Trevose Horticultural Society to host “Bee Inspired” Event

The Trevose Horticultural Society will stage their 101st National Garden Club Standard Flower Show “Bee Inspired” on Friday, August 23 from 4 to 8 PM and Saturday, August 24 from 10 AM to 4:30PM at St. Ephrem Catholic Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA.  The public is cordially invited; admission is free. Non-members are welcome to enter.  However, advanced registration is required for competitive design entries.  Contact the Advance Registration Chair at 215-322-4154 prior to August 2, 2024.

The “Bee Inspired” theme is prominently and creatively featured throughout the Design Division.  A National Garden Club (NGC) Functional Table design style, “Be My Honey” is an alfresco table setting for two.  An NGC Framed Spatial Hanging Design, “Flight of the Bumble Bee,” emphasizes erratic motion.  “Sting Like a Bee” is a creative style staged on a pedestal implying explosive motion.  The Novice Class, “Make a Bee Line,” is an NGC Stretch Design using two artistically connected containers.  “Swarm,” a Petite design, is limited to 10” in height and width.  In the Botanical Arts Artistic Craft class, “A Bee in Your Bonnet,” participants decorate a hat using all-natural plant material.  Pre-registration is required by August 2.  Contact 215-322-4154.

The horticulture schedule offers a variety of competitive classes for area green-thumbs, including annuals, perennials, roses, houseplants, evergreen and flowering branches as well as herbs and vegetables.  The “Annual Introductions” classes must include recently marketed varieties of flowers and vegetables offered in 2024.  Members enter their specimens grown from seed in special challenge classes of parsley, carrots and potted Nasturtium.  Entrants may also compete in sections for foliage and flowering container-grown plants, including a themed dish garden, a Horticulture Collection and patio planters.

In the NGC newly added Youth and Sponsored Groups Division children aged 18 and under may compete in the Junior Horticulture Section which includes classes for vegetables, flowers, and herbs.  Both youth and senior groups from the Bensalem Senior Center will compete in their respective classes in the Sponsored Groups Division decorating a plate with all natural materials.

Several informative displays focus on broadening the public’s environmental awareness. 

Coordinated by Karen Woodson of Feasterville, an informative exhibit, “Bee Friendly,” will explain the complex societies of same species members, each with a specific task.  Bee colonies are intricate social structures regulated by the queen and carried out by worker bees and drones.

An educational exhibit “Guardians of the Natural World” designed by Joe Dervane of Bucks County Bee Company describes the irreplaceable role of bees, butterflies and bats who help to maintain our planet’s biodiversity with pollination.  It is estimated that approximately 75% of global food crops depend, at least in part on pollination.

A selection of home-made goodies and market tables laden with fresh home-grown flowers and produce, hand-made bird-themed novelties, garden related items and potted plants are always a popular stop for visitors. 

For further information or copies of the show schedule, please contact 215-460-8853, visit or Facebook.

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