2015 Show entries
We have two shows this year, Spring all Day show and Autumn Evening show
Even if you do not enter please do come along and have a look and maybe enjoy a cup of tea and a cake.
The Spring Show opens to the public at 2.00p.m. with prizegiving at 4.00p.m. there will be over 40 classes see below
Our Show Motto is :-
"Don’t Grow for the Show, Just Show What You Grow"
We do follow the rules, as showing must be competitive but it is light hearted,
so please enter, have fun and enjoy the shows.
Saturday 9th April 2022
No More Than Two Entries Per Entrant Per Class
Flower and Vegetable
1 3 Tulips, one variety, in one pot max 250mm ) Classes 1-3
2 3 Daffodils, one variety, in one pot max 250mm ) for the Van
3 3 Hyacinths, one variety, in one pot max 250mm ) Velden Certificate
4 A specimen flowering bulb in pot any cultivar max pot size 250mm.
5 Miscellaneous bulbs in a pot or bowl max pot size 300mm.
6 Pot Plant in Flower, not in schedule max pot size 300mm.
7 Pot Plant for Foliage max pot size 300mm.
8 A single Cactus or Succulent in pot max size 150mm.
9 Primula or polyanthus in a pot max size 150mm.
10 A tied bunch of herbs min 3 varieties.
11 1 specimen Pansy flower head floating in a saucer provided.
12 3 Pansy flower heads floating in a saucer provided any varieties.
13 1 Specimen stem Trumpet Daffodil, Division 1 any variety.
14 1 Specimen stem Daffodil, Division 2 or 3 (large or small cup) any variety.
15 1 Specimen stem Double Daffodil, Division 4 any variety.
16 1 Specimen stem Multiheaded Daffodil, Divisions 5,7 or 8 any variety.
17 Vase 3 stems Daffodil, Div 1 2 or 3 (trumpet, large or small cup). one var.
18 Vase 3 stems Daffodil, Divisions 5,7 or 8 (multiheaded). one var.
19 Vase 5 stems Daffodils one variety or mixed any division.
For Daffodil and Narcissii Descriptions see the RHS daffodil type class leaflet at back of handbook
20 1 Specimen Tulip, any variety.
21 Vase 3 stems Tulips, one variety or mixed.
22 Vase minimum 5 assorted spring garden flowers not in schedule.
23 Vase 3 stems Foliage.
24 Vase 3 stems Flowering Shrubs.
25 3 Stems Rhubarb
26 Devon Apple cake to recipe in schedule.
27 7 Cheese Straws to recipe in schedule.
28 2lb Tea loaf to recipe in schedule.
29 3 Eccles Cakes to to recipe in schedule.
30 3 Round Bread rolls to recipe of your choice.
31 Homemade Soft Drink, min approx. 500ml.
32 A jar of jam or marmalade.
33 A jar of pickle or chutney.
For recipes see middle of handbook
34 An Item of homemade wood or metal work.
35 Homemade celebration card, any size paper or card folded.
36 A piece of knitted, crocheted or needlework of any sort.
37 A painting any using any medium, any size
38 A pencil or charcoal sketch, any size up to A3
Unmounted colour prints, size 7'' x 5'' only please
All entries must be to show secretary no later than Sunday prior to show in an envelope with your name and tel. no. as we are having the photos judged professionally this year therefore the timescale is important
39 A monochrome picture – showing tone texture shape and light
40 On the road – showing a sense of adventure
41 Wild wonders – wildlife with impact (not pets)
42 It’s a small world – close up and detailed
43 The great outdoors – urban, wild or coastal
Van Velden Cup - Spring Show
Bulbs for Classes 1, 2 & 3 in the Spring Show are be purchased by the exhibitors themselves this year as in the past we have had complaints about the quality of the bulbs. A set consists of :- 3 Hyacinths 3 tulips and 3 Daffodils in seperate pots
With the intention that you enter them in the Spring Show, the person with the highest points in Classes 1, 2 & 3 will win the Van Velden Award
They are usually planted in December or January with the intention that they all bloom together for the show in April. so they need careful cultivation and attention.
The three bulbs are displayed in one pot of maximum size 10 inches (external diameter of pot) in each class so that's three pots one for each class with the three bulbs of the same variety in each. Easy isn't it!
This is not an easy section so good luck to all who enter, if you need any guidance feel free to ask any committee member, but of course they won't know either because to my knowledge not one of the current committee has ever got a third prize in any class let alone won the cup.
You would be better to ask the vice president Adrian Paine, now he is the expert!
RULES OF THE SPRING SHOW
1. Entry to shows is open free to members and visitors.
2 There is no charge for entries but must be on official forms.
3. Entry forms to be handed to the show secretary
by the Wednesday prior to the show.
4. No entries will be accepted on the day of the show. This will be
strictly adhered to. This year we really mean it if you try don’t be
disappointed when refused alterations or extras.
5. Maximum of two entries per class allowed, only one will qualify in
points towards certificates. E.g. exhibitor awarded 1st and 2nd prizes
will only receive the points towards the 1st prize.
6. Preparation of the hall will commence at 8.00 a.m. show staging
from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and judging starts at 12.00 noon.
7. Judges are empowered to withhold any prize where exhibits are not
worthy of merit. The Judge’s decision is final.
8. All flowers, fruit and vegetables must be grown by the exhibitor.
Excluding floral art and domestic classes.
9. Pot plants should be staged in plain pots where possible, and must
have been in exhibitor’s possession for at least 9 months.
10. All cut flowers to be staged in vases provided unless otherwise
stated. Wires may support roses.
11. No person is allowed to move another exhibitor’s entries, the
owner or show official may only move exhibits.
12. Where possible the name of the cultivars to be shown.
13. Prizes cards will be awarded for each class and points will be
1st - 5points, 2nd - 3points, 3rd - 1point.
Points go towards show certificates and annual awards
AUTUMN EVENING SHOW
Thursday 6th October 2022
No More Than Two Entries Per Class
Bring your exhibits along with you and put them out before 7.45.
There are no entry fees to the classes or hall to pay this month for members or visitors.
This is a fun evening where we can mingle and discuss our gardens and crafts with tea
and cake sold on our refreshment table.
1. A pot of flowering geranium or pelargonium
2. A flowering fuchsia in a container
3. A vase (various sizes supplied) of garden flowers
4. A tied bunch of culinary herbs
5. 5 Tomatoes
6. 3 Courgettes
7. The heaviest potato
8. Longest runner bean
9.Heaviest marrow, pumpkin or squash
10. Jar of soft fruit jam
11. 6 Shortbread Biscuits to your own recipe displayed on a plate provided
12. Sponge cake to your own recipe displayed on a plate provided
13. Hand made object any medium
14. Greetings card up to A4 size
15. Painting any medium up to A3 size
16. Photograph 7x5 - Celebrating gardens – formal, wild, town or country
17. Photograph 7x5 - Street seen(scene) – street photography
Everyone will be voting on supplied sheets with their favourite entry in
each class between 8.00 and 8.30 and results will be compiled and
announced as soon after 9.00 as possible.
If you garden, craft or cook there is something you can enter.
Lets have a bumper crop of entries this year!!!!