Ropley Horticultural Society



SUMMER SHOW 2020

We hold two shows each year - the Spring Show in April and the Summer Show in August. There are classes for vegetables, fruit, flowers, floral art, craftwork, culinary, photographs and art and crafts.

Information regarding classes can be found below.

An Entry Form must be completed and submitted to us, with the appropriate entry fees, through the Ropley Shop by 5.30pm on the Wednesday proceeding the show.

The entries are judged by visiting judges and trophies and prizes awarded at the end of the show.

Entry fees
All classes 25p: Young People's classes - Free.
Prize Money
All classes: 1st - 60p, 2nd - 40p, 3rd - 30p.

The full rules and tips for exhibitors are here

Saturday 22nd August

  1. Entry forms and fees to be received by 5.30pm on Wed 19th August.
    Forms and fees to The Courtyard Shop, Church St, Ropley.
  2. Staging of exhibits from 8.00am to 10.30am when doors close to exhibitors.
  3. Judging commences at 10.45am.
  4. Doors open to the public at 2.30pm.
  5. Raffle and Prize giving at 4.00pm.
  6. Payment of prize money.
  7. Exhibits may not be removed until advised. The Society cannot be responsible for exhibits not collected.

    Section 1:

    Vegetables and Fruit. Open. Judge: Martin Burr

  1. Four Potatoes, white.
  2. Four Potatoes, coloured.
  3. Three Carrots, one cultivar, 75mm tops.
  4. Three Onions, no bulb to exceed 250g.
  5. Three Onions, bulbs over 250g.
  6. Five Cherry Tomatoes, one cultivar, less than 35mm diameter.
  7. Five medium Tomatoes, one cultivar, approx 60mm diameter.
  8. Five French Beans.
  9. Five Runner Beans.
  10. Two indoor Cucumbers grown under protection.
  11. Three Beetroot, one cultivar, 75mm tops.
  12. Two of any other vegetable, one cultivar, not in classes 1-11.
  13. Single heaviest Potato.
  14. Single heaviest Tomato.
  15. The heaviest Marrow.
  16. The longest Runner Bean.
  17. The most interesting misshapen vegetable.
  18. Three dessert Apples, one cultivar.(See ‘Ripeness’, Page 2, para 21)
  19. Three Pears, one cultivar.(See ‘Ripeness’, Page 2, para 21)
  20. Three cooking Apples, one cultivar. (See ‘Ripeness’, Page 2, para 21)
  21. A dish of twelve Berries, one cultivar only.(See ‘Ripeness’, Page 2, para 21)
  22. A dish of six Plums
  23. A dish of two of any other Fruit, one cultivar only, not in classes 18-22.
  24. Section 2:

    Vegetables and Fruit. Members Only Judge: Martin Burr

  25. *Four Potatoes, white
  26. Four Potatoes, coloured. (This includes varieties with coloured eyes.)
  27. Six French Beans.
  28. *Six Runner Beans.
  29. Three Onions, no bulb to exceed 250g.
  30. *Three Onions, bulbs over 250g.
  31. Seven Exhibition Shallots, in a dish.
  32. Three Chilli Peppers
  33. Three Beetroot, one cultivar, 75mm tops.
  34. Three Parsnips one cultivar, 75mm tops.
  35. Three Carrots, one cultivar, 75mm tops.
  36. Five medium Tomatoes, one cultivar, approx 60mm diameter.
  37. *Seven Tomatoes, small-fruited/cherry, one cultivar, less than 35mm diameter.
  38. Three Tomatoes, large/beefsteak, one cultivar, greater than 75 mm diameter.(See ‘Ripeness’, Page 2, para 21)
  39. Two Leeks, with roots, one cultivar.
  40. Two Cucumbers, outdoor grown, one cultivar.
  41. Two Courgettes, approx 150mm in length, or round cultivars approx 75mm in diameter.
  42. Two Sweet Peppers.
  43. Two of any other vegetable not in classes 24 - 41, one cultivar.
  44. Five kinds of culinary herb, (without flowers). Not more than two of any one type. Own container may be used.
  45. *Three dessert Apples, one cultivar.(See ‘Ripeness’, Page 2, para 21)
  46. Three cooking Apples, one cultivar.(See ‘Ripeness’, Page 2, para 21)
  47. *A dish of twelve berries, one cultivar only.(See ‘Ripeness’, Page 2, para 21)
  48. A dish of six Plums.
  49. Two of any other Fruit, one cultivar, (not to include classes 44 - 47).
  50. Section 3:

    Flowers Open. Judge: Geoff Hawkins
    Vases will be provided and should be used.

  51. One large-flowered Rose.
  52. Three stems of Rudbekia.
  53. One stem of Gladioli.
  54. Three Dahlias.
  55. Three stems of Crocosmia (Montbretia), one cultivar.
  56. One pot plant, in flower, max pot size 23cm internal.
  57. Section 4:

    Flowers Members Only Judge: Geoff Hawkins

  58. Three Antirrhinums, any cultivars.
  59. Three Asters, any cultivars.
  60. Pansies, five blooms, displayed in own shallow container.
  61. *Six flowers raised from seed at home during the twelve months preceding this show. Not more than two stems of any one cultivar.
  62. Three Dahlias, pompom or ball.
  63. Three Dahlias, cactus or semi-cactus.
  64. Three Dahlias, any other classification.
  65. Three large-flowered Roses.
  66. Three stems of cluster flowered Roses.
  67. Three stems of miniature Roses.
  68. *One specimen Rose (own container allowed).
  69. A bowl of Roses for effect. Max bowl size 18cm diameter. (Own bowl)
  70. Three individual blooms of large-flowered Clematis.
  71. Three stems of Clematis, not covered by class 67.
  72. *A foliage plant, max pot size 23cm internal diameter.
  73. One Hydrangea bloom.
  74. *A flowering pot-plant (not to include classes 72,73,74,75 or 76). Max pot size 23 cms internal diameter.
  75. An Orchid in flower, max pot size 23cm internal diameter.
  76. A Cactus.
  77. A succulent.
  78. 125 Anniversary Summer Challenge. Max pot size 23cm internal diameter.
    NOTE:– Geranium “Aurora” (Colour: Orange) from plug plant supplied free – one per member - at end of March 2020.
  79. A flowering Fuchsia, max pot size 23cm internal diameter.
  80. Five Fuchsia blooms, one or more cultivars, displayed in a shallow container.
  81. A single specimen bloom displayed flat on a black background 1 Ocm base (supplied)
  82. *Collection of eight mixed flowering stems. Not more than two of any one type.
  83. *Classes eligible for the Henderson Cup.

    Section 5:

    Floral Art Open. Judge: Sally Burr
    Space allowed (in mm) 530 wide x 460 deep x 810 high, (in inches) 21”x 18”x 32”

  84. Garden Party
  85. Summer Palette
  86. Olympic Challenge
  87. Wedding Corsage- Petite. (Not to exceed 250mm x 250mm x 250mm
  88. Section 6:

    Cookery Open Judge: Christine Lanfear

  89. Bakewell Tart not to exceed 200mm (8”) presented on a plate.
  90. Lemon Drizzle Cake.
  91. Plain jam-filled Victoria sandwich using three eggs.
  92. Jar of fruit jelly.
  93. Bottle of home made cordial.
  94. Six Savoury Scones.
  95. Jar of Jam.
  96. A loaf of Bread
  97. Jar of Chutney.
  98. Make a Dark Sticky Gingerbread Cake
  99. INGREDIENTS:

    225g (8oz) butter
    225g (8oz) soft dark brown sugar
    225g (8oz) black treacle
    340g (12 oz) plain flour
    2 level dessertspoons ground ginger
    3 level teaspoons ground cinnamon
    2 large beaten eggs
    284ml (½ pint) milk 2 level teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

    METHOD:

    Grease and line a loaf tin 19cm x 29cm (7½ inch x 11½) inch approx.
    Melt the butter, brown sugar, and treacle over a gentle heat.
    Sift the flour, ground ginger, and cinnamon into a mixing bowl.
    Stir in the melted butter, brown sugar, and treacle and allow to cool.
    Add the beaten eggs and beat well.
    Warm the milk to blood heat, pour onto the bicarbonate of soda, stir and add to the rest of the mixture.
    Stir well, then pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
    Bake at 150C (Fan 130C, Gas 2) for about 1½ hours
    Turn out to cool on a wire rack.

    Cookery for Young People
    Class 94 is for children under 7 years.

  100. A decorated gingerbread animal.

    Class 95 is for children aged 7 to 11 years.

  101. A decorated gingerbread animal.
  102. Class 96 is for 12 to 16 year olds

  103. Five cup cakes
  104.  

    Section 7:
    Eggs Open Judge: Hazel Wilson

  105. Three Hen Eggs.
  106. Three Bantam Eggs.
  107. Three Eggs, any other domestic variety. (State variety)
  108. Section 8:
    Photography Open Judge: Trevor Morecraft

    180mm x 130mm maximum size.

  109. Recycled.
  110. Vintage Car.
  111. Over the Gate.
  112. Bricks.
  113. Wild Life.
  114. Section 9:
    Photography Members only Judge: Trevor Morecraft

    180mm x 130mm maximum size.

  115. Roots.
  116. Anniversary Celebration
  117. Street Furniture.
  118. Makes you Smile.
  119. The Wild Patch.
  120. Section 10:
    Hobby Craft Open Judge: Sally Burr

  121. A Picture, no more than 30 x 21cm. (Your choice of medium and subject.) May be framed or not. Bring your own stand.
  122. An article of craft and design which you have personally created, specifying any elements which you have not created yourself. Not from a Kit
  123. Section 11:
    Young Artists Judge: Sally Burr

    Class 112 is for children aged under 7 years,

  124. A miniature Garden (standard seed tray size)
  125. Class 113 is for children aged 7-11 years.

  126. A miniature Garden (standard seed tray size)
  127. Class 114 is for 12 to 16 year olds.

  128. A Picture, no more than 30 x 21cm. (Your choice of medium and subject.) May be framed or not.
  129. * Classes eligible for the Henderson Cup