Classes are listed below. To enter please use this form to register BEFORE midnight on the Thursday before the Show. This gives us time to print the labels you will need to place with your exhibits on the morning of the show. Late entries will be accepted (for a fee of £1 per class up to a maximum of £3) at the Marquee between 5pm and 7pm on the Friday.
We hope you enjoyed teh 2022 Flowershow. We are looking at making some changes for 2023 so if you have nay comments about what you’d like to keep or suggestions about what might make the Flowershow competition better, please let us know by using the form below.
SECTION A – Flowers
A1 Roses – Ramblers or Climbers, 3 stems
A2 Roses- 1 specimen bloom
A3 Miniature Roses – Vase of 4 stems
A4 Sweet Peas – Mixed vase, max 7 stems
A5 Hardy Perennials (excluding Shrubs & Roses) – 9 stems, mixed kinds
A6 Pansies – Bowl of6 blooms
A7 Annuals/Biennials – Vase of 4 kinds, up to 8 stems in all
A8 Nasturtiums – A bowl
A9 Gladioli – Vase of 3 stems – Large flowers
A10 Dahlias – Ball Dahlias – Vase of 3 blooms
A11 Dahlias – Cactus Dahlias – Vase of 3 blooms
A12 Dahlias – Vase of 5 mixed Dahlias – Vase of 5 blooms
A13 Shrubs (flowering, no Roses) – Mixed vase (max 6 stems)
A14 Shrubs (foliage only) – Mixed vase (max 6 stems)
SECTION B – Vegetables
B1 Potatoes – White, 5, 170g, to 225g (6oz to 8oz) each
B2 Potatoes – Coloured, 5, 170g, to 225g (6oz to 8oz) each
B3 Salad Potatoes – 4
B4 Onions – 5, over 225g (8oz)
B5 Onions – 5, under 225g (8oz)
B6 Shallots (Pickling) -12 Pickling, under 3cm diameter
B7 Shallots (Cullinary) – 12 Culinary, over 3cm diameter
B8 Carrots – 3 long – Long pointed
B9 Carrots – Other than long pointed, 3
B10 Beetroot 4 Globe, approx 6-7.5cm in diameter
B11 Cabbage – 2 with 10cm stem
B12 Peas – 9 Pods
B13 Broad Beans – 9 Pods
B14 Runner Beans – 9 Pods
B15 French Beans – 9 Pods
B16 Squash – 2
B17 Courgettes , approx 15cm long
B18 Marrows – 2 Table Marrows, under 35cm length
B19 Cucumbers- 2 Ridge
B20 Cucumbers – 2 Greenhouse
B21 Tomatoes – 6 Large/Standard, approx 6cms in diameter
B22 Tomatoes – Cherry type, bunch of 4 or more as grown
B23 Lettuce – Any, 2, with roots (not cos)
B24 Culinary Herbs – A jar of 5 types, name varieties, cut
B25 Collection of 3 different saladings, selected from: 3 tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 6 spring onions, 6 radishes, 1 lettuce
B26 Any other vegetable for which no class is provided (reasonable amounts). 2 entries permitted per exhibitor.
B27 Class – Master Gardener. Any 3 from the following: – Potatoes(3),Tomatoes(3), Peas(6), Carrots without foliage(3), Runner Beans (6 pods). Tray must not exceed 46cmx31cm (18″x12″) and all must be displayed within the confines of the tray. The tray may be dressed with parsley.
SECTION C – Fruit
C1 Raspberries – 15, to be shown with plugs in
C2 Redcurrants – 225g (8oz) strigs/strings
C3 Blackcurrants – 225g (8oz) strigs/strings
C4 Blackberries – 15, to be shown with plugs in
C5 Gooseberries – 15
C6 Rhubarb – 3 sticks, with 7.5cm of leaf
C7 Any other fruit – Reasonable amounts to be shown
SECTION D – Floral Arrangements etc
D1 An Arrangement in a vase. Maximum height 60cms (24″)
D2 Perfect Pollinators: an arrangement using flowers which attract insects. – 46cms x 46cms (18″ x 18″) maximum sizes
D3 Floral Wreath – 46cm 46cms (18″ x 18″) maximum sizes
D4 A Centre piece 30cm x 30cms – 12″ x 12″) maximum sizes
D5 Flower head-dress
D6 An Arrangement themed “ Jubilee” – 46cms x 46cms (18″ x 18″) maximum sizes
D7 1 Pot Plant – foliage
D8 1 Pot Plant – flowering
SECTION E – Photography (hard copy displayed in the Marquee – no digital entries this year)
Prints must be no larger than 18cm x 13cm (7″x5″) and mounted on white paper or card
Mounts must be no larger than 20cm x 15cm (8″x6″)
E1 Print – Turmoil
E2 Print – Depiction of a New Beginning
E3 Print – Natural Structure
E4 Print – Man Made structure
E5 Print – Scene within the parishes
E6 Print -Movement
E7 Print – Individual Portrait (not animal)
E8 Print – Group Portrait (not animal)
E9 Print – Bird or Insect
E10 Print – Animal
E11 Print – Amusing/comic photograph
E12 Print – Queen’s 70th Jubilee
E13 Print – Any Pattern
E14 Large format Black and White Print ONLY of any subject larger than 15cm x 10cms
SECTION F – Crafts
F1 Hand knitted Article – (new)
F2 Needlework (new) (includes embroidery/tapestry
F3 Hobby of any kind other than painting or photography
F4 Wooden craft
F5 Painting or Drawing
SECTION G – Childrens Classes
G1 A painting or drawing – Queen’s 70th Jubilee- Age 12-16 years (Years 7-11)
G2 A painting or drawing – Queen’s 70th Jubilee – Under 5 years (Pre-school/Reception)
G3 A painting or drawing – Queen’s 70th Jubilee – Age 5-6 years (Year 1)
G4 A painting or drawing – Queen’s 70th Jubilee -Age 6-7 years (Year 2)
G5 A painting or drawing – Queen’s 70th Jubilee – Age 7-8 years (Year 3)
G6 A painting or drawing – Queen’s 70th Jubilee – Age 8-9 years (Year 4)
G7 A painting or drawing – Queen’s 70th Jubilee – Age 9-10 years (Year 5)
G8 A painting or drawing – Queen’s 70th Jubilee – Age 10-11 years (Years 6)
G9 Craft – Any Artwork using Dried Pasta. – Ander 5 years (Pre-school/Reception)
G10 Craft – Any Artwork using Dried Pasta. – Age 5-7 years (Years 1&2)
G11 Craft – A Model. – Age 7-9 years (Years 3&4)
G12 Craft – A Model. – Age 9-11years (Years 5&6)
G13 Craft – A sock puppet. – Age 7-9 yeas (Years 3&4)
G14 Craft – A sock puppet – Age 9-11yrs (Years 5&6)
G15 Craft – A sock puppet. – Age 12-16 years (Years 7-11)
G16 Baking – Decorated Biscuits. – Age 5-7 years (Years 1&2)
G17 Baking – Decorated Biscuits. -Age 7-9 years (Years 3&4)
G18 Baking – Decorated Cupcakes. – Age 9-11 years (Years 5&6)
G19 Baking – Decorated Cupcakes.- Age 12-16 years (Years 7-11)
G20 Photograph – Queen’s 70th Jubilee – Age 7-9 years (Years 3&4)
G21 Photograph – Queen’s 70th Jubilee – Age 9-11 years (Years 5&6)
G22 Photograph – Queen’s 70th Jubilee – Age 12-16 years (Years 7-11)
G23 A Recent Photograph. – (Any child 16 years and younger, please state age)
G24 Minature garden – seed tray size. – (Any child 16 years and younger, please state age)
G25 An Edible animal. – (Any child 16 years and younger, please state age)
G26 3 Origami flowers. – (Any child 16 years and younger, please state age)
G27 Create your own Name Plaque for a member of the royal family using modern calligraphy. – Roughly A5 size. (Any child 16 years and younger, please state age)
G28 Design your own Family Shield/Crest – without using a family name – (Any child 16 years and younger, please state age)
SECTION H – Domestic
H1 Queens 70th Jubilee Pudding
H2 Victoria Sponge with Raspberry Jam
H3 A Celebration Cake – Decorated as you wish
H4 Scones – 6 Plain
H5 Shortbread – 6 pieces
H6 Biscuits – 6
H7 Flapjacks – 6 pieces
H8 Cup Cakes, (6 Decorate as you wish)
H9 A Savoury Pie or Quiche
H10 Loaf of home-made -bread – White
H11 Loaf of home-made bread – Brown
H12 Loaf of home-made bread-Fancy
H13 Jelly-Suitable for serving with meat – 1 Jar
H14 Jelly-Sweet – 1 Jar
H15 Jam – Strawberry – 1 Jar
H16 Jam – Other fruit – 1 Jar
H17 Marmalade – Orange – 1 Jar
H18 Marmalade – Other Fruits – 1 Jar
H19 Chutney – 1 Jar
H20 Pickles – 1 Jar
H21 Home-made Beer – 1 bottle
H22 Home-made Wine – 1 bottle
H23 Home-made Sloe Gin – 1 bottle
H24 Home-made Gin (other than Sloe Gin) – 1 bottle
H25 Elderflower Cordial
H26 Eggs-Hens, 3 home produced
H27 Eggs – (other than Hens) 3 home produced
The Banksian Medal
This is the premier prize of the Show and is given by the Royal Horticultural Society.
To be awarded to the winner of the largest TOTAL NUMBER OF POINTS from all the horticultural classes of the Show. Winners of the last two years are not eligible for this year’s medal.
POINTS ARE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:
3 points for First prizes – 2 points for Second prizes – 1 point for Third prizes
(to include the Master Gardener class)
The McClenaghan Salver: Master Gardener Competition
Donated by Mac and Betty McClenaghan, Elizabeth Maclay’s parents, during their time at Sladen Green, Binley (between 1948 and 1982). Mac McClenaghan was High Sherriff of Hampshire.
Originally awarded to the best front garden in June Garden Competitions, from 2019 this prize has been reallocated to The Master Gardener Competition. This class is for three vegetables chosen from the following, quantities to be show are in brackets: Potatoes (3), Tomatoes (3), Peas (6 pods), Carrots without foliage (3), Runner Beans (6 pods). The outside of the tray must not exceed 46x31cm (18×12”) and all vegetables must be displayed within the confines of the tray. The tray may be dressed but only with parsley.
The Capt T H Hudson Challenge Cup
Captain Hudson lived at Dene House, Binley. He grew an enormous quantity of fruit and vegetables in glasshouses and employed many locals.
To be awarded to the exhibitor with the most points in Section B (Vegetables)
The Stewart McCallum Memorial Cup
To be awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points in Section A (Flowers)
The Sir Geoffrey Watson Challenge Cup
Sir Geoffrey lived in Egbury
To be awarded to the exhibitor who scores the most points in Class D1-D6 (Floral Arangements)
The Fuller Challenge Cup
Probably donated during the 1970’s by the Fullers of Wakeswood, St Mary Bourne. The family ran Taskers Trailers in Andover (now known as Andover Trailers). Mr Chudleigh was Head Gardener, John Capindale was Head Pigman and Ron Grunsell was a part time gardener.
To be awarded to the exhibitor gaining the most points in Classes D6-D7 (Pot Plants)
The Rochford Challenge Cup
The Rochford family bought Dene House in Binley from Captain Hudson
To be awarded to the exhibitor who gains the most points in Section F (Crafts)
The David Mitchell Rose Bowl
Donated by Sir David, MP and councillor, in the 1970’s
To be awarded for the best Rose exhibit in the Show (Classes A1, A2, A3)
The Mrs Swatton Memorial Cup
Donated in 2016 by Lesley Jeffrey in memory of her grandmother, Dorothy Swatton, who was an avid exhibitor at the Flower Show.
To be awarded to the best entry in Class A7 (annuals).
The St Quintin Challenge Bowl
Donated by Peter and Camilla St Quintin in 2015. Both long-standing Committee members, Peter first joined in the 1970’s, has served as Chairman and, since 2004, has been our President.
To be awarded to the best Sweet Peas in Class A4.
The Burr Memorial Cup and Prize
Harry Burr of Priors Farm, Stone was Councillor and Chairman of the Parish Council for many years. He named the local amateur dramatics society, Priors Players, after his farm in the 1980’s.
To be awarded to the child with the most points in Section G.
The Gray Family Cup
Donated in the late 1990’s by Maurice Gray, Chair of the stMB and Area Conservation Society, who lived with his family in Green Lodge, Gangbridge Lane.
To be awarded to the child with the best entry in Class G24 (Miniature Garden).
The Diana Smith Celebration Cake stand
An Ash wood cake stand was commissioned by the Hort Soc in 2007 to celebrate the Flower Shows Diamond Anniversary (70 years). It was named after Di Smith in recognition of her long standing support for the Show and encouragement to Enham residents to enter the domestic classes in Section H.
To be awarded to the exhibitor gaining the most points in Section H (Domestic)
A Bourne Valley Pick-your-Own Voucher
Donated by the Cully family in 1986 when the pick-Your-Own first began.
To be awarded to the competitor wining the most points in Section C.
The Burlison Photography Prize
Dave & Janice Burlison who live in the High Street, StMB and run a local, award winning photography business, have donated a prize since 2009.
A Silver Photograph frame to be awarded to the overall best in Section E
How to Enter
Entry in all classes is free for entry forms recieved on or before the Thursday before the show. Late entries made on the Friday will be charged at £1 per entry. Entries cannot be made on the day of the show.
Use the form above to enter you details and select which classes you will be entering.
24 hours after your entry registration your exhibitor class entry cards will be available for you to collect: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evenings in the week prior to the show, 5-7pm outside the village shop, or between 8am and 9.30am on show day.
For those that prefer to use Paper forms, these can be printed off (from this link) or obtained from the Village shop. Your completed paper form can then be either: dropped back to the Village shop before 6pm Thursday, or bought along Wednesday and Thursday 6-7pm evenings to outside the village shop where the marquee team will be available to take your entry form and write your exhibitor class entry cards.
Closing Date for Paper Registration of Entries: 7pm on the Thursday before the Show
Closing Date for Online Registration of Entries: MIdnight on the Thursday before the Show
- Any entry after this time are Late Entries and can only be registered at the marquee between 5pm and 7pm on the Friday before the Show.
- Late entries attract a fee of £1 per entry up to a maximum of £3 per person.
- Late entries need to be submitted manually using the printable form below. Paper forms will be available in the village shop and in the marquee Friday 5-7 before the show.
The Marquee will open at the following times to receive exhibits.
|Friday 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm||Non-perishable Sections E, F and G (Except G16-19 and G25)|
|Saturday 8.00 am to 9.45 am||All Classes|
All exhibits must be on their stands by 9.45 am on Saturday, and must remain there until 4.00 pm. At 9.45 am SHARP the Marquee will be closed to exhibitors for judging to take place.
Exhibits may be removed between 4.00pm and 4.15pm but otherwise will be entered into the auction.
Horticultural Show Entry Rules
The Show shall be called The St Mary Bourne Flower Show and Fête. It shall be held annually and conducted broadly in accordance with the Royal Horticultural Society Handbook. It shall be organised by the Committee of the St Mary Bourne Horticultural Society. The Committee shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting and shall have power to co-opt. Only members of the Society resident in the Ecclesiastical Parishes of St Mary Bourne, Woodcott and Hurstbourne Priors shall be eligible to vote.
All Classes are open.
Exhibits of Flowers, fruit or vegetables shall have been grown in the exhibitor’s garden or allotment and shall have been in the exhibitor’s possession for two months prior to the Show. All vegetables should be free of soil. It shall be open to anyone appointed by the Committee to inspect the exhibitor’s garden or allotment.
No person shall enter more than one exhibit in any one Class.
No exhibitor Names shall be attached to any exhibit until after the Judging.
Judges shall be appointed by the Committee and their decision shall be final. They shall have the power to withhold prizes when these are not merited. No person, unless officially appointed, shall be present in the show tent during the judging, which commences at 10am. Classes will be judged under R.H.S. Rules.
Responsibility The Committee shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to any exhibit or property of any visitor to the show.
Hints and Tips on Exhibiting
Match size of exhibits within each category and ensure weights conform where specified
Broad Beans, Runner Beans and French Beans – Clean. Cut from plant leaving a tiny bit of stem. Size should be uniform, Display on a paper plate.
Beetroot – Wash clean. Leave root on and trim top to 4cm. Display on a paper plate.
Cabbage – Cut stem leaving 10cm of root stalk.
Carrots – Wash. Trim tops to 2.5cms. Leave root intact. Display on a paper plate.
Courgettes – Cut from plant leaving 4cm of stem. Leave flower on if possible. Clean. Size should be uniform. Display on a paper plate.
Marrows – Cut from plant leaving 2.5cm of stem. Clean. Size should be uniform.
Lettuce – Cut from root and remove damaged leaves. Wash roots.
Onions and Shallots – Leaving 5cm of stem, cut and tie with raffia. Trim roots. Display on a paper plate.
Potatoes – Wash gently leaving skin intact. Display on a paper plate.
Tomatoes Standard – Clean. Leave plugs in. Display on a paper plate.
Tomatoes Cherry – Clean. Use whole bunch with the ripest tomatoes. Display on a paper plate.
Currants – Pick on strings. Clean.
Gooseberries – Leave plugs in. Clean.
Raspberries – Leave plugs in. Clean. Display on a paper plate. Size should be uniform.
Rhubarb – Pull from base of plant. Clean. Cut leaf leaving 7.5cm of leaf on.