Shows

A Super Summer Show!

Building on the great success of our Spring Show this year, we made a few changes to the arrangements, allowing a bit more time for entries to be displayed and a bit more space for refreshments and the plant sale.

More time was much appreciated by those entrants with a lot of entries, and overall we had 282 wonderful exhibits. In the ten years before Covid, the number averaged around 250, so a huge thank you to all who entered.  For those who contributed for the very first time – we know it can a bit nerve wracking, and do hope you enjoyed it, ready for next time!

More space for the refreshments was welcomed by all, and using the Studio allowed for a great display of some lovely plants to take home for your gardens.

Given the combination of the hot weather, the attraction of a Ladies Wimbledon Tennis Final on TV and the Hampton Palace Garden Festival enjoying its final day, our footfall of members and visitors was naturally impacted – that said, feedback was very positive and clearly everyone enjoyed themselves, with most people having a flutter on the raffle too.

The award winners were:

TrophyWinner
Davies Rose CupDennis Homer
Smith CupJill Meech
Davies TankardLynne Callender
Mike Hallt CupGordon Rae
Littlejohn Rose BowlLynne Callender
Novice CupLynne Callender
Banksian MedalLynne Callender
Floral Arrangement TrophySue Erler
Home Produce CupJill Meech
Best in Show PlateGilly Coleman
Photography PrizeDiana Grant
Juniors under 8Grace Strowger

Here are some photos of the delights the Summer Show had to offer:

And here’s a reminder of what was at the Spring Show 2022:

Shows

We hold two Shows every year, in the Spring and the Summer.  The Spring Show is held on the second Saturday in April (Easter permitting) and the Summer Show is on the second Saturday in July.  Staging of the exhibits takes place from 9 – 10.20am in the Village Hall, with judging following thereafter and viewing for members and the general public is from 2- 4pm.  At 4pm the prizes are awarded.

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 Show Committee member who will be happy to offer support and guidance.

Our 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.

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 below.

If you would like further information, please contact Pamela Wright, the Show Coordinator on shows@grayshottgardeners.net

Show Documents – Everything you need to enter one of our Shows

A copy of the Spring Show Schedule 2022 can be found here: SPRING SHOW SCHEDULE 2022

A copy of the Summer Show Schedule 2022 can be found here: SUMMER SHOW SCHEDULE 2022

For Show Rules click here, Advice for Exhibitors: here, Entry form for the Spring Show here, and for the Summer Show here.

Horticultural Classification of Daffodils: click here, Camellia Flower Forms: click here.

Grayshott Gardeners Spring Show Trophies

Grayshott Gardeners Summer Show Trophies

The RHS Bronze medal is awarded to the exhibitor gaining the highest number of points across Spring and Summer Shows