It is Coming - the September Flower Show on September 28th

A Cornucopia of Colour

Grimsby Garden Club Flower Show

Grimsby  Senior Citizens Centre

Monday September 28, 2015

Registration: 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Judging: 5:00 pm.

Open to the Public : 7:30 pm.

Open to all residents of the Town of Grimsby 
and Ontario Horticultural Societies members.


  Gillespie Award         Highest aggregate points Section A Garden Flowers
 Tausky Award         Highest aggregate points Section B Collections

 Fleming Award         Highest aggregate points Section C Vegetables

 Tomlinson Award        Best in Show, Division I  Horticulture             

 Cole’s Florist Award   Best in Show, Design Division

 Holdsworth Award     Highest aggregate points in Design Division                                    


 Best in Show        Photography
 Most Points        Photography            
No containers will be provided.
All entries in place by 4:30 pm. Monday September 28, 2015

All decisions about entries in Divisions I to II will be based on 
Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards for Horticulture & Floral Design, 2003.


                                                      SECTION A - GARDEN FLOWERS

Class   1 - Canna - 1 stem
Class   2 - Chrysanthemum - garden type - 1 spray
Class   3 - Dahlia - 1 bloom
Class   4 - Echinacea - 1 stem                                                                       
Class   5 - Geranium (cranesbills) 3 blooms, 1 cultivar 
Class   6 - Gladiola - 1 spike 
Class   7 - Hosta foliage - 3 stems, different cultivars                                                        
Class   8 - Hydrangea - 1 bloom 
Class   9 - Marigold - 3 blooms, 1 cultivar
Class 10 - Pelargonium (annual geranium) with own foliage - 1 stem
Class 11 - Petunia - 3 stems, 1 cultivar
Class 12 - Rose - 1 stem
Class 13 - Rudbeckia - 3 stems, 1 cultivar
Class 14 - Sedum - 1 stem 
Class 15 - Sunflower - 1 stem
Class 16 - Any other perennial - 1 bloom, stem or spray 
Class 17 - Any other annual - 1 bloom, stem or spray

                                    SECTION B - COLLECTIONS

Class 18 - Dahlia - 3-5 stems
Class 19 - Fall Foliage - 3-7 different stems
Class 20 - Gourds - 5 different
Class 21 - Hydrangea - 3-5 stems

                                     SECTION C - VEGETABLES / FRUIT

               To be displayed on white paper plate provided by the Grimsby Garden Club

Class 22 -  Tomatoes - 3 specimens - stem on
Class 23 -  Tomato - heaviest - 1
Class 24 -  Squash Winter - 1 
Class 25 -  Peppers  Hot - 3 fruit
Class-26 - Most unusual vegetable 

Cornucopia of Colour

Class 30 - 'Glorious Golds(Novice Class) - a class open to exhibitors who have not won a ‘first’ in    
                  the design division of the Grimsby Garden Club Flower Show in the past 5 years.

Class 31 - ‘For the Birds'- a design incorporating seed heads and or flowers that would attract birds
Class 32 - ‘Radiant Reds' - small design
                         5 ½ to 10 inches in any dimension including container and accessories.                      
Class 33 - ‘Changing Seasons' - a design

Class 34 - 'Garden Harvest' - a design incorporating fruit and/or vegetables in a basket

                                                        DIVISION III - PHOTOGRAPHY
Class 40  'Autumn Details' - close-up showcasing autumn flowers, plants, colour, texture, etc.

Class 41  ‘Autumn Harvest' - vegetables, fruit, crops in the autumn setting (e.g. autumn colours)

Class 42  ‘A Pathway in Colour’ - a path or roadway featuring our glorious fall colours 

Class 43  ‘Nature's Bounty' - your interpretation  

Class 44 ‘Let's Smell the Roses' - close-up of a rose or roses 

Class 45  ‘The Recycled Garden - a repurposed item incorporated in the garden 

Class 46  ‘Small Wonders' - a child, pet, or small animal in a garden setting

Class 47  'Caught in the Rain' - flower, leaf, garden vegetable or plant after a rain shower

Class 48  'As You Like It' - a favourite garden image


1.     Exhibitors may enter any number of classes, and may place TWO entries of different 
cultivar/variety/species in any class.
2.     Entries should be named whenever possible.
3.     Where a definite number of stems or plants is indicated in the schedule, neither more 
nor less will be accepted.
4.     No containers will be provided
5.     Classes 1 to 26 - must have been grown by the exhibitor.
6.     Show Committee may subdivide classes when the number of entries warrant.
7.     All entries must remain for the duration of the show.


1.     Depending on Class and size of entry, the Convenor will decide the position of each entry.
2.     Exhibitors may enter any number of classes, but may submit only ONE entry in each design class.
3.     Each exhibit must be the work of the exhibitor.
4.     Fresh plant material must be used in all designs and may come from any source.
5.     Fruit, branches, decorative wood and dried or treated material may be included, unless otherwise stated.  
6.     No artificial plant material is permitted.
7.     Accessories are permitted for the interpretation of any design.  
8.     A front-view design is intended unless otherwise indicated.
9.     All entries will be displayed on pale grey tablecloths.
10.  Entries must remain for the duration of the show.

  1. ONE enrty per class per exhibior is permitted and must incorporate some horticultural content. 
  2. Prints maybe in colour or black and white.
  3. Photos should have been taken by the exhibitor within the last 24 months.
  4. Actual prints (portion submitted on photogrphic paper) must be a minimum of 4"x4" and not exceed 4"x6".
  5. Prints must be mounted on a 5"x7" piece of white cardboard or paper.
  6. For purposes of adjudication, no distinction will be made between black and white and colour images.  
  7. For purposes of adjudication, no distinction will be made between images produced from digital or film origins. 
  8. Prints may not have been submitted to any previous GGC or District 9 photograhpic competions.
  9. Discretion is advised regarding the inclusion of people and pets in photographs submitted for adjudication. 
  10. Affix enrty tag to the bottom right corner of photo.                        

Information available from:
Beth Sommers             905-945-1033      
Ginny Thiessen            289-235-8584     
Marilyn Cornwell        905-309-0306