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Delaware Center for Horticulture announces Virtual Garden Contest winners

Delaware News Desk
The Delaware Center for Horticulture, in partnership with event sponsor Discover, announced the winners of its first-ever Virtual Garden Contest. Pictured is the first-place flower garden, "Our Fairfield Garden" by Barb Rosen.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture, in partnership with event sponsor Discover, announced the winners of its first-ever Virtual Garden Contest.

With 64 entries, this year’s contest included submissions from gardeners of all ages, novice and expert alike, for their flower, vegetable and container/kitchen gardens.

Reminiscent of DCH’s past City Gardens Contests, this virtual contest gave gardeners an opportunity to showcase their spaces to inspire others to get outside and get gardening.

“As an organization with a mission to inspire individuals and communities through the power of plants, we knew how important gardening and being outdoors would be this spring and summer for people to stay active and remain grounded,” said DCH Executive Director Vikram Krishnamurthy. “We were overwhelmed with the response we received from our first-ever Virtual Garden Contest and even more impressed with the amazing gardens our contestants created and cultivated. This contest is proof of how healing and powerful the simple act of gardening can be for the mind, body and spirit at any age.”

Flower garden winners are, first place, Our Fairfield Garden by Barb Rosen; second place, Small Wonder Urban Garden by Eric and Jason Hoover; and third place, Rock Garden Sanctuary by Jane Brooks.

Vegetable garden winners are, first place, Shepherd’s Community Garden by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; and, tied for second place, Half Acre Garden by John and Shannon and In the Garden with Gail by Gail Hermenau. 

The first-place houseplant winner is Green Grove by Gigi. 

For more on each garden and its gardeners, visit thedch.org/virtualgardencontest.