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Flower Show

Pan-O-Prog Flower Show

Background Information

Our annual Flower Show is part of Lakeville's Panorama Of Progress (Pan-O-Prog) city celebration.  It is held this year on Saturday, July 13, 2024 and is a highly anticipated event among many of our members! All amateur growers are welcome to participate. Read more below for the details and to volunteer or request more information. 

Date and Time

When:  Saturday, July 13, 2024

Where: Lakeville Arts Center at 20965 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville

8:00-10:00 Entries will be received 

10:00-11:00 Judging 

11:00-3:00 The show will be open to the public with voting for the People's Choice Award

3:00-3:15 Awards and photos 

3:15-3:30 Entrys may be picked up; unclaimed entries will be donated to a local nursing home.



Ribbons will be awarded by our judges for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each class and for Best of Show. The First Place Winners in each category will receive a $10 gift card from a local greenhouse and the Best of Show  will receive $30 in gift cards from local greenhouses. 

The public will cast votes for the People's Choice award and the winner will receive $30 in gift cards from local greenhouses.

Classes of Plants for Entries

Class I     Annuals and Biennials

Class II    Perennials

Class III   Foliage (Non-Hosta)

Class IV   Flowering Branches and Fruited, coned or berried Branches (not to exceed 28 inches in overall length)

Class V    Bulbs - including lilies, callas, dahlias

Class VI   Miscellaneous - to include vines and others not listed

Class VII  Hosta

Entry Requirements and Process

*We ask that all  entries be prepared, labeled,  and ready to exhibit prior to coming to the Arts Center. At registration, LAGC membes will be available to help with any questions and provide assistance as needed.*

  • All classes are open to any amateur grower and must have been grown by the exhibitor.

  • There is a limit of 10 entries per exhibitor.

  • More than one entry per class is allowed, provided each is a different cultivar, type or color.

  • Only one specimen per container is allowed. 

  • Dahlias and Begonias should have only 1 flower with leaves but no buds. 

  • Container must be clear to allow view of the stem, narrow mouthed enough to support the stem, and furnished by the exhibitor.

  • Foil or plastic wrap should be used if needed to prop the stem. Wiring can be used for vines only.

  • All specimens must be labeled  (using the entry slip below) with the plant's common name and correct botanical name, if possible.

  • The specimens (except for pansies and Calla Lilies) must have at least one leaf.

  • No oiling, spray or artificial coloring permitted. No leaves or roots in the water.

  • Entries will be received from 8:30am - 10:00am only.

Tips for Preparing your Entry

  • Take a container of water out to your garden in the cool of the early evening the night before the show.

    • Select blooms/specimens in their prime. Cut a long stem and immediately place specimens into the water. When you have collected all your items, with the stems UNDER WATER, again trim the stems and keep everything in water overnight. This process  will harden your specimen. 

  • On the day of the show, place the entry into a clear container with adequate water to cover the end of the stem. 

    • Trim off any old blooms, bug eaten or torn leaves, etc. 

    • Match the specimen height or trim the stem so that the container is 2/3 the height of the flower.

    • Use foil or plastic wrap to support the stem to keep it upright and from moving or shifting.

  •  All entires need foliage except for Pansies and Calla Lilies.

  • Do NOT cut the anthers of Lilies. Daylilies hold up best if cut the day of the show.


Entry Registration Form
Please print, cut apart, and complete this  Entry form with a black ball point pen prior to coming to the Arts Center.

  • Fill in Entry Class with the number and category as listed above

  • Fill in the name/variety of the entry (i.e. Astilbe- Chocolate Shogun) as best you can!

  • Enter your full name

  • If you have a hole punch, punch out the black dot then fold the form above your name so that  your name is not visible, and secure it to your entry with a rubber band.

  • LAGC members will write in the Entry Number at registration and help  with any questions or assistance you may need. 

If you have any questions please Contact Us here. 

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