UCCE Sonoma County
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UCCE Sonoma County

Mini Garden Contest

2018 Mini Garden Contest

 Sonoma County Strong 

Do something fun with your club, design your own “Mini Garden”! This year’s theme is “Sonoma County Strong”! Use the creativity in your club to plant and create a “Mini Garden”. Your garden will be displayed atop a barrel at 4-H Open House and Chicken BBQ and prizes will be awarded to the top three Gardens.


Container gardening

  • One Mini Garden per club, AND/OR one Mini Garden per project or individual.
  • Your Mini Garden must be self-contained and measure no larger than 21.5 inches in diameter.
  • Attach a card with Club/Project and Garden Name. Be creative in naming your garden.


Gardens will be judged the morning of Chickenque and ribbons will identify the top three placing gardens.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Creativity
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Use of the theme "4-H Grows Here" 
  • How well your garden promotes 4-H

Remember, the judge’s ruling will be final! Prizes will be awarded at the Annual Leaders Training in August.


  • Submit the entry form by April 13th, 2018 at the 4-H Office. 
  • Your Mini Garden must be delivered to Fairgrounds on 
    Saturday, May 5, 2018  from 10AM-12PM
  • You are responsible for picking up your garden at the end of the event
  • Mini Garden Contest Entry Form


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