Red Deer resident Cindy Elander was getting advice from Red Deer & District Garden Club member Caroline Harris at the annual Spring Plant Sale and Exchange this summer. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Show off your green thumb at annual flower and garden show

Red Deer and District Garden Club is hosting its annual show Aug. 15

Show off your roses, lilies, fruits or vegetables at the 2019 annual Flower & Garden Show.

The Red Deer and District Garden Club’s Annual Flower and Garden Show Aug. 15 is free to enter and attend.

Convener Clarice Schulz said last year, the event received about 674 entries.

“It averages about 600 to 700,” she said, adding it depends on the summer weather we’ve had.

There are more than 200 classes to choose from – for both adults and those aged 14 years or under.

The adult categories include roses, lilies, dahlias, sweet peas, cut flowers, potted plants (indoor and outdoor), decorative arrangements and bouquets, cultivated fruits, vegetables and photography.

The junior division entries include flowers, vegetables and photography.

Due to high interest, a succulents category has also been added to the show this year.

Those who are entering for the first time compete in the novice category.

“Because it’s not fair for someone who is new to compete with someone who may be doing it for years,” Schulz said.

Volunteers will be at the event to fill out tags and place the entries at Festival Hall for the event.

The judges are chosen in accordance with the Alberta Horticultural Association.

First, second and third prize winners receive donated prizes.

Exhibit staging times are Aug. 14 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 15 from 7 to 9:30 a.m.

The event at Festival Hall is closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for judging on Aug. 15 and open for public viewing from 2 to 7 p.m.

The garden club is hosting a Garden Tea Party on Aug. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m with a $5 cost. Schulz said the high-end tea party is affordable for everyone in the community.

For entry tags, show booklets or any other information, call Schulz at 403-341-4351.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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