Minehead
Annual Flower Show

Organised by the
Minehead & District
Gardeners Association

SPONSORED BY LOCAL
BUSINESSES
OPEN TO ALL EXHIBITORS
To be held on
SATURDAY AUGUST 10th, 2019
at
The West Somerset College
Bircham Road, Minehead
2.00pm to 5.30pm
Admission: Adults £1.00
Children under 16 FREE

Plants - Tombola - Raffle- Teas

Presentation of Cups at 4.30pm

Draw at 5.00p
m


PRESIDENT
: Mr G Fuller

ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN: Vacant

HON. TREASURER: Mrs C Paine

FLOWER SHOW SECRETARY: Mrs P Brown

FLOWER SHOW MANAGER: Mr D. L. Blay

PRIZES:

1st - £ I.50p, 2nd - £ 1.00, 3rd - 50p

Except Section A, Class 1

1st - £3.00, 2nd - £2.00, 3rd - £l.00

POINTS AWARDED

1st - 3, 2nd- 2, 3rd - I

ENTRY FEES

All Classes - 40p per entry    

Children under 16 - entries are free in any class 

Schedules available from:

Minehead Library, Bancks Street; The Tourist Information Centre, 

The Beach Hotel; West Somerset Garden Centre, Mart Road;

Alcombe Post Office/Newsagents; Butterflies; That Little Craft Shop, Friday Street; 

Porlock Library; Carhampton Post Office. 

SCHEDULE

Recipe for Class 89 - A Victoria Sponge Sandwich. 

Ingredients

4 eggs

225 g/8oz caster sugar

225g/8oz self- raising flour

2 tsp baking powder

225g/8oz butter/margarine

Oven temperature - 180C/350F/Gas 4

FOR MINE HEAD ALLOTMENT HOLDERS ONLY.(All produce to be grown on exhibitor’s allotment).

CLASS
AS A collection of veg/fruit/flowers displayed in standard size seed tray 37 x 23 cms

SECTION A - VEGETABLES & FRUIT 

1.    Collection of 5 kinds of vegetables (any number of each kind) displayed in a standard size seed tray 37 x 23 cms, Foliage may be used for decoration.
2.    Potatoes, white, dish of 5
3     Potatoes, coloured, dish of 5
4.    Carrots, long 3
5.    Carrots, stump rooted 3
6.    Onion, 5 (other than Giant) - grown from sets or seed.
7.    Onion, Giant 3
8.    Shallots. Not exceeding 4cm diameter. Dish of 8
9.    Peas, 6 pods
10.   Beans, Runner 6
11.   Longest Runner Bean
12.   Beans, Dwarf French 6
13.   Parsnips 3
14.   Tomatoes, dish of 5
15.   Tomatoes, Cherry or Plum. Dish of 5
16.   Courgettes 3
17.   Cucumbers 2
18.   Lettuce 2. Any variety and display with roots
19.   Vegetable Marrow 2
20.   Heaviest Marrow
21.   Beetroot, round 3
22.   Cabbage 2
23.   Rhubarb - 3 sticks (trimmed)
24.   Any other Vegetable
25.   Ugliest or oddest-looking vegetable.
26.   Vase of Herbs - 5 named varieties
27.   One dish of 10 Raspberries
28.   One dish of any other Soft Fruit (one kind)
29.   One dish of 3 Dessert Apples, any variety
30.   One dish of 3 Culinary Apples, any variety
31.   One dish of 5 Plums, any variety
32.   One dish of 3 Pears, any variety
33.   One dish of any other fruit

SECTION A - FLOWERS

34.   Vase of Penstemon
35.   Vase Hardy Perennial Herbaceous flowers 
36.   Dahlias, Pompoms, under 5cms (2") 5 blooms.
37.   Dahlias, Ball type, 5 blooms
38.   Dahlias, Decorative, small, 5 blooms (10-15cm, 4-6")
39.   Dahlias, Decorative, medium, 3 blooms (15-20 cm, 6-8")
40.   Dahlias, Decorative, large, 3 blooms (20-25 cm, 8-10")
41.   Dahlias, Cactus, 3 blooms
42.   Rose, one specimen bloom
43.   Roses, Hybrid Tea, 5 blooms
44.   Roses, Floribunda, one vase, 3 sprays
45.   Roses, vase/bowl mixed varieties
46.   Pansies, 6 blooms
47.   Lilies, vase of 3 garden varieties
48.   Hardy or Half Hardy Annuals, minimum 3 kinds, one vase
49.   Gladioli, 3 spikes, large
50.   Gladioli, 3 spikes, small
51.   Vase of Carnations/pinks
52.   Vase of Sweet Peas - all one colour
53.   Vase of Sweet Peas - mixed colours
54.   Shrubs, flowering, 2 separate kinds, (except hydrangeas) in one vase
55.   One vase of Hydrangeas, 3 blooms
56.   Flowering Begonia, pot not to exceed 18 cm, (7")
57.   A Flowering Plant, pot not to exceed 18 cm, (7")
58.   Fuchsia - pot not to exceed 23 cm. (9")
59.   A Foliage Plant, pot not to exceed 18 cm (7")
60.   Any exotic conservatory or greenhouse plant (except orchids).
61.   Any Orchid - pot not to exceed 23 cm. (9")
62.   One cactus - pot not to exceed 18cm (7")
62a.  One succulent - pot not to succeed 18cm (7")
63.   A hanging basket, to be viewed from all sides not to exceed 36cm(14")

 SECTION B - DECORATIVE

Unless otherwise stated, only natural plant material to be used, which need not have been grown bv the Exhibitor

64.   A Miniature flower arrangement not to excceed 7.5cm (3")
65.   Arrangement of floating flowers - bowl not to exceed 23 cm(9") diameter
66.   'Moor to Sea', an arrangement not to exceed 45cm (18") in any direction. Accessories permitted.
67.   Arrangement of flowers and/or foliage in the most unusual single container - space 4 5 cm (18")

SECTION C - CHILDREN up to Age 16. Age must be included on your entry form.

68.   A plant or flower made from recyclable materials.

69.   A miniature garden on a plate - plate not to exceed 18 cm(7")
70.   A plate of 3 decorated fairy cakes.

SECTION D - HOME CRAFT 

N.B. Jars will be opened for judging. Cellophane tops to be used on all jams. Metal and plastic lids to be used on pickles                and Chutneys (Jars should be full).

71.   A pot of Home-made Jam
72.   A pot of Home-made Jelly
73.   A pot of Home-made Marmalade
74.   A small pot of Home-made Lemon Curd
75.   A pot of Home-made Chutney
76.   One hand-made White loaf - any shape
77.   One plate of five handmade bread rolls, brown or white
78.   A cheesecake with fruit topping -not cooked. (not to exceed 21cm(8"))
79.   Quiche, not exceeding 23 cms (9")
80.   Five Flapjacks
81.   Five Plain Scones
82.   Five Cheese Scones
83.   Five Rock Cakes
84.   Three small Fruit Tarts
85.   Five pieces of Shortbread 
86.   A dish of 9 homemade sweets
87.   A cake, in a loaf tin, made with vegetables - please state which vegetable is used
88.   A Showstopper cake, overall size not to exceed 25cm(10")
89.   A Victoria Sponge Sandwich with jam filling - top to be left plain, i.e. no sugar. (tin 21 cm /8")                                                            RECIPE INSIDE COVER
90.   A Bottle of homemade cordial


SECTION E - HOME MADE WINE

91.   One bottle of Home-made Dry White Wine 
92.   One bottle of Home-made Sweet White Wine
93.   One bottle of Home-made Medium Rose Wine
94.   One bottle of Home-made Dry Red Wine
95.   One bottle of Home-made Sweet Red Wine
96.   One bottle of Home-made Gin-based Liqueur
97.   One bottle of Home-made Kit-based Liqueur
IMPORTANT:
Wine (Classes 90-94) should be exhibited in clear white glass bottles of 26 fluid ounce capacity. and Liqueur (Classes 95 & 96) in clear bottles of 13 fluid ounce capacity; the exhibitor to affix a plain label, stating the name of wine. kit or concentrate and whether sweet. dry or medium. approximately one inch below the shoulder of the bottle. Corks: white. plastic-topped flanged corks to be used. with no capsules or seals (this is to permit tasting by the judge). Bottles to be filled to leave air space of between one quarter to three quarters of an inch.

SECTION F - HANDICRAFT

No handicraft exhibit should have been entered in a previous Minehead show

98.   Two metres of bunting made from fabric
99.   A hand-knitted garment (not shawl)
100.  A card or picture in papercraft
101.  A Cross-stitch or tapestry item
102.  A piece of hand-made jewellery
103.  An appliqued cushion cover not to exceed 33cm (13")
104.  A handmade soft toy
105.  Any handmade item in leather, pottery, metal, etc, made by the Exhibitor.
106.  Any handmade item in wood, made by the exhibitor

 SECTION G - VISUAL ARTS 

No visual art exhibit should have been entered in a previous Minehead show 

107.  A Photograph (black & white or colour) taken by the exhibitor -with a subject of 'Clouds in Landscape'.                                    Max size of exhibit 8x6"/A5 
108. A Photograph (black & white or colour) taken by the exhibitor - with a subject of 'Something Old & Something New.                Max size of exhibit 8x6"/A5

109.  A painting in any medium - mixed media may be used. (max 6Icms x 4Scms 24x18" including frame)110.  A Pen & Ink,or Pencil Drawing, (maximum 61 ems x 4Scms (24x 18") 

Entrants for classes 108 and 109 may provide their own table easels


CHALLENGE CUPS

The "MINEHEAD TOWN CUP" - for the Exhibitor with the most points

The "DENNIS HOLMES CUP" - for the Association Member with most points.

The "PETER LAPPAGE CUP" - for most points in class AS

The "ARTHUR BROWN CUP" - for the best collection of Vegetables

The "SKILITON CUP" - for the most points for Vegetables - Classes 1-24

The "SIDNEY JAMES CUP" - for the best dish of Potatoes

The "WEBBER MEMORIAL TROPHY" - for the best exhibit of Fruit

The "DAVID BRYAN CUP" - for the most points for Fruit - Classes 27-33

The "STROUD CUP" - for the most points for Flowers

The "BAILEY CUP" - for the best exhibit of Carnations/Pinks

The" AMANDA CUP" - for the best exhibit of Roses

The "F. J. BULLEY TROPHY" - for the best exhibit in Dahlia Classes

The "BOYALL CUP" - for the best Sweet Pea exhibit

The "JEAN RYALL CUP" - for the best exhibit - Plant in pot - (excluding Classes 56. 60 & 61)

The "LANGDON TROPHY" for the best Flowering Begonia

The "SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE CUP" - for Greenhouse or Conservatory Plant

The "GARDENER'S ASSOCIATION CUP" - for the best Orchid

The "SYDNEY DUNSCOMBE MEMORIAL CUP" - for the best exhibit of Gladioli

The "SAMUEL CUP" - for the most points in Section A

The "PRESIDENTS CUP" - for the runner-up in Section A

The "POYNTZ CUP" - for the most points in Section B

The "LUTTRELL CUP" - for the best exhibit in Section B

The CHILDRENS CUP (to be kept by winner) for most points in Section C - Children’s

The "PHILIP WATKINS CUP" - for the most points in Section D

The "BUTTERFLIES TROPHY" - for the best exhibit in Section D

The "MINEHEAD GUILD OF WINE MAKERS TROPHY" - for most points in Section E

The "DAISY CHAIN CUP" - for the best exhibit in Section F

The "BARBARA BRADY TROPHY" - for the most points in Section F

The "J. & E. BULLEY TROPHY" - for the best exhibit in Section G - Painting

The "PHOTOGRAPHY TROPHY" - for the best exhibit in Section G -Photography

RULES

Rules 1-11 inclusive apply to all sections

I.  All specimens for exhibition must be grown (or made) by the Exhibitor, or (in the case of section A) must have been in his/her  possession for at least 2 months prior to the Show. Any infringements of this rule will disqualify the exhibitor from taking any prize money at this or any future Show organised by the Society.

2.  The Committee will not be responsible for any loss or damage to any exhibit vases, etc. that may occur in the Show but all reasonable care will be taken.

3.  All Exhibitors to provide their own stands, vases, dishes,etc.

4   All entries must be made on the form included and must be addressed to the Show Secretary, c/o Butterflies, 8 Wellington Square, Minehead, together with the entry fees, in a sealed envelope, no later than 3pm SATURDA Y 3 August 2019.                      LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

S.  Class cards corresponding to the entries will be furnished at the time of the Show. Exhibitors will be responsible for seeing that they are correct and for placing the exhibits before judging commences.

6.   Entries may be staged between 8.00am and 10.30am on Saturday 10th August 2019. The Hall will be cleared promptly at 10.30am for Judging. Exhibits may not be removed before 5.15pm without permission - this rule will be strictly adhered to.

7.  No person, other than the Judges, and Officials of the Show will be admitted to the Hall whilst judging is in progress. 

8.  No Exhibitor shall be allowed to make more than one entry inthe same Class. 

9.  Judges will be empowered to award extra prizes for merit and to withhold Prizes and Cups where they consider the exhibits to be of inferior quality. Queries will be referred to the Judges, whose decision is final. 

10.  Prize money will be paid by the Hon. Treasurer between 4.00pm and 5.15pm only. 

11. The Committee reserves the right to inspect the gardens of any exhibitor before or after the Show, also to accept or refuse any entry.

EXHIBITORS ARE PARTICULARLY REQUESTED TO NAME VARIETIES OF FLOWER, FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, ETC.

THE COMMITTEE WISH TO THANK ALL SPONSORS WHO HAVE KINDLY CONTRIBUTED DONATIONS OR PRIZES



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