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Botanical Arts Division Rules 2023-2024

Members and Provisionals are encouraged to enter Botanical Arts entries at monthly Botanical Arts Competitions. Points accumulate across all sections of BA towards The Garden Club of Montclair's Botanical Arts Award. The Botanical Arts Chair and Vice Chair are available to consult.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. Botanical Arts is a division in a Standard Flower Show or Specialty Show that allows for additional types of Horticulture, Design, and other art-like exhibits such as Artistic Crafts and Photography.

  2. All Botanical Arts Horticulture, Design, and Artistic Crafts must contain some plant material. No artificial, endangered, or locally invasive plant material is permitted in any exhibit.

  3. Exhibitors must pre-register with the Botanical Arts Chair at florenceleyssene@gmail.com the Thursday prior to monthly competition. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  4. Drop off is between 8:15 and 9:15am on the day of the competition. Judging will begin promptly at 10am. Entries arriving late will not be judged.

  5. Designs must be picked up no later than 30 minutes after the end of the Program meeting, approximately 3:00pm.

  6. All exhibits are staged on a table 30" high.

  7. Exhibitor can only submit 1 entry per Section per month.

BOTANICAL ARTS HORTICULTURE RULES

  1. Judged by the Horticulture Scale of Points. See Handbook for Flower Shows p. 129.

  2. All exhibits must be correctly named by the binomial or currently accepted scientific designation.

  3. Refer to Botanical Arts General Information (above) and Handbook for Flower Shows pp. 91-92.

 

BOTANICAL ARTS DESIGN RULES

  1. Judged by the Design Scale of Points. See Handbook for Flower Shows p. 130.

  2. All General Rules for Design apply.

  3. Each exhibit must include an index card listing plant material.

  4. Refer to Botanical Arts General Information (above) and Handbook for Flower Shows pp. 93-94.

BOTANICAL ARTS ARTISTIC CRAFTS RULES

  1. Judged by the Artistic Crafts Scale of Points. See Handbook for Flower Shows p. 131.

  2. Objects must have a function, i.e. ready to wear or use.

  3. Each exhibit must include an index key card listing all plant material used, with an acompanying sample glued to the card for identification (within the exhibit).

  4. Refer to Botanical Arts General Information (above) and Handbook for Flower Shows pp. 94-95.

BOTANICAL ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY RULES

  1. Judged by the Photography Scale of Points. See Handbook for Flower Shows p. 131.

  2. All exhibits must relate to horticulture, gardening, or design.

  3. All photographs must be 8" x 10", matted in white, with a maximum size of 11" x 14" including the mat provided by the exhibitor. No frames allowed.

  4. All photographs must be labeled on the back with the exhibitor's name, phone number, and an arrow indicating the top of the photo (i.e. landscape or portrait orientation).

  5. Photographs will be staged on a footed black metal grid provided by the committee. Hanging mechanism will be supplied by the committee.

  6. Refer to Botanical Arts General Information (above) and Handbook for Flower Shows pp. 95-96.

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