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Garden Show

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Landscape Displays and Container Gardens

Show off your green thumb and win cash awards, special recognition and ribbons in the Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show competitive exhibit at the San Diego County Fair.

This exhibit has divisions for professionals, amateurs, garden clubs and students. Competition includes landscape displays and container gardens.

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here is more information about how you can enter this exhibit.

The Garden Show exhibit is open to California residents, aged 9 and older, who are professional, amateur or novice gardeners and landscapers.

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. In some divisions, such as landscape exhibits, available space limits the entries.

The Garden Show has some student divisions and classes for ages 9-19. Kids and teens also can enter garden projects in Creative Youth.

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

Entry Information

Please note: State Rules are not yet ready, and will be posted when they are.

Exhibitor workshop (Landscape Gardens): Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Entry deadline (Landscape Gardens): Friday, April 17, 2020.
Entry deadline (Container Gardens): Friday, May 8, 2020.
Landscape Gardens set-up: Saturday, May 16, to Sunday, May 31, 2020.
Container Gardens delivery dates: Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Exhibit dates: June 5-July 5, 2020.

Bonsai and tray landscapes entry information has been moved to the Flower Show – Blooms exhibit.

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Entry Information – Landscapes
Entry Information – Containers
Local Rules
Badging Schedule

(Please note: This document has references to Livestock exhibitors; however, Garden exhibitors will be badged in the same location and schedule.)

State Rules (HIDDEN)

Garden Show Events

Bloom-N-Art Garden Party, June 6-7, 2020

Speakers & Demonstrations

Talented gardeners from throughout Southern California will share their knowledge with Fair guests in a series of workshops. The schedule will be available closer to Fair time.

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Talented gardeners from throughout Southern California will share their knowledge with Fair guests in a series of workshops. For the schedule, please see the Garden Show event page.

2019 Results

Landscapes by Last Name
Landscapes by Division/Class
Container Plants by Last Name
Container Plants by Division/Class

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