Flower Shows

The purpose of the flower show is five-fold:

  • To educate club members and the public;
  • To stimulate interest in horticulture and floral design;
  • To provide an outlet for creative expression;
  • To encourage community participation;
  • To have a project in which all members can participate.

Anyone can win; all you have to do is enter…GOOD LUCK!

To print out a copy of the Flower Show categories, click on October 2023 Flower Show schedule

To print out a sheet of the Flower Show tags, click Flower Show Entry Tags



Class 1           Aconitum (Monkshood)

Class 2           Branch showing fall colour – Not over 36” from top of vase

Class 3           Branch showing fruit – Not over 36” from top of vase

Class 4           Cactus or Succulent – any variety, 1 pot

Class 5           Chrysanthemum – single – 1 spray

Class 6           Chrysanthemum – double – 1 spray

Class 7           Coleus – 1 cultivar – 3 stems

Class 8           Collection of garden flowers, may include branches and grasses –

minimum 5 different cultivars, 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR

Class 9           Herbs – 3 stems, one each of 3 different cultivars

Class 10         Ornamental grass – 1 cultivar – 3 stems

Class 11         Sedum – any cultivar – 3 stems

Class 12         Zinnia – 1 bloom

Class 13         Any other perennial not listed – 1 bloom or stem

Class 14         Any other annual not listed – 1 bloom or stem

Class 15         Any vegetable – 1 large or 3 small specimens, same cultivar, on a plate

Class 16         Any fruit – 3 specimens, same cultivar

Class 17         3 different seed stalks

DESIGN         Theme:   All Hallows Eve

Class 18         ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ – a design using a Halloween character such as ghosts or bats


Class 19         A carved or decorated pumpkin of any theme. Entry will be judged by members.

Entries must be on the table by 7:15 p.m.



  • Competition is open to all members in good standing of Streetsville Horticultural Society.
  • Exhibitors should fill out their own entry forms for each exhibit. Click here to print out the Entry tag
  • One entry per exhibitor permitted in each CULTURAL and DESIGN class unless otherwise stated.
  • If two or more exhibitors share the same garden and wish to compete in the same CULTURAL class they must enter different cultivars. The cultivars must be named.
  • All entries are to be as it is stated, and in accordance to size in Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards, Publication #34
  • Entry will be disqualified if not in accordance with the description of class.
  • Where a definite number is called for NO MORE or NO LESS shall be entered.
  • The use of protected or endangered native plants will disqualify the exhibit.
  • Decision of Judge(s) will be final.
  • No awards will be given for mediocre exhibits.
  • Exhibitors must supply own appropriate containers.
  • ONLY Show Committee may move entries in the Cultural Section.
  • Entries must be on the table by the stated time – 7:15 p.m. deadline and must be left on table until the show convener releases the entries. Times for entering will be strictly enforced.
  • The FLOWER SHOW HANDBOOK is available to be ordered from the OHA website.
  • “Best in Show” will be left to the discretion of the Judge.

  • Hot peppers - First place