Virtual garden contest entries due July 31

June 9, 2020

The Delaware Center for Horticulture, in partnership with lead sponsor Discover, invites all gardeners – novice and expert alike – to enter its virtual garden contest celebrating the magic of gardening and nature.

Taking a virtual approach to its city gardens contest model, all submissions will be accepted electronically, expanding the reach of the contest, and gardeners of all ages are encouraged to participate with the children’s garden option. The contest is open now and will run through Friday, July 31.

“During this time of social distancing, people are turning to nature and gardening for inspiration and healing. Many people are starting their own victory gardens growing vegetables and herbs, while others are spending more time outdoors tending to their spring flowers,” said Vikram Krishnamurthy, center executive director. “Even those with no outdoor space have created their own indoor oases with an array of houseplants. We want to celebrate these spaces for healing and transformation, and so we encourage individuals, families with or without children, and businesses to enter for a chance to win.”

The contest includes three categories – flower garden, vegetable garden and houseplants. Children’s gardens for contestants ages 12 and younger will be judged in separate groups per category. Everyone is eligible to enter, and contest entry is free. Only one entry form per household or business is allowed.

Prizes will be awarded in September and include a free household membership to the Delaware Center for Horticulture, a popular gardening book, and a certificate of achievement. All entries will be posted on the center website for everyone to enjoy.

For more information and to enter, go to


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