Deadline June 30: Call for Entries: 2013 PHS City Gardens Contest
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is now accepting applications for the 2013 PHS City Gardens Contest. The contest, started in 1975, celebrates the horticultural beauty and diversity of Philadelphia, while recognizing local gardeners for their skillful and inspired gardening.
Participants compete in a variety of categories. Individual gardeners may enter front yard or back yard gardens, vegetable gardens, and gardens grown exclusively in containers. Community gardeners may participate by entering vegetable and flower gardens, parks, and garden blocks. Other categories are children's garden or school garden, maintained primarily by children under adult supervision; greenest block in town, a tree-lined block where residents garden in their front yards; and urban farm, an entrepreneurial garden that grows and sells produce and flowers and donates a percentage to the local community. Categories introduced last year include green roof garden; rain garden; xeriscape garden; water garden/stormwater management; and garden featuring native plants, art in the garden, and recycled materials.
PHS believes that city gardeners deserve praise and support for their work. Winning gardeners and judges will be invited to an Awards Reception later this year to celebrate the high caliber of winning gardens within the city of Philadelphia. Photographs of the winning gardens will also be showcased at the event. The deadline for applications is June 30. For information, please contact Flossie Narducci at 215-988-8897, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.phsonline.org.