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Horticulture Schedule

Vegetables and Flowers

Secretary: Rachel Sharman
Email: horticulture@halifaxshow.uk

Judges:
John Smiles – Vegetables
Paul Neve – Flowers

Rules and Information for Exhibitors

PARTICIPANTS FROM ALL CALDERDALE COMMUNITIES WELCOME

  1. ALL entry forms for competitive and non-competitive exhibits must be received by the secretary no later than Friday 12th August 2022. These can be posted or emailed to the secretary in advance or preferably brought to the Horticulture Tent with fees and exhibits on Friday 12th August. No entries will be admitted without the appropriate fees being paid in full.
  2. Pay on the day policy applies. Cash payments only between 1.00pm – 8.30pm on Friday 12th August.
  3. No fee for youth / group exhibit sections (F & G).
  4. Any trophies awarded to successful exhibitors in previous years should be returned to the secretary this year. These are the property of The Halifax Agricultural Society Ltd.
  5. No late entries will be included. All exhibits to be brought to the Horticulture Tent with entry forms and fees on Friday 12th August between 1.00pm – 8.30pm.
  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, some vases will be available for use.
  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 13th August. No new entries will be accepted at this time. All exhibitors must vacate the tent by 8.00am so that judging may commence.
  9. The show is protected by a security guard who is present overnight on 12th August. However, the committee does not take any responsibility for damage or loss sustained to exhibits at any time.
  10. Apart from the creative youth / group exhibits (Sections F & G), all exhibits should 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). Other displays may be possible.
  12. The committee reserve the right to withhold or diminish the prize of any class where the exhibits are considered by the judge to be of inferior quality throughout the class.
  13. 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.
  14. Prize money can be a combination of cash / vouchers, or both – to the total value of the prize.
  15. Prizes will be given at 4.00pm, when exhibitors may collect their exhibits and awards (special arrangements can be made for those unable to attend at this time). Entries should not be removed before 4.00pm, in order that the displays remain intact for visitors. Any exhibits unclaimed after this time will be sold and the proceeds of the sale applied for the benefit of the society.

Vegetables Class (Section A)

ENTRY FEE: £1 per class
PRIZES: 1st – £5, 2nd – £3, 3rd – £2

CLASS: BEST VEGETABLE EXHIBIT

  1. Potatoes, White. 1 dish of 4
  2. Potatoes, Coloured (other than white). 1 dish of 4
  3. Carrots, 1 dish of 3 tops trimmed to approx. 3”
  4. Beetroot, Globe. 1 dish of 3, tops trimmed to approx. 3”
  5. Caulifliower, 1 dish of 1, with roots attached
  6. Cabbage, Green. 1 dish of 1, with 2” stalk and guard leaves attached
  7. Cabbage to Cut. Any Colour with 2” stalk attached
  8. Lettuce, 1 dish of 1, as grown (roots washed)
  9. Tomatoes, Medium. 1 dish of 4
  10. A Truss of Tomatoes. (Ripening accepted)
  11. Peas, 3.5” and under. 1 dish of 6 pods
  12. Peas, over 3.5”. 1 dish of 6 pods
  13. Broad Beans. 1 dish of 6 pods
  14. Beans, Dwarf French (Kidney). 1 dish of 6 pods
  15. Beans, Runner. 1 dish of 6 pods
  16. Turnips, with tops on. Dish of 2
  17. Onions, 3, green tops, un-dressed as grown
  18. Onions, 3 dressed onions
  19. Cucumber, 1 dish of 1
  20. Herbs, 1 vase of 4 kinds
  21. Basket of 6 kinds of vegetables. To be judged for quality and display (any amount within the 6 variety)
  22. Horizontal Tray of Vegetables. More than 6 kinds.  Garnishing allowed.  Max size 24” x 36” (backboards not allowed)

Fruit Class (Section B)

ENTRY FEE: £1 per class
PRIZES: 1st – £5, 2nd – £3, 3rd – £2

CLASS: BEST FRUIT EXHIBIT

  1. Rhubarb: 1 dish of two stalks with tops trimmed to 2” approx. (tied together)
  2. Gooseberries: 1 dish of 12
  3. Blackcurrants: 1 bunch with stalk
  4. Red or White Currants: 1 bunch with stalk
  5. Raspberries: 1 dish of 12 with stalk
  6. Basket of 6 kinds of Fruit. To be judged for quality and display (any amount within the 6 variety)
  7. Horizontal Tray of Fruit. More than 6 kinds.  Garnishing allowed.  Max size 24” x 36” (backboards not allowed)

 

BEST IN SHOW – across classes A & B.  Special prize.

Flower Class (Section C)

ENTRY FEE: £1 per class
PRIZES: 1st – £5, 2nd – £3, 3rd – £2

CLASS: BEST CUT FLOWER EXHIBIT

  1. Any Flower. 3 stems.  1 vase
  2. Decorative Dahlias. 1 vase of 3 (small)
  3. Decorative Dahlias. 1 vase of 3 (medium or large)
  4. Pompom Dahlias. 1 vase of 3
  5. Cactus Dahlias. 1 vase of 3 (small)
  6. Cactus Dahlias. 1 vase of 3 (medium or large)
  7. Garden Dahlias. 1 vase of 3 (any variety)
  8. Gladioli, 1 vase of 1 spike
  9. Gladioli, 1 vase of 3 spikes
  10. Calendula, 1 vase of 3 blooms
  11. Dianthus (“Pinks”). 1 vase of 5 stems
  12. French Marigolds. 1 bowl approx. 9” diameter / 6” height
  13. Garden Flowers. 1 spike bloom or spray in vase
  14. Mixed Herbaceous Perennial Flowers. 1 vase
  15. Mixed Annuals. 1 vase (Antirrhinums will be judged as annuals in this class)
  16. Rose – Hybrid Tea with own foliage. 1 specimen
  17. Roses – Floribunda. 1 vase with 1 stem (spray)
  18. Sweet Peas,  1 vase with 5 spikes

Plant Class (Section D)

ENTRY FEE: £1 per class
PRIZES: 1st – £5, 2nd – £3, 3rd – £2

CLASS: BEST FRUIT EXHIBIT

  1. Specimen Fuchsia Plant
  2. Specimen Begonia Plant
  3. Specimen Flower Plant (excluding Fuchsia & Begonias)
  4. Specimen Orchid Plant (1)
  5. Specimen Bonzi Plant (1)
  6. Small Succulent or Cactus Plant (1). (Pot less than 3.5” wide)
  7. Large Succulent or Cactus Plant (1). (Pot more than 3.5” wide)

 

BEST IN SHOW – across classes C & D.  Special prize.

Novice Class (Section E)

ENTRY FEE: £1 per class
PRIZES: 1st – £5, 2nd – £3, 3rd – £2

CLASS: BEST NOVICE EXHIBIT. For novice exhibitors who have never won three first prizes in any given class. Exhibit rules apply.

  1. Any variety of one flower & one vegetable
  2. 3 White potatoes
  3. 3 different vegetables

Under 13s Creative Exhibit Class (Section F)

ENTRY FEE: FREE
SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST EXHIBIT

CLASS: GLORIOUS VEG! For children 13 years and under – individual or group

  1. “Glorious Veg!” – create a picture / scene of your choice out of raw vegetables (to fit on max size A4 – horizontal). Nuts, seeds and anything veggie can be included.  Remember that the exhibits will be left overnight, so using whole vegetables may be advisable to avoid drying out.

Group Creative Exhibit Class (Section G)

ENTRY FEE: FREE
SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST EXHIBIT ACROSS ALL CLASSES

CLASS: BEST GROUP EXHIBIT For Youth Groups, Young Farmers, Special Needs Skill Centres, Families, Girl Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers etc.

  1. “Planet Perfection” – draw or make a 3D interpretation of 3 special things about the planet (to fit on max size A4)
  2. “Gathering” – any photographic interpretation of a scene in nature (max size approx A5)
  3. “Super Scary Vegetables!” – make a super scary vegetable creation (to fit on max size A4). Raw veg only.

HORTICULTURE TENT – EVENTS

Friday 12th August:  1.00pm – 8.30pm 

Exhibitors bring entry forms, exhibits and fees to the Horticulture Tent (Savile Park, Halifax.  HX1 0HG).
Pay on the day policy applies (cash only).

 

Saturday 13th August:  Show Day

Exhibitors access to exhibits:  7.00am – 8.00am   No new entries accepted.
Judging:  8.00am onwards
Horticulture Tent open to the public:  9.00am
Presentation of prizes, raffle draw and end of day sale of plants:  4.00pm – 5.00pm

 

HORTICULTURE SECTION SPONSORS

We would like to thank the following nurseries and florists for their support this year:

DOVE COTTAGE logo
gordon rigg logo
littlebitofeden logo
newbank logo
flowers by jade logo
newbank logo
flowers by jade logo
newbank logo
flowers by jade logo

We would also like to thank our Judges:

John Smiles – Vegetables & Fruit
Paul Neve – Flowers & Plants

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