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Calling the Youth!

The Plants with Purpose Challenge for you this summer is on!

$400 of Prize money to be awarded in September!

Open to all young people between the ages of 8 -17.

Must be a registered CHS Youth Member.

Contact us for more details or to register for this fun summer challenge.

Get Growing!

Open to anyone aged 8 to 17 who is a registered CHS Youth Member. Entry form and registration must be submitted to “Plants with Purpose” Committee by July 3, 2020.


The Challenge:

Create & grow a container garden “Plants with Purpose” with your own ‘theme’ and present the creation at 6:30pm, on September 28, 2020 to the Challenge Committee. Winners will be selected and awards presented that same evening.

Age groups:  Group A: 8 to 12 years               Group B: 13 to17 years

Prize Awards: For each Group

                           First Prize $100.   Second Prize: $50.  Third Prize: $50 

Garden Requirements:

  • Garden to have a theme of plants that serve a purpose – you select the purpose!

  • Garden must contain at least three different “plants with purpose” which the participant must be able to name. Additional plants allowed.

  • Garden must be in a container – Minimum 6” x 6” up to maximum size 12” x 12” Plants may be taller or wider. Container may also be decorated.

  • Participant to create or construct one object out of natural materials which suits the theme of their garden and display it within their garden or attached to the pot. To be judged on creative use of materials, how it fits into your theme & design of object

  • Use of additional decorative items to suit theme within garden is allowed

  • All creation, work and care of garden to be done by Youth participant.

  • Garden to be submitted for judging of ‘Plants with Purpose’. Judged on:

    •  overall garden and interpretation of theme

    • ‘natural object’ created by participant

    • Three plants within garden identified by name

Our goal is to promote involvement in a healthful and rewarding hobby that also instills an awareness and concern for the environment. We hope to teach gardening skills and foster pride in the both their own environment and within the community.

Contact Info: Chair of Challenge Committee for more details or to register:   

M. Munro 


Congratulations to the 2019 Enchanted Garden Challenge Winners!

Group A

  1. Claira Yates -Heart's Ease Garden

  2. May Norton -Relax & Feel Better Tea Garden

  3. Jaime Meyers -In Memory of Mr. Nibbles the Bunny Garden

Group B

  1. Josie Meyers - The Little Rock Cottage Garden

  2. Olivia Jones - Merry Little Fairy Garden

  3. Meagen Godfrey - The Pollinator Hideaway Garden

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Cannington, ON  L0E 1E0


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