Welcome to Pluckley with Egerton Gardening Society

2020 Autumn Show

Saturday 5th September

Pluckley Village Hall

Exhibitors Set Up 10.15 am - 11.45am

Viewing Doors Open 2.45pm

Prize giving 3.30pm


Schedule of Classes - to be updated for 2020


Decorative Classes

Purchased flowers and foliage can be used in these arrangements though the building-up of the exhibit must be of the exhibitor’s own arrangement and may incorporate accessories. 

Maximum width allowed not more than 24” or 60cms.

1. An arrangement using seed-heads and grasses .

2. An arrangement of home-grown flowers.

3. An Autumn hand-tied bouquet.

4. A vase of wild flowers - children aged 13 and under.


In these classes the flowers must be grown by the exhibitor. 

5.  One specimen Rose bloom.

6.  A bowl of Roses - any variety or varieties.

7.  Vase of 3 stems of Roses - any variety or varieties.

8.  Vase of 3 stems of Roses, one variety - bud, bloom and blown - one flower head on each stem.

9.  Vase of 3 stems of Cosmos.

10. One Specimen Dahlia bloom - any variety.

11. Vase of 3 heads Dahlias – any one ball variety.

12. Vase of 3 heads Dahlias – any one cactus variety.

13. Vase of 3 heads Dahlias - any other single variety not mentioned.

14. Vase of not more than 10 stems of Dahlias – any variety or varieties

15. Vase of 6 stems of hardy perennials, 2 stems each of 3 varieties. 

16. Flowering pot plant 

*Pot not to exceed 10”. Must have been in exhibitor’s possession for at least 6 months.

17. Vase of 3 stems annuals - any variety or varieties.

18. Vase of 3 stems climbing plants - any variety or varieties.

19. Vase of 3 stems Michaelmas Daisies - any variety or varieties.

20. Vase of 3 stems flowering shrubs (not roses) - any variety or varieties.

21. Vase of 3 stems berries - any variety or varieties.

22. Vase of 3 stems of flowers – from corms, bulbs or rhizomes. 

23. Largest Sunflower Head - more than one entry allowed.

24. Vase of grasses - any variety or varieties, bamboos included.

25. Vase of 3 Hydrangea Flowers – any variety or varieties.


In these classes the produce must be grown by the exhibitor.

26. 5 Culinary Apples - one variety.

27. 5 Dessert Apples - one variety.

28. A plate of not more than 20 Edible Berries including hulls - one or more varieties.

29. 5 Pears - one variety.

30. 5 stoned fruit - one variety.

31. 2 Fruits - one variety not already mentioned.


In these classes the produce must be grown by the exhibitor.

32. Collection of 5 salad vegetables displayed as grown – shown on a plate.

33. 2 Sweetcorn cobs.

34. 3 Onions.

35. 7 Shallots.

36. 3 Beetroot.

37. 2 Cucumbers.

38. 5 ripe Tomatoes (not small).

39. 7 small, ripe Tomatoes (not green).

40. Tomatoes on a vine - at any stage of ripening.

41. 3 Potatoes - any colour or variety.

42. 3 Carrots.

43. 1 Cabbage.

44. 2 Marrows ideally of equal length not exceeding 15” in length.

45. 2 Courgettes 4”-6”, or 10-15cms in length, ideally with flowers.

46. 5 Runner beans.

47. 3 Sweet peppers.

48. 3 Chilli peppers.

49. 2 Squash ideally of equal size/length.

50. Collection of named herbs - displayed in a vase.

51. 2 Vegetables of any variety - not already mentioned.

52. Longest Runner Bean.

53. Strangest shaped vegetable or fruit - more than one entry allowed.

54. Heaviest Pumpkin.

55. Master Gardener - 5 items all 8 different, comprising 2 vegetables, 2 flowers in a vase and l fruit, assembled on a plate not more than 12 inches, or 30cms in diameter.

56. Largest Tomato.

57. Special Autumn Competition - Largest crop from potato purchased at Spring Show. (Rules of entry shown under Spring Show.  During judging, the contents of each bucket will be tipped out, sieved and the potatoes weighed. The heaviest crop will be the winning entry.

Home Produce

58. A coffee and walnut cake. 

59. 5 chocolate-chip cookies.

60. 3 goat’s cheese and red onion tartlets.

61. Apple, ginger and honey cake – see recipe. 

62. 3 jam tarts – children under 13 only.

63. A bag of chocolate truffles.

64. A jar of chutney.

65. A homemade alcoholic drink.

Recipe for Apple, Ginger and Honey Cake, Class 61


200g softened butter

75g caster sugar

175g clear honey

3 eggs

250g self-raising flour

1 tbsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

1 apple, cored cut into 1cm pieces


1 Apple, cored and sliced

50g honey


Oven 160oC/gas mark 3

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Beat in the honey. Add the eggs, one at a time.

Fold in the dry ingredients, adding a pinch of salt.

Stir through the apple chunks.

Spoon the mixture into a lined and buttered 20cm, deep round cake tin and arrange the apple slices on top. 

Bake for an hour – 1 hour 15mins, until firm and a skewer comes out clean.

Cool in the tin.

Remove from the tin.

Warm the remaining 50g honey and spoon or brush over the cake.

Show Rules

Show Rules are shown under Spring Show


Tips for Novice Exhibitors (pdf)