2.30pm Saturday 26th August 2023 at the Village Hall

entry form

Prizes to be presented by Mike Bickerton

Admission – Adults £1.50, accompanied children free

Refreshments and Raffle


John Stevens Memorial Trophy to the top-scoring exhibitor across all sections

Mike Phillips Trophy to the winner of Section A

Rose Bowl to the winner of Section B

Photography Rose Bowl to the winner of Section C

Handicraft Rose Bowl to the winner of Section D

Floral Art Trophy to the winner of Section F

Cookery Salver to the winner of Section G

W.I. Cup to the top-scoring W.I. member in Section G

Cookery Tankard to top-scoring male exhibitor in Section G


A trophy to the top-scoring exhibitor in each age group in Section E

Entrants finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each class will receive a cash prize



Tips for exhibitors may be found on this page.


Section A – Vegetables and Fruit – Judge: Roy Gunning

All classes to be a single variety, unless otherwise stated and named if known.

  1. Noah’s Ark Collection – 4 pairs of different vegetables presented on tray max 24” (60cm) square
  2. Five potatoes (white)
  3. Five onions - trimmed
  4. Five shallots – trimmed
  5. Five carrots – trimmed
  6. Five runner beans
  7. Longest runner bean
  8. Five french beans
  9. Three globe beetroot – trimmed
  10. Two courgettes (up to 15cm/6” in length)
  11. One squash/gourd (not marrow/courgette)
  12. Five round tomatoes
  13. Seven cherry tomatoes
  14. A collection of three types of home grown fruits (not tomatoes)
  15. Three dessert apples
  16. Three cooking apples
  17. A specimen single vegetable not included elsewhere in Section A
  18. This year’s worst failure
  19. Heaviest vegetable
  20. Three types of herbs – 3 stems of each in a container

    Section B – Flowers and Plants - Judge: Sidney Painter

  21. One specimen rose in vase
  22. Two sprays of multi-flora roses in vase
  23. One most fragrant rose in vase
  24. Three cactus dahlias in vase
  25. Three dahlias (any other variety) in vase
  26. Five stems of sweet peas in vase
  27. Three hydrangea flowers in a vase
  28. Three stems of penstemons in a vase
  29. Two shrub sprays in vase, any variety, one in flower, one with berries
  30. One specimen flower – any cultivar not included elsewhere – in vase
  31. A vase of mixed flowers
  32. A vase of ornamental grasses
  33. Three stems of mixed foliage in vase
  34. A vase with bee friendly flowers
  35. A flowering fuchsia in pot*
  36. A flowering pelargonium in pot*
  37. A flowering plant in pot* (not fuchsia or pelargonium)
  38. A foliage plant in pot*
  39. A single variety of cactus/succulent in pot (any size)

    *Note Classes 35,36,37 and 38 - Pots must not exceed 30cm internal diameter

    Section C – Photography – Judge: Derek Richards

    All photos to have been taken since August 2022. Entries to be forwarded to Mrs D Creed, Springfield Stores, Hardington Moor by 12 noon Wed 23rd August. Maximum 7” x 5” (18cm x 13cm) unmounted, black & white or colour print.

  40. Footpath
  41. A Garden visitor
  42. Weather
  43. Coronation celebration
  44. Any subject - a black and white photo

    Section D – Handicraft – Judge: Beryl Baker

    All entries to have been completed since August 2022. Please state on entry form size of exhibit. Handmade may involve use of a machine - if so, please state on exhibit.

  45. A painting - any subject
  46. A drawing - any subject
  47. Handmade greeting card
  48. An item of knitting, crochet of macrame
  49. An item of handmade needlework (state if own design)
  50. Pressed flowers - mounted (up to 21cm by 30cm)
  51. Upcycled project (please include photo of item before upcycling)
  52. You’ve made it, let’s see it (anything not included in above classes)

    Section E – Junior Classes – Judge: Sheila Carpenter

    4 years and under (on 26 Aug 2023)

  53. A painting or drawing of King Charles III
  54. Four decorated biscuits
  55. Miniature garden on a tray/plate (max. size 30cm diameter/square)
  56. A face made from a display of fruit and vegetables (dinner plate size)
  57. Tallest sunflower (in your garden)

    5-8 years (on 26 Aug 2023)

  58. Three decorated cup cakes
  59. Tallest sunflower (in your garden)
  60. Miniature garden on a tray/plate (max. size 30cm diameter/square)
  61. A painting or drawing of King Charles III
  62. A face made from a display of fruit and vegetables (dinner plate size)

    9 to 13 years (on 26 Aug 2023)

  63. A decorated chocolate cake for the Coronation
  64. A face made from a display of fruit and vegetables (dinner plate size)
  65. Tallest sunflower (in your garden)
  66. Youve made it, lets see it

    Section F – Floral Art – Judge: Sylvia Dunsdon

  67. 80th Anniversary of the Flower Show (size 60cm, accessories maybe used)
  68. A arrangement in an unusual container
  69. Natures Bounty - an arrangement using fruit, nuts, seeds, foliage etc. (no flowers)
  70. An arrangement suggesting a nursery rhyme (accessories may be used)
  71. A modern arrangement using five flowers only, plus foliage

    Section G – Cookery, Preserves and Wine – Judge: Karen and Simon Paxton

    All cookery entries to be covered with clingfilm
    Preserves to be in plain jars, clearly labelled incl. date made

  72. A decorated chocolate cake
  73. A lemon tart
  74. Four cheese scones
  75. Four ginger biscuits
  76. Four shortbread fingers
  77. A ginger cake
  78. Focaccia bread
  79. 4 wholemeal rolls
  80. A jar of strawberry jam
  81. A jar of any other jam
  82. A jar of marmalade (any variety)
  83. A jar of jelly (any variety)
  84. A jar of chutney (any variety, min 3 months old)
  85. A half bottle of liqueur
  86. A homemade non-alcoholic drink

entry form
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Chairman: Stewart Ogdan
Secretary: Clare Middleton
Treasurer: Rose White
Members: Mike Bickerton, Kaz Doyle, Gerry Manning, Joanna Szmaj, Sally Thompson, Tanya Ogden