSE: Using items from the outdoors give a bird a fancy home.