GROW AND SHOW
The Kelowna Garden Club Grow and Show takes place at every Kelowna Garden Club meeting. It’s a great opportunity to share the fruits (and flowers) of all your hard work! Each month has a set of Class categories to coordinate with what should be growing in your garden. Check below for details and we look forward to seeing your entries.
BASIC Grow and show GUIDELINES
- All entries must be from your own garden unless stated otherwise in this schedule.
- There are non-judged and judged classes that can be entered.
- Enter as many times as you wish. There is no limit as to the number of entries you are allowed to place in any particular class.
- Place your entries by 6:20 pm on the designated preparation table and fill out the Entry Card.
For our non-judged class, the person with the most entries during the year will receive a prize, the KGC Participation Award, at the December Christmas Social.
For our judged trophy class, points earned will be tallied and the member with the most points earned will be presented with the KGC Aggregate Trophy at the December Christmas Social.
Points are awarded as follows:
3 points for each first place
2 points for each second place
1 point for each third place
On the Entry Card, please print your name and the name(s) of the plants and variety, if known. Place the card on or beside your entry.
Trophy Classes are marked with an asterisk (*). On the Entry Card, please print your name and fold the card to hide it. Also print the name(s), if known, of the plants and variety in your entry. Place the card on or beside your entry. Names will be revealed after the judging has been completed. All judging will be 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.
SHOW AND TELL
This class is for members to bring any plant, flower, fruit, or vegetable that is unusual or a new variety or would be of special interest to the members. On the Entry Card, please print your name and the name(s) of the plants and variety, if known.
GROW & SHOW 2023 SCHEDULE
July and August:
September 5, 2023
*Class 1: “Dahlia Cup” – donated by Kelowna and District Horticultural Society – one Dahlia bloom, any colour, disbudded, with its own foliage (a full pair of leaves attached to the stem)
*Class 2: “Henry and Ella Metke Gladiola Trophy” – one spike of gladiola any colour, in a sturdy container
*Class 3: “Lillian Jeffries Rose Trophy” – donated by Frank Jeffries – one single rose, any colour, one half to three-quarters open, with its own foliage
*Class 4: “Aster Cup Challenge” – donated by Kelowna and District Horticultural Society by Karen MacLaren – three (3) stems of aster, any colour
*Class 5: “Sweet Pea Challenge Cup” – donated by Amateur Sweet Pea Association – five (5) stems of annual sweet peas, any colour, in a vase
Class 6: “Fall Beauty” – one stem of Echinacea, any colour or variety
Class 7: “What’s Blooming” – your choice of any flower from your garden that is not a dahlia, gladiola, rose, aster, sweet pea or echinacea
Class 8: “Hot and Spicy” – an arrangement of herbs and/or chili peppers and/or cherry tomatoes, any variety, in a Mason Jar
Class 9: “Show and Tell”
October 3, 2023
*Class 1: “Chrysanthemum Bowl” – donated by Kelowna and District Horticultural Society – one stem of chrysanthemum, multiple flowers, any colour or variety
Class 2: “Shades of Purple” – an arrangement of flowers in shades of purple with foliage in a suitable container
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 and Hydrangea
Class 5: “Trick or Treat” – a seasonal design in a pumpkin or gourd. Accessories allowed.
Class 6: “Show and Tell”
November 7, 2023
Class 1: “Fall Foliage” – one branch showing fantastic fall colour in a sturdy container
Class 2: “Last Rose of Summer” – one single rose 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. Colours purple and red to predominate. Accessories may be included.
Class 6: “Show and Tell”
December 5, 2023
This yearly 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