Grayshott Gardeners holds two Shows – in the Spring & Summer.  The Spring Show is held around April and the Summer Show is usually in July.  Staging takes place from 9 – 10.20am in the Village Hall, with judging following thereafter and viewing from 2- 4pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and see what is produced by both members and non members.

Members are encouraged to enter flowers, plants, vegetables and produce from their homes.  Non Members can enter any open classes and the Photography Class.  There are also Junior Classes for the under 8s and over 8 – 11s.  For those of you who are novices, help is on hand from any Committee member who will be happy to offer support and guidance.

These Shows are a feast for all the senses – the smell of the flowers, the spectacular flower displays, the superb home produce and photography – not to mention the plants for sale and the lovely teas and home made cakes for refreshment.

Grayshott Gardening Club members will be on hand to chat about the exhibits and the club in general.

Show Rules, Advice, Current Year Schedules and Entry Forms can be found in the Grayshott Gardeners Handbook, or by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.

If you would like further information, please contact the Show Committee on (subject line: shows)


Best in Show:Judith Rae for Tazetta Narcissus

Spring Show 2019 – Narcissus classes

More Spring Show 2019 pictures to follow soon on the  photo gallery page.

The 2019 Spring Show organised by Grayshott Gardeners again proved a great success, with many entries, despite the period of freaky weather preceding the show. A total of 139 (2018: 138) persons attended the Show, comprising 81 (74) members and 58 (64) visitors.

Spring Show Junior entries

All classes featured high-standard entries, with the junior section particularly well represented. Viewers were able to enjoy the refreshments, including a wide choice of  cakes baked by volunteer members, while the plant stall was not short of customers either. A raffle completed the entertainment on offer. The event concluded with the presentation of prizes by our patron, Gordon Rae.

2019 Results: (last year’s winners in brackets)

Spring Cup – Judith Rae (Jill Meech)

Gardeners Cup – Judith Rae (Vanessa Thompson)

Denyer Cup – Sue Debenham/Gill Purkiss (Sally Russell)

Gladys Willmott Cup – Margaret Hanna/Pat Godbert (Jill Meech)

Novice Cup – Monica Pengilley (Sally Russell)

Whitehouse Cup – Judith Rae (Jill Meech)

Best in Show Plate- Judith Rae for Tazetta Narcissus  (Maureen Boorman for (Hellebores in a box)

Craft – Leslia Fairnfield (Sue Coates)

Photography – Liz Munson for photo no. 1 (Angela Pointon for a picture of a bee alighting on a flower)

Juniors –      Under 8 Sophie (Grayshott School)      8-11 Charlotte (Grayshott School)


Patron’s special award!

A sneak preview of the awards ceremony, whilst awaiting John Price’s photographs of the beautiful flowers and produce in this year’s Summer Show.

We welcomed a total of 96 persons, which included 59 members and 37 visitors.

The remaining trophies were awarded as follows:

Trophy Event Classes 1st 2nd
Davies Rose Cup 1-6 Gill Purkiss Monica Pengilley
Smith Cup Plants & Flowers, Pot/ Container Exhibits 1-34 Anne Waddell Monica Pengilley
Davies Tankard Fruit & Vegetables 35-63 BJ & JF Stutchbury Gill Purkiss
Mike Hallt Cup 3 Potatoes provided by the society 49 Helen Deighan John Price
Littlejohn Rose Bowl Across all grown entries except Floral Arrangement 1-63 BJ & JF Stutchbury Gill Purkiss
Novice Cup First time winner Across all entries 1-75 Helen Deighan
Banksian Medal Best Exhibit across Plants, Pots & Vegetables 1-63 Anne Waddell
Floral Arrangement Trophy 64-66 Anne Noyce
Home Produce Cup 67-75 Judith Rae
Best in Show Plate Best Exhibit in Show BJ & JF Stutchbury Won for class 63 (cauliflowers)
Photography Prize 76 Gordon Rae Anne Waddell/ Liz Munson
Junior Individual Under 8 77 Martha O. Age 6
Junior Individual 8-11 78 Niamh T. Age 8


Grayshott Gardeners presented another sumptuous and colourful display at its 2018  Summer Show held on Saturday 7th July. Although visitor numbers were slightly down on last year, possibly due to important sports events being broadcast (Wimbledon and England playing in the World Cup), there was no lack of entries (219), with the number of adult and junior entrants almost matching (35 and 34 respectively), boding well for the future. PHOTO GALLERY (photos by John Price) here , and results are as follows:



DAVIES ROSE CUP                    Classes 1 – 6      Anne Waddell

SMITH CUP                          Classes 1 – 34     Jill Meech

DAVIES TANKARD                     Classes 35 – 63   Cup winner Ruth Holden

MIKE HALLT CUP                     Class 49     Mavis Hallt

LITTLEJOHN ROSE BOWL          Classes 1 – 63      Cup winner Jill Meech

NOVICE CUP                         Classes 1 – 75     Ruth Holden

BANKSIAN MEDAL                     Classes 1 – 63     BJ & JF Stutchbury

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT TROPHY Classes 64 – 66  Joint entry (3), Maureen Boorman, with Sally Russell and Christine Pointer joint Cup winners

HOME PRODUCE CUP                Classes 67 – 75   Jill Meech

BEST IN SHOW PLATE                  Best Exhibit                Gillian Rawcliffe

PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE                 Class 76          Gordon Rae


 Individual Junior Class Under 8’s        Class 77             James V.

Individual Junior Class Over 8 – 11          Class 78             Evie M.

No Trophy winner last year is eligible to win the same Trophy this year with the exception of the Mike Hallt Cup, Best in Show Plates, Photography and Craft prizes.
Otherwise all the Trophies are awarded to the eligible exhibitor having the highest number of points in the relevant Classes except those Competitor/s who won the Banksian Medals in the two previous years are not eligible to win the medal in the current year.
The Novice Cup in each show is awarded to the exhibitor having the highest points but not having won a cup before.

Other prizes or certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the Show Committee or the Judge.  In the event of a tie on points, an award will go to the exhibitor with the highest number of first places; if these are tied then second places will be counted and so on until a winner is decided.

A copy of the Spring Show 2019 Schedule can be found here, click here for the Summer Show 2019 Schedule.
For Show Rules click here, Advice for Exhibitors: here, Entry form for the Spring Show here here, and for the Summer Show here.
Horticultural Classification of Daffodils: click here, Camellia Flower Forms: click here.