“Life's a Zoo ”
The club will hold its 47th Standard Flower Show,“Life's a Zoo ,” on
Hours: 9 A.M. until 2 P.M.
Members contribute artistic arrangements, specimens, and educational exhibits for
The show is FREE to the public.
What is a Standard Flower Show?
The primary purpose of the Standard Flower Show is fourfold:
The Flower Show Schedule must be written in conformance with NGC standards and guidelines. The schedule must be printed and becomes the Law of the Show. It must be available to the entire membership, not only to those who participate in the show. The schedule is also distributed to the judges and show committee members. Abbreviated schedules may be made available to the public viewing the show.
The size, scope, and type of show are controlled by the schedule in accordance with NGC standards. It must be specific and include all fine points, rules, etc., - details which make our show uniquely suitable for our club. There will be a minimum of two divisions: horticulture (with five classes and at least 20 exhibits) and design (with five classes of at least four exhibits each). A panel of three NGC accredited judges will judge the show according to the Standard System of Awarding.
The Handbook for Flower Shows is our reference book for planning our shows. It looks intimidating with all its rules and regulations but it contains everything necessary to plan, execute, and enjoy a Standard Flower Show. All Flower Show Judges in our club have a current Handbook .
This is a standard Flower Show conforming to the requirements and objectives set down by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the 2007 Handbook for Flower Shows. This schedule is the law of the show.
1. All classes are open to any amateur gardener or designer.
2. Entries will be accepted between 7:30 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 10, 2013. Only necessary personnel will be allowed in the Show during the judging. Late entries will be accepted for exhibition only.
3. All entries must have an official entry card furnished by the committee, and must be completed by the exhibitor with name, division, and class number according to the schedule.
4. No plant on the California Conservation List may be used except in the Educational Division.
5. No artificial plant material may be used in any division.
6. National Garden Clubs Accredited Judges will judge the Flower Show. Student Judges may also judge on a panel with two Accredited Judges. Judging will begin promptly at 12:30 P.M. Friday, May 10, 2013. The decision of the judges is final.
7. The standard system of awarding will be used. Only one first (blue), one second (red), and one third (yellow), may be awarded in each class or subdivision, if merited. One or more honorable mention (white) may be given to meritorious entries.
8. The Flower Show Committee will exercise all care but cannot be responsible for loss or breakage. Exhibitor’s name should be on the bottom of containers.
9. Southern California Garden Club or the Sepulveda Garden Center will not be liable for personal injuries.
10. Exhibits must be removed immediately following the close of the show at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
1. Horticulture exhibits must be fresh plant material grown by the exhibitor.
2. All horticulture specimens must be correctly named with both botanical and common name whenever possible, common name accepted. The botanical name is necessary for a top award.
3. An exhibitor may enter more than one entry per class, provided each is a different variety, cultivar, type, or color.
4. All worthy cut specimens will be displayed in containers furnished by the Flower Show Committee. Inconspicuous wedging is permitted using only fresh plant material.
5. Horticulture exhibits and container-grown plants shall have been in the possession of the exhibitor for a minimum of 90 days. Containers must be between 4” and 8 ” in diameter. Inconspicuous double-potting is permitted.
6. Classes may be subdivided by cultivar, type, or color by the Classification Chairman only.
7. The scale of points by which entries will be judged may be found in the Handbook for Flower Shows on pages 297-302.
HORTICULTURE DIVISION TOP AWARDS
AWARDS OF MERIT may be awarded to botanically named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Sections B, C, D, E, and I.
The ARBOREAL AWARD may be awarded to a botanically named blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above in Section G.
An AWARD OF HORTICULURAL EXCELLENCE may be awarded to the exhibit judged finest in entire Horticulture Division.
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