Closing date for entries: Flower Arranging Classes 28th July, all other classes 14th August.
Please note the change to entry fees. £8 for any number of entries for all classes excluding Flower Arranging classes.
HORTICULTURAL TRADE EXHIBITORS
If you would like the opportunity for your company to exhibit within the Horticultural Marquee please complete the expression of interest form and return to the show office or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a number of Trade Exhibitor classes.
At the discretion of the judges the following will be awarded:
One large Gold Medal £250.
Gold Medal Card winners £200.
Silver Gilt Medal Card winners £150.
Silver Medal Card winners £100.
Bronze Medal Card winners £50.
Admission to the show provides entry to the 300ft x 80ft Horticultural Pavilion. Visitors make a point of coming in to this section of the Show every year and enjoy a quiet and fragrant retreat from the hustle and bustle of the showground.
Amongst the attractions are stands of vibrant coloured Fuchsias, grown by experts and enthusiasts as well as plants and flowers we all know and love and some you don't. Visitors get a chance to speak to the members of the Southern Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society and the National Vegetable Society, as well as cacti and succulent specialists with fully hardy and tender succulents and cacti from around the world. Displays of shrubs from the usual to the unusual and hardy grasses and perennials you can grow at home and the British favourite - the magnificent colours and scents of Roses. Alongside the wonderful selection of plants you'll be stunned by the award winning displays of Chrysanthemum blooms with cuttings available to buy and Dahlias grown by a very enthusiastic grower on his allotments who has been featured recently in BBC's Gardeners' World. Visitors can meet the specialists and be inspired and tempted to purchase from their sales tables and ask them questions that have been bugging you all year.
In addition to Trade Exhibitors we have individual exhibitors schedules with 95 classes of vegetable, floral art, dahlias, chrysanthemums, fuchsias, pelargoniums, cacti, succulents and fruit.
There are also five classes for young people under the age of sixteen. For all horticultural allotments and gardening societies we have class H24 – which is a display within an allocated area of 6ft x 3ft at normal table height (tables provided) to be representative of the society and its interests.
The Horticultural Pavilion opens from around 9.30 am on Sunday, the first day after judging has been completed and closes at 5.30pm and 9 am on Bank Holiday Monday and closes at 5.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you in the Horticultural Pavilion and if you would like to exhibit or compete in a class please see details below.
The challenge from your allotment - From Plot to Plate
In 2015 in the Horticultural Marquee we were inspired by The Big Allotment Challenge TV programme and created two new classes which proved very popular. This year we will again be giving you the chance to not just show off your fruit and veg grown in your garden, allotment or even window box but also what you can make with them. Each class requires you to show your produce in its natural form. then a chutney, pickle or preserve made from what you've grown and finally a baked item including that fruit or vegetable. Aimed at the general public to encourage them to take part in horticultural competitions, these classes are open to non NVS members and will be judged by a chef who is more concerned with taste than the size of the produce. Have a go - get growing and get those recipes ready and enter online in this Horticultural Section under Entry (Horticultural) or download an entry form above.
This year the Championship Collection of six distinct kinds of vegetables, class H2, is being sponsored by Butyl Products and the prize money will be 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £60, 3rd prize £40 and 4th prize £20.
- For more information or any queries regarding classes etc please contact the show office on 01737 645843 or email email@example.com