General Rules

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  1. The handbook for Flower Shows, 2017 Edition and updates, shall be used as authority.
  2. The SCHEDULE is the law of the show.
  3. The National Garden Clubs, Standard System of Awarding will be used.
  4. All Horticultural and Design entries MUST be preregistered.
  5. Only Gulf Coast Garden Club members may enter the show.
  6. Neither the Lee County Library, the Bonita Springs Library, or the Gulf Coast Garden Club will be responsible for damage or loss of property.
  7. All entries must be approved by the Classification committees.  Entries not conforming to the SCHEDULE requirements or not of show quality will be refused by the committee.
  8. Entries will be accepted NOON to 5PM, Thursday, February 23, 2023, and 9AM to 10:30AM Friday, February 24, 2023.
  9. Judging will commence 11AM Friday, February 24, 2023.
  10. All entries must be removed between 3PM – 4PM on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
  11. The decision of the judges is final.
  12. There must be an emphasis on fresh plant material.  No artificial plant material is permitted in any exhibit in any division.
  13. Plants listed on the FLORIDA EXOTIC INVASIVE PLANT list are prohibited in the show.  List is available at HTTP/FRESH from Florida plants. 
  14. Classification chairman will check exhibits for conformity to the SCHEDULE.
  15. General Chairman, Classification Chairman, Judges and Clerks are the only personal allowed on the floor during judging.