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2024 Spring Local Show, Workshop and Members’ Plant Sale

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Spring Local Show will be held in the Teak House at the National Botanic Gardens.

Here’s the Show Schedule. Note that exhibits must be staged by 2.00pm.

Plants Section

Class 1 1 pan Alpine Plant in Flower.
Class 2 1 pan Saxifraga.
Class 3 1 pan Primula.
Class 4 1 pan Cyclamen.
Class 5 1 pan Bulbous Plant.
Class 6 1 pan Cushion Plant.
Class 7 1 pan Rock Plant (judged for foliage effect).
Class 8 1 pan Dwarf Conifer.
Class 9 1 pan Fern.
Class 10 1 pan alpine grown from seed by exhibitor.
Date of sowing to be supplied.
Class 11 1 Miniature garden.
Round pots should not exceed 36cm and rectangular pots should not exceed 1000 cm² in area
Class 12 1 Small Vase of cut flowers of alpine plants, including dwarf shrubs.
Exhibitor to supply container and list of names
Class 13 1 Pot or Pan of Alpine Plant.
Restricted to novice exhibitors. (There is no longer a requirement never to have won a first prize at any AGS Show).

**There is also a non-competitive section and members may enter more than one plant in this.**

Photographic Section

Class 14 1 or more photographs of an alpine plant or landscape.
The name and address of the exhibitor should appear on the reverse side, the name of the plant (when known) and the place where the picture was taken should appear on the front.

A terracotta pot will be presented to the competitor who gains the greatest number of points overall (1st prize – 3 points; 2nd prize – 2 points; 3rd prize – 1 point).

The Margaret Orsi Trophy watering can will be presented to the best plant in the Show.


March 23
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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National Botanic Gardens (NBG)
National Botanic Gardens
Glasnevin, Dublin 9 D09 VY63 Ireland
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