The Rare Plant Show & Contest

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Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28 from 9 AM – 6 PM

Entry: Saturday, June 27 from 9 AM – 11 AM

Enter the Rare Plant Show by bringing in your most rare, unusual or bizarre plant, such as a blue rose, a fragrant hydrangea or a new succulent species. Customers are invited to show their personal plant treasures, or view the rarities from others on display throughout the weekend. Prizes and ribbons will be given to the best entries. Please bring entries to Roger’s Gardens between 9 AM and 11 AM on Saturday. Staff will be on-hand to assist you.

Rules for Exhibitors:

Please bring your entries to Roger’s Gardens between 8:30 and 11:00 on the morning of Saturday, June 27th. Staff will be on-hand to assist you.

This show is an amateur show and does not conform to the rules of officially judged flower or plant shows.

  1. Only amateurs may compete. The following disqualifies an individual as an amateur:
    • Any employee in the field of horticulture, landscaping or rose-related businesses
  2. All plants must have been grown in the exhibitor’s garden for a period of at least 30 days.
  3. Exhibitors may enter as many plants as they wish, but only one of a species or variety.
  4. More than one exhibitor may enter plants from the same garden, but they may not be the same variety.
  5. Because this is an amateur contest, proper identification is not required. Show staff will assist where possible to correctly identify unknown roses.
  6. Exhibitors may place their own entries into the show area or allow show staff to assist. Please do not touch or move other exhibitors’ entries.
  7. Entry paperwork will be provided at time of entry. Information must be legible.
  8. Roger’s Gardens cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal property.

Ribbons and Gift Certificates will be awarded on Saturday, June 27th at approximately 12:00 PM. Winners do not need to be present.

Entries will remain on display until 5:00 PM, Sunday, June 30th. However, individual entries may be removed based upon their appearance and shelf life. Abandoned plants cannot be reimbursed.

Rules are designed for fairness and to help amateurs enter a sanctioned and judged show.