Hershey Gardens and AMES are proud to sponsor a Student Garden Design Scholarship Competition to students in grades 10-12 from the following counties: Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder and York.

This year’s theme garden is the Butterfly Garden.


Our goal is to provide an educational and career development competitive exercise for students interested in gardening, horticulture, landscape architecture, the arts, and the development of the public garden as a community resource.

Both individual and group entries are permitted, but each student or group may only enter once. Groups should contain no more than four members. Professional collaboration is not permitted. All garden designs must be original to the entrants.

The Butterfly Garden Design should fit in a 25 foot x 25 foot space.

Registration is required by Friday, November 28, 2014, and include the following items:

  1. Registration Form
  2. $10 check (per individual or group design) made payable to Hershey Gardens (non-refundable)

Registration and check can be mailed to Hershey Gardens, ATTN: Education Department, 170 Hotel Rd., Hershey PA 17033. For more information, please contact Kim Frew at 717.508.5968 or ksfrew@hersheygardens.org.

Important Information

Please review the following information: Garden Design Rules and Regulations and Garden Design Judging Criteria

Deadlines and Important Dates

  • Friday, November 28, 2014, 4 p.m. – Deadline for registering (completed form and $10)
  • Friday, February 13, 2015, 4 p.m. – Deadline for submitting completed designs and descriptive paragraph.
  • Mid-May the winning garden will be installed at Hershey Gardens in The Children's Garden.

Awards

1st Place

  • Installation of butterfly garden design at Hershey Gardens with the aid of Hershey Gardens’ gardening staff.
  • $800 total for the winning design, to be split among the members of the group or in whole for an individual entrant.
  • AMES Gardening tools for your school and a one-year family membership to Hershey Gardens for each member of the design team.

2nd Place

  • $400 total for the winning design, to be split among the members of the group or in whole for an individual entrant.
  • A one-year family membership to Hershey Gardens for each member of the design team.

3rd Place

  • $200 total for the winning design, to be split among the members of the group or in whole for an individual entrant.
  • A one-year family membership to Hershey Gardens for each member of the design team.

All Entrants

  • Two free admission tickets to Hershey Gardens for each member of the design team.