The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is now accepting applications for the 2012 City Gardens Contest.
The contest, started back in 1975, celebrates the horticultural beauty and diversity of Philadelphia, while recognizing local gardeners for their skillful and inspired gardening.
Individual gardeners may enter front yard or backyard 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 include children’s gardens or school gardens, maintained primarily by kids; greenest block in town; and urban farm, an entrepreneurial garden that grows and sells produce and flowers and donates a percentage to the local community.
PHS is also pleased to announce five new contest categories, including green roof gardens; rain gardens; xeriscape gardens; water gardens/stormwater management; and gardens featuring native plants, art in the garden, and recycled materials.
Winning gardeners and judges will be invited to an Awards Reception this fall that will showcase photos of the winning gardens.
The deadline for applications is June 10. For info, contact Flossie Narducci at (215) 988-8897 or email@example.com.
City Gardens Contest [Pennsylvania Horticultural Society]
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