Garden club sets Summer Flower Show; public encouraged to enter

Public is encouraged to enter

By Wilmington Garden Club

WILMINGTON — If you grow plants, you could be a blue ribbon winner!

The Wilmington Garden Club is hosting a Summer Flower Show on Wednesday, June 28 at the Clinton County Historical Society. The public is welcome to come view the flower and horticultural displays — but are also encouraged to submit an entry.

We have an official OAGC judge who will use her vast knowledge to educate us as to why certain entries are a better specimen than others. Even if we don’t leave with a blue ribbon, we will be better equipped and more confident in our gardening skills and more likely to enter the following year.

The Clinton County Historical Society has 40 wedding dresses on display reflecting 160 years of Clinton County wedding attire called Here Comes the Brides – Wedding Exhibit. Enter the “Artistic Design” category and create a bridal bouquet or perhaps a floral centerpiece for a table.

To enter the Horticultural category, all you need have is a flower, or plant growing in your garden. There is even a category for container grown plants.

Cut your entry, leaving as much stem as possible, and bring it along with a clear glass vase, jar, or bottle and the club members will help you with the rest. Come to the carriage house behind the Historical Society on Wednesday, June 28 between 9:30 a.m. and noon to get your entries ready to be judged at 1 p.m.

Whether you enter or come to view the exhibit, we will be serving refreshments and playing lawn games and just relaxing a bit before the results are in. Feel free to wear that hat that has been hanging in your closet, or come as you are.

For questions and show entry details, call 937-987-1002 or 937-987-2758. To receive a complete copy of the details and rules, email

The Clinton County Historical Society is located at 203 Locust St. Wilmington.

Admission to the flower show is $3. To enter the contest, it will be 25 cents per entry, plus the $3 admission charge.

Public is encouraged to enter

By Wilmington Garden Club