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Long Island Horticultural Society

Horticultural Competition

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Our monthly horticultural competition is run for the enjoyment and education of our members. All are encouraged to participate, whether you are a serious competitor or just want to have some fun.

New for 2023 Botanical Arts is a new separate category and will be judged separately, placed on its own table, and the points awarded are eligible for its own end of year awards. End of Year Prizes for Botanical Arts Entries: 1st Prize: $75.

New for 2023 The Show manual has been revised to make it easier for members to enter the competition. We now have 16 sections of plant material and 1 section for Botanical Arts. 

For more information, see the list of Sections & Classes and more detailed instructions in the Competition Show Manual.  Before you arrive at a meeting, please fill out a white entry form with the section and class of your entry. Doing so beforehand will save a lot of time when placing your entries. 


New For 2023: Botanical Arts is now a separate category. Revised competition manual has 16 sections for plant materials and 1 section for Botanical Arts.

Each exhibitor earns points that are added up throughout the year.

The yearly prize for 1st place is: $100., 2nd place: $75., 3rd place: $50.

Botanical Arts 1st prize is $75.

Bring in your special plants, photos, paintings and arrangements and give the Horticultural Competition a try!

Rules for entry:

  • Each member may enter up to three entries a month. 

  • All entries with completed entry form must be placed on the exhibit table by 1:00 pm.  

  • Take your ribbons home, please leave the white entry slips for the HC chairperson. We need them to record the winners.

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Please Volunteer to be a judge
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At each meeting, three members serve as judges for the day. You do not have to be an expert gardener in order to be a judge. To make the process smoother and more efficient, it would be wonderful to have the judges chosen before meetings begin. Please Email Barbara Hanft

Horticultural Competition winners for 2023


 Maureen Wawrzonek 1st Place


Anne Cognato 2nd Place


JoAnn Semeraro 3rd Place

Botanical Arts Winner for 2023


Mary Wagner 1st Place

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