The winners receiving their prizes

Summer Show

Roses, Pinks, Sweet Peas and Carnations

Wednesday 5th July 2017, 6:00pm

Another chance for the flower growers to shine!  This year Pam Beedham is sponsoring a class for a small flower  arrangement 6in x 6in x 6in which she will judge. In the other classes the members vote for the entries they think are best.

The winners and pictures of the 2017 entries are below. Joyce Slatter won Best in Show with her small flower arrangement.

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!

Spring Show

Bulbs and Blossom

Wednesday 5th April, 2017, 6:00pm

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 posted below.


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             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

Autumn Show
Flowers, Produce, Baking, Jam and Chutney
Wednesday 6th September, 2017, 5:30pm

The Autumn Show is always our biggest and best.  We make an early start (doors open at 5.30pm) to allow competitors to finalise their arrangements 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.

Summer Show 5th July, 2017

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

Show Entries

Autumn Show 7th September 2016

We had 81 entries for the show (one more than last year) which is excellent. Thank you to everyone who took part and our Judges Andrew Caine, Noelle Mace and Diane Pearce . Congratulations to the class and cup winners. Chris Draper again won two cups for her dahlias and so did Janet Lawrence for her floral art and baking. Well Done Indeed!  The Deputy Mayor presented the prizes and after the show Sarah Ridgeway of Hinton's Nursery brought some unusual plants for us to guess and answered our gardening questions.  It was a very enjoyable evening.

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.

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 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!


C​lass 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

The Winners in each class were:

1 - 3 stems flowers                     Chris Draper J Roberts Cup (1)
2  - Mixed cut flowers                Chris Draper Smith Challenge Cup (2-4)
3 - Flowering pot plant             Thelma Bassett
4 - Foliage pot plant                   Barbara Sheppard

5 - Floral art                                 Janet Lawrence

6 - Foliage art                              Janet Lawrence Rainbow Challenge Cup 

7 - 6 Runner Beans                    Jennifer Matthews

8 - Root vegetables                    Jennifer Matthews

9 - 6 Tomatoes                            Liz Watson Barnet Cup  (7-11)

10 - 3 Onions                                 Caroline Rowe

11 - Other vegetable                     Liz Watson

12 - 3 Fruit                                     Thelma Bassett

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 - Chocolate Sponge Cake    Janet Lawrence

18 - Date and Walnut Loaf       Janet Lawrence Alan Davis Cup(16-18)