BRUTON & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

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Classes in bold print are new classes for 2018

 

 

SECTION A - FLOWERS

 

Where possible, please state the variety of flower.

 

1. “Vibrant mix” Collection - 4 or more kinds of red,  orange and yellow flowers

2. Vase of hardy perennials At least 4 kinds, 50cm wide max. may  include shrubs

3. Vase of annual flowers Any varieties, 50cm wide max

4. Phlox 3 stems, any varieties

5. Clematis 1 specimen bloom in small container

6. Dahlias 3 cactus, any varieties

7. Dahlias 3 any one variety other than cactus

8. Dahlia 1 specimen bloom, 15cm dia max

9. Dahlia 1 specimen bloom, over 15cm dia  

10. Roses 3 specimen blooms, any varieties

11. Rose 1 single bloom

12. Rose 1 stem, multiple blooms

13. Crocosmia 3 stems, any varieties

14. Penstemons 3 stems, any varieties

15. Gladiolus 1 spike

16. Sweet Peas 5 stems

17. Fuchsia  6 flower heads, any mix, displayed in a  flat container

18. Pansies or violas 6 flower heads displayed in a bowl of  water, 20cm max

19. Vase of 5 stems of 1 kind of flower not previously mentioned

20. Collection of cut miniature flowers in an egg cup  

21. Collection of mixed ornamental grasses / sedges 5 stems

22. Orchid Flowering, in a container

23. One pot plant Flowering, 20cm pot max

24. One pot plant Foliage, 20cm pot max

25. Cactus or succulent 20cm pot max

26. Fuschia Winston Churchill  Grown from a plug plant, kindly  donated by The Gardens Group,   20cm pot max

27. Most fragrant rose * 1 single bloom

28. Most fragrant sweet peas * 3 stems

* to be judged by the public on the afternoon of the show

 

SECTION B - VEGETABLES

 

Where possible, please state the variety of vegetable.

 

Place exhibit on a plate or similar.  

 

29. Potatoes 3 of one white variety

30. Potatoes 3 of one coloured variety

31. Runner Beans 9

32. French Beans 9 - dwarf

33. French Beans 9 - climbing or pea

34. Onions 3 - trimmed to pass through 7.5cm ring

35. Onions 3 - large, trimmed

36. Garlic matching bulbs, any variety other than elephant garlic, 2.5cm stem

37. Carrots 3 - long tapering, foliage trimmed

38. Carrots 3 - other than long, foliage trimmed

39. Beetroots 3 - foliage trimmed

40. Rhubarb 3 stalks, leaf trimmed to 7.5cm  

41. Courgettes 2 - matching pair, approximately 15cm long with or without flowers

42. Cucumber 1 fruit, ridge or frame

43. Cucumber 1 fruit, greenhouse

44. A pot of “cut and come again” lettuce 30 cm pot max

45. Chilli peppers  2 - matching pair

46. Sweet pepper 1

47. Tomato 1 large (e.g. beefsteak)

48. Tomatoes 6 - of a standard variety

49. Tomatoes 9 - small fruited, not plum

50. Tomatoes 9 - small fruited, plum

51. A truss of tomatoes

52. Any vegetable not previously mentioned Exhibitors are encouraged to show  lesser-known kinds.

53. Collection of vegetables 3 kinds, displayed, can include any of the  above.  Exhibit may be staged on bench  or board 60cm width max

54. Collection of culinary herbs At least 4 kinds in a vase, named (no  flowers) 55. Herb growing in a pot 20 cm pot max

 

NOVELTY CLASSES

 

Where possible, please state the variety of vegetable 

 

56. Most unusual shaped fruit or vegetable

57. Heaviest Potato  

58. Longest Runner Bean

59. Heaviest Onion

60. Heaviest Marrow / Courgette

61. Tallest weed (not a climber)

62. Smallest ripe tomato

 

SECTION C - FRUIT

 

Where possible, please state the variety of fruit

 

Place exhibit on a plate or similar. 

 

63. Apples 5 dessert

64. Apples 5 cooking

65. Pears 3

66. Blackberries 20 in a dish

67. Plums 6

68. A dish of stone fruit Not plums.  A reasonable quantity  e.g.   damsons - 9, apricots - 3

69. Raspberries 20 in a dish

70. Redcurrants A reasonable quantity  e.g.  170gm

71. Dish of any other fruit A reasonable quantity  e.g.  figs - 3

72. Collection of fruit A presentation of 3 kinds of fruit, can include  any of the above

 

Note: Except for class 72, a fruit exhibit should be of one variety.  Removal of stalks will disqualify.

 

SECTION D - FLOWER DECORATION  

 

73. “Let’s celebrate” An exhibit including a candle(s)

74. “Music maestro!”  An exhibit which may include  accessories

75. “Nature’s bounties” An exhibit which may include fruit

76. “Tea time” A petite exhibit in a cup and saucer,  max 25cm width, 25cm depth,   37cm height

 

Classes 73-75 not to exceed 60cm in width and depth, height unlimited.  Exhibits will be staged on tabling covered in black cloth.

The exhibits will be judged according to the NAFAS Competitions Manual 3rd Edition 2015.

 

SECTION E - HANDICRAFTS and HOBBIES 

 

Where appropriate, please state the medium / media used  

 

77. An animal Made from any vegetable or plant  material, max height 44cm max depth and width 30cm

78. An invitation or greetings card Hand made

79. A limerick “The gardener snoozed in the sun... ”    - A5 size paper

      Limericks to be  submitted on show morning; your name should not by shown.  

80. A mini saga.  For details, see Mini Saga page of this website.

81. A knitted article

82. An article of embroidery or smocking  

83. A tapestry or cross-stitch item from a kit

84. An article of patchwork, needlepoint, tapestry, weaving, collage, lace or hand produced felt

85. Celebration bunting 1-3 metres

86. An item of jewellery

87. A fabric bag

88. An original painting In any medium, max 60cm x 60cm,  so able to be hung on display

89. An original drawing In charcoal, pen and ink, or pencil, max 60cm x 60cm, so able to be hung  on display

90. A miniature garden 30cm x 30cm max.  

 

For children under 16 on Show Day: 

93. A painting or drawing - A4 size paper  

94. A handicraft item e.g. an article of patchwork, needlepoint, tapestry, weaving, collage, lace or hand produced felt

95. A moss garden 30cm x 30cm max.  For details, see Moss Garden page of this website.  

 

SECTION F - PHOTOGRAPHY

 

91. Beautiful British gardens

92. Perspective

93. A Bruton building

94. Weather

95. Togetherness

96. Sooooo funny!

97. People taking pictures

98. Seasonal colour

 

Note: Photographs must be no larger than 20.5cm x 15cm,

mounted on backing board 25cm x 20cm max for display, with entry card attached.  

Coloured backing board looks attractive.  

 

SECTION G - THE KITCHEN

 

99. Soda bread loaf - using 454gm of flour

100. 5 plain scones - using a 5cm cutter

101. Chocolate sponge - a 3 egg mix

102. Picnic for two, minimum of 5 items - bread may be purchased

103. A tarte au citron - using a 18-20cm tin  

104. 5 individual iced bakewell tarts  

105. 5 gluten-free peanut butter cookies

106. 5 decorated muffins

107. A quiche lorraine - using a 18-20cm tin  

108. A cake including a vegetable—please state vegetable

109. 5 apricot flapjacks

110. A traditional Victoria sandwich  - a 3 egg mix - for men and boys only

 

ALL THE ABOVE FOOD EXHIBITS MUST BE COVERED WITH CLING FILM

 

111. A jar of raspberry jam

112. A jar of jam (not raspberry)

113. A jar of Seville orange marmalade

114. A jar of fruit jelly

115. A jar of lemon curd

116. A jar of honey

117. A jar of chutney or relish

118. 5 hen or duck eggs

119. Home-made cordial - one 75cl bottle (clear glass)

120. Home-made fruit spirit (e.g.  sloe gin, plum brandy, etc)

 

SECTION H - CHILDREN 

 

Group 1: open to all children under 7 on Show Day

 

121. A collage of a house - A4 size paper

122. A painting or drawing - A4 size paper

123. A model using Play-Doh or similar

 

Group 2: open to all children under 9 on Show Day 

 

124. A Lego model - 45cm x 45 cm max

125. A painting or drawing - A4 size paper

126. As many different items as possible in a standard matchbox (37x53x16mm) - include a list

127. A pompom article  

 

Group 3: open to all children under 12 on Show Day  

 

128. An arrangement of flowers or foliage in a 454gm jam jar

129. A Lego model - 45cm x 45 cm max

130. An article made of driftwood or similar 131. A photograph - “Water” *

131. A photograph -  “Water” * 

 

Group 4: open to all children under 16 on Show Day 

 

132. A painting or drawing - A4 size paper  

133. A handicraft item

  e.g. an article of patchwork, needlepoint, tapestry, weaving, collage, lace or hand produced felt

134. A moss garden  30cm x 30cm max.   For details, see Moss Garden page of this website.

135. A photograph - “My mate(s)” *

136. 5 pieces of fridge cake - 5cm squares  

 

*  Photographs must be no larger than 20.5cm x 15cm, mounted on backing board 25cm x 20cm max

for display, with entry card attached.  Coloured backing board looks attractive.  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Show Classes 2018.  This page will be updated in May 2019.

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