We hold shows in Spring, Summer and Autumn and a competition in August

Spring Show

Spring Show

Spring Show

Bulbs and Blossom


Wednesday 1st April 2020, 6:30pm

CANCELLED


The first show of the year, and a chance to cheer ourselves up with a display of bulbs, cut flowers and house plants and we also have classes for Jelly and Marmalade as well.


Details of the winners in 2019 and pictures of the entries are  below.

Summer Show

Spring Show

Spring Show

Roses, Pinks, Sweet Peas and Carnations


Wednesday 1st July 2020, 6:30pm


Another chance for the flower growers to shine!  This year we have added classes for pastel and bright coloured flowers as the Red White and Blue Arrangement for American Independence Day was so popular last year.


The winners and pictures from 2018 are below. Liz Watson won Best in Show with her vase of red white and blue flowers.

Autumn Show

Spring Show

Autumn Show

Flowers, Produce, Baking, Jam and Chutney

Wednesday 2nd September, 2020, 5:00pm


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 2019 we had a record 97 entries and a marvellous display of plants and produce. The mayor Alison Firth presented the prizes. Photos of the winners will be posted soon.

Spring Show 3rd April 2019

There were 52 entries for the show and members produced a dazzling display of daffodils and spring flowers and a good selection of jams. Pam Beedham again won first for her pot of bulbs and another for her blossom.  Jenny Matthews won first prize for the Small Arrangement which Pam Beedham kindly sponsors. Best in Show was won by Catherine Dallaway for her delightful arrangement of spring flowers and foliage. Congratulations to Caroline Rowe, Linda Williams and Catherine Dallaway for winning firsts in the Curd, Marmalade and Jelly classes where the competition was hot.


Thanks to Andrew Caine and Aurelie Gardino for judging and Jeff Soulsby our speaker for presenting the prizes.


​Photos of the 2019 show will be added soon!

Winners

The Gemini Cup for best in Class 1-5 went to Catherine Dallaway for her container of bulbs

The Gemini Cup for best in Class 1-5 went to Catherine Dallaway for her container of bulbs

The Gemini Cup for best in Class 1-5 went to Catherine Dallaway for her container of bulbs

C​lass 1 - 6 stems spring flowers Liz Watson

Class 2 - 3 Stems of blossom Pam Beedham

Class 3 -  Vase of  flowers and foliage Catherine Dallaway
Class 4 - Container of bulbs Pam Beedham

Class 5 -  Foliage pot plant Janet Bates   

The Gemini Cup for best in Class 1-5 went to Catherine Dallaway for her container of bulbs

The Gemini Cup for best in Class 1-5 went to Catherine Dallaway for her container of bulbs

Class 6  - Curd Caroline Rowe
Class 7  - Marmalade Linda Williams
Class 8 - Jelly Catherine Dallaway

Different flowers on the table

Small Arrangement Class - Sponsored by Pam

Autumn Show 5th September 2018

We had 98 entries for the show (13 more than last year) 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. Pam Beedham won a cup for her Eucomis as did Chri Draper for her mixed cut flowers. New cup winners were Janet Bates for her potted orchid and pears and Sue Ashley for her squash. Sue also bagged the prize for the strangest shaped vegetable with a weird Khol Rabi. In the baking section Janet Lawrence swept up 3 first prizes but Bernice Astling won the Cup for her Jam.


The Mayor presented the prizes and after the show Monique entertained us with a talk about her first year on a new allotment, her successes and failures.  It was a very enjoyable evening.

The Winners in each class were:

The Winners in each class were:

The Winners in each class were:

1 - 3 stems flowers Pam Beedham J Roberts Cup (1-2)

2 - 3 stems dahlias Catherine Dallaway
3  - Mixed cut flowers Chris Draper Rainbow Challenge Cup (3-4)

4 - Mixed foliage Janet Lawrence
5 - Flowering pot plant Janet Bates Smith Challenge Cup (5-8)

​6 - Foliage pot plant Liz Watson

7 - Cactus or Succulent Liz Watson

8 - Pot of Herbs Janet Lawrence  

9 - 6 Runner Beans Jenny Matthews

11 - 6 Tomatoes Liz Watson 

12- Squash vegetable Sue Ashley A E Barnet Cup  (9-13)

13 - Any other vegetable Myra Wilkinson

14 - Strange shaped veg Sue Ashley

15 - 3 Apples or 6 Plums Janet Bates The Challenge Cup  (15-16)

16 - 10 Soft Fruit Pat Warner

17 - Jam or Jelly Bernice Astling Alan Davis Cup (17-20)

18 - Pickle or Chutney Janet Lawrence

19 - 6 Scones Janet Lawrence

20 - Date & Walnut  Cake Janet Lawrence

The Prizes!

The Winners in each class were:

The Winners in each class were:

Trophies

Annual Plant Competition

Bernice and her prize winning Fuschia

Bernice and her prize winning Fuschia

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 2018 it was a Fuschia and we had a lot of 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.


Bernice Astling won the prize for the best Fuschia.. There was hot competition for the consolation prize with several impressively sickly entries but Paula Hallam clinched it with her very poorly little plant.. 'I can only grow vegetables' was her response!

Bernice and her prize winning Fuschia

Bernice and her prize winning Fuschia

Bernice and her prize winning Fuschia

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Summer Show 4th July, 2018

We had  a lot of entries for the show this year: the Red White and Blue arrangement to celebrate American Independence Day was particularly popular. Our Show Secretary, Myra , went the whole hog with her American outfit. The members voted for classes 1-4 and 6. Pam Beedham judged the small arrangement, and Andrew Caine judged the Best in Show. Jenny took first prize again this year with her beautiful roses but Pam Beedham stole the show with wins for her carnations and exotic lilies.  Best in Show was won by Liz Watson for her Red White and Blue Arrangement. It was not the members' choice but Andrew judged it just had the edge.  Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners.

The Winners were:

Our American Myra receiving her prize from Timothy Walker

Our American Myra receiving her prize from Timothy Walker

Class 1 - 3 stems Roses Jenny Matthews          
Class 2  - 10 stems of Sweet Peas Monica Davis
Class 3 - 4 stems Carnations Pam Beedham         
Class 4 - 5 stems of other flowers Pam Beedham
Class 5 - Pam's small arrangement Myra Wilkinson

Class 6 - Vase red white & blue flos Betty Sunley
The Best in Show Dennis Archer Cup Liz Watson

Our American Myra receiving her prize from Timothy Walker

Our American Myra receiving her prize from Timothy Walker

Our American Myra receiving her prize from Timothy Walker

Picture of two people

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