We hold shows in Spring, Summer and Autumn and a Plant Competition in August
Bulbs and Blossom
Wednesday 3rd April 2024, 6:.30pm
The first show of the year, and a chance to cheer ourselves up with a display of bulbs, cut flowers and house plants. There will also be classes for Jelly and Marmalade again this year.
Details of the winners in 2023 and pictures of the entries are below.
Roses, Pinks, Sweet Peas and Carnations
Wednesday 3rd July 2024 6.30pm
Another chance for the flower growers to shine! This year there are classes for pastel and bright coloured vases flowers as well as the usual ones for single flower types. .
The winners and pictures from 2018 are below. Liz Watson won Best in Show with her vase of red white and blue flowers.
Flowers, Produce, Baking, Jam and Chutney
Wednesday 4th September, 2024, 6:00pm
The Autumn Show is always our biggest and best. We make an early start to allow competitors to stage their entries before judging. The mayor presents the prizes at our meeting which follows at 7.30pm.
There are classes for flowers, fruit and vegetables and a bit of home cooking!
In 2023 we had a record 92 entries and a marvellous display of plants and produce. We hope it will be as popular again this year.
There were 35 entries for the show and members produced a dazzling display of daffodils and spring flowers. Congratulations to Jennifer Matthews, Barbara Tyndall for winning first prizes in two classes each and to Janet Bates for winning Best in Show for her potted Orchid (pictured)
Thanks to Andrew Caine for judging and to Timothy Walker, our speaker, for presenting the prizes.
More Pictures of the winners and entries below
Each year in March members can purchase a small plug plant.. The plants are then nurtured by their owners until August when we run a competition for the best grown plant.
In 2023 it was a Fuchsia and we had 28 entries with the full range of sizes, flowers and health on display. Thank you to everyone who brought their plant back, and made the competition so much fun.
Barbara Tyndall won the prize for the best Fuchsia.. There was also a consolation prize for the poorest plant which Myra Wilkinson won with her rather sickly specimen.
We had 91 entries for the show which is excellent and a record for recent years. Thank you to everyone who took part and our Judges Andrew Caine, and Aurelie Gardino. Congratulations to the class and cup winners.
The Deputy Mayor presented the prizes and after the show we had a quiz. It was a very enjoyable evening.
1 - 3 stems flowers Denis Crawley J Roberts Cup (1)
2 - Mixed flowers & foliage Liz Campbell Rainbow Challenge Cup (2)
3 - Flowering pot plant Liz Watson Smith Challenge Cup (3-4)
4 - Cactus or Succulent Linda Williams
5 - 6 Runner Beans Paula Hallam
6 - 3 Root Vegetables Denis Crawley
7 - 6 Tomatoes Liz Watson
8- Squash vegetable Denis Crawley A E Barnet Cup (5-8)
9 - Strange shaped vegetable Paula Hallam
10 - Fruit Paula Hallam The Challenge Cup (10)
11 - Jam or Jelly Caroline Rowe Alan Davis Cup (11-13)
12 - Pickle or Chutney Myra Wilkinson
13 - Apple Dessert Cake Linda Williams
There were 25 entries in the Summer Show.
Barbara Tyndall won first prizes for her vase of Roses and Pastel Flower Arrangement.
Catherine Dallaway won First Prize and Best in Show for her Coronation Colours Arrangement