Cal Poly Seeking Entrants for Annual Community Flower Show
Contact: AnnMarie Cornejo
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly is looking for a few good gardeners — and their flowers — for the annual Community Flower Show, to be held Saturday, April 13, as part of the university’s Open House 2019.
Community members are invited to enter their flower specimens in the show. Those wanting to enter the show can register for the event from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Horticulture Unit (No. 48) near the Poly Plant Shop. Entries are due between 7 and 8 a.m. Saturday, April 13.
Contestants can enter specimens of perennials, annuals, bulbs, blooms from flowering shrubs, roses and container plants in the longstanding Cal Poly Community Flower Show, which is overseen by retired horticulture and crop science Professor Virginia Walter. The contest is held at the Horticulture Unit, on Via Carta at the north end of campus. The show will be open for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14.
Entries will be judged by Cal Poly students, with ribbons to be awarded to the top three entries in each class, as well as Best-of-Section, Best-of-Show, and Reserve Best-of-Show. The Community Flower Show is sponsored by the Cal Poly chapter of Pi Alpha Xi Horticulture Honor Society.
For more information, contact the Horticulture and Crop Science Department at 805-756-2279.
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