Schedule

View the 2017 GCA Show of Summer Schedule:

The Garden Club of American show-of-summer-flyer

December 21, 2016

Horticulture
Six month ownership deadline

January 2, 2017

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ALL CLASSES

February 24, 2017

Photography Registration and Digital Submission Deadline

March 21, 2017

Horticulture
Three month ownership deadline for Classes 4-71

April 1, 2017

Photography Finalists and non-finalists will be notified (no later than)

May 5, 2017

Floral Design Registration Form deadline
Botanical Arts Registration Form deadline
Horticulture Registration deadline for Classes 1, 2, 3 & 81-84

May 12, 2017

Photography exhibits must be received

May 21, 2017

Horticulture
One month ownership deadline for Classes 1, 2, 3 & 83

June 8, 2017

Floral Design Preliminary Plant Material list due
Floral Design Preliminary Statement of Intent due
Botanical Arts Exhibits must be received with Key Card

June 20, 2017

Conservation
9 am to 4 pm Staging
Photography
9 am to 4 pm Staging

June 20, 2017

Conservation
9 am to 4 pm Staging
Photography
9 am to 4 pm Staging

June 21, 2017

Horticulture
8 am to 4 pm Entries accepted and passed
(except Classes 1, 2 and 3 and Cut Specimens Classes 4
through 51)

8 am to 4 pm Horticulture Class 1 permitted in Nichols
Hall to stage entries.

June 22, 2017

Botanical Arts
9 am to 4 pm Exhibition set up

Floral Design
Noon to 4 pm Exhibitors permitted to preview site, create and complete entries on site

Horticulture
8 am to noon Classes 4 – 51, Cut Specimens, Passing 10 am to noon Class 1 Passing Noon to 2 pm Class 2 and 3 Passing

June 23, 2017

Floral Design
7 am Exhibitors permitted to enter exhibition areas
8 am Passing begins
9:30 am All exhibits must be completed and passed
9:30 am Botanic Garden staff begin clean-up
9:45 am All exhibition areas must be cleared of excess
Materials and all exhibitors must leave exhibition areas

10 am Judging begins in all classes of Show of Summer

PREVIEW PARTY
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

June 24, 2017

9:30 am to 9:45 am Opportunity to refresh exhibits
10 am to 5 pm Open to the Public
10 am – 11:30 am Floral Design Demonstration by Annette von Einem
1 pm – 4 pm Floral Design Workshop by Annette von Einem

June 25, 2017

9:30 am to 9:45 am Opportunity to refresh exhibits
10 am to 5 pm Open to the Public
5 pm Show closes
5:15 pm to 7 pm Removal of all exhibits
(Exhibits may not be removed before 5:15 pm)

June 26, 2017

8 am to 10 am All exhibits must be removed