Entry forms and fees to be handed in BEFORE Friday 2nd August.
8am-10am for exhibitors, 2pm for viewing. Prize giving at 3.30pm
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Prize Giving 3,30pm, no exhibits to be withdrawn before 4pm.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.
HADLOW DOWN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW 2019
SECTION 1 – Vegetables Please see Rule 2
- A garden trug of mixed vegetables (excluding herbs) to be judged on contents, quality and general presentation. Maximum length of trug 51cm.
- Four potatoes – one variety – White
- Four potatoes – one variety – coloured
- Three onions
- Three red onions
- Four shallots – pickling or large
- Three bulbs garlic
- Four carrots – one variety
- Six runner beans
- Six French beans
- Three leaves, spinach, kale or chard
- Two heads lettuce
- Six cherry type tomatoes (or small plum)
- Four standard tomatoes
- Four tomatoes of different varieties.
- Three beetroots
- Three courgettes not over 16cm
- Two cucumbers
- A misshapen vegetable
- Two of any vegetable not covered in schedule
- 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 or more varieties, four stems only
46 Vase of annuals – one or more varieties, four stems only
47 Lilies- one stem
48 One Spike e.g. delphinium, gladioli, hollyhock etc
49 Fuchsias – two stems, one variety
50 Three heads hydrangeas – lace cap type. Please bring your own container
51 Three heads hydrangeas – mop head type. Please bring your own container
ROPNER ROSE BOWL FOR BEST ROSE CLASSES 40-41
HARRISON CHALLENGE CUP HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS CLASSES 40-5
SECTION 4 – Domestic Classes
PLEASE PLACE ON YOUR OWN PLATE, WE WILL SUPPLY A COVER.
59 Four fresh eggs in any container
60 A loaf of Mediterranean style bread.
61 My favourite fruit cake.
62 A Childs Birthday Cake judged on decoration only. (Can use dummy cake)
63 5 Sweet biscuits
64 A Frittata
65 Jar of marmalade
66 Jar of relish
67 Jar of jam
68 Small jar of jelly – fruit or herb
69 A small bottle of flavoured Brandy
70 5 pieces of fudge 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 2020 a small bottle of flavoured Rum
SECTION 5 – Flower arranging. Tips on Hadlow down website.
80 “BONFIRE” up to 60cm
81 An arrangement in an egg cup.
POLLOCK MEMORIAL CUP FOR BEST EXHIBIT CLASSES 80-81
SECTION 6 – Craft
90 A Cushion cover up to 50cm
91 A soft toy for a child
92 A knitted or crocheted blanket for a premature baby. (up to 22×24 inch) (Unless you tell us otherwise we will donate entries to Tunbridge Wells hospital)
93 A necklace
94 A Child’s Birthday card
95 Article in wood, ceramic or metal
HADLOW DOWN CHALLENGE CUP 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. (Art)
101 A landscape in any medium (Art)
102 A still life in any medium (Art)
103 A print of a picture drawn/painted by the entrant on a computer tablet.
104 Photograph – “A Sporting event”
105 Photograph – “Winter”
106 Photograph – “I spy something beginning with M” All photographs to be unmounted, unframed and no larger than 13×18 cm
107 A Limerick (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 painting/collage of a ship. Up to 7 years
121 A garden in a seed tray. Up to 7 years
122 A traction engine from recycled material no larger than 40cm. Up to 7years.
123 3 pieces of Rocky Road Cake. 8-12 years
124 A Poem “Summer Holidays” 8-12 years
125 A traction engine from recycled material no larger than 40cm 8-12 years
LADY LACEY CUP FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 120-125
HINTS FOR EXHIBITORS
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 aprox 3”of leaf stalks, which should be neatly tied.p
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.
GUIDELINES FOR FLOWER ARRANGING EXHIBITS
- Plant material must predominate and be in good condition.
- Cut stems must be in water or water retaining foam.
- All mechanics and water retaining foam must be hidden.
- Make good use of space allowed. 2/3 of given measurement is a good guide.
- Any accessories used must be in scale with the exhibit.
- Clear interpretation of the class title is essential.