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, September 1st 2017 Thursday, September 7th 2017 (11AM - 6PM)

Monday, September 18th 2017 (10AM - 6PM)

 

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. STAND AT ATTENTION

A specimen plant. One cultivar.  Named, age and a brief background story.  Maximum pot size 36cm (14”) inside measurement.

2. ARCTIC CIRCLE

A living wreath of mosses.  Maximum 76cm (30”) table space.

3. PROVINCE TO PROVINCE

A native plant planter.  Named if possible. Maximum 76cm (30”) table space.

4. CANADIAN CUISINE

Soup garden container of herbs planted in a single container in or out of pots. Maximum of 5 herbs (example curly parsley, dill) named and include the recipe. 

5. FAMILY REUNION Fern

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. WAVE THE FLAG

An urn or planter of perennials and/or annuals.   Named if possible. Staged on a low platform.

7. ONTARIO GROWS

A Boston Fern.  Maximum 122cm (4’) display space. 

 


 

Design Division - (HD)

Section & Descriptions

8. THE LAST SPIKE

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

9. MY CANADA

I Garden - Still Life design.  Staged in a niche 91cm height by 60cm wide (36”h x 24”w) *See O.J.E.S. below (Judging Standards). Lattice background available.

10. ONE NATION

A design with dried plant material to include grasses. .  No invasive species.  76cm (30”) table space

11. HATS OFF TO CANADA 150

Using a toque, design the outside with preserved and/or dried plant material to show the true Canadian spirit.    60cm (24”) table space.

12. HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

Abstract design using dried and/or preserved plant material.  60cm (24”) table space.  See page 98 O.J.E.S. (Judging Standards)

 


 

Special Exhibit - (HS)

13. DISH GARDEN

Mixed foliage planting but hosta plants must predominate.  Minimum 5 plants 60cm (24”) table space

*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. SEED PICTURE:  Glue together any seeds, pinecones, leaves, etc to form a picture showing Canada’s birthday.  Maximum size 40cm x 40cm (16” x 16”) 

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. 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. 

4. ROCKY MOUNTAINS:  Using a shoe box, design a shadow box, showing Canada’s great scenery. Examples of materials can include rocks, leaves, pinecones, sticks etc.

AGES 11-15

5. 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.

6. A STONE HOME:  There is a certain irresistible charm about an old fashion Canadian stone house.  With painted rocks and stone, we are sure you can build a mansion.