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08 Jul 2021

Check out the categories in the Annual Flower and Produce Show leaflet - and then get growing, baking, crafting and painting!

There are some amazing categories this year.

You can download the programme  HERE  


Browse the schedule and decide what to enter. You can enter as many or as few as you like. And you don’t need to be an expert, everyone is welcome and encouraged to take part.

Complete the entry form at the back of this Schedule. Copies are fine if you run out of room! Drop your entries with the fee (just 30p per entry for adults and free for 16&under) to one of the homes listed by the closing date.

Bring your entries to the Mechanics Institute between 7:30 and 9:30am on Show Day. There will be people there to show you what to do.

Come back at 1:30pm to see who has won, look at all the entries and enjoy some tea & cake.
Raffle, trophies and auction take place at 4:15.
The organising committee is planning to put on the show with appropriate safety precautions in place as per government guidance at the time so we can all enjoy our annual celebration of our growing and creative efforts.
Questions and offers of help in any shape or size:
Deb 07775 673 573
We look forward to welcoming you!

List of Categories

Division One: Vegetables & Fruit

  1. Top Tray Award – 3 types of vegetable (see Prizes)
  2. Kitching Trophy: 4 types of vegetable (see Prizes)
  3. Three onions under 8oz (from seed, dressed)
  4. Three onions over 8oz (from seed, dressed)
  5. Three onions (from sets, dressed)
  6. Six shallots
  7. Two trench leeks
  8. Two parsnips (tops off)
  9. Three carrots (trimmed to 3in)
  10. Four potatoes - white
  11. Four potatoes - coloured
  12. One cucumber
  13. Four tomatoes
  14. Six cherry tomatoes
  15. Six pods of peas (inc stalk)
  16. Six kidney beans (inc stalk)
  17. Four broad beans (inc stalk)
  18. Six runner beans (inc stalk)
  19. One cabbage (3” stalk)
  20. Three beetroot, round (tops on)
  21. One Mediterranean vegetable
  22. One courgette (7” and under)
  23. One marrow (not more than 15”)
  24. One marrow (large)
  25. One vegetable and one flower
  26. One vegetable and one flower (ladies only)
  27. Any vegetable not listed
  28. Three cooking apples
  29. Three dessert apples
  30. Three stoned fruit (1 variety)
  31. Dish of soft fruit
No-one knows when the Funny Veg Fairy will visit.
If you are lucky this year bring your wonky fruit or veg 7:30-9:30 on show day


Division Two: Flowers & Plants

Pot plants having been in the care of the exhibitor for min 6 months
  1. Top Vase Award: Vase of mixed flowers (see notes under Prizes)
  2. Three vases of flowers (1 kind per vase)
  3. Three decorative dahlias
  4. Three pompom dahlias
  5. Three cactus dahlias
  6. Three stems of spray chrysanthemum
  7. One gladioli stem
  8. Three asters
  9. Six sweet peas
  10. One vase of annuals (3 kinds)
  11. One vase of perennials (3 kinds)
  12. One bowl of roses
  13. Six pansy heads (on a board)
  14. One rose
  15. One vase of flowers – any one kind not scheduled
  16. One vase of mixed herbs
  17. One fuschia
  18. One flowering pot plant
  19. One foliage plant (not a cactus)
  20. One hosta leaf
  21. One cactus or succulent
  22. One potted geranium

Division Three: Flower Arranging

  1. A kitchen garden
  2. Corsage
  3. Button hole
  4. An arrangement of garden flowers in a recycled container
  5. Miniature garden

Division Four: Arts and Crafts

  1. Painting in watercolour or gouache
  2. Painting in oil or acrylic
  3. Artwork in any other medium
  4. A handknitted item
  5. An item of crochet
  6. An item of soft craft
  7. An item of hard craft (e.g. wood, metal, ceramics…)
  8. A handmade accessory
  9. A sewn item
  10. An item of papercraft

Division Five: Photography

Very popular!
limit of 2 entries per class, unmounted, max 7x5”
  1. Water
  2. Celebration
  3. Handles

Division Six: Preserves

  1. One jar of jam (raspberry)
  2. One jar of jam (any other variety)
  3. One jar of marmalade (any variety)
  4. One jar of lemon cheese (curd)
  5. One jar of jelly (any variety)
  6. One jar of chutney (any variety)

Division Seven: Produce

  1. Handmade Loaf (any variety)
  2. Handmade Gluten-free Loaf (any variety)
  3. Four Cheese Scones
  4. Four brownies
  5. One round of shortbread
  6. Four flapjacks
  7. Four pieces of tiffin
  8. One apple pie
  9. One Victoria Sponge (raspberry jam & dusted with sugar)
  10. One Beetroot and Chocolate cake (recipe below)
  11. Your ‘Bake-Off’ Showstopper
  12. One savoury pasty
  13. One bottle of soft drink
  14. One bottle of alcoholic drink
  15. Six eggs
  16. Bakewell Tart or Tarts (Gentleman Only)
Set recipe for Class 87: Beetroot and Chocolate Cake
175g plain flour                           3 beaten eggs
10g baking powder                      225g cooked beetroot
                75g cocoa                                   200g olive oil 225g caster sugar
Dry ingredients: Sift flour and cocoa, add sugar.
Wet ingredients: Mash/blend beetroot, add eggs and oil and mix.
Put wet ingredients in dry ingredients and mix.
Pour into 20cm cake tin and bake at 180⁰C for approximately 35 minutes.

Division Eight: Record Breakers

  1. Heaviest Onion
  2. Heaviest Marrow
  3. Heaviest Potato
  4. Longest Carrot
  5. Longest Bean
  6. Tallest Sunflower* (in situ)
  7. Largest Sunflower head

Division Nine: Children, 16 and under

  1. Picture (Rainbows) – Age 4 & under
  2. Picture (In My Wildest Dreams) – Reception, Yr1 & Yr2
  3. Picture (In My Wildest Dreams) – Yr3 & Yr4
  4. Picture (In My Wildest Dreams) – Yr5 & Yr6
  5. Four animal shape biscuits – Age 8 & under
  6. Four animal shape biscuits – Age 9 to16
  7. Tallest Sunflower* (in situ) – Age 16 & under
  8. Three decorated stones - Age 8 & under
  9. Three decorated stones - Age 9 to16
  10. A piece of tie-dye – Age 8 & under
  11. A piece of tie-dye – Age 9 to16
  12. Photograph (Animals) - Age 8 & under
  13. Photograph (Selfie) - Age 9 to16
  14. Anything else you have grown or made (0-16)
*Tallest sunflowers 101& 107: a member of the committee will be in touch to measure
Children 16&under are also encouraged to enter the adult categories,
with a £5 voucher to be won for the best 16&U entry in each Adult Division
Did you know…?
Our annual Show started as a Marrow Competition in the pub way back in 1982

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