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Design Division 2012

Division II


Design Division


Berkeley's Natural Gem'


Section A‘A Gem since 1725'

Designs in this section will be Small, not to exceed 8 inches in height, width or depth.
Space available will be approximately 10" high, 10" wide and 10" deep.   Designs in this section are eligible for the Petite Award and Award of Design Excellence.  To be considered, the exhibit must be a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above.  Note the variety of staging in this section.  Designer has complete freedom to choose design type, plant materials or other components, unless specified otherwise. The shelves will be attached to the cream colored walls of the building.   Reservations for this section may be made by calling Judy Walton at 843-553-0669.

Class 1 - ‘A Gift Box'  
Small designs in this class will be displayed in a 10"x10"x10" antique gold frame giving the illusion of the shadow box displays of our ancestors. The frame will be set on the front edge of a shelf and have an off white interior.  The shadow box frames will be furnished by the committee and attached to the shelf.  Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components.   The design size is limited to 8"x8"x8".  A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design.

Class 2 - 'Ruby Pendant'
Small designs in this class will be Type II, Kinetic hanging design displayed inside a 9 ½" by 9 ½" polyhedron form, representing a ruby, the 80th anniversary jewel.  Each polyhedron will be hung from a dowel bar and will be free moving.  Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components.  The design size is limited to 8"x8"x8". A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design. See page 202-3b of the Handbook.

Class 3 - A Historical Gem'
Small designs in this class will represent travel on the Cooper River during the 1700's and 1800's.  Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components.  The design size is limited to 8"x8"x8".  Designer should furnish a 10"x10"x10" baseboard and backboard with this design.


Section B – 'Early Days'

These designs represent Dean Hall Plantation in early days plus the Kittredge days (1725-1909) before the opening of Cypress Gardens in 1932.  Designs in this section are eligible for the Designer's Choice Award and Award of Design Excellence. To be considered, the exhibit must be a blue ribbon winner, scoring 95 or above.    The designer will furnish covered backgrounds and baseboards where required.  Baseboards will be 34" wide, 30" deep.  Background boards are 34" wide, 48" high.  See each class for specific space allowed.  Reservations for this section may be made by Nancy Lovelace at 843-797-6326.

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Class 4 – ‘The Rice Fields'

Four underwater designs representing rice farming of the 1720's.  The four designs in this class are to be staged in front of a 34" wide and 48" high backboard, with a   baseboard of 34" wide and 30" deep.  The designer will furnish a covered backboard and baseboard.  See page 212 of the Handbook.

Class 5 – ‘'Stately Cypress Trees'

Four designs of unlimited height to be staged on black 39" high pedestals with an 18" x 18" top.  Pedestal may be incorporated into the design. No backboards will be used.  Designs will be staged in front of cream colored walls.

Class 6 ‘On the Cooper River'

Four creative designs representing the early days of the Kittredge Dean Hall Plantation ownership prior to opening Cypress Gardens. (1909 through 1932).  These four designs will be staged in front of a 34" wide and 48" high back board with a baseboard to be 34" wide and 30" deep.  The designer will furnish the covered backboard and baseboard.  See page 200 of the Handbook.


Section C - 'Garden Joys'

The designs in this section represent Dean Hall Plantation from the Kittredge purchase in 1909, through the opening of Cypress Gardens in 1932 until current times.  Designs in this section are eligible for the Tricolor Award and Award of Design Excellence.  ALL PLANT MATERIALS USED MUST BE FRESH. To be considered, the exhibit must be a blue ribbon winner, scoring 95 or above.  Designer has complete freedom to choose plant materials or other components.  Reservations for this section may be made by calling Denise Larue at 843-670-0313.

Class 7 - 'Rest in the Shade'

Four horizontal designs representing 'rest' after a hard day's work on the plantation.  The designs will be staged on a 11/1/2" wide, 48" long cherry wood colored shelves attached with black brackets to cream colored walls.  The shelves will be placed 48" up from the floor.

Class 8 - ‘In the Garden with Mrs.  Kittredge'

Four designs exhibited of unlimited height to be staged on black 37" high pedestals with a 20" x 20" black top.  Pedestal may be incorporated into the design.   A baseboard and backboard will not be used with this design.   Design will be judged from the front, but visible all around.

Class 9 - ‘A Natural Gem'

A hanging design Type I, non-Kinetic exhibited on the 'front door' of the Dean Hall Plantation.  The doors are painted dark forest green. See page 202-3a of the Handbook.


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Section D – ‘Dining at Dean Hall'


The exhibits in this section are eligible for the Table Artistry Award and the Award of Design Excellence.  To be considered, the exhibit must be a blue ribbon winner, scoring 95 or above.  Please note the variety of design types and staging in this section.  Reservations for this section may be made by calling Linda Cantrell at 843-569-0338.

Class 10'Dinner at Dean Hall Plantation‘

The four exhibits in this class will be Capsule Functional, for one, table design set on a 24" square table, with the floral design suitable for a 6' dinner table.  The designer will furnish table covering of their choice.  See page 216-B of the Handbook.

Class 11 - 'Plantation Picnic'

The four exhibits in this class will be Exhibition Table Design, Type 2.  These four designs will be staged in front of a 34" wide and 48" high backboard, with a baseboard of 34" wide and 30" deep. The designer will furnish a covered backboard and baseboard.  The backboard may be incorporated into the exhibit.  See page 216-3b of the Handbook.

Class 12‘Spring luncheon on the Porch'

The four exhibits in this class will be Functional Table Design for two.  The staging will be on 30" round, 30" tall tables, furnished by the committee.  Each table will be set in front of medium green colored weathered bi-fold door, representing the shutters on the Dean Hall Plantation porch.  Designer has freedom of choice as to table coverings.  See page 215 of the Handbook.




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