Update from Show Secretary - 21st February 2022
Having missed out on the past two years due to Covid, the next show is scheduled for Saturday 20th August 2022. There have been a few changes in the categories and classes, some removed to reflect a lack of interest in past years, and some added for fun. The following lists are provisional as we are happy to add any new ideas if you would like to suggest some new ones. We want everyone to enjoy our afternoon, adults and children, so please take a look at the categories and classes below and ‘get growing’. Entries are free for WAGA members and their families. There will be plenty of activities for all to enjoy including stalls, BBQ, raffle and our kitchen offering cakes and refreshments at excellent prices.
If you have never entered a show before, please don’t be afraid to have a go, after all, a lot is down to luck (but keep this quiet) and you have as much chance of winning as anyone! We will give you guidelines on how to choose and display your produce in the Spring & Summer editions of Plotholder. Choose what you would like to display and get growing!
Entry forms will be included in the summer edition of plotholder, or you will be able to download the file from our website or from Facebook. Additional forms will also be available in our shops.
[All fruit to be shown with stalks where possible]
A1. Apples, dessert – a dish of four, one or mixed varieties
A2. Apples, cooking – a dish of four, one or mixed varieties
A3. Pears – a dish of four, one or mixed varieties
A4. Plums – a dish of six, one or mixed varieties
A5. Blackberries – a small dish of blackberries with stalks
A6. Berried fruit - a small dish of berries with stalks - excluding blackberries
A7. Other – a small dish of single or mixed fruit excluding A1 –A6 above
B1. Beans, runner – five, with stalks
B2. Beans, French – five, with stalks
B3. Beet, plate of three, with 75mm of tops
B4. Cabbage – one, with stem
B5. Carrots, long – three, with 75mm of tops
B6. Carrots, stump rooted – three, with 75mm of tops
B7. Cucumber – two
B8. Courgettes – three
B9. Leeks – three
B10. Lettuce – two, with roots washed
B11. Marrow – one (fit for the table)
B12. Onions – three, dressed, over 250g each
B13. Onions – three, dressed, not more than 250g each
B14. Parsnips – three with 75mm of tops: shown for quality, not size
B15. Potatoes – plate of three, all white
B16. Potatoes – plate of three, any other than white.
B17. Shallots – six, large
B18. Shallots – six, small pickling (not more than 30mm diam.)
B19. Sweet Peppers – two with stems, any variety
B20. Tomatoes – large, min. 75mm dia.plate of 3, with stalks
B21. Tomatoes – medium, approx..60mm dia. plate of 5, with stalks
B22. Tomatoes – small, 35mm dia.max. plate of 8 with stalks.
B23. Garlic – 3 bulbs, with 25mm stem, roots removed
B24. Elephant Garlic-3 bulbs, with 75mm stem, roots removed
B25. An exhibition of any vegetable other than Classes 10 to 33
B26. Herbs - 3 bunches of 3 different varieties in one vase
B27. Chillies – small plate of single or mixed varieties
C1. Chrysanthemum – one vase of three blooms
C2. Pansies - six blooms (boxes supplied)
C3. Fuchsia Heads - six blooms (boxes supplied)
C4. Roses – Small vase of Roses
C5. Rose – one as buttonhole, foliage allowed
C6. Rose – One specimen bloom
C7 Dahlia – one specimen bloom
C8. Dahlia – one vase of three blooms, one variety
C9. Dahlia – one vase of three blooms, three varieties
C10. Flowers, annual – one vase, six stems, one variety other than Classes C2 and C5
C11. Flowers, mixed – one vase. No more than 12 stems
C12. Flowers, mixed – bowl (600mm maximum, own container), garden grown, with foliage
C13. Gladioli – one specimen spike
C14. Pelargonium or Geranium – one specimen plant in bloom (up to 200mm pot)
C15. Fuchsia – one plant in bloom (up to 200mm pot)
C16. Pot Plant – in bloom - any size
C17. Cacti or Succulent – three pots
C18. A container of any shape or size planted with flowering and/or foliage plants, staged for overall effect.
C19. Sunflower – one specimen bloom
C20. Sunflower – one vase of three blooms
C21. Cosmos – vase of up to 12 blooms
D. FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
No artificial plant material may be used but accessories are permitted
Materials need not be grown by the exhibitor
D1. Celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee 2022. Accessories allowed. Open staging, 600mm space, height unlimited
D2. A posy fit for a bride.
D3. A Petite arrangement. 250mm overall. Open staging
D4. A floral arrangement in an oriental style. Open staging 600mm space, height unlimited. Example shown here.
E. PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION
Photographs should not be framed.
E1. A photograph on any subject
E2. A photograph "Wildlife found in my garden or allotment”
[These Classes will be judged by the public’s popular vote]
F. CRAFT SECTION for adults
F1. An exhibit of craft made by the entrant, one entry per person.
G. COOKERY SECTION
G1. One jar Jam, approx. 454g
G2. One jar Marmalade, approx. 454g
G3. One jar Jelly, approx. 227g
G4. One jar Chutney, approx. 454g
All jars are to be sealed with metal screw tops, preferably plain with
no maker's name. Date made to be stated on the label.
G5. Victoria Sandwich with Jam filling, approx. 200 mm [own recipe]
G6. Decorated Cookies – 5 [own choice of recipe]
G7. Chocolate Cake [own choice of recipe]
G8. Savoury pinwheels [own choice of recipe]
G9. Home Made Bread – a white tin loaf approx. 910 g weight
H1. COLLECTION of VEGETABLES
Four distinct kinds – space not to exceed 600mm x 600mm
Numbers as per Classes 10 to 34
Maximum points will be in accordance with RHS Rules
PRIZES: First - £3.00. Second - £2.00. Third - £1.00
H2. MASTER GARDENER.
A mixed display of vegetables, fruit and flowers to demonstrate a broad scope of gardening skills. May use basket or trug and may include herbs, berries, foliage and fabric.
PRIZES: First - £10.00. Second - £5.00. Third - £3.00
J. LONGEST, HEAVIEST and FUNNIEST
J1. Carrot – longest – including 75mm top.
J2. Parsnip – longest – including 75mm top.
J3. Runner bean – longest – including stem.
J4. Leek – longest- including foliage.
J5. Pumpkin – heaviest – weight to be stated.
J6. Marrow – heaviest – weight to be stated.
J7. Tomato – heaviest truss. Need not be ripe.
J8. Tomato – heaviest single fruit.
J9. Onion – heaviest – including 150mm stem.
J10. Beetroot – heaviest – including 150mm top.
J11. Potato – heaviest.
J12. Funniest – most odd shaped fruit or vegetable
K1. 1 bottle dry white wine
K2. 1 bottle sweet white wine
K3. 1 bottle dry red wine
K4. 1 bottle sweet red wine
The wine must not be made from concentrate and shall be exhibited in clear white glass bottles of approximately 75 cl capacity. Bottles must be full to within 2cm of the cork. White, plastic cap cork to be used. Main ingredient to be stated on plain white adhesive label.
L. CHILDREN’S CLASSES
L1. A flower or vegetable made entirely from re-cycled goods
L2. An arrangement of flowers & foliage in a mug
L3. 3 types of scented flowers or foliage in a recycled container (no more than 15 cm in diameter
L4. Home-made greetings card
L5. Decorated Fairy Cakes, a plate of three. Own recipe.
L6. Tub of cress grown in re-cycled tub (any shape), no wider than 15cm.
We have a number of tables around the gardens with various sellers as well as allotment goods for sale and the ‘Men in Sheds’. If you would like to join our sellers, please contact Sue Lipman (07712 132707), use of the table is free, but we would be grateful of a donation if your table does well.
Contact Sue Lipman (07712 132707) with any suggestions.
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