Calendar of Events
Check back regularly to see what’s happening here at Hicks Nurseries.
Fall Harvest & Giant Pumpkin Contest
October 6, 2019 (Sunday)
Join in the fun! Everyone is invited to participate in this competition which not only includes giant pumpkins but additional categories for large, unique and decorated vegetables. Registration begins at 10am; judging begins promptly at 11am.*
Everyone who has grown a pumpkin, no matter what its size – is encouraged to bring it to the competition and show off their growing skills. Prizes will be awarded for the 3 heaviest pumpkins.
Giant Vegetable or Flower
Have you grown a giant squash, sunflower head, cucumber or other vegetable? Enter your largest garden grown plants for bragging rights and a chance to win!
Best Decorated Vegetable
We encourage you to use your imagination to its fullest! Decorate one vegetable or a group of vegetables. Impress the judges with your creativity.
Create a bouquet of your favorite flowers and greenery from your very own garden. (Please display in vase)
Beginner Gardener Category
Children are encouraged to bring their favorite vegetables or flowers that they grew at home. All children will be awarded a certificate of participation.
*Registration for all categories begins at 10 am. Judging begins at 11 am sharp. Entries brought to the competition after 11am will be exhibited but may not be judged or eligible for prizes.
Plastic Recycling Program
May 13, 2019 (Monday) - June 17th (Monday)
Home gardeners are asked to collect and sort their plastic garden pots, cell packs and trays to be recycled by Hicks Nurseries. Please shake out all soil and rocks from the containers and remove metal hangers, rings or other foreign materials before dropping them into the recycling bin. The drop-off bin is located in the Customer Pick-Up/Loading Area. All plastic containers collected will be recycled.
Only garden plastics will be accepted. No household plastics, no food plastics, no clay pots, no soil, no metal plant hangers and no plastic bags. This service is open to retail customers and is not for commercial or landscaper use.