KFHS Spring, Summer & Autumn Shows

 

 

 

General Show Rules for all 2018 KFHS Shows

 

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Notes for exhibitors

 

Exhibitors are advised to:

 

 

  Read these rules carefully.

 

 

  Note that the Spring, Summer and Autumn Shows have Schedule Rules that also apply - see separate sections.

 

 

  Refer to the Printed Schedules, which contain additional details.

 

Eligibility

 

 

 

Shows staged by the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies are open to all persons resident in the County, individual members of the Federation, and members of societies affiliated to the Federation. Only individual members of the Federation or members of affiliated societies are eligible for the award of trophies

 

Rules

1

In all sections of the schedule only one exhibit is allowed in any one class from any one exhibitor or garden. All members of a household are permitted to exhibit from one garden provided they do so in different classes from one another. The only exception are classes for pot plants in which any or all members of one household may each exhibit one entry per class.

 

 

 

 

2

Exhibits of vegetables, fruit and flowers for competition, must have been grown by the exhibitor, or, in the case of society displays, by contributing exhibitors. All pot plants, including cacti and succulents, must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least three months prior to the show.

 

 

 

 

3

The judging of all horticultural exhibits will be carried out in accordance with the recommendations contained in The Horticultural Show Handbook, (most recent addition), published by the Royal Horticultural Society.

 

 

 

 

4

Any prize may, at the discretion of the judges, be withheld or modified if the exhibit is not considered worthy of a prize.

 

 

 

 

5

On the relative merits of the exhibits, the decision of the judges is final. Any protest or objection must be made in writing and lodged with the Show Committee not later than the close of the first day of the Summer Show and by 15:00 on the day of the Autumn Show.

 

 

 

 

6

The Federation accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage to any exhibit. The Federation shall not be liable for compensation for the loss or damage from any cause whatsoever, of or to, any personal property belonging to exhibitors or visitors to the show. The right is reserved by the Federation of cancelling the competitions, accepting or refusing entries, withholding any or all prizes as well as determining any questions which may arise out of these regulations.

 

 

 

 

7

No exhibitor may interfere in any way whatsoever with any exhibit or display of another exhibitor. Any difficulty encountered should be brought to the attention of the Show Committee.

 

 

 

 

8

At Federation shows all ties on vegetables must be of un-dyed raffia or un-dyed string.

 

 

 

 

9

Trophies will be presented at each show of the Federation. Trophy winners will be given the option of retaining trophies on the understanding that they must be returned to the committee by 31 December of that respective year. Winners will also be responsible for loss or damage to trophies whilst in their possession or in transit.

 

 

 

 

10

Unless otherwise stated: Awarding of Points: First = 3 points, Second = 2 points, Third = 1 point. In the event of a tie, the trophy shall be awarded to the exhibitor gaining most First Prizes.

 

 

 

 

11

The use of newspaper in show vases for staging purposes is strictly prohibited.

 

 

 

 

12

Quantity of specimens to be shown in collections or in any fruit and vegetable class, as follows:

 

 

Apples

5

 

Lettuces

3

 

Aubergines

3

Loganberries

12

Beans, Broad

9

Marrows

2

Beans, Runner

9

Medlars

5

Beans, French

9

Melons

1

Beetroot

3

Mushrooms

12

Blackberries

12

Onions

5

Brussels Sprouts

12

Parsnips

3

Cabbages

2

Peaches

5

Carrots

3

Pears

5

Cauliflowers

2

Peas, Pods

6

Celery

2

Peppers, Sweet

3

Cherries

12

Plums

9

Courgettes

5

Potatoes

5

Cucumbers

2

Quince

5

Currants, Strigs

12

Radishes

12

Damsons

12

Raspberries

12

Fennel, Florence

3

Rhubarb, Sticks

5

Figs

5

Shallots

6

Garlic

5

Strawberries

12

Gooseberries

9

Swedes

3

Grapes, Bunches

2

Sweetcorn

3

Kohl Rabi

5

Tomatoes **

5

Leeks *

3

Tomatoes ***

9

Pot Leeks

2

Turnips

3

 

* Blanch or intermediate leeks

** Standard fruited cultivars

*** Small fruited cultivars

 

Every dish must consist of one cultivar (variety) unless mixed dishes are permitted by the Schedule.

For other vegetables and fruit not listed, please refer to the rules in the Horticultural Show Handbook (most recent edition) published by the Royal Horticultural Society.

 

 

 

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