Are your alpine plants looking glorious at the moment? Is your rock garden adorned with autumn blooms? Share your pictures with us in our Virtual Flower Show for your chance to win fabulous prizes!
Launching on Social Media (Twitter, Instagram and AGS Members Facebook group) at 11am on Monday 11 October 2021, the competition invites you to enter photos of your alpine plants in flower.
This can be of a single plant in your garden or in a pot, a close-up of an alpine flower, or a photo of a bunch of beautiful alpines in flower in your garden. It’s up to you!
Create a post on Twitter, Instagram or AGS members Facebook page and attach your chosen plant photo to it. Add the plant name in the text box – don’t know the Latin name? No problem! Pop the common name in.
Not sure you’ve got the name right? No problem! We’ll try to sort that out at our end before we announce the winners, don’t worry.
Haven’t a clue what the name is? Enter with no name! We’d rather see your beautiful plants than have them excluded because you’ve lost the label. As an added bonus, if our judges know the name, they’ll add it for you during the judging process!
Arguably the most important step of all – you need to tag the Alpine Garden Society account in your post when publishing so we know you’ve entered!
Don’t know how to tag? It’s really simple – in the comments box, just type the ‘@’ symbol followed immediately by our username (AlpineGardenSoc), so it looks like this: @AlpineGardenSoc
We have 9 bundles of incredible AGS goodies to give away to 9 very lucky winners!
Nine prizes will be awarded with 1 winner for each class on each AGS Social Media Channel (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) for the following categories:
Each prize bundle includes:
One caveat: Due to new international restrictions recently introduced by mail carriers, should you win, we’ll need a UK address to post your prize to. Read our full terms and conditions here.
If you’re not UK-based and don’t have a UK address to give us, you’re still very welcome to enter for the accolade!
It’s 1pm (UK time) on Saturday 16th October 2021. So get your entries in before then to be in with a chance of winning a prize!
Winners will be announced on each Social Media channel on Wednesday 20th October 2021. Your handle will be tagged in the post to alert you to your amazing achievement, so keep an eye on your mentions on this date.
If you win, you’ll need to give us a UK address to post your prizes to! For more information, see the competition terms and conditions.
Absolutely! You can enter as many times as you like.
Just be sure to create a new post for each new entry, following the 3 steps above. Simple!
Enter it anyway! Our definition of a rock plant is very wide and contains many hardy plants that are not found in mountainous regions. This can make it tricky to figure out whether some plants are alpines or not.
While you’re welcome to view the Society’s full definition of a rock plant or the list of alpine plant genera on our encyclopaedia, we’re also happy for you to enter your plant and allow us to make the call for you.
There will be no embarassing calling anybody out – if anything, we’ll enjoy looking at even more glorious plants than usual!
The short answer is: Now.
The slightly longer answer is plant photos need to have been taken in October 2021.
This is because we want the competition to reflect the beautiful rock plants that are in flower now, while the competition is live, to keep the competition current.
If you’re one of our members who’s familiar with flower shows, you may wonder whether you need to choose a class into which to enter your plant.
The answer is no!
As long as your entry is of a rock plant (or plants) in flower, it’s in with a chance – just follow the 3 steps above to enter it into the competition
Yes, you do. It’s easy to sign up for an account and does not require much personal information to do so.
If you’re planning to enter a plant in a container and you fancy going to whole flower show hog, check out this video on how our experts get their plants looking their best.
You can read the Virtual Flower Show terms and conditions here.
We can’t wait to see all of your incredible entries this week!
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful plants!