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 2017 it was a Geranium and we had the largest number of entries ever 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.
Monica Davies won the prize for the best Geranium with Caroline Rowe and Jim Cook taking second and third. There was hot competition for the consolation prize with several impressively small entries but Janet Panmore clinched it with her poorly little plant and won a bottle of plant food ready for next year!
Spring Show 5th April 2017
There were 40 entries for the Spring Show this year. There was a good showing of flowers and bulbs and the new Lemon Curd class was well supported. Unfortunately no one had an Amaryllis in flower for the show.
Congratulations to Catherine Dalloway for winning best in show with her lovely arrangement of flowers.
Roses, Pinks, Sweet Peas and Carnations
Wednesday 4th July 2018, 6:30pm
Another chance for the flower growers to shine! There is a class for a small flower arrangement 6in square and in honour of American Independence Day we are having a Red, White and Blue Flower Class. In this show the members vote for the entries they think best with only Best in Show decided by the Judge.
The winners and pictures from 2017 are below. Joyce Slatter won Best in Show with her small flower arrangement.
We hold shows in Spring, Summer and Autumn and a competition in August
1 - 3 stems flowers Chris Draper J Roberts Cup (1)
2 - Mixed cut flowers Barbara Tyndall Smith Challenge Cup (2-4)
3 - Flowering pot plant Liz Watson
4 - Foliage pot plant Chris Draper
5 - Floral art Janet Lawrence
6 - Foliage art Janet Lawrence Rainbow Challenge Cup
7 - 6 Runner Beans Paula Hallam
9 - 6 Tomatoes Helen Rossiter Barnet Cup (7-11)
11 - Other vegetable Fiona Dowle
12 - 3 Fruit Paula Hallam
13 - 10 Soft Fruit Pat Warner Challenge Cup (12-13)
14 - Jam or Jelly Jennifer Matthews
15 - Pickle or Chutney Myra Wilkinson
16 - 6 Scones Jennifer Matthews
17 - Choc Courgette Cake Janet Lawrence Alan Davis Cup (16-18)
Flowers, Produce, Baking, Jam and Chutney
Wednesday 5th September, 2018, 5:00pm
The Autumn Show is always our biggest and best. We make an early start to allow competitors to stage their etries before judging. The mayor presents the prizes at our meeting which follows at 7.30pm.
There are classes for floral art, flowers, fruit and vegetables and a bit of home cooking!
If you would like a copy of the schedule please contact Myra Wilkinson.
There is a full list of 2016 show winners and photos below and the 2017 winners will be added soon.
Bulbs and Blossom
Wednesday 4th April, 2018, 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 and pictures of the 2017 entries are below.
Class 1 - 6 stems cut spring flowers Fiona Bench
Class 2 - Flowering pot plant Maggie Weisman
Class 3 - Foliage Pot Plant Myra Wilkinson
Class 4 - Amaryllis No entries
Class 5 - Arrangement flowers and/or foliage Catherine Dalloway
The Spring Cup for best in Class 1-5 went to Catherine Dalloway
Class 6 - Lemon Curd Jenny Matthews
Class 7 - Jelly Myra Wilkinson
Class 8 - Marmalade Nina Martin
We had a lot of entries for the show this year and some impressive winners. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners. Judging was by members votes for classes 1-4. Pam Beedham judged class 5, the small arrangement, and Andrew Caine judged the Best in Show. Jenny and Christine took first prizes again this year for their Roses and Carnations. There were lots of Sweet Peas entries and Michelle Gibson won the prize with some beautiful purple ones. Barbara Tyndell won the Flower Class with Dahlias and Best in Show was won by Joyce Slatter for her delightful small arrangement. Congratulations!!
The show entries - flowers fruit vegetables and home produce
Kenilworth Horticultural Society
The winners receiving their prizes from the Mayor
The Winners were:
Class 1 - 3 stems Roses Jenny Matthews
Class 2 - 10 stems of Sweet Peas Michelle Gibson
Class 3 - 4 stems Carnations or Pinks Christine Draper
Class 4 - 5 stems of other flowers Barbara Tyndall
Class 5 - Pam's small arrangement Joyce Slatter
The Best in Show Dennis Archer Cup Joyce Slatter
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 had 85 entries for the show (four more than last year) which is excellent. Thank you to everyone who took part and our Judges Andrew Caine, Joyce Slatter and Diane Pearce . Congratulations to the class and cup winners. Chris Draper again won a cup for her dahlias as did Janet Lawrence for her floral art. New cup winners were Paula Hallam for fruit and and Fiona Dowle who won two cups for her squashes and Jam. Well Done Indeed! The Deputy Mayor presented the prizes and after the show members talked about their favourite plants - Lavender, Clematis, Alliums and Liquid Amber amoungst others. It was a very enjoyable evening.