Design Exhibit Schedule

The theme of this year’s exhibit schedule is “Let’s Celebrate”, marking the traditional holidays occurring during each month of our Garden Club Season as inspiration for the Design Exhibits. The Maplewood Garden Club is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and understanding in all aspects of gardening, horticulture, and design. We hope this year’s exhibits will bring a better understanding of how important horticulture is to our world.

For proper judging, Artistic Design and Horticultural displays should be brought to the meeting site by 7:15 p.m. This allows time to properly fill out the exhibit card and place it with the item to be judged. Judging will begin at 7:30 and results announced before the beginning of the program.

The revised 2017 Handbook for Flower Shows contains all the rules and information required for exhibits.  Contact the exhibit chair for information on how to obtain one.

For proper judging, design and horticultural displays should be brought to the meeting site by 7:15 p.m. This allows time to properly fill out the exhibit card and place it with the item to be judged. Judging will begin at 7:30 p.m. and results announced before the beginning of the program.

Please take a moment to read the rules for exhibiting.  Every member, whether novice or experienced, is encouraged to participate!

GARDEN CLUB EXHIBITS 2019-2020

September 9, 2019

Theme: Labor Day

Challenge: American Traditional Petite Design with underlay, not to exceed 10” in height, width and depth; design to include red, white and blue.

Intermediate: American Traditional Horizontal Design for dining table centerpiece; design to include red, white and blue.
Novice: American Traditional Design with underlay required to be provided by designer; design to include red, white and blue.
Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member).

Horticulture:
Fruit or vegetable (maximum 3 varieties per member)
Vegetable, other than tomato (maximum of 2 different entries per member)Annual three of one variety in single container
Perennials – 1 stem for large specimen (over 12” long or 5” wide); 3 stems for small specimen
Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

October 7, 2019

Theme: Halloween

Challenge: A Creative Still Life Design incorporating Halloween-themed object(s); allotted space 20” wide, 24” deep.

Intermediate: American Traditional Crescent Design with at least one mini pumpkin in the focal area.
Novice: American Traditional Vertical Design using only yellow, orange and/or brown plant materials.
Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member).

Horticulture:
Herb collection
Coleus Collection
Autumn Foliage
Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

November 4, 2019

Theme: Thanksgiving

Challenge: Traditional Design in a cornucopia container including seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Intermediate: Traditional Mass Design incorporating candle(s).
Novice: Traditional Mass Design using a small pumpkin as container
Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member).

Horticulture:
1. Perennial
2. Flowering, berried, or fruited branch, not to exceed 24”
3. Potted Flowering Plant
4. Open (maximum of 2 entries per member)

December 2, 2019

Theme: Winter Holiday

Challenge: American Traditional Design in a raised container.

Intermediate: Traditional Line-Mass 90-Degree Angled Design using foliage only.
Novice: Swag Design.
Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member).

Horticulture:
1. Begonia, potted
2. Needled Evergreen branch stems not to exceed 24”, must have several nodes and an apical tip
3. Cacti and Succulents
4. Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

January 6, 2020

Theme:  New Year’s Day

Challenge: Exhibition Table Type I; allotted space 20” wide, 24” deep.

Intermediate: American Traditional Vertical Design.
Novice: American Traditional Symmetrical Triangle Design. 
Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member).

Horticulture:
1. Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)
2. Fern
3. Schlumbergera syn. Zygocactus (Christmas or Thanksgiving Cactus)
4. Open (maximum of 2 entries per member)

Special Exhibit (January)
Maplewood Garden Club Forced Bulb Exhibit

  1. Plant grown from bulb purchased from MGC
  2. Plant grown from bulb of your choice.

February 3, 2020

Theme: Valentine’s Day

Challenge: Grouped Mass Design

Intermediate: Parallel Design
Novice: Traditional Mass Design in the European Style 
Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member).

Horticulture:
1. Saintpaulia (African Violet)
2. Vining Plant
3. Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant)
4. Open (maximum of 2 entries per member)

Special Exhibit (February)
Amaryllis Exhibit

  1. Plant grown from bulb purchased from MGC
  2. Plant grown from bulb of your choice.

March 2, 2020

Theme: St. Patrick’s Day

Challenge: Creative Line Design using only green plant materials

Intermediate: Functional Tray Design using only green plant materials
Novice: Petite American Traditional Mass Design not to exceed 10” in any direction using only green plant materials
Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member).

Horticulture:
1. Early flowering bulb, corm or tuber
2. Forced flowering branch, not to exceed 24”
3. Helleborus (Lenten Rose) (maximum 2 entries per member)
4. Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

April 6, 2020

Theme: Earth Day

Challenge: Duo Design; must be able to be viewed from both sides; turntable permitted

Intermediate: Creative Line Design
Novice: American Traditional Line Design for display on a table in an entry foyer
Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member).

Horticulture:
1. Narcissus (Daffodil) collection
2. Helleborus (Lenten Rose) (maximum 2 entries per member)
3. Flowering branch, not to exceed 24”
4. Open (maximum of 2 entries per member)

May 4, 2020

Theme: Plant Sale

Challenge: Tapestry Design

Intermediate: Cascade Design
Novice: American Traditional Angle Design for display on a breakfast table
Open: Designer’s Choice (one entry per member).

Horticulture:
1. Tulipa (Tulip) collection
2. Myosotis (Forget Me Not)
3. Primula (Primrose)
4. Open (maximum of 2 entries per member)