The show entries - flowers, pot plants, fruit and vegetables

Autumn Show
Flowers, Produce, Baking, Jam and Chutney
Wednesday 4th September, 2019, 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!

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.

Autumn Show

Flowers, Produce and Home Baking, Jam and Chutney

Wednesday 2nd September, 2015, 4:00pm

The Autumn Show is always our biggest and best.  We make an early start (doors open at 4pm) to allow competitors to finalise their arrangements in time for judging.

There's a full list of the winners for the 2014 Show below, on this page.

This year the show will follow a similar format, with opportunities to enter floral art, flowers, fruit and vegetables and a bit of home cooking!


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

The Winners were:

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

The Prizes!

Summer Show

Roses, Pinks, Sweet Peas and Carnations

Wednesday 3rdJuly 2019, 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.

Spring Show

Bulbs and Blossom

Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 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 and we also have classes for Jelly and Marmalade as well.

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

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

Bernice and her prize winning Fuschia

Our American Myra receiving her prize from Timothy Walker

Small Arrangement Class - Sponsored by Pam

Dazzling Daffodils and Spring Flowers 

The winners receiving their prizes from the Mayor

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.

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!

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. 

Annual Plant Competition

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.!


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

Cass 5 -  Foliage pot plant                                   Janet Bates        

​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