The Oregon Garden is hosting a container gardening contest. Fill a container (between 12-24 inches in diameter and height) with the most beautiful assortment of plants, and enter to win garden memberships and nursery gift certificates.
Container entries must be delivered to The Oregon Garden (in back of the Pavilion) on Friday, July 1 between 8 a.m. and noon. Entry forms must accompany containers. Entry forms are available at www.oregongarden.org/event-10thanniversary.htm . There is no cost to enter the contest. Containers will be on display at the Oregon Garden’s July 3 Celebration from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Pavilion Grand Hall. Winners will be announced on July 3. Contestants may retrieve their containers on July 5 and July 6 between 9 a.m. and noon, and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Winners in the “youth,” “adult amateur” and “family group” categories will be awarded prize packages consisting of Oregon Garden memberships, Oregon Garden apparel, and certificates to the Oregon Garden nursery. The winner of the “Industry Professional” category will win an Oregon Garden membership and the opportunity to have their container and business information on display at The Oregon Garden Visitor Center through the summer of 2011.