KFHS MINI SPRING, SUMMER & AUTUMN SHOWS

 

 

 

GENERAL SHOW RULES FOR ALL 2017 KFHS SHOWS

 

Exhibitors are advised to read these rules carefully

 

All enquiries: 01634 366822  -  01227 731637  -  01732 844071

 

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

 

 

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:

 

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

 

 

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

 

Each 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.

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting / Mini Spring Show 2017

 

Ditton Community Centre, New Barn Road, Ditton, ME20 6AH

Sunday 19 March 2017

 

Schedule

 

No entry forms or fees.

Show vases will be provided for all classes unless otherwise stated.

All you need to do is to bring along your exhibits and check in with our Show Administrator for your entry cards.

Staging from 09:30~11:15     Judging and AGM at 11:30

 

Classes

1

Daffodil, Trumpet.

Div.1 - Specimen cut stem.

 

2

Daffodil, Trumpet.

Div.1 - Any variety or varieties, cut stems, three.

 

3

Daffodil, Large Cup.

Div.2 - Any variety, specimen cut stem.

 

4

Daffodil, Large Cup.

Div.2 - Any variety or varieties, cut stems, three.

 

5

Daffodil, Small Cup.

Div.3 - Any variety, specimen cut stem.

 

6

Daffodil, Cyclamineous.

Div.6 - One variety, cut stems, three.

 

7

A vase of daffodils, any varieties, cut stems, five.

 

8

A vase of miniature daffodils, any one variety, cut stems three.

 

9

A container, not to exceed 30cm / 12in diameter of growing daffodils, any one variety.

 

10

A container, any size, of growing bulbs, any kind, one variety.

 

11

Hyacinth, specimen cut stem.

 

12

Hellebores, cut stems, three.

 

13

A 20cm / 8in vase of any cut spring flowers, mixed.

 

14

A vase of polyanthus, one variety or mixed, cut stems, three.

 

15

Winter pansies or violas, five cut stems to be shown on a white plate.

Plate provided.

 

16

A specimen camellia, cut stem.

 

17

A vase of muscari hyacinths, cut stems, seven.

 

18

A 28cm / 11in vase of early flowering shrubs, one variety or mixed.

 

19

A flowering pot plant in bloom.

 

20

A petite exhibit of miniature spring flowers, not to exceed 23cm / 9in in any dimension.

Exhibitors may arrange this exhibit at home, using a container of their own choice.

 

Only a ‘Best in Show’ prize is awarded at this show

 

Winner 2016: Mr Peter Wheatley - Hythe

 

 

 

Summer Show 2017

 

The show is to be held at the kind invitation of the Kent County Agricultural Society

 

Kent County Show, Detling, Maidstone, ME14 3JF

07, 08, 09 July 2017

 

Schedule

 

KCAS CHALLENGE TROPHY

Will be awarded for the Best Exhibit from all of the Horticultural Sections

 

KCAS CHALLENGE CUP

This cup is awarded to the winning society in Class 1

 

Notes for exhibitors

 

Class 1 is open only to Affiliated Societies and other organisations affiliated to the KFHS.

All exhibits must be either grown or made and contributed by not less than two members and must be entered in the name of that respective society.

 

Class

1

Member's Choice

 

 

Choose any four items from the following list to be exhibited:

 

a

A dish of potatoes, five, any one cultivar.

 

b

A dish of vegetables, other than potatoes.

See General Rule 12 for quantity.

 

c

A dish of fruit.

See General Rule 12 for quantity.

 

d

A 454g. / 1lb. jar of preserves which may include jam, honey, marmalade or chutney or a 227g / ½lb jar of any curd or jelly.

 

e

A mounted photograph, painting or drawing illustrating a horticultural or wildlife subject or scene.

 

f

A baked exhibit.

 

g

An exhibit of handicraft.

 

h

A potted plant, flowering, fruiting or grown for foliage.

 

i

A show vase of flowers, one cultivar, five stems.

 

j

A decorative exhibit of garden grown flowers and foliage. ( own choice of container )

Notes for exhibitors

 

To be displayed within green frame provided, having internal dimensions 60cm / 24in x 75cm / 30in.

Each item or dish will receive a maximum of 10 points, with a further maximum of 10 points for presentation i.e. 50 points in total.

Garnishing permitted.

 

Class

2

Five kinds of vegetables, one specimen of each, to be staged on a wicker disc approximately 35cm / 14in diameter.

Large and small onions allowed, long and other than long carrots allowed, standard and small fruited tomatoes also allowed.

Wicker disc provided. Each item will receive a maximum of 10 points.

 

Class

3

‘Kitchen Garden’

 

 

A standard seed-tray (provided) of vegetables and / or fruit - number at exhibitor's discretion.

To be judged for quality and visual appeal.

 

Class

4

Two plates potatoes, one white cultivar and one coloured cultivar, five tubers of each.

 

Classes

5

One plate potatoes, white, five tubers

 

6

One plate potatoes, coloured, five tubers

 

7

Onions, three

 

8

Twelve shallots, exhibition

 

9

Twelve shallots, pickling – must not exceed 30mm diameter

 

10

Runner beans, nine

 

11

Peas, nine pods

 

12

Carrots, three

 

13

Broad beans, nine pods

 

14

French beans, nine pods

 

15

Courgettes, three

 

16

Beetroot, globe, red, three

 

17

Any other vegetable.

See General Rule 12 for quantity.

 

18

Raspberries, twelve

 

19

Gooseberries, nine.

 

20

Any other fruit, one kind.

See General Rule 12 for quantity.

 

Flowers

 

Sweet Peas

 

 

Notes for exhibitors

 

Unless otherwise stated, sweet peas must be staged in 18cm / 7in show vases.

All containers, labels and pins are available from the Show Committee.

Every exhibit of sweet peas should be accompanied by a neatly printed label, bearing the name of the cultivar(s) as it adds so much interest for our visitors.

 

Class

21

‘The Philip Johnson Class’

 

 

One vase, 7 spikes of ‘Invicta’ ( White Spencer variety )

 

Class

22

‘The Federation Challenge’

 

 

Six vases, 7 spikes of not more than 2 cultivars in each vase

 

Class

23

‘The Three Vase Class’

 

 

Three vases, 3 cultivars, 7 spikes of each

 

Class

24

‘Exhibitor’s Choice’

 

 

One vase, one cultivar chosen by the exhibitor, 7 spikes

 

Class

25

‘Summer's Bounty’

 

 

A small round basket - 20cm / 8in diameter of sweet peas, foliage permitted.

Basket provided. Space allowed 45cm / 18in x 45cm / 18in.

To be viewed from the front and judged for quality and decorative effect.

 

Classes

26

One vase, blue/mauve cultivars, 9 spikes.

 

27

One vase any other, flaked, striped, picotee or bicolour cultivars, 9 spikes

 

28

One 10cm / 4in bowl 'old fashioned' sweet peas, foliage permitted.

To be viewed from the front and judged for quality and decorative effect.

 

Class

29

Novice

 

 

One vase, one or more cultivars, 9 spikes.

Open only to exhibitors who have never gained a First Prize for Sweet Peas at a National or KFHS County Show.

 

Roses

 

 

Notes for exhibitors

 

Every exhibit of roses should be accompanied by a neatly printed label, bearing the name of the cultivar(s) as it adds so much interest for our visitors.

 

Class

30

‘The John Appleton Class’

 

 

Two vases. One vase six blooms, large-flowered; One vase, three stems, cluster-flowered. One or more cultivars in each vase.

 

Classes

31

Two vases, three blooms in each vase, large-flowered, one or more cultivars in each vase.

 

32

Three 18cm / 7in vases, one bloom in each vase, large-flowered

 

33

One vase 18cm / 7in specimen bloom, large-flowered

 

34

One vase, one cultivar, three-stage, large-flowered blooms.

One bloom bud stage with bud at top, followed by one bloom perfect stage and one full-bloom stage.

Bloom bud to show colour with one or two petals beginning to unfurl above an open calyx.

Perfect bloom stage is half to three-quarters open.

Full bloom stage does not require stamens to show, but if seen, must be fresh and of good colour.

 

35

One vase, three stems, cluster-flowered, one or more cultivars.

 

36

One vase approximately 18cm / 7in specimen stem, cluster-flowered.

 

37

A box of six miniature blooms in the perfect stage. Any cultivar(s).

Box provided.

 

38

A handled basket 18cm / 7in diameter of miniature roses, any cultivars or numbers.

Basket provided.

 

Class

39

Novice

 

 

One vase, three stems or blooms, any cultivars.

Open only to exhibitors who have never gained a First Prize for Roses at a National or KFHS County Show.

 

Other Flowers & Foliage

 

 

Classes

40

A vase of any cut flower, one cultivar, not scheduled. 3 or more stems.

 

41

A vase of lilium, three stems.

 

42

A vase of hosta foliage, not less than 12 stems, minimum 3 cultivars.

 

43

A vase of mixed garden flowers.

 

Decorative Classes

 

 

Notes for exhibitors

 

Exhibitors may use their own containers for classes 44, 45 and 46.

 

Class

44

An informally arranged exhibit of cut garden grown flowers and foliage.

Staged for all round viewing.

Space allowed 45cm / 18in x 45cm / 18in, height unrestricted. To be judged for quality, variety and decorative effect.

 

Class

45

An informally arranged exhibit of cut garden foliage. Staged for frontal viewing.

Space allowed 75cm / 30in x 75cm / 30in, height unrestricted. To be judged for quality, variety and decorative effect.

 

Class

46

An informally arranged exhibit of garden roses or sweet peas, with any other additional foliage. Staged for frontal viewing.

Space allowed 75cm / 30in x 75cm / 30in, height unrestricted. To be judged for quality, variety and decorative effect.

 

Pot Plants

 

 

Classes

47

Pot plant in bloom, excluding fuchsias & pelargoniums. Maximum pot size 15cm / 6in.

 

48

Pot plant in bloom, excluding fuchsias & pelargoniums. Maximum pot size 25cm / 10in.

 

49

Pot plant grown for foliage. Maximum pot size 25cm / 10in.

 

50

Hosta, miniature. Maximum pot size 15cm / 6in.

 

51

One Bonsai plant.

 

52

One cactus plant.

 

53

One succulent plant.

 

54

One pan of sempervivum.

 

Fuchsias

 

 

Classes

55

Fuchsia, bush or shrub, single or double. Maximum pot size 15cm / 6in.

 

56

Fuchsia, triphylla type, any pot size.

 

57

Fuchsia plant, bush or shrub, single or double. Maximum pot size 10cm / 4in.

 

58

Fuchsia, a hanging pot, maximum pot size 23cm / 9in.

A suitable stand will be provided.

 

Pelargoniums

 

 

Classes

59

Zonal pelargonium. Maximum pot size 15cm / 6in.

 

60

Zonal pelargonium, bi-colour or tricolour. Maximum pot size 15cm / 6in.

 

61

Regal or angel pelargonium. Maximum pot size 15cm / 6in.

 

62

Scented - leaved pelargonium. Maximum pot size 15cm / 6in.

 

Home Economics

 

 

Notes for exhibitors

 

Recipes can be found in the printed Schedule. Copies are available on request - please phone 01732 844071.

 

Classes

62

‘Teddy Bears Picnic’

Make and exhibit three items suitable for a children’s picnic from the following:

To be displayed on a table measuring 60cm / 24in x 60cm / 24in. White cloth provided. Accessories permitted.

 

a

Any baked item using honey

 

b

Finger sandwiches made from two slices of bread

 

c

Three bundles of cheese straws

 

d

454g / 1lb jar of marmalade

 

e

Five iced and decorated cup-cakes

 

f

A food item of your choice appropriate for the title of the class

 

Classes

64

A 900g / 2lb cherry and coconut loaf

Recipe provided.

 

65

Three bread rolls

 

66

Five Eccles cakes, home-made pastry to be used

 

67

Three apple and cinnamon muffins

 

Class

68

Novice

 

 

Five rock cakes.

Open only to exhibitors who have never gained a First Prize in a Domestic class at a National or KFHS County Show.

 

Preserves

 

 

Class

69

‘Take Three Jars’

 

 

Three 454g / 1lb jars of preserves, each of a different kind.

 

Class

70

‘Wibble – Wobble’

 

 

Three 227g / ½lb jars of jelly, each of a different flavour.

 

Classes

71

454g / 1 lb jar of marmalade.

 

72

454g / 1 lb jar of raspberry jam.

 

73

227g / ½lb jar of jelly.

 

74

454g / 1 lb jar of curd.

 

Craft

 

 

Class

75

’50 years of Gardeners World’

Sugarcraft

A decoration suitable to celebrate fifty years of the television series.

To be displayed on an iced board measuring 23cm / 9in diameter.

 

Classes

76

A small item of bobbin / tatting lace or crochet.

 

77

A small framed cross-stitch or counted thread exhibit.

 

78

Any hand-made craft item - maximum space allowed 30cm / 12in x 45cm / 18in.

 

Junior Classes

 

 

Class

79

8 Years of Age and Under

 

 

‘A Miniature Garden’

Make a miniature garden using an A5 size piece of card as the base, and using materials of your own choice.

 

Class

80

9 Years of Age and Over

 

 

‘Fruits and Vegetables’

A paper plate, approximately 8in / 20cm of fruits and vegetables made from any materials of your choosing.

 

Results 2017

 

Cups and Trophies

 

 

Kent County Agricultural Society Challenge Trophy

Best Horticultural Exhibit

Ian Clapp, Herne Bay

Kent County Agricultural Society Challenge Cup

Members’ Choice

Stockbury Cottage Gardeners` Association

The Wilson Trophy & Federation Rosette

Most Points - Fruit & Vegetables

Chris Passey, Tonbridge

Latter Cup & Federation Rosette

Most Points - Sweet Peas

Darren Everest, Westerham

The June Salver & Federation Rosette

Best Single Vase of Sweet Peas

Darren Everest, Westerham

The Swale Trophy & Federation Rosette

Most Points - Roses

Ian Clapp, Herne Bay

The Stuart Ogg Trophy & Federation Rosette

Best Vase of Roses

Ian Clapp, Herne Bay

Kent & Sussex Farmers Trophy & Federation Rosette

Most Points - Cut Flowers

Di Spree, Stockbury

The Evelyn Ogg Trophy & Federation Rosette

Best Exhibit - Decorative Classes

Sheila Smith, Eastry

The Geoffrey Wickham Trophy & Federation Rosette

Best Pot Plant

Brian Fryer, Larkfield

Merilyn Trophy & Federation Rosette

Most Points - Pot Plants

Sandy Roff, Sheldwich

The Ellen Trophy & Federation Rosette

Most Points - Economic Classes

Maxine Budden, Upchurch

 

The KFHS. Craft Trophy

Most Points - Craft Classes

Mrs I Lovell, Yorkletts

 

KFHS Certificates of Merit and Rosettes

 

 

Class 2

Best Exhibit

Maxine Budden, Upchurch

Class 3

Best Exhibit

Chris Passey, Tonbridge

Class 4

Best Exhibit

Chris Passey, Tonbridge

Class 5 to 17

Best Exhibit of Vegetables

Chris Passey, Tonbridge

Class 18 to 20

Best Exhibit - Fruit Classes

Thomas Moore, Farningham

Class 21

Sweet Peas - 'The Philip Johnson Class'

Darren Everest, Westerham

Class 22

The Federation Challenge

Darren Everest, Westerham

Class 23

The Three - Vase Class

Darren Everest, Westerham

Class 29

Novice Sweet Peas

Not awarded

Class 30

Roses - ‘John Appleton Class’

Ian Clapp, Herne Bay

Class 39

Novice Roses

Roz Berry

Class 40 to 43

Best Exhibit

Dawn Everest, Westerham

Class 47 to 54

Best Exhibit

Brian Fryer, Larkfield

Class 54 to 58

Best Exhibit

Sandy Roff, Sheldwich

Class 59 to 62

Best Exhibit

Richard Roff, Sheldwich

Class 63

Home Economics - 'Teddy Bears` Picnic'

Maxine Budden, Upchurch

Class 64 to 67

Best Exhibit - Home Economics

Christine Walton, Dartford

Class 68

Novice - Home Economics

Carol Stoodley, Leybourne

Class 69 & 74

Best Exhibit - Preserves

Pat Grimes, Maidstone

Class 75

Best Exhibit - Sugarcraft

Not awarded

Class 76 to 78

Best Exhibit - Craft

Jennifer Clapp, Herne Bay

Junior Class 79

Best Exhibit

Emily Barnet, Yorkletts

Junior Class 80

Best Exhibit

Erin Parker, Eastry

 

Banksian Medal - Will be awarded at the 2017 Autumn Show

 

 

 

Autumn Show 2017

 

Ditton Community Centre, New Barn Road, Ditton, Aylesford, ME20 6AH

Sunday 17 September 2017

ONE DAY ONLY

 

Schedule

 

Notes for exhibitors

 

Class 1 is open only to Affiliated Societies and other organisations affiliated to the KFHS. All exhibits must be either grown, or made, and contributed by, not less than two members and must be entered in the name of that respective society.

 

 

 

Inter-Society Challenge

Class

1

‘Members` Choice’ (Societies only)

 

 

Choose any four items from the following list to be exhibited:

 

a

A plate of potatoes, five , any one cultivar

b

A plate of vegetables, other than potatoes.

See General Rule 12 for quantity.

c

A plate of apple or pears.

See General Rule 12 for quantity.

d

A plate of fruit, other than apples or pears.

See General Rule 12 for quantity.

e

A 454g / 1 lb jar of preserves which may include jam, honey or marmalade or a 227g / ½lb jar of any curd or jelly.

f

A mounted photograph illustrating any horticultural or wildlife interest.

g

A baked exhibit.

h

An exhibit of handicraft, any kind.

i

A potted plant, any kind

j

A vase of flowers, one cultivar, five stems.

Minimal garnishing permitted.

To be displayed within green frame provided, having internal dimensions 60cm / 24in x 75cm / 30in.

Each item or dish will receive a maximum of 10 points, with a further maximum of 10 points for presentation i.e. 50 points in total.

 

Vegetables

 

 

Class

2

‘Onion Championship’

 

 

Three dishes chosen from the following, one of which is to be shallots:

 

 

Three onions exceeding 1kg from set or seed.

 

 

Three onions exceeding 250grams but not more than 1kg from set or seed.

 

 

Three onions up to and including 250grams, from set or seed.

 

 

Six shallots, exhibition.

 

 

Six shallots, pickling – must not exceed 30mm diameter.

 

Class

3

‘Potato Championship’

 

 

A collection of three plates of different potatoes, three cultivars, five tubers of each.

 

Class

4

‘Federation Tray’

 

 

A collection of three kinds of vegetables, three of each kind except for beans, peas, shallots and small tomatoes which must be six.

 

 

To be displayed within green frame provided, having internal dimensions 60cm / 24in x 60cm / 24in.

Garnishing and rings may be used.

 

Class

5

‘Tap Root Challenge’

 

 

Three specimen roots, different kinds, selected from the following:

 

 

Carrot - long; Carrot - other than long; Parsnip; Beetroot long.

 

Class

6

Eight single specimens of vegetables.

Large and small onions allowed. Long and other than long carrots allowed.

To be displayed within green frame provided, having internal dimensions 45cm / 18in x 60cm / 24in.

Maximum points 10 per item

 

Class

7

‘Sunday Lunch’

 

 

A collection of five kinds of vegetables, one of which must be potatoes, together with a tied bunch of culinary herbs.

To be displayed for effect in a trug, basket or box of your choice.

 

Classes

8

One plate potatoes - coloured or part coloured, five tubers

 

9

One plate of potatoes – white, five tubers.

 

10

Three parsnips.

 

11

Three carrots, long.

 

12

Five carrots, stump rooted.

 

13

Five onions exceeding 1kg from set or seed.

 

14

Five onions exceeding 250grams, but not more than 1kg from set or seed.

 

15

Five onions up to and including 250grams from set or seed.

 

16

Heaviest onion suitable for table.

 

17

Twelve shallots, exhibition.

 

18

Twelve shallots, pickling - not exceeding 30mm diameter.

 

19

Three beetroot, globe.

 

20

Five tomatoes, medium-fruited, approx. 60mm in diameter..

 

21

Nine tomatoes, small - fruited - cherry type, must not exceed 35mm diameter.

 

22

Five tomatoes, plum type.

 

23

Nine runner beans

 

24

Three sweetcorn.

 

25

Two heads, celery.

 

26

Three leeks - blanch or intermediate.

 

27

Any other vegetable - one kind.

See General Rule 12 for number to be staged.

 

Fruit

 

 

Class

28

A collection of 15 apples, 3 cultivars, five fruits of each or 10 apples, 2 cultivars, five fruits of each and 5 pears, any one cultivar.

To be arranged in provided frame, having internal dimensions 45cm / 18in x 45cm / 18in.

 

Classes

29

One plate of apples, any culinary cultivar, five fruits.

 

30

One plate of apples, any dessert cultivar, five fruits.

 

31

One plate of pears, Conference type, five fruits.

 

32

One plate of pears, any other dessert cultivars, five fruits.

 

33

One plate any other kind of fruit, one cultivar.

Quantity to be staged in accordance with RHS listings.

 

Flowers

 

Dahlias

 

 

Classes

34

Three vases, 3 distinct cultivars, 3 distinct classifications, each vase to contain one distinct cultivar / variety, three blooms per vase, ( unless pompons or miniatures then five blooms in a vase required ).

 

35

Three blooms, medium decorative - one or more cultivars.

 

36

Three blooms, small decorative - one or more cultivars.

 

37

Three blooms, miniature decorative - one or more cultivars.

 

38

Three blooms, small water-lily - one or more cultivars.

 

39

Three blooms, medium cactus or semi-cactus - one or more cultivars.

 

40

Three blooms, miniature or small cactus and / or semi-cactus, one or more cultivars

 

41

Three blooms, small or miniature ball - one or more cultivars.

 

Class

42

‘The Barry Ridsdale Challenge’

 

 

Six blooms, pompon, one or more cultivars.

 

Classes

43

A bowl of dahlias ( use own bowl ), maximum 23cm / 9in in diameter to display a maximum of 12 blooms, to be staged for frontal effect, any foliage may be used.

To be judged 50% for quality and 50% for effect.

 

44

Three blooms collerette, one or more cultivars.

 

45

Three single specimen blooms each of a different cultivar.

 

Class

46

‘Travellers Choice’

 

 

A minimum of five blooms and a maximum of eight blooms, any cultivars in a vase - any cultivars ( Chrysanthemums or Dahlias ), mixed allowed.

Entries accepted on the day.

 

Classes

47

One specimen bloom, any cultivar, up to and including medium.

 

48

One specimen bloom, any cultivar, large or giant.

 

Chrysanthemums

 

 

Classes

49

Three vases, large and / or medium-flowered, 3 distinct cultivars. 3 blooms of one cultivar in each vase.

 

50

Three blooms, reflexed, any cultivar or cultivars.

 

51

Three blooms, incurved, any cultivar or cultivars.

 

52

Three blooms, intermediate - any cultivar or cultivars.

 

53

One specimen bloom, large-flowered.

 

54

One specimen bloom, medium-flowered.

 

55

Three stems spray, one or more cultivars.

 

56

Three blooms medium-flowered, any cultivar or cultivars.

 

57

Single specimen stem spray chrysanthemum, any cultivar.

 

Other Flowers & Plants

 

 

Classes

58

Two vases garden flowers, two different kinds excluding Chrysanthemums and Dahlias.

 

59

One specimen rose, large-flowered

 

60

Three stems roses, cluster-flowered.

 

61

Three stems roses, large-flowered.

 

62

One 22mm / 9in vase mixed foliage and / or grasses.

To be judged on quality and variety, not arrangement.

 

63

One vase seven stems annuals.

 

64

One vase seven stems zinnias.

 

65

Three cut stems of fuchsia, mixed allowed.

 

66

One vase of mixed flowers.

 

67

One vase berries and / or fruits, a minimum of three different types.

 

68

One pot plant, flowering - maximum pot size 15cm / 6in.

 

69

One pot plant, flowering - maximum pot size 25cm / 10in.

 

70

One pot plant, foliage - maximum pot size 25cm / 10in.

 

Home Economics

 

 

Notes for exhibitors

 

Recipes can be found in the printed Schedule. Copies may be requested by phoning 01732 84407.

 

Classes

71

Show Stopper Challenge

‘Pavlova’

This year, as our showstopper challenge, we would like you to make a pavlova ( approx. 18cm / 7in ) using any fresh fruit of your choice.

 

72

Three strawberry tartlets.

 

73

Five squares of bread pudding.

 

74

Chocolate orange marble cake

Recipe provided.

 

75

Three vegetable samosas.

 

Preserves

 

Class

76

‘Take Three Jars’

 

 

Display any three jars from the following:

 

 

A 227g / ½lb. jar of curd.

 

 

A 227g / ½lb. jar of jelly.

 

 

A 454g / 1 lb jar of any other preserve.

 

 

Example: One jam, two curds – one marmalade, one chutney, one jelly. The choice is yours.

 

Craft

 

Class

77

Any hand-made craft item.

Space allowed 30cm / 12in x 45cm / 18in.

 

Class

78

‘Autumn Wonders’

 

 

An informal exhibit of garden grown material, which may include flowers fruit and / or vegetables.

Space allowed 60cm / 24in x 60cm / 24in, height unrestricted.

 

 

 

 

 

Results 2017

 

Cups and Trophies

 

 

The KCGPC Challenge Cup

Inter-Society Challenge

North Tonbridge Horticultural Society

The KFHS Onion Trophy

Onion Championship

Roger Simmons, Maidstone

The Barry Ridsdale Memorial Print

Potato Championship

Not Awarded

The Lewisham Challenge Cup

Federation Tray of Vegetables

Roger Simmons, Maidstone

The Garrad Challenge Cup

Vegetable Collection

Roger Simmons, Maidstone

The Rochester Cup

Most Points - Vegetable Classes

Roger Simmons, Maidstone

The Bugge’s Challenge Trophy

Most Points - Fruit Classes

Graham Talbot, Maidenhead

The Lady Massarrene & Ferrard Trophy

Three Dahlias Class

Darren Everest, Westerham

The Federation Dahlia Trophy

Best Vase of Dahlias

Raymond Duffey, Catford

The Harmsworth Challenge Trophy

Three Chrysanthemums Class

Reg Bloe, Tonbridge

The Tiarks Cup

Best Exhibit - Chrysanthemums

Doug Drury, Pembury

The KCGPC Challenge Trophy

Best Exhibit - Other Flowers & Pot Plants

Graham Talbot, Maidenhead

The Mrs C P Black Trophy

Most Points - Home Economics

Maxine Budden, Upchurch

 

KFHS Certificates of Merit and Rosettes

 

 

Class 6

Best Exhibit

Roger Simmons, Maidstone

Class 7

Best Exhibit

Gordon Francis, Eccles

Class 8 to 27

Best Exhibit

Roger Simmons, Maidstone

Class 28

Best Exhibit

Graham Talbot, Maidenhead

Class 29 to 33

Best Exhibit

Graham Talbot, Maidenhead

Class 42

Best Exhibit

Darren Everest, Westerham

Class 71

Show Stopper Challenge

Maxine Budden, Upchurch

Class 72 to 76

Best Exhibit

Maxine Budden, Upchurch

Class 77 to 78

Best Exhibit

Alexina Willmore, Snodland

 

Banksian Medal - Roger Simmons, Maidstone

 

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