June Bench Show

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
A Conservation, Floral Design & Horticulture Bench Show

June 16, 2021
11 am – 1 pm
Entries accepted and passed between 10:15 am – 10:45 am.

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
32 Water Street
Stonington, CT


Conservation Education


Floral Design

Class I: Pot-et-fleur

The Victorian art of pot et fleur has made a revival; living plants, often herbs, are combined with cut flowers to a magical effect.

Design an arrangement using one or more rooted plants in combination with cut flower materials. From porcelain tureens and wooden boxes to glazed pottery, there is no limit to the choice of containers. Rooted plants can be kept in their pots or bagged, cut plants may be placed in small jars or floral tubes. Organic material such as driftwood, stone, branches, and moss maybe added for embellishment. Artificial plant material and accessories are not permitted. Design cannot exceed 12” wide x 18” long, no restrictions on height. To be viewed from one side.

Class II: Gardens By the Sea
Design a Long and Low arrangement reflecting the best of the Stonington Garden Tour using plant materials from local gardens. Dried plant material is permitted; however, the majority of the stems must be from live plants. Artificial plant material, accessories and underlays are not permitted. Design cannot exceed 12” wide x 18” long x 10” tall. 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

Class I: Branches in Bloom

Class II: Rose

Class III: Peony

Class IV: Astilbe

Class V: Allium

Class VI: Hydrangea

Class VII: Other Cut Specimen in Bloom

Class VIII: Cornus kousa

Class IX: Enkianthus

Class X: Halesia Carolina


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 the Committee Chairs.
    Click to contact Dori Singer, 860-912-2996
    Click to contact Diana Beck, 608-469-5278

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.