2022 Horticultural Show Schedule
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Horticultural Show 2022
Entries: 9am-11am (Staging until 11:30am)
Judging: 11:30am onwards
Show open to the public (tea and home-made cakes available): 2:15pm
Auction and Presentation of cups: 3:30pm onwards
Non-perishable items may be entered on Friday 10th September from 5pm to 7pm.
Welcome to the Iron Acton Horticultural Show Schedule.
Whether you grow it or make it, bake it or create it - this is your chance to show it!
The Horticultural Show is organised into seven section and 87 different classes, there is something for all ages and abilities!
Any questions, please contact a member of the Horticultural Show Committee:
Meryl Cook: 228405, Jenny Millward: 228704 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The judges will be looking for vegetables and fruit that are firm and as similar in size and length as possible, ideally with few blemishes. Root vegetables should be cleaned. Onions should have their roots washed and tops trimmed and tied. Tomatoes should have calyces attached. Blooms of the same variety should be as similar in size and shape as possible. All collections should be a mixture of examples from that class.
A collection of vegetables grown on an allotment
A collection of vegetables presented in a shoe box
A collection of garden produce which may include vegetables and / or fruit and / or flowers
A collection of fruits
A collection of edible gourds, squash and pumpkins
Four potatoes (any one variety)
Three carrots (long, tops trimmed to 3 inches)
Three carrots (short)
Most amusing looking vegetable
Three onions from seed (trimmed)
Three onions from sets (trimmed)
Six Runner Beans
Six French Beans
The Longest Runner Bean
Two Peppers (Sweet or Chilli)
Two of any vegetable not listed in the schedule
A vegetable Animal
19. Two cucumbers
20. Six cherry tomatoes on the vine
21. Six tomatoes
22. Three parsnips
23. Three beetroot
24. Four apples (dessert)
25. Four apples (culinary)
26. Four pears
27. Four plums
28. Bowl of floating flower heads (bowl no more than 20cm)
29. Bunch of three or more roses
30. One Specimen Rose (named) home-grown
31. Three Dahlias (same variety) home-grown
32. Six Cosmos stems home-grown
33. Tied bunch of herbs out of water
34. Vase of home-grown flowers, shades of one colour
35. Potted home-grown house plant (flowering)
36. A home grown cottage garden collection
37. Potted home-grown house plant (foliage)
Jars should be plain glass with no brand markings and have labels that indicate contents and date made. Jars should be sealed with either a twist top lid or waxed disc with clear film top – not both. Alternatively, Kilner style jars may be used with a waxed disc. No mop caps.
38. A flavoured Oil
39. One jar of jam
40. One jar of fruit jelly
41. One jar of marmalade (citrus)
42. One jar of fruit curd
43. One jar of chutney
44. A vegetable Quiche
45. A citrus cake
46. A decorated chocolate cake
47. Six cheese flavoured scones
48. “Free from” cake (please label)
49. A loaf of bread
50. Six biscuits (one variety)
51. A “MEN ONLY” jam swiss roll (see recipe)
52. A bottle of beer, wine, cider, spirit or cordial
53. Six bread rolls (one variety)
FRESH, DRIED OR SILK FLOWER ARRANGING SECTION
54. A display in a Tea Pot (space allowed W 60cm by D 30cm by H 60cm)
55. A flower arrangement celebrating the Platinum Jubilee (space allowed W 60cm by D 60cm by H unlimited)
56. A Basket arrangement (space allowed W 60cm by D 60cm by H 60cm)
57. A display incorporating a candle or candles (space allowed W 30cm by D 30cm by H 60cm)
Entries should be unframed and simply mounted on card. Colour must not be edited other than slight adjustments to brightness and contrast. Images must not be digitally manipulated or enhanced.
58. ‘Full Bloom’ A closeup image of a colorful bloom or flowers in bloom
59. ‘Journey’ An image of a rural or country street, road or Highway in which leading lines dominate.
60. Nigel Davis Memorial Cup (ages 16 and under) ‘Joyful’ a colorful landscape that includes an inspiring and brilliant sunrise or sunset.
The entries are judged on creativity and age-appropriate ability – parental involvement should be kept to a minimum.
Ages under 5 years old
61. A decorated (home-made or shop bought) plain biscuit
62. A bunch of flowers in a jam jar
63. A finger painting
Ages 5, 6 and 7 years old
64. Three decorated (home-made or shop bought) plain biscuits
65. Three butterfly cakes
66. Sock puppet
67. Make a creature from a pinecone
Ages 8, 9, 10 and 11 years old
68. Three decorated cupcakes
69. A treasure chest made from an egg box
70. dream catchers
71. A miniature garden
Ages 12 to 16 years old
72. Four vegan biscuits
73. Any art or craft (cards, posters, painting, sketches, etc.)
74. Design your own emoji
75. A picture made entirely from dots max size A4
ARTS AND CRAFTS SECTION
Craft entries are judged on the variety and required skill of techniques, standards of workmanship, freshness and suitability of materials. Art entries are judged on perspective, balance and composition, tonal value, use of materials and eye appeal (focal point).
76. A knitted item
77. A patchwork item
78. A tapestry or canvas work item
79. A cross-stitched item
80. An embroidered item
81. A crocheted item
82. A child’s toy any media
83. A home-made card
84. A painting
85. A drawing
86. A piece of calligraphy
87. A felted item
Allotment Trophy – awarded to the best collection of vegetables grown on an allotment.
Golden Jubilee Cup – awarded to the most entries in all sections by any one family.
Amateur Gardening Red Ribbon – awarded to the best exhibit in the General Section.
Hall Committee Rose Bowl and The Gordon Powell Cup – awarded to the competitors with the highest and second highest number of points in the General Section.
St. James the Less Cup – awarded to the resident of Iron Acton Parish gaining the highest number of points in the General Section.
Acton Aid Cup – awarded to the competitor gaining the highest number of points in the Home-craft Section.
Flower Arranging Rose Bowl – awarded as First Prize in the Flower Arranging Section.
Photography Cup – awarded to the highest number of points in the adult photography section.
Nigel Davies Memorial Cup – awarded as First Prize in the Children’s Photography Section.
Pre-school Cup – awarded to the most points in the Under 5 section.
Junior Cup - awarded to the most points in the 5, 6 and 7 years old section.
Parker Shield – awarded to the most points in the 8, 9, 10 and 11 years old section.
Rudman Cup – awarded to the most points in the 12 – 16 years old section.
The Dave Taylor Challenge Trophy- awarded to a Junior with the most points gained in their age group and other classes.
POINTS, PRIZES AND TROPHIES
CLASS 51 - MEN ONLY
Butter, to grease
2 large eggs
50g caster sugar, plus extra 2 tbsp to dust
50g self-raising flour, sieved
100g strawberry jam
Heat oven to 180C/ 160C fan/ gas 4.
Grease and line a 16x28cm swiss roll tin with baking paper.
Beat the eggs and sugar together for 5 mins until thick and pale. Gently fold in the flour. Pour the mixture into the tin. Bake for 10-12 mins until golden and firm.
While the sponge is baking, sprinkle 2 tbsp sugar over a square of parchment paper. Warm the jam in the microwave for 20 secs.
Turn the baked sponge onto the sugared paper, peel off the lining paper and spread the sponge with the jam. Roll up the short edge using the paper to help you then cool on a wire rack.