The Sixth Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival contiunes the dream that began in 2008. This year the flower show title is "Blushing Bride."
The Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival presents A Standard Flower Show, having won top state and national awards in it’s category in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. The 2012 state and national awards will be announced in May of 2013, however the anticipation of the Flower Show Committee is very high in keeping the tradition going. The 2013 year should follow the tradition as the theme will feature the Blushing Bride Hydrangea
The flower show will be held in the beautiful rotunda of the Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia 30134. It is an exquisite event featuring horticulture entries (over 450 entries in 2012). There are also design entries including table settings, bed trays, educational exhibits. In 2013, there will be a new section or category added. The new section will be called Artistic Crafts which will feature four gift wraps, four hats and four bridal bouquets.
In 2012, the flower show hosted visitors from 13 states, 65 Georgia cities and 5 foreign countries.
The event is sponsored by Ama Kanasta, Skint Chestnut, Sweetwater and Town and Country Garden Clubs of Douglas County and Co-sponsored by Douglas County Master Gardener Association.
Citizens are invited to enter horticulture specimens for judging. If you wish to participate in this event, refer to the below listed documentation for more information. If you would like to simply see a wonderful flower show as well as design entries, the flower show is free to the public.
A Standard Flower Show Entry Instructions and Requirements are included below as a .pdf attachment. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed, you may download it for free at www.adobe.com.
Flower Show Judges comments for the 2012 show.
“"I can’t tell you how impressed I was. The organization of the show made it my best judging experience to date. I fully expect your 2012 show to take top honors at the State, Regional and National levels. Everyone needs to know about this outstanding accomplishment.”"
“"What a rousing success! You and all the other ladies did a magnificent job with this flower show. I appreciate being a part of this show”."
“"I am still basking in the delight from your lovely flower show. Each year it is more perfect than the year before! Thanks so much for inviting me to evaluate it. It was very difficult to find anything to deduct points for because it was almost perfect!”"
“"Your flower show was fabulous. You have had lovely flower shows and the tradition continues.”"
“"Your flower show was spectacular!”"
“"Ya’ll did it again! Such a beautiful show and the new venue complimented the talented designers and horticulture.”"
Flower Show Awards
In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, Best Flower Show in Georgia in it's category and best overall flower show in the state of Georgia.
In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, National recognition of Best Flower Show in it's category.
In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, Best Flower Show Schedule in it's category and Best Overall Schedule in the State of Georgia.
In 2008, 2009, 2011, Best Flower Show Staging in Georgia in it's category and Best Overall in the State of Georgia.
In 2010, Best Flower Show Staging in it's Category and Second in the State of Georgia.
A Standard Flower Show