For Immediate Release
March 29, 2017

Contact: AnnMarie Cornejo

Cal Poly Seeking Entrants for Annual Community Flower Show

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly is looking for a few good gardeners — and their flowers — for the annual Community Flower Show on Saturday, April 8, as part of the university’s 24th annual Open House.

Community members are invited to enter their flower specimens in the show. Event entries may be submitted from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, and from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Saturday, April 8.

Contestants can enter specimens of perennials, annuals, bulbs, blooms from flowering shrubs, roses and container plants. For a full list of entry sections and classes, contact horticulture and crop science Professor Virginia Walter at

The flower show will be held at Environmental Horticultural Science Unit (No. 48), on Via Carta at the north end of campus. The show will be open for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8.

Entries will be judged by Cal Poly students, and ribbons will be handed out to the top three entries in each class, as well as the best-of-section, best-of-show and reserve best-of-show.

The Community Flower Show is sponsored by the Cal Poly Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi Horticulture Honor Society. For more information, contact Walter at 756-2897.

About Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, comprehensive polytechnic university. The university’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is comprised of expert faculty members who take pride in their ability to transform academically motivated students into innovative professionals ready to solve the complex challenges associated with feeding the world in sustainable ways. Students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, including ranch land, orchards, vineyards and forests, all of which provide the basis for Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing methodology. It is the fifth-largest college of agriculture in the country, with 4,000 undergraduate students.

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