Members can enter the following Classes which will be judged to RHS standards. The full show rules are in the Show Schedule.
Classes for the 2023 Autumn Show are:
1 ANNUALS – one variety
2 ANNUALS – mixed
3 GLADIOLI – one stem
4 HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS – one variety (excl. Dahlias, Chrysanthemums and Roses)
5 HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS – mixed (excl. Dahlias, Chrysanthemums and Roses)
6 CHRYSANTHEMUMS – any variety or varieties
7 THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER – one specimen bloom
8 ROSES – any type – any variety or varieties
The MRS A. W. McCULLY CUP awarded for best exhibit in Classes 1 - 8
9 ONE VARIETY – three stems
10 ONE VARIETY – five stems
11 MIXED – five stems - two or more varieties
12 ONE SPECIMEN BLOOM
The DEREK SEWELL TROPHY awarded for the best exhibit in Classes 9 - 12
13 ONE FUCHSIA IN A POT
14 ONE FLOWERING PLANT IN A POT (excl. Fuchsia and Saintpaulia (African Violet))
15 ONE CACTUS OR SUCCULENT IN A POT
16 ONE SAINTPAULIA (AFRICAN VIOLET) IN A POT
17 ONE FOLIAGE PLANT IN A POT
The D. H. SMITH CUP awarded for the best exhibit in Classes 13 - 17
18 FIVE POTATOES – one variety
19 THREE CARROTS – one variety
20 TWO CABBAGES – one variety
21 NINE SHALLOTS – exhibition size
22 NINE SHALLOTS – pickling: under 30mm (1¼ inch) diameter
23 THREE ONIONS – one variety
24 NINE RUNNER BEANS – one variety
25 TWO CUCUMBERS – one variety
26 TWO VEGETABLE MARROWS – one variety. Not to exceed 350mm (14 ins) in length
27 FIVE TOMATOES – one variety (not cherry-type)
28 NINE TOMATOES – CHERRY-TYPE – one variety. Not to exceed 35mm (1⅜ ins) dia
29 THREE COURGETTES – one variety
30 FIVE LEEKS – one variety
31 VASE OF MIXED CULINARY HERBS IN SOCIETY VASE
32 ANY OTHER VEGETABLE NOT SPECIFIED – quantity as “Single Dish List” Page 16 of the Schedule
33 FOR FIRST TIME EXHIBITORS ONLY – any one class from Classes 18 – 32 inclusive. Entries must conform to the
stated class, e.g. THREE CARROTS – one variety
The M. W. HAMMOND CUP awarded for best exhibit in Classes 18 - 33
34 VEGETABLE ANIMAL / MODEL
35 A PATIO POT - must contain a mixed display of at least four different types or varieties of plants. Pot not to exceed
350mm (14ins) internal diameter.
The HOLLIS CUP awarded for the best exhibit in Class 35
36 A VEGETABLE DISPLAY Any 5 different vegetables – one of each.
The R. W. HAMMOND CUP awarded for the best exhibit in Class 36
37 A COMBINED CLASS – a vase of flowers, mixed or one variety using a Society vase plus an exhibit of vegetables,
one variety as per vegetable section.
The PERCY PARSONS MEMORIAL SHIELD awarded for the best exhibit in Class 37
38 FIVE COOKING APPLES – one variety
39 FIVE DESSERT APPLES – one variety
40 FIVE PLUMS – one variety
41 FIVE PEARS – one variety
42 ONE DISH OF ANY OTHER FRUIT – one variety with stalks or strigs
The G. PRINCE CUP awarded for the best exhibit in Classes 38 - 42
DOMESTIC – All items to be home-made ‘from scratch’ (not from kits) and to be staged by 10 am.
Exhibits must be presented on plates, (paper plates acceptable) and displayed under suitable clear hygienic covering.
Clear cake domes will be made available for exhibits on show day.
43 AN APPLE TARTE TATIN
44 SIX CHEESE SCONES
45 A VICTORIA SPONGE with jam only filling.
46 SIX ROCK CAKES
47 GINGERBREAD – not biscuits
48 SHORTBREAD – six pieces
49 A JAR OF SOFT FRUIT JAM – in a 450gm (1 lb) jar approx.
50 A JAR OF STONE FRUIT JAM – in a 450gm (1 lb) jar, approx.
51 CHUTNEY OR PICKLE – in a 450gm (1 lb) jar approx.
The ERNIE KNIGHT CUT GLASS BOWL awarded for best exhibit in Classes 43 – 51
52 THE LONGEST RUNNER BEAN
53 THE HEAVIEST MARROW
54 THE HEAVIEST ONION
55 THE HEAVIEST BEETROOT
56 THE THREE HEAVIEST POTATOES (any variety or varieties)
The BOB SQUIRES TROPHY will be awarded to the exhibitor gaining the most points overall in classes 52-56.
CHILDREN’S CLASSES – for children and grandchildren of members.
Age must be stated on entry form. Please use a separate entry form for each child.
8 YEARS AND UNDER
57 A COLLAGE USING NATURAL MATERIALS. Maximum size A3
9 YEARS TO 16 YEARS
58 A COLLAGE USING NATURAL MATERIALS. Maximum size A3
The AUTUMN JUNIOR GARDENERS CUP awarded for the best exhibit in Classes 57 – 58
Point System per class
1st Prize – 3 points
2nd Prize – 2 points
3rd Prize – 1 point