February Bench Show

CARNIVAL!
A Floral Design & Horticulture Bench Show

While it remains a cold and dreary February in New England, its anything but in Venice, Italy and New Orleans. Pageantry, parades, and musical celebrations dominate the landscape in these amazing cities until it all ends the day before Ash Wednesday. Get in the spirit with a floral arrangement that celebrates one of these colorful festivals. 

February 10, 2021
10 am – 12 pm
Entries accepted and passed between 9:15 am – 9:45 am.


Floral Design

Class I – Carnevali di Venezia 

This centuries old carnival is known for its elegant costumes and beautiful medieval masks.

Create a miniature or small arrangement in a container of your choice. Artificial elements, for example glitter or jewelry, may be incorporated into the design. No artificial plant material may be used. Plant material can be locally grown (preferred) or purchased from a florist. Finished arrangement, including underlays and design, must not exceed 10″ in height or width. To be viewed from all sides.

Class II – Mardi Gras in NOLA 

Let the good times roll” – Traditional New Orleans jazz is heard non-stop as dozens of decorated floats roll through the French Quarter. “Krewes” on thefloats are draped with purple and gold beads which they toss to the cheering crowds.

Design a floral Mardi Gras float using a container of your choice. Fresh and dried plant material. No artificial plant material may be used. Plant material can be locally grown (preferred) or purchased from a florist. Artificial elements may be used. Underlays and accessories are permitted but not required. Design cannot exceed 16″ tall x 24″ wide. To be viewed from all 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 the Committee Chairs.
    Click to contact Anna Bell McLanahan, 401-741-5039
    Click to contact Evelynn Lyons, 203-249-2497

Horticulture

A. The entrant must have owned the house plant for 2 months. (purchase by December 10, 2020)

B. The plant pot must 4″, 5″ or 6”.

C. The plant can be grown for foliage or flowers.


Horticulture Entry Rules for February Bench Show

  1. Entrants must give notice of their intent to submit by February 1, 2021.
  2. There is no limit to the number of entries per class.
  3. 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.
  4. All entrants must send three photos (left, right, and front sides) to Dori Singer by February 3, 5:00 pm. Use a plain background, with nothing else in the photo- just the plant.
  5. Label each photo as follows: Name of Plant name of entrant view side:

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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.