Horticultural Society

This is a lively society that has been flourishing for almost thirty years. We have about 100 members who enjoy sharing knowledge and seeing other gardens.  Two evenings a year we have a supper followed by a talk from a visiting lecturer. We have an annual coach outing to a notable garden and two car outings to interesting gardens closer to home. In May there is a Bring and Buy plant sale and the highlight of the year is the annual Flower Show in August.
Membership entitles discounts at several local nurseries.
Activity Address Village Hall and various external venues.
Name of Contact Heather Mines
Contact Address Rose Cottage, Hall Lane, Hadlow Down, TN22 4HJ
Telephone 01825 830314
Email Address heathermines2@hotmail.com

Annual Horticultural Society Show

From Kathy Cracknell:
Here it is agImage may contain: one or more people and flowerain, the Annual Flower Show, and again the weather has thrown everything at us gardeners. Hopefully this ‘little bit of rain’ has freshened up the flower and vegetable plots so that we can all enter something.The Hall opens at 8.30am for produce/artwork/craft to be brought along and closes at 10.am NO LATE ENTRIES………. PLEASE!! Continue reading “Annual Horticultural Society Show”

Hort. Soc. Car Visit to Driftwood Gardens

Car visit to Driftwood Gardens, Seaford.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Thursday 12th. July
The cost is £11.50 which includes a talk on the gardens by the owners plus tea/coffee and cakes
Please confirm your attendance before 28th. June to Heather on 01825 830314
Meet at the venue.

 

Annual Show ~ Details of Classes

HADLOW DOWN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW
in The Village Hall on Saturday 4th August 2018 at 2:00pm

Entry forms and fees to be handed in BEFORE Friday 3rd August.

All fruits, flowers and vegetables, except decorative classes and hydrangeas must have been grown in the exhibitors’ own ground. Pot plants must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least three months.

Only one exhibit per class may be entered by any one competitor.

Exhibitors shall, on request, allow members of the Show Committee to visit the place where their exhibits were grown.

All varities of vegetables, fruit and flowers to be named if possible.

Staging to be carried out between 8.30am and 10am on the Show morning.

Any exhibit not according to the schedule shall be disqualified.

The Society does not accept any responsibilty for any loss or damage to any exhibit.

Prize Giving 3,30pm, no exhibits to be withdrawn before 4pm.

Floral Art Section to be judged under NAFAS Rules.

SECTION 1 – Vegetables                                         Please see Rule 2     

  1. A garden trug of mixed vegetables (excluding herbs) to be judged on contents, quality and general presentation. Maximum length of trug 51cm.
  2. Four potatoes – one variety – White
  3. Four potatoes – one variety – coloured
  4. Three onions
  5. Three red onions
  6. Four shallots – pickling or large
  7. Three bulbs garlic
  8. Four carrots – one variety
  9. Six runner beans
  10. Six French beans
  11. Three leaves, spinach, kale or chard
  12. Two heads lettuce
  13. Six cherry type tomatoes (or small plum)
  14. Four standard tomatoes
  15. Four tomatoes of different varieties.
  16. Three beetroots
  17. Three courgettes not over 16cm
  18. Two cucumbers
  19. A misshapen vegetable
  20. Two of any vegetable not covered in schedule
  21. Five culinary herbs, named – one stem of each only – small pots provided.

STORMONT CHALLENGE TROPHY CLASS 1
ROWLAND GORRINGE CUP FOR HIGHEST POINTS IN CLASSES 2 – 21

 

SECTION 2 – Fruit                                                   Please see Rule 2

30 Ten blueberries
31  Ten soft fruit
32  Any other fruit (one)

EWART CHALLENGE CUP FOR HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS CLASSES 30-32

SECTION 3 – Flowers                                              Please see Rule 2

(Vases provided in classes 40 -49)

40  Single rose – one specimen bloom
41  Cluster-flowered rose – one stem
42  Flowering shrub – three stems, one variety excluding hydrangeas
43  Five sweet peas – one or more varieties
44  Three stems dahlias – one or more varieties
45  Vase of herbaceous perennials one ormore varieties, four stems only
46  Vase of annuals – one or more varieties, four stems only
47  Lilies- one stemOne Spike e.g. delphinium, gladioli or hollyhock
48  Fuchsias – two stems, one variety
49  Three heads hydrangeas – lace cap type.
Please bring your own container
50  Three heads hydrangeas – mop headtype. Please bring your own container
51  Three heads hydrangeas – Paniculata. Please bring your own container
52  INDOOR flowering pot plant; pot not more than 21cm. See rule 2.

ROPNER ROSE BOWL FOR BEST ROSE CLASSES 40-41
HARRISON CHALLENGE CUP HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS CLASSES 40-52

 

SECTION 4 – Domestic Classes

PLEASE PLACE ON YOUR OWN PLATE, WE WILL SUPPLY A COVER.

59   Four fresh eggs in any container
60  Four Bread Rolls
61  A Cake made with Courgette
62  A Birthday Cake judged on decoration only
63  5 Savoury biscuits
64  A Quiche
65  Jar of marmalade
66  Jar of chutney
67  Jar of jam
68  Small jar of jelly – fruit or herb
69  A small bottle of flavoured Gin.
70  5 truffles Men only

SLEE MEMORIAL CUP FOR HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS IN CLASSES 60-69
BARBARA BALL CUP FOR THE BEST ENTRY IN CLASS 70

Advanced Warning. In 2019 a small bottle of flavoured Brandy

SECTION 5 – Flower arranging

80  “All in Green” Any size up to 60cm

POLLOCK MEMORIAL CUP FOR BEST EXHIBIT CLASSES 80-81

 

SECTION 6 – Craft

90 A piece of patchwork.
91  A mask for a Fiesta
92  An article made from a metre of gingham
93  A knitted doll
94  A ‘Get Well’ card
95  Article in wood, ceramic or metal

HADLOW DOWN CHALLENGE CUP FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 90-95

 

SECTION 7 – Art, Photography and Poetry
(Items not previously exhibited at this show)

100.  A portrait in any medium.
101.  A landscape in any medium“Reflections” in any medium
103.  A print of a picture drawn/painted by the entrant on a computer tablet.
104.  Photograph – “Bird(s)
105.  Photograph – “Spring”Photograph – “I spy something beginning with L”All 106.  Photographs to be unmounted, unframed and no larger than 13×18 cm
107.  A Poem “Steam Engines” (A4 paper, name on back)

VICE-PRESIDENT’S TROPHY FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN 100-102
ANNIVERSARY CUP FOR BEST EXHIBIT 104-106
STOCKLAND CUP FOR POETRY CLASS 107

 

SECTION 8 – Junior Classes (12 years and under on day of show)

(No entry fee for children’s entries in any classes in show)

120.  A mask. Up to 6 years
121.  An animal made from a vegetable or fruit. Up to 6 years
122.  A model of a robot made from recycled material. Up to 6 yrs.
123.  A painting/collage a castle. 7-12 years
124.  3 decorated cup cakes 7-12 years
125.  A model of a robot made from recycled. 7-12 years

LADY LACEY CUP FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 120-125

HINTS FOR  EXHIBITORS

Potatoes:                Tubers should be washed with a sponge.

Onions & Shallots:  Do not over-skin. Tops should be tied and roots trimmed.

Beet & Carrots:      Tops cut off leaving approx 3”of leaf stalks, which should be neatly tied.

Cabbage:                3” of stalk remaining.

Beans:                    Cut from vine with scissors with some stalk attached.

Courgette:              Do not cut main fruit to conform to size requirement.

Lettuce:                  Roots should be washed and wrapped in moist tissue, inserted into a plastic bag and neatly tied.

Tomatoes:              Aim for uniform set of fruits with small eye and firm fresh calyx.

Cucumbers:           Should be well matched, with a well developed stalk end.

Garlic:                    Leave 1” of dried stem.  Stage bulbs as complete specimens.

Soft Fruit:              Should be exhibited with stalks

Preserves:              Fully-dated label on lower half of jar. Jars to be full, with screw tops.

For Entry Forms and more details please contact Penny Eliot 01825 830006