Pluckley Village Hall
Exhibitors Set Up 10.15 am - 11.30am
Viewing Doors Open 2.45pm; Raffle, Tea & Cake
Prize Giving 3.30pm
1. An arrangement of homegrown flowers and foliage of no less than three different varieties (Alton Cup).
2. An arrangement in a watering can.
3. A petite arrangement in an egg cup. (Doris Gann cup)
4. A simple arrangement in Japanese ikebana style.
Purchased items can be used in arrangements 2,3 & 4 although the building-up of the exhibit must be of the exhibitor’s own arrangement. Classes 1-4 may incorporate accessories. Classes 1,2 & 4 can be any size.
5. Vase of 3 Trumpet Daffodils (Division 1)- of one variety
6. Vase of 3 Large cupped Daffodils (Division 2) - any one variety.
7. Vase of 3 Small cupped Daffodils (Division 3) – with yellow petals, any one variety.
8. Vase of 3 Small cupped Daffodils (Division 3) – with white or cream petals, any one variety.
9. Vase of 3 Double Daffodils – any one variety. (Division 4)
10. Vase of 3 Swept back Daffodils (Division 6) – any varieties.
11. Vase of 3 Multi-headed tall Daffodils with yellow petals - any one variety.
12. Vase of 3 Multi-headed tall Daffodils any colour except yellow petals - any one variety.
13. Vase of 3 Miniature Daffodils – any one single variety
14. Vase of 3 Miniature Daffodils – any one multi headed variety.
15. Vase of 3 sweetly scented daffodils, any variety.
16. Best daffodil in my garden – any variety.
17. Vase of at least 10 Daffodils - any varieties.
18. Vase of 3 red Tulips - any one variety.
19. Vase of 3 small Tulips - any one variety.
20. Vase of 3 Tulips (not red) - any one variety.
21. Vase of 5 Tulips - any varieties.
22. Best tulip in my garden.
23. Vase of 5 stems of Grape Hyacinth - any one variety.
24. Vase of 3 stems of herbaceous perennials in bloom – any varieties
25. Vase of 3 stems of mixed flowering trees/shrubs - one stem of each variety.
26. Vase of 3 stems of Wallflowers - any varieties.
27. Vase of 3 stems of cut Hyacinths - any varieties.
28. Vase of 3 stems of flowers from a bulb, corm or rhizome not already mentioned - any one variety.
29. 3 hellebore flowers floating in water
30. Vase of spring flowers maximum height & width 30cm.
31. Pot containing cactus or succulent (single or collection)– must have been in exhibitor’s possession for at least 6 months
32. Special Spring Competition – Pot or bowl of bulbs as purchased by members at the Autumn Show or AGM at any stage of development. (Hallet cup)
33. 4 stems of Parsley.
34. 3 sticks of Rhubarb.
35. 6 Stems of Sprouting Broccoli.
36. 2 Leeks.
37. Any fruit or vegetable not already mentioned.
Rules & Logistics
The hall opens for exhibits from 10.15am.
Anyone can enter. There is no charge for entry.
Exhibitors can each stage only one entry per class, but may enter as many classes as they wish.
Where a class asks for a number of a particular item – they should be as similar as possible in size and shape.
Exhibitors provide their own vases, plates etc.
An entry slip for each class should be completed showing class and exhibitor and placed upside down by the exhibit. (These will be available on the day.)
It is important to make sure your exhibit meets the requirements of the class exactly for it to be considered by the judge.
The judging is independent and the judges decision is final.
The judge will award first, second and third awards in each class (subject to the number of entries in each class and quality of exhibits) and identify cup winners.
The hall closes for judging at 11.30am.
Only officials of the society may be in the hall during judging.
The hall reopens at 2.45pm for exhibitors, members and local villagers to view the exhibits and for presentations.
Judges aim to award First, second and third places in each class. At the presentations in the afternoon each exhibitor is presented with a certificate showing their individual results. The society also awards a number of cups at the show (see below).
Please collect your exhibits before the doors close at approx. 4pm.
Committee members will be around to help you on the morning of the show if you need any advice or assistance but please give yourself plenty of time as the morning is quite busy.
A copy of the RHS Horticultural Show Handbook may be borrowed briefly from either the Chairman or the Show Co-ordinator.
Notes re cups:
All cups remain the property of the society and must be returned in time for the next relevant show.
The cups are covered by the society’s insurance but must be signed for, to acknowledge receipt.
Non-members may be awarded cups, but only members may take them home from the show. Non-members should return the cup to the care of the committee at the end of the show.
Please polish cups before their return and look after them whilst they are in your care. Many of the cups have historical significance to the society and cannot be easily replaced. Please notify the committee asap if you damage or lose a cup.
If you plan to move away, please contact us to arrange their safe return before you leave.
Awarded to the winner of the petite arrangement. Class 3.
Awarded to the best arrangement of home grown flowers and foliage. Class 1.
Awarded to the person with the most points in the daffodil classes. Classes 5-17.
Awarded to the winner of the Special Spring Competition. Class 32.
Awarded to the best floral exhibit in the show.
Awarded to the best fruit or vegetable exhibit in the show.
The cup is as long or longer than the petals. There is one bloom per stem.
The cup length measures more than 1/3 of, but less than equal to, the length of the petals. There is one bloom per stem.
The cup length measures not more than 1/3 of the length of the petals. There is one bloom per stem.
Daffodils have a doubling of cup and petals.There can be one or more flowers per stem.
Daffodils have a wind-swept appearance with petals significantly reflexed. There is one bloom per stem.
Daffodils have clusters of florets (usually two or more) on a stem.
Miniatures have the same descriptive divisions as standards, only with smaller blooms, usually less than 1½ inches in diameter.