KELOWNA GARDEN CLUB

GROW AND SHOW

The Kelowna Garden Club Grow and Show takes place at every Kelowna Garden Club meeting. This “mini garden show” gives everyone the opportunity to show their best and most unique plant material grown in their own gardens, inside their homes, or in outdoor containers.

You can all participate by entering the various classes as set out in the 2024 Schedule below.

Sharing our garden beauties through the Grow and Show provides:

  • Enjoyment for all
  • A chance to learn about all types of plants, both tried and true as well as new and unique varieties
  • Practice for entering the Annual Flower Show at Guisachan Heritage Park on June 29, 2024

RULES FOR ENTRIES

  1. All entries must be from your own garden unless stated otherwise in this schedule.
  2. There are non-judged and judged classes.
  3. Only one entry per class per person is allowed but you may enter as many classes as you wish.
  4. All entries should adhere to the schedule, even those that are not judged
  5. Place your entries by 6:20 pm on the designated preparation table and fill out the Entry Card.
  6. FILL OUT ENTRY CARDS AS BELOW
Kelowna Garden Club grow and show rose

NON–JUDGED ENTRIES

For all classes that are not judged. These cards are WHITE.

  • On the Entry Card, print the date, class number, names of the plants, and variety, if known, your name (exhibitor) and phone number.
  • Place the card in front of your entry in the appropriate Class.

JUDGED ENTRIES

For Trophy Classes. These entries will be judged. These cards are GREEN.

  • On the Entry Card, print the date, class number, names of the plants, and variety, if known.
  • Print your name (exhibitor) and phone number at the bottom of the card.
  • Fold the card on the dotted line to hide your name.
  • Place the card in front of your entry in the appropriate Class.
  • Names will be revealed after judging has been completed.

JUDGING

All judging of Trophy Classes is done by a Floral Art and/or Horticultural Judge certified by the BC Council of Garden Clubs.

  • The Trophy will be presented to the winner and the winner will be given a medallion to keep.
  • Points are awarded as follows: 1 point for third place, 2 points for second, and 3 points for first. These points are tallied throughout the year.
  • The member with the most points at the end of the year will be presented with the Kelowna Garden Club Aggregate Trophy at the December Christmas Party.

PARTICIPATION

Each member who brings entries to the Grow and Show will receive one point for each entry.

  • All entries are tallied throughout the year
  • The member with the most points will receive a “Participation Award” at the December Christmas Party, in appreciation for sharing the beauty of their garden.

Show and Tell

For this Class, you can bring any plant, flower, fruit, or vegetable that is unusual, or a new variety, or of special interest to the members.

Use of Baskets as Containers

  • A basket can be of any natural, woven material
  • It may have a lid and handles
  • If the basket is meant to be carried by the handle, two-thirds of the handle should be free for easy carrying

For Further Information or Questions please contact:
Marilyn Degraw 
Grow and Show Co-ordinator

GROW & SHOW 2024 SCHEDULE

2024 SCHEDULE

March 5, 2024

Class 1: “First Sign of Spring” – anything flowering in your garden, attractively arranged in a suitable container with its own foliage.

Class 2: “Indoor Pleasure” – any indoor plant that is unique or showing beautifully. May or may not be blooming.

Class 3: “Spring is coming” – a branch from a shrub or tree in your garden that has been forced to show buds, leaves, and/or colour.

Class 4: “Might be Prickly” – one or more Cacti and/or Succulents in a pot which you have arranged, planted and overwintered.

Class 5: “Oriental Delight” – any oriental-style arrangement with up to three flowers and greenery. Flowers and greenery may be purchased. Accessories may be included.

Class 6: “Growing Green” – Edible Greens, Micro Greens or Salad Greens growing in a suitable container.

Class 7: “Show and Tell”

April 2, 2024

Class 1: “Lenten Rose” – one stem of Hellebore with its own greenery; any variety, any colour.

Class 2: “Blooming Branches” – a display of up to three (3) branches in full bloom or forced into bloom, in a vase.

Class 3: “Dancing Daffodils” – a bouquet of one or more colours or varieties of Narcissi/Daffodils in a suitable vase.

Class 4: “Happy Spring” – an arrangement of spring flowers and greenery from your garden arranged in a basket.

Class 5: “Spring Tea” – an arrangement of delicate flowers from your garden in a teacup.

Class 6: “Wild Edibles” – any wild edible suitably displayed in a mason jar.

Class 7: “Show and Tell”

May 7, 2024

*Class 1: “The Ernie and Evelyn Burnett Trophy” donated by Don Burnett – an arrangement of spring flowers and shrubs.

*Class 2: “Iris Trophy” in memory of Alex Rudy – one stalk of Bearded Iris in a sturdy container.

Class 3: “Happy Mother’s Day” – an arrangement of flowers in a teapot to remember your mother.

Class 4: “Tulip Trio” – three (3) Tulips with own foliage, any variety, any colour, in a vase.

Class 5: “Pot of Herbs” – one or more Herbs that have been grown in a pot in your home or garden.

Class 6: “What’s Blooming?” – your choice of flower blooming in your garden except Tulips and Iris.

Class 7: “Show and Tell”

June 4, 2024

*Class 1: “Challenge Cup for Peonies Trophy” donated by Kelowna and District Horticultural Society – one Peony, any colour, disbudded, with its own foliage, in a sturdy vase.

*Class 2: “Yellow Peace Rose Trophy” – a single Yellow Peace Rose, with its own foliage , one-half to three-quarters open, no side buds.

Class 3: “Lovely Lilac” – one stem of Lilac with its own greenery, any colour, in a suitable vase. May have multiple flower heads.

Class 4: “Tiny Delights” – up to three (3) Miniature Roses, any colour, any variety, in a suitable container.

Class 5: “Beauty of Rose” – an arrangement of any colour or variety of Roses except Miniature Roses, with their own foliage, in a suitable container.

Class 6: “What’s Blooming” – your choice flowers blooming in your garden except Peony, Rose and Lilac.

Class 7: “Edibles” – a display of fruits and vegetables and/or herbs from your garden attractively arranged in a small basket.

Class 8: “Show and Tell”

July 2024-

Annual Summer Picnic

September 3, 2024

*Class 1: “Dahlia Cup” donated by Kelowna and District Horticultural Society – one Dahlia bloom with its own foliage, any colour, disbudded. One full pair of leaves is to be attached to the stem.

*Class 2: “Henry and Ella Metka Gladiola Trophy” – one spike of Gladiola of any colour in a sturdy container.

*Class 3: “Lillian Jeffreys Rose Trophy” donated by Frank Jeffreys – one single Rose, any type, any colour, with its own foliage, one-half to three-quarters open. No side buds.

*Class 4: “Sweet Pea Challenge Cup” donated by Amateur Sweet Pea Association – five (5) sets of annual Sweet Peas, any colour, in a vase.

Class 5: “Fall Beauty” – one stem of Echinacea, any colour or variety.

Class 6: “Summer Sunset” – an arrangement of flowers from your garden predominantly in shades of orange in a suitable container,

Class 7: “Fall Harvest” – a display of vegetables and herbs, any variety, in a basket.

Class 8: “Show and Tell”

October 1, 2024

*Class 1: “Chrysanthemum Bowl” donated by Kelowna and District Horticultural Society – one stem of Chrysanthemum, multiple flowers, any colour or variety.

*Class 2: “Aster Cup Challenge” donated by Kelowna and District Horticultural Society by Karen MacLaren- three (3) stems of Aster, any colour.

Class 3: “Heavenly Hydrangea” – one Hydrangea bloom in a suitable vase.

Class 4: “What’s Blooming” – your choice of any flower from your garden except Chrysanthemum, Hydrangea and Aster.

Class 5: “Giving Thanks” – a display of fruit from your garden or locally grown fruit in a container of your choice.

Class 6: “Begonia Beauty” – one Begonia flower floating in a shallow container

Class 7: “Trick or Treat” – a seasonal design in a Pumpkin or Gourd. Accessories allowed.

Class 8: “Show and Tell”

November 5, 2024

Class 1: “Fall Foliage” – one branch showing fantastic fall colour in a sturdy container.

Class 2: “Last Rose of Summer” – one single Rose, any variety, with its own foliage attached.

Class 3: “What’s Blooming” – an arrangement of any flowers still blooming in your garden.

Class 4: “Beauty of Grasses” – an arrangement of grasses from your garden,

Class 5: “Remembering” – an arrangement for Remembrance Day in honour of our veterans using flowers and greenery from your garden, Accessories may be included.

Class 6: “Seed Time” – a collection of five (5) varieties of seed heads/pods in a suitable container.

Class 7: “Show and Tell”

December 2024-

Christmas Party

This Grow & Show schedule is also published in the monthly newsletter. Please check the newsletter each month as changes sometimes need to be made depending on the weather and what is growing in our gardens.

If you have questions, suggestions, or comments you may direct them to Marilyn Degraw.

You can also download a PDF for this year’s schedule below.

Grow and Show Photos

Submitted by Kelowna Garden Club members

Kelowna Garden Club - grow and show hydrangea
Kelowna Garden Club - grow and show trophy winner
Kelowna Garden Club - grow and show succulents
Kelowna Garden Club - grow and show bouquets
Kelowna Garden Club Grow and Show- veggies