One of the oldest garden clubs in the country to hold annual exhibit in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Gardeners of Greater Youngstown is one of the oldest garden clubs in the country.

It will host its 56th annual exhibit Saturday and Sunday in the Davis Room at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

People can expect to see annual flowers and vegetables. They start accepting entries at 7 a.m. Saturday and the exhibit is open until 5 p.m. both days. It is free for both exhibitors and attendees.

“People will bring in their best tomatoes and their best corn, all sorts of vegetables,” said Gardners of Greater Youngstown member Rodney Toth.

There will be prizes, including “Best of Show” and “Best of Section.”

“In other words, as we look at all the vegetables, the judges will pick the best in that section. Then as they look at all the annual flowers they will pick the best in that section. Then comes the decision: Which is the best in the show?” Toth said.

The club started in the 1930s and was known as the Mne’s Garden Club of Youngstown for quite a few years before opening its doors to women this past year and changing its name.

“It’s an enjoyable thing where people can share the pride that they have in their gardens,” Toth said.

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