PHS Taking Entries in City Gardens Contest

Have a green thumb? The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has a contest for you.

Gardening is not my forte. Actually, strike that. I can garden with the best of ’em. It’s keeping the plants alive that eludes me.

If your thumb’s greener than mine, you might want to enter the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Gardens Contest, which celebrates ground tilling efforts in an urban environment. There are a ton of categories you can enter in, including flower garden, vegetable garden, container garden (cute!), greenest block in town, and urban farm. You can enter your individual gardening efforts at your home, or your efforts at a community garden. Entries are due by June 10th. Winners get to attend a reception in the fall, where photos of their work will be on display.

If you’ve got a critical eye, the contest is also searching for garden judges. These folks must be available to visit between six and eight gardens on a designated day. Prior gardening experience is, obviously, helpful.

Get all the contest details over here.