Village Show Schedule 2017

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Cavendish and District Horticultural Society

HON VICE PRESIDENTS Mrs. B. Parr. Mr D Simmons.
The society normally meets on the first Monday of the month in the Memorial Hall, Cavendish at 7.30pm.
We are a small friendly group that also arranges outings and hold an Annual Plant Sale.
A Year’s Membership is only £9.00, but visitors are always welcome (£2.00).

See the Diaries page for future meeting topics, and the Clubs and Societies page for more information about the society, or for contact details.

Prize List and Index

The R.H.S. Banksian Medal Awarded for the Most First Prizes in Sections 1,1a, 2 & 3
Winners of the last 2 years are not eligible to win
(John Silver, Lesley Cooper)
Garden News Challenge Cup Most Points Overall
The Ambrose All Comers Trophy Highest Points in Sections 1, 1a, 2 & 3
The Cooper Cup Section 1 – Vegetables  [click for details]
Section 1a – Collection of Vegetables  [click for details]
The Prentice Trophy Section 2 – Fruit  [click for details]
The Garrett Trophy Section 3 – Flowers  [click for details]
The Josephine Bain Challenge Trophy Section 4 – Flower Arranging  [click for details]
The Bettinson Trophy Section 5 – Cookery  [click for details]
The Hanbury Trophy Sections 6 & 7 – Arts and Crafts  [click for details]
The Cavendish Junior Trophy Section 8 – Age 8 to 14  [click for details]
The Sunflower Trophy Section 9 – Age 7 and Under  [click for details]
The Family Fun Trophy Section 10 – Family Fun  [click for details]
Cavendish Open Space Certificate Community Horticulture  [click for details]
Rosettes are also awarded for the Best Exhibit in each Section

Entries for the Village Show

Printable Entry Form
Entry forms must be submitted at the MEMORIAL HALL, CAVENDISH on WEDNESDAY 30TH AUGUST 2017, 6.30 – 8.00 PM

Or, if you wish to submit before this date please send to Show secretary:
Ms. Lesley Cooper, The Red House, Stour Street, Cavendish CO10 8BH   (01787 282770)

The Marquee will be open for staging on Saturday 2nd September 2017,   8.00am – 9.45am. No exhibits to be removed before the prize giving at 4.00pm

Click Hints for Exhibitors to see how to catch the judges eye.
Click Exhibition Rules for more on entries and judging.


Section 1 – Vegetables

1 5 Potatoes
2 5 Carrots
3 5 Onions
4 5 Onions, No Bulb to Exceed 12oz
5 10 Shallots
6 10 Runner Beans
7 5 Tomatoes, Red
8 10 Tomatoes,
One Variety, Small Fruited e.g. Tumbler
9 1 Squash
10 2 Cucumbers
11 Bunch of 3 Types of Culinary Herbs in a Vase
12 2 Cobs of Sweetcorn
13 2 Lettuces
14 3 Courgettes – 4”-6” in Length
15 3 Beetroots
16 3 Parsnips
17 2 Cabbages
18 2 Leeks
19 A Disaster Veg….The One that Went Wrong
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Section 1a – Collection of Vegetables

20 Collection of Vegetables,
5 Distinct Kinds (Tray 30” Max)
21 Collection of Vegetables,
3 Distinct Kinds – Not Listed in Schedule
22 Mixed Bowl of Tomatoes (Max 20)
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Section 2 – Fruit

23 A Decorative Basket of Fruit – base must be
A4 or smaller.
24 5 Apples – Cooking
25 5 Apples – Dessert
26 5 Pears – Stewing
27 5 Pears – Dessert
28 5 Plums
29 10 Cultivated Blackberries
30 10 Raspberries
31 3 Sticks of Rhubarb
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Section 3 – Flowers

32 3 Stems of Cluster Roses
33 3 Roses
34 1 Specimen Rose Bloom
35 5 Dahlias – Any Variety     (Vase Provided)
36 5 Stems Rudbeckia           (Vase Provided)
37 5 Stems Michaelmas Daisy (Vase Provided)
38 1 Vase Garden Flowers, Mixed and Well Displayed.
No Shrubs
39 5 Pansies or Violas
40 1 Pot Plant, Flowering (For All Round Effect)
41 1 Pot Plant, Foliage
42 1 Cactus or Succulent – Pot up to 6” diameter
43 3 Stems of Gladioli
44 1 Vase of Flowers – Min 5 Stems not already named
in Section 3. Shrubs Acceptable.
45 1 Fuchsia Plant, in a Pot up to 10” diameter
46 6 Individual Flowers of 6 Fuchsia – Distinct Varieties
(Containers Provided)
47 A Jam Jar Containing Annuals grown from Seed
48 1 Hosta Leaf (Vase Provided)
49 1 Bonsai Plant
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Section 4 – Flower Arrangement

50 An Arrangement in a Tea Pot
51 An Arrangement in or on a Shoe
52 An Arrangement Incorporating Fruit
53 “Floral Fireworks”
54 “On the Beach”
Max base size 24” square, but any height.
Material need not be grown by exhibitor.
Accessories allowed in all section 4 classes.
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Section 5 – Cookery

55 6 Sausage Rolls
56 Victoria Sponge
57 Savoury Scones (Round Cutter)
58 A Bag of Fudge – 6 Pieces
59 Gingerbread (Recipe Supplied)  [click for recipe]
60 A Speciality Bread (Best Flavour)
61 A Shaped Bread Loaf
62 4 Bread Rolls
63 4 Pieces of Bread Pudding
64 A Farmhouse-Style Fruitcake
65 Jar of Lemon or Orange Curd
66 Jar of Marmalade
67 Jar of Stone Fruit Jam
68 Jar of Soft Fruit Jam (Not Strawberry)
69 Jar of Strawberry Jam
70 Jar of Jelly
71 Jar of Chutney
72 Home Made Fruit Liqueur (Exhibitor Must Provide a Glass
and use a Re-Closable Bottle)
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Section 6 – Crafts

73 A Wedding Card (No Commercial Trimmings)
74 A New Baby Card (Commercial Trimmings Allowed)
75 A Sewing Machined Article
76 A Felted Article
77 A Knitted Item for a New Baby
78 A Patchworked Item
79 An Item of Tapestry
80 A Knitted Toy
81 An Item of Cross Stitch
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Section 7 – Art

82 Photo – “Bees, Bugs or Butterflies” taken by Entrant
(Max Size A4 Unframed)
83 A Picture – “Love of Nature”  
(Any Medium Except a Photograph)
84 “You’ve Made It, Let’s See It”
Any Hand Made Table Top Item
85 An Item Made of Wood
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Section 8 – Children 8 – 14 years

86 A Collage Depicting Cavendish
87 A Garden in a Seed Tray
88 A Piece of Weaving using a CD
89 3 Healthy Bars – made by the entrant
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Section 9 – Children 7 and under

90 A Paper Plate Face
91 A Hanging Paper Bird
92 A Decorated Jam Jar
93 3 Chocolate Crispie Cakes
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Section 10 – Family Fun

94 A Decorated Wheelbarrow
95 Largest Flower Head
96 A Quirky Bird Feeder
97 A Flower Pot Person
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Community Horticulture

Certificate to be awarded for the best Open Space
This Category will be Voted for in the Marquee.
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Gingerbread Recipe for Cookery Class 59

16 oz. / 450 g Plain Flour 8 oz. / 225g Brown Sugar
1 Level tsp. Salt 6 oz. / 175g Butter
1 Level tbsp. Ground Ginger 6 oz. / 175g Treacle
1 Level tbsp. Baking Powder 6 oz. / 175g Golden Syrup
1 Level tsp. Bicarbonate of Soda
½ pint / 240ml Milk 1 Egg
Sift together the flour, salt, ginger, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
Warm the sugar, butter Treacle and Syrup over a low heat.
Warm the milk and beat in the egg.
Combine all the ingredients, mixing very thoroughly.
Pour into a prepared 8 inch / 20cm square tin.
Bake in a moderate oven at 350°F /Gas Mark 4 /180°C for about 1¾ – 2 hours or until firm to the touch.
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Hints for Exhibitors

If you are exhibiting for the first time do not be afraid to ask for guidance from the committee or a steward.
  Stage the exact number specified in each class.
  Allow time to stage any exhibit for the best effect.
Pot plants The pot should be clean, and the soil fresh looking.
Flowers Position flower stems in vases with small wads of newspaper for best frontal effect, remove excess buds.
Vegetables Condition, size and uniformity should be considered.
Runner Beans  Straight, fresh and brittle, with short stalk.
Carrots Good shape, no greening, free from pest attack.
Leeks Clean, firm, solid, good length, free from bulbing.
Onions Firm, thin necks, tied with raffia, roots neatly trimmed, do not over-skin.
Shallots Check that pickling shallots do not exceed 30mm. Stage all on sand.
Beetroot Medium size, trim foliage to approx. 75mm
Tomatoes Ripe but firm with calyx attached. Cherry tomatoes are best staged on sand.
Potatoes Medium size, clean smooth skin with few eyes, aim for uniformity.
Tree Fruit Retain some stalk, do not polish but retain bloom.
Soft Fruit Stage with care, with sprigs or stalks intact.
Cookery Items should be on a plate and inside a self seal clear bag.
Jam jars must not feature makers logos on lids or jars.
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Exhibition Rules

1. Exhibition fees are as per schedule (see Entry Form).
2. Each exhibitor will be allocated a number on receipt of their entry form, this number will be used on all their entries.
3. Postal entries must reach the secretary no later than the Wednesday prior to the show. NO LATE ENTRIES ALLOWED.
4. All exhibits must be grown, produced, preserved or pickled by the exhibitors. AN EXCEPTION TO THE RULE IS SECTION 4
5. Exhibits will be received by the Committee on Saturday morning of the show from 8:00am – 9:45am and must not be removed from the bench until AFTER the Prize giving.
6. Judging will be according to R.H.S rules. The judges’ decision will be final.
7. Complaints to be made to the Show Secretary before 3pm on the day of the Show.
8. Only Committee members or persons appointed by them may be present during the judging which will commence at 10am.
9. The Society will not be responsible for loss or damage of exhibits.
10. No competitor may enter more than one exhibit in each class.
11. Method of scoring: – First 3 points, Second 2 points.
12. In the event of a tie the most First awards will determine the winner.
13. In the event of a judge placing two exhibits equal for any place, each will score full points appropriate to that place.
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