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Horticulture Schedule

Vegetables and Flowers

Horticulture Secretary:
Rachel Sharman
07816 776317


John Smiles – Vegetables and Fruit
Paul Neve – Flowers and Floral Art

Rules and Information for Exhibitors


People of all ages/abilities are encouraged to take part in any Class.
1. All entry forms for exhibits must be received by the Secretary no later than Friday 9th August 2024. These can be emailed to the Secretary in advance via horticulture@halifaxshow.uk or printed off and brought to the Horticulture Tent with exhibits on Friday 9th August between 1.00pm – 8.30pm. No entries will be admitted without a completed entry form. Spare forms will be available in the tent.

2. A policy of ‘no fee – no prize money’ now applies to all classes. However, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Special Prize winners will still receive award cards/certificates in the usual way.

3. In certain classes (identified below), trophies will be awarded. These remain the property of the The Halifax Agricultural Society Ltd. and should be returned to the Secretary the following year (please bring no later than Friday 9th August or contact the Secretary to arrange collection. Any change of contact details should be notified immediately).

4. Any trophies awarded to successful exhibitors from previous years should be returned to the Secretary. These are the property of The Halifax Agricultural Society Ltd.

5. No new entries in any Class will be allowed on Show Day. All exhibits must be brought to the Horticulture Tent with entry forms on Friday 9th August between 1.00pm – 8.30pm. All entrants for the Floral Art sections should build their entries in the tent on Friday between these hours to be left in the tent overnight. Final tweaks can be made on Show Day between 7.00am – 8.00am but, as with other Classes, no new exhibits will be accepted.

6. Class tickets will be supplied. Exhibitors will be responsible for placing them by their exhibits.

7. Trays and stands must be supplied by the exhibitor. However, show vases will be available for flower exhibits. Exhibitor’s own vases will be allowed in Section C (not featured in judging, only the flowers/displays themselves).

8. Access to the Horticulture Tent will be given to those wishing to check the staging of their entries between 7.00am – 8.00am on the day of the Show, Saturday 10th August. No new entries will be accepted at this time. All exhibitors must vacate the tent by 8.00am so that judging may commence promptly. Temporary access passes will be supplied to those not wishing to buy entrance tickets for the Show (when exhibits delivered on Friday 9th August).

9. The show is protected by a Security Guard who is present overnight on 9th August. However, the Committee does not take any responsibility for damage or loss sustained to exhibits at any time.

10. Apart from the Floral Art Classes (Section E), all exhibits must be grown by the exhibitors themselves.

11. Commercial nursery entries will not be allowed, but prizes of vouchers from local nurseries are encouraged for their own marketing purposes (please contact the Secretary to get involved).

12. Any objection to the decision of the Judge/s should be made in writing to the Secretary on Show Day by 12 noon. The Judge/s will be informed, and a considered response given the same day. However, the Judge’s decision will be final.

13. Entries should not be removed from the tent before 4.30pm on Show Day, in order that the displays remain intact for visitors. Any exhibits unclaimed after this time may be sold and the proceeds of the sale applied for the benefit of the Society.


Best In Show – all Vegetable Classes:

  The Andrew Collins Annual Memorial Salver

Best In Show – all Flower Classes:

Mrs S. E. Sykes, Rose Bowl

Best In Show – Floral Art:

The Horsfall Trophy

Perpetual Trophy for Members Points Competition: 

C. H. Lucas



If you wish to sponsor a prize at this year’s Show, please contact the Horticulture Secretary.

Also, a very special thank you to the many volunteers who have helped to make the Show possible.