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 8th April 2017
No More Than Two Entries Per Class
Flower and Vegetable
1 2 Tulips, one variety, in one pot. ) Classes 1-3
2 3 Daffodils, one variety, in one pot. ) for the Van
3 3 Hyacinths, one variety, in one pot. ) Velden Certificate
4 1 pot or bowl of growing Polyanthus.
5 Miscellaneous bulbs in a pot or bowl
6 Pot Plant in Flower, not in schedule
7 Pot Plant for Foliage
8 A single Cactus or Succulent in pot.
9 Group of Cacti and or Succulents in pot or bowl max size 150mm(6”).
10 Vase 5 stems wild flowers min 2 varieties.
11 A tied bunch of herbs min 3 varieties.
12 1 specimen Pansy flower head floating in a saucer provided.
13 1 Specimen Narcissus, any variety.
14 Vase 3 stems Narcissus, one variety or mixed (large or small cup).
15 Vase 3 stems Narcissus, multihead.
16 1 Specimen Trumpet Daffodil, any variety.
17 1 Specimen Double Daffodil, any variety.
18 Vase 3 Daffodils one variety or mixed.
19 1 Specimen Tulip, any variety.
20 Vase 3 stems Tulips, one variety or mixed.
21 Vase minimum 5 assorted spring flowers any varieties.
22 Vase 3 stems Foliage.
23 Vase 3 stems Flowering Shrubs.
Daffodil and Narcissus Descriptions (see the RHS daffodil type class leaflet)
Trumpet Cup equal or longer than length of the petals
Large Cup Cup more than one third but less than length of the petals
Small Cup Cup one third or less than length of the petals
27 “Spring floral arrangement” max overall 24''(610mm) square, any height.
28 “Easter Posy” maximum overall 8"(200mm) diameter.
Domestic and Craft
29 Chocolate Sponge Cake to your own recipe labelled
30 5 Cheese Straws to your own recipe label with ingredients.
31 3 Easter themed Cup Cakes to your own recipe label with ingredients.
32 Shortbread Round (175mm) 7” Dia.
33 3 Sausage rolls minimum (75mm) 3” length
34 Homemade Soft Drink, min approx. 500ml.
35 An Item of homemade wood or metal work
36 Homemade celebration card, using max. A4 paper or card folded.
37 Any other piece of handmade craftwork not in schedule.
Unmounted colour prints, sizes 6'' x 4'' or 7'' x 5'' entries to show secretary no later than Weds prior to show in an envelope with your name and tel. no.
We are reverting to having the photos judged professionally this year therefore the timescale is important
40 A coastal view
41 A pet or pets
42 Interesting or unusual architecture
Children’s SectionChildren’s ages must be put on entry forms.
43 Children's Photo of a pet or pets
44 Plate of four biscuits45 3 Easter themed Cup Cakes label with ingredients.
46 Humorous Vegetable
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 to members and visitors.
2 A charge of 25p. for each entry to accompany entry forms.
3. Entry forms to be handed to the show secretary by the Wednesday prior to the show. Exhibitors not having won a first prize should state “Novice” on their entry forms for all shows in the year
4. No entries will be accepted on the day of the show. This will be strictly adhered to.
5. Maximum of two entries per class allowed, only one will qualify
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 10.00 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 6 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. No charges for children’s classes, they may however enter adult classes but they cannot enter children's classes in the same show.
14. Prizes cards will be awarded for each class and points will be
1st - 5 points, 2nd - 3 points, 3rd - 1 point. Points go towards show certificates and annual awards
AUTUMN EVENING SHOW
Evening Show Information
Shows are open to members and visitors
Refreshments available for sale during the evening
Raffle and table sale
A charge of 25p for each entry, maximum two per class,
on entry form available at meeting prior or in this handbook
and notified no later than the Monday evening before
to the show secretary Dave Clark
Either by phone: 01474 833496 or 07967 627833
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to 36A Lewis Road Istead Rise DA139JG
Staging between 6.45 and 7.45
Judging by members between 8.00 and 8.45 using pennies in the pot in front of the exhibit you think is the best
The winners are decided by the most pennies in the pots for
1st , 2nd and 3rd places
There will be pennies available to change so don’t panic about it
AUTUMN EVENING SHOW
Thursday 3rd August 2017
No More Than Two Entries Per Class
Vegetables and Fruit
1 Collection of vegetables 4 kinds in a seed tray
2 3 Potatoes any single variety
3 3 Onions dressed any single variety
4 3 Carrots any single variety
5 3 Beetroot one or more variety
6 Longest runner bean
7 5 Runner beans or 5 dwarf beans
8 5 Tomatoes any single variety
9 2 Lettuce one or more variety
10 1 Cucumber
11 Any other vegetable not in schedule
12 3 Apples any one variety
13 3 Pears any one variety
14 7 Gooseberries
15 7 Raspberries
16 Any other fruit not in schedule
17 1 Specimen rose
18 Vase 3 stems roses any variety
19 Vase 5 stems garden flowers two or more varieties
20 Pot plant flowering
21 Pot plant foliage
22 “ Summer Splendour”, max. size 600mm (24”) x 600mm (24”) any height
Domestic and Craft
23 5 Rock cakes to your own recipe
24 A fruit pie to your own recipe label with ingredients
25 A savoury quiche to your own recipe label with ingredients
26 Homemade celebration card, using max. A4 paper or card folded.
27 Any other piece of handmade craft or artwork not in schedule.
Unmounted 7” x 5” colour prints, entries to show secretary no later than Weds prior to show in an envelope with your name and tel. no.
28 Agriculture or horticulture
29 Beach scene
Prizes cards will be awarded for each class 1st - 5points, 2nd - 3points, 3rd - 1point.
Points go towards show certificates and annual awards
Results and presentation of certificates at 9.45
Be brave have a go we need entries and its fun
If you have a garden or have indoor plants, cook meals or make craft items, there are classes you can enter
Just ask one of the members who competes to advise you, we think we’re approachable prove us right!