Flower Show – Blooms

Bonsai and Tray Landscapes

Enter your blooms

Do you grow beautiful blooms and plants? Compete for cash awards and ribbons in the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower Show competitive exhibit at the San Diego County Fair! This exhibit has separate divisions for beginners, novices, amateurs and professionals. Please see the entry materials for definitions of those categories.

If you design with flowers, please see the Floral Design page.

Speakers and Events

Talented gardeners will share their knowledge at lectures and special events. For the list of lectures, see the Garden Show Event page. Don’t miss two special events in the Flower and Garden Show, the Bloom ‘N’ Art Garden Party and My Big Fair Wedding Day.

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here’s more information on entering this exhibit.

The Flower Show exhibit is open to anyone, from flower growers and floral designers to students and hobbyists, with separate divisions based on experience and livelihood.

Processing fees vary. Please see the appropriate Entry Information brochure for details. Processing fees are non-refundable.

Entry limits vary; see the appropriate Entry Information brochure for details.

Dahlias, gladiolus, roses and orchids have separate divisions. Other types of flowers can be entered in the “Other Specimen Blooms” division.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019.
Delivery and pick-up of exhibits: Please see the entry materials for these dates and times.
Exhibit dates: May 31-July 4, 2019.

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Entry Information – Specimen Blooms
Entry Information – Orchids
Entry Information – Bonsai and Tray Landscapes
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