Summer Show Report and September Meeting Details

The Summer Show on Saturday 19th August was very well supported with 330 Exhibits from 42 exhibitors. This is the highest number of exhibits since 2017.

The dahlias were superb and our new Peter Read Memorial Award for dahlias was won by Karen Forrester for her three vases in the Championship class.

Championship winning entry with Peter Read Award

The judges were impressed with the standard of the exhibits. Visitors enjoyed the displays and also the tea and cakes. Lots of positive comments. Thank you to all who exhibited and helped to create a wonderful show.

Our Autumn season of talks begins on September 7th when Mark Read will speak about daffodils. His talks are always very informative.



National Vegetable Society Medal, Best Vegetable Exhibit – Potatoes – Mark Read

National Vegetable Society Runner-up to Best Vegetable Award – Runner Beans – Jean Wyman

Silver Challenge Cup, Best Vegetable Collection – Mark Read

Charles Read Memorial Cup, Highest Points, Vegetable Classes – John Morris

The Tomato Trophy, Best Exhibit, Tomato Classes – P. Sheffield

Upwey and Broadwey Produce Challenge Cup  – Best Mixed Collection – P. Sheffield

Springfield Cup, Best Exhibit, Fruit Classes – Neal Hatch

National Dahlia Society Silver Medal, Class 29 – Karen Forrester

Peter Read Memorial Award – Dahlia Championship  Karen Forrester

The Beaton Challenge Cup, Highest Points Flower Classes – Neal Hatch

Bincombe Cup, Best Exhibit, Cut Flower Classes – Shaun Vallard

Coronation Silver Challenge Cup, Best Exhibit, Pot Plants Shaun Vallard

Gladioli Award Best exhibit, Gladioli Classes – Neal Hatch

Begonia Award Best exhibit Begonia Classes – Shaun Vallard

Upwey and Broadwey Memorial Amateur Produce Challenge Cup Highest points, Novice Classes – No entries

Pridham Rose Bowl Highest Points Floral Decoration- Not Awarded

Sackville Hamilton Challenge Cup Best Exhibit Floral Decoration- Ruth Howarth

Novice Floral Award Best Exhibit, Class 80-  No entries

The Howard Cup Highest Points, Preserves and Cookery – P. Sheffield

The Richard’s Trophy Best Exhibit, Preserves and Cookery –   Jane Hambleton

Westbrook Cup Best Exhibit Handicrafts – Roger Hanger

Redlands Cup Highest Points, Photography in Spring and Summer Shows – Adrian Read

Cup for the Highest Points in Group 1, Children’s Classes –  Evie-May Warner

The Virgin Challenge Cup Highest Points in Group 2, Children’s Classes – No entries

The Banksian Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society – Neal Hatch

The efco Trophy Highest Points gained in Show – Bill Howarth


Preparing for the show

Early exhibitors

Ready for the judges

Onion classes