Our Groups this Year!

  • Children that Grow
    • Click HERE to view a picture tour of the Garden! 
  • Grandma's Garden
  • Hope for Newport Garden Kids
    • Click HERE to view some pictures of our Garden! 
  • Hop Springs Garden
  • Junior Master Gardeners
    • Click HERE to watch a video tour of the Garden! 
  • Little Nature Gardeners

* Click HERE to see pictures from our end of the year Garden Party!

Results from our Garden Party!

  • Best Plate of Peppers - Must display 5 peppers per plate with stems. For larger varieties, 3 peppers per plate. Entries will be judged on uniformity, size, and ripeness
    • 1st: Children that Grow - Hot Peppers
    • 1st: Little Nature Gardeners - Bell Peppers
  • Best Plate of Tomatoes - Must display 5 tomatoes per plate with stems. For larger varieties, 3 tomatoes per plate. Entries will be judged on uniformity, size, and ripeness.
    • 1st: Grandma's Garden
    • 1st: Hope for Newport Garden Kids - Ox Heart
    • 2nd: Children that Grow
    • 2nd: Junior Master Gardeners
    • 2nd: Little Nature Gardeners
  • Biggest Zucchini - Will be judged on length, ripeness with the stem.
    • 1st: Children that Grow - 11 and 3/4 inches
  • Best Plate of Cucumbers - Must display 3 cucumbers on a plate with stems. Entries will be judged on uniformity and size.
    • 1st: Little Nature Gardeners
    • 2nd: Children that Grow
    • 2nd: Junior Master Gardeners
  • Other Vegetables (anything except those listed above) - Must display enough to cover more than 50% of the plate. Entries will be judged on uniformity, size, and ripeness.
    • 1st: Grandma's Garden- Eggplant
    • 1st: Hope for Newport Garden Kids - Kale
    • 2nd: Children that Grow - Watermelon
    • 2nd: Little Nature Gardeners - Okra
  • Dress Up the Vegetable - Toothpicks or glue can be used-no other props except for flowers, herbs, and vegetables.
    • 1st: Junior Master Gardeners - Cucumber with warts, cucumber with arms, cucumber with flowers, cucumber with sunflowers
    • 1st: Little Nature Gardeners - Squash with peppers, flower eyes, tomato nose 
    • 2nd: Children that Grow - Leaf Mask
  • Vegetable Oddities – Write why the vegetable is odd on the plate.
    • 1st: Children that Grow- Choked Cucumber
    • 1st: Grandma's Garden - Flat Green Beans
    • 1st: Junior Master Gardeners - Tomato with lumps
  • Sunflower – Judges may award for the tallest, largest head or other qualities.
    • 1st: Junior Master Gardeners - 10 feet
    • 2nd: Children that Grow
  • Flowers - A bouquet of flowers, tied with a ribbon/string. Entries judged on appearance, color, originality, and variety.
    • 1st: Hope for Newport Garden Kids - Gladiolus, Sunflowers, Butterfly Weed, Marigold, Milkweed, Blackeyed Susans 
    • 2nd: Children that Grow - Zinna, Calla
    • 2nd: Grandma's Garden - Hydrangea, Hosta
    • 2nd: Junior Master Gardeners - Calandiva, Salvia, Pink Lantana  
  • Herbs - A bouquet of herbs, tied with a ribbon/string. Entries judged on appearance, color, originality, and variety.
    • 1st: Hope for Newport Garden Kids - Mint, Sage, Parsley, Dill, Sweet Annie
    • 2nd: Children that Grow - Basil, Sage, Parsley
    • 2nd: Grandma's Garden - Basil, Sage
    • 2nd: Junior Master Gardeners - Sage, Parsley, Mint
    • 2nd: Little Nature Gardeners - Parsley, Basil, Dill, Sage, Mint
  • Best Presentation of Vegetable Garden - Must display in a basket the best representation of your garden using vegetables only (no flowers or herbs). Entries will be judged on color, variety, ripeness, and presentation.
    • 1st: Children that Grow - 14 varieties 
    • 2nd: Grandma's Garden - 11 varieties 
    • 2nd: Little Nature Gardeners - Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes