For many years, members used the VRGC Exhibitor’s Handbook for Vegetables and Fruits, first produced by Joan Bryant and Ted Underhill in 1995, then updated by Heather West and Dell Lang in 2005.
In 2016, the Club produced the Guide for Participants in the Mini-Show, which added tips for exhibiting flowers and decorative displays. Starting from a similar document compiled by the Gordon Head Garden Club, our Show Coordinator Carol Ann Elliott edited it to reflect the rules and practices used at VRGC. The 1st edition was distributed to all club members, and it has proved very helpful for all exhibitors. It is also the guide for our garden shows. In 2019 it went into its 2nd printing.
An excerpt from Celebrating 70 Years
Compiled by Carole Carver
Co-President 2018 +2020
Past President 2019
Newsletter Editor 2011 + 2012
Carole has also volunteered in many situations. She often can be counted on to chair a Garden Show or host the Centerpiece workshop in advance of our Annual Awards Celebration & Christmas Social.
note: hard copies of this guide are available at club meetings.
This is an additional archival resource to guide members in entering shows. It includes helpful tips and techniques for presenting exhibits but is superseded by the more recent Mini-Show Guide. The Judges will refer to the Mini-Show Guide for rules, fruit and vegetable numbers, and such.