Gardening and Greening Contest runs through June 8

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will recognize the accomplishments of gardeners in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware with the PHS Gardening and Greening Contest.

The contest invites backyard gardeners, community gardeners and all who are passionate about greening public spaces to enter. Participants can submit their entries through June 8, 2018.

Participants can include home gardeners with in-ground, combination, container or specialty gardens; children’s gardens, maintained by school-age children under the supervision of an adult; community gardeners with vegetable and flower gardens, garden blocks, public-space plantings and parks; and businesses that have beautified their properties.

The contest categories include: Children’s Garden, Combination Garden, Container Garden, Flower Garden, Specialty Garden, Garden Block, Public Space (Plantings or Parks), Urban Farm and Vegetable Garden.

Gardeners whose projects are chosen for recognition will be invited to an awards reception, where photos of the winning gardens will be showcased. As a thank you for participating, PHS invites all contestants to enroll in their upcoming gardening programs and workshops at reduced costs. For more information, visit