1. Collection of 6 pans any distinct rock garden plants (recognized colour variants or forms are distinct varieties for this purpose).
2. Collection of 6 pans as above, but open only to Novices (anyone who has exhibited three years or less, and has not won a trophy yet). Points count only towards Novice aggregate.
3. Collection of 3 pans, rock garden plants of different genera.
4. Collection of 3 pans distinct rock garden plants of the same genus.
Each class, 5–57 inclusive, contains two subclasses: A) for entries of 1 pan, and B) for entries of 3 pans
5. Any Pacific Northwest plant suitable for a rock garden grown from seed or cuttings collected personally by the exhibitor. Date and place of collecting to be given.
6. Any Pacific Northwest plant suitable for a rock garden.
7. Any Pacific Northwest plant suitable for a woodland garden.
8. Any Pacific Northwest plant suitable for a bog or wetland garden.
9. Any plant suitable for a woodland garden but not eligible for classes 7, 8, or 34.
10. Any plant suitable for a bog or wetland garden but not eligible for classes 7, 8, or 34.
11. A rock garden plant originating in Europe.
12. A rock garden plant originating in Asia.
13. A rock garden plant originating in Australia or New Zealand.
14. A rock garden plant originating in Africa.
15. A rock garden plant originating in North or South America.
16. A rock garden plant raised from seed by the exhibitor.
17. A rock garden plant out of bloom to be judged for silver or grey foliage effect.
18. A rock garden plant out of bloom to be judged for foliage effect, not eligible for classes 17 or 42. Grasses to 45 cm (18”) are suitable.
20. Any other Crassulaceous genus (Cotyledon, Echeveria, Jovibarba, Sempervivum, etc.).
Madge Hamilton Trophy—best Sempervivum or Jovibarba.
22. Any cushion plant not eligible for class 21 (Draba, Silene acaulis, etc).
25. Ericaceous genus suitable for a rock garden other than Rhododendron (Gaultheria, Kalmiopsis, etc.).
Hamish Robertson Trophy—best ericaceous plant other than Rhododendron.
26. Dwarf conifer suitable for a rock garden.
27. Dwarf shrub in flower suitable for a rock garden, not eligible for classes 25, 26, 29–32.
28. Dwarf shrub not in flower suitable for a rock garden, not eligible for class 26.
R.H. Edgell Trophy—best hybrid Rhododendron. Will and Marjorie Pemberton Trophy—best species.
PLEASE NOTE: Rhododendron heights include container.
29. Rhododendron species 45 cm (18") high or less.
30. Rhododendron species over 45 cm (18") high.
31. Rhododendron hybrid 45 cm (18") high or less.
32. Rhododendron hybrid over 45 cm (18") high.
33. Fern suitable for a rock garden.
34. Fern suitable for a woodland, bog, or wetland garden.
Hugh Preece Trophy—best pan of bulbous plants suitable for a rock garden.
35. Dwarf Iris suitable for a rock garden.
36. Fritillaria suitable for a rock garden.
39. Pseudo-bulb (Pleione, etc).
40. Narcissus suitable for a rock garden.
41. Tulipa suitable for a rock garden.
42. Cyclamen out of flower, shown for foliage effect.
43. Cyclamen in flower (wild Cyclamen persicum is eligible, but florist strains are not).
44. Any corm or bulb suitable for a rock garden, not included in classes 35–43.
Barton Trophy—best plant of Primula x Polyanthus. Dr. Charles A. Watson Trophy—best Primula.
45. P. allionii and hybrids.
46. P. marginata and hybrids.
47. P. auricula (sp), P. hirsuta, deorum, villosa, and other saxatile or European primulas.
48. Primula denticulate.
49. Section Aleuritia (Farinosae): P. farinosa, P. laurentiana, P. modesta etc.
50. Section Parryi (U.S. Dryland Primula): P. angustifolia, P. cusickiana, P. ellisiae, P. parryi etc.
51. Asiatic Primula species and hybrids: P. cortusoides, P. kisoana, P. sieboldii, etc. —not P. denticulata or species in class 49.
52. Section Primula: species only. P. veris, P. elatior, P. juliae, P. vulgaris.
53. Hybrid vulgaris (acaulis).
54. Double vulgaris types.
55. x Juliana primulas (P. x pruhoniciana) P. 'Wanda', 'Lady Greer' etc.
56. Primula x polyanthus including anomalous varieties (Jack-in-the-Green, Hose-in-Hose).
57. Garden laced polyanthus. (pin-flowered gold-laced, all silver-laced). Emphasis on garden-worthiness. Minimum 2 open flowers.
*58. Exhibition Gold-laced Polyanthus. Flowers must be thrum (pins go in class 52b).
59. P. auricula hybrids (Garden auriculas incl hybrid pubescens)
60. Double varieties of garden auriculas. Emphasis on garden-worthiness.
*61. Show edged auriculas.
*62. Show self auriculas.
*63. Show Fancies and striped auriculas.
*64. Exhibition Alpine auriculas (light or gold-centred).
65. Any other Primula not eligible for Classes 45–64.
* Exhibition classes should have only one crown per pot. Multiple crowns will be accepted, but may be marked down. They must have 3 open thrum flowers.
Sybil McCulloch Trophy—best bonsai.
66. Evergreen bonsai. Specify if grown from seed.
67. Deciduous bonsai. Specify if grown from seed.
68. Bonsai in flower. Specify if grown from seed.
69. Shohin. Trees 25 cm (10") or less measured from the apex of the tree to the top of the pot.
70. Novice. Any bonsai trained by an exhibitor who has been doing bonsai continuously for less than 5 years.
MINIATURE GARDEN SECTION
Jack Hibberson Trophy—best miniature garden. Michael Lambert Trophy—best trough in classes 71–74.
71. Miniature rock garden, crevice-style in any container.
72. Miniature garden in any irregular container (drilled rock or stump).
73. Miniature garden in any container consisting of a) Dwarf shrubs (75% of planting) b) In flower (50% of planting) c) Succulents (75% of planting)
74. Association of rock garden plants, any container a) Native to BC b) North American c) European d) other
The rarest plant from this class is awarded The Christiansen Trophy.
75. 1 pan rock garden plant that is new, rare, or difficult in cultivation. Should include a note for the public describing the reasons for including the plant in this class.
CHILDREN'S SECTION: UP TO AGE 10
A Mrs. H.R. Beaven Cup is awarded to the best exhibit.
76. A miniature garden, either natural or novelty, not to exceed 45 cm (18") in length, breadth or diameter. Material need not be growing. To be judged for artistic effect, originality, and proportions.
YOUTH SECTION: 11–17
A Mrs. H.R. Beaven Cup is awarded to the best exhibit.
77. A miniature garden not to exceed 45 cm (18") in length, breadth or diameter. To be judged for artistic effect, originality and proportions.
78. Any rock garden plant grown by the exhibitor.
79. A collection of three rock garden plants grown by the exhibitor.
TROPHIES AWARDED TO THE BEST PLANTS ACROSS SEVERAL CLASSES:
The Best Native North American Alpine or Rock Garden Plant is awarded The Alan Brooks Morkill Trophy. (eligible classes: 1–6, 15–19, 21–30, 33, 36, 44 & 50) The Best Plant for the Woodland Garden is awarded The Lohbrunner Trophy. (eligible classes: 7, 9, 25–28, 34, 37, & 38)
The Best Plant in the Show is awarded The Mrs. Biggerstaff Wilson Trophy. (eligible classes: 1 - 70, & 75)
The Most Meritorious Collection of 3 Pans of Rock Garden Plants is awarded The VIRAGS Perpetual Trophy.
TROPHIES AWARDED FOR AGGREGATE POINTS:
The exhibitor receiving the highest aggregate of points wins The Dr. C.T. Hilton Trophy.
The exhibitor receiving the highest aggregate of points in the first three years of exhibiting wins The Jeffries Trophy. Only to be won once by any member.
The exhibitor with the highest aggregate of points in the Children's or Youth Sections wins The Dr. Lewis Clark Cup.