October Bench Show

OCTOBER FEST
A Floral Design & Horticulture Bench Show

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one autumnal face” – John Donne

October 13th, 2020
10 am – 12 pm
Entries accepted and passed between 9:15 am – 9:45 am.

Saltwater Farm Vineyard
349 Elm Street
Stonington, CT


Floral Design

Class I: Gourd-eous
An arrangement incorporating gourds as a container or major design component. Fresh and dried plant material may be used. Underlays permitted but not required. To be viewed from three sides.

Class II: Autumn is My Favorite Color
A medium sized arrangement in a container of your choice with maximum height and width of 18″. Underlay and accessories are permitted but not required. Dried plant material is permitted; however, the majority of stems must be from live plants. To be viewed from three sides.


Floral Design Entry Rules for all Bench Shows

  1. Entrants must give notice of their intent to submit by noon on the day before the Show.
  2. Two members may submit an entry as a team.
  3. There is no limit to the number of entries per class.
  4. Use of oasis is prohibited.
  5. GCA entry cards listing all plant material by common and botanical names must be submitted with the entry. Templates for entry cards can be found on the GCA and SGC website. A small 3×5” white card with the title and/or brief explanation may be added but is not required.
  6. All entries must be passed 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting. Entries that do not pass and cannot easily be made compliant will be displayed but will not be included in the judging process. They will be displayed on the Exhibition Table.
  7. Late entrants (after passing has closed) will have their floral design exhibited on the Exhibition Table.
  8. All entries and accessories must be removed by the exhibitor at the end of the meeting.
  9. Entries will be displayed on rectangular tables with white tablecloths.
  10. For any questions about this schedule, please contact Anna Bell McLanahan or Evelynn Lyons.

Horticulture

A member may enter up to three specimens in each class. Each entry must be a different species or cultivar. Foliage must be attached.

Class I: Flowers: Single Stem
A: Dahlia
B: Aster
C: Chrysanthemum
D: Rose
E: Other (Annual, Perennial, Grass)

Class II: Branches: Not to exceed 30 inches from lip of vase to tip
A: Berried Branch
B: Coned Branch

Class III: Edible From Your Garden
A: A single vegetable presented on white paper plate.
B: Multiple vegetables presented in basket.
C: Herbs presented in a vase.


Horticulture Entry Rules for all Bench Shows

  1. Entrants mut give notice of their intent to submit by noon on the day before the Show.
  2. Members must provide their own clear glass container for the specimens.
  3. Two members may submit an entry as a team.
  4. There is no limit to the number of entries per class.
  5. Use of oasis is prohibited.
  6. GCA entry cards listing all plant material by common and botanical names must be submitted with the entry. Templates for entry cards can be found on the GCA and SGC website.
  7. All entries must be passed 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting. Entries that do not pass and cannot easily be made compliant will be displayed, but will not be included in the judging process. They will be displayed on the Exhibition Table.
  8. Late entrants (passing has closed) will have their floral design exhibited on the Exhibition Table.
  9. All entries and accessories must be removed by the exhibitor at the end of the meeting.
  10. Entries will be displayed on rectangular tables with tablecloths.
  11. For any questions about this schedule, please contact Dori Singer or Diana Beck.

GCA Entry Cards

Stonington Garden Club
P.O. Box 385
Stonington, CT, 06378
The Stonington Garden Club's objective is to educate and encourage interest in the environment, conservation, community projects and to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening.