BRUTON & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

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Our Annual Summer Show is on

Saturday 19 August 2017

 

 

The List of Classes page shows all the possibilities for entering flowers, vegetables, fruit, flower decoration, handicrafts and hobbies, photography, kitchen produce, including a special section for children.

 

The Exhibiting Tips page gives guidance on how to stage your flowers, fruit and vegetables to best advantage.

 

The Mini Saga page gives more detail on how to enter a story of exactly 50 words, plus title. 

 

The Moss Garden page gives more detail about this class for children under 16 on Show Day. Class 95.

 

staging-veg staging-fruit

 

 

 

8.00 am - 10.30 am staging of exhibits.

Then judging.

2.30 pm doors open.

4.30 pm presentation of prizes.

5.00 pm show closes.

 

Admission 50p. Children and Members free.

The Show Rules page tells how the Show will be run, based mainly on the RHS Show Handbook.  It contains vital information, such as the limit of two entries per person in any one class, and only one mini saga per person.  It also states that staging must be completed by 10.30 am on Show Day, so the judges can start work.

 

The Trophies & Judges page lists the awards being won, and the judges who awarded them.

 

The Entry Form page explains how entries are put in for the Show, and there is a printer-friendly entry form to print off.

 

There is a printed Show Schedule which includes all this information and is available from Bruton Community Office and the usual High Street shops from May to August.

 

 

The Society's President's preface to the 2015 Show Schedule:

 

Grass. 

 

"It is certainly good for grazing but then not many of us around Bruton keep livestock.  So why our love affair with this most ubiquitous of all plant life?   Deep in our soul lies a relationship with romantic landscape, a particularly British passion that dates back centuries and in some ways defines our relationship with the land we live in.  Pasture and parkland, meadow and hayfield have always held the imagination as our vision of beautiful countryside, while grass laid as a lawn is for many gardeners their most prized and valued horticultural asset – we sow it, feed it, cut it, weed it, water it, roll it, scarify it, play on it, lie on it, picnic on it and use it as a canvas for the rest of our garden.   Now we can even buy it by the plastic roll.  What other plant demands, and receives, so much of our attention?  A good smooth verdant lawn is the gardener’s pride and joy, admittedly with a particularly male psyche.  Or is the Japanese professor right who gazing at the smooth expanse of an English lawn commented ‘little here to stimulate the human intellect, though it might be of consuming interest to a cow’.  For most of us, though, there is little that can gainsay the pleasurable sight of a green expanse of grass laid as a well cared-for lawn."

 

Malcolm Hord