The 11th Annual Mini Landscape Competition at the 2017 Fresno Home & Garden Show returns as a part of our garden features. Fresno Shows introduced the competition 10 years ago, and the venue has proven to be one of the most popular sites at the Home Shows. 

 Children between the ages of 5 and 18 have been encouraged, with the help of their teachers, to put together mini-landscapes that will be judged by professional landscapers and Master Gardeners. There will be a first place winner for each age grouping within The Minis. 

To get started, each student, or group of students, receives a $15 gift certificate to purchase all required soil and plant materials. The landscape theme is "open", so the children's imaginations can really go wild.  They decide on a theme, plan it, then plant it!  They will also be responsible for watering and maintaining the landscape/garden until show time.

The competition will be held Friday morning (March 3, 2017) at 9:00 a.m., before the Fresno Home and Garden Show opens. All entries will remain on display at the Mini area located in the Garden Pavilion (near the Butler Entrance, south fairgrounds). Be sure to drop by and get a peek into what the future of landscaping in the Central Valley. Passing the torch (or maybe the backhoe?).

SPONSORED BY ROSENBALM ROCKERY & BELMONT NURSERY

For over two decades Rosenbalm Rockery has been in business serving Fresno & the San Joaquin Valley. They are an innovative supplier of landscape and hardscape products, always finding new ways to create and show you how to enjoy your outdoor space. RR offers a large selection of natural stone, interlocking pavers, bark, gravel, waterfall & retaining wall materials. While at the show, visit Rosenbalm in the More Exhibits Building (south end of show), or get more information at www.therockery.com!      

Belmont Nursery – The go-to place for plants.  Located on Central California's popular Blossom Trail, Belmont Nursery was established in the early 1940's; owners Jon and Connie Reelhorn have been at the helm since 2001. Visit the Belmont Nursery display located outside at the south end of the fairgrounds, or call 559-255-6645 for more information.