Coleman's Hatch Horticultural Society
 Coleman's Hatch Horticultural Society   

Autumn Show 2024 Schedule and Rules

                    Schedule of Classes Open to Adults Only

Please refer to show rules on our website and in the schedule

 

HORTICULTURAL

 

CLASS

 

POINTS

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

101

Potatoes, 5 white

40

30

20

102

Potatoes, 5 coloured

40

30

20

103

2 Sweetcorn on the cob

40

30

20

104

Onions, 5 grown from sets

40

30

20

105

Onions, 5 grown from seed

40

30

20

106

Shallots, 10 large

40

30

20

107

Shallots, 10 pickling maximum 2.5cm

40

30

20

108

Carrots, 5 long

40

30

20

109

Carrots, 5 short

40

30

20

110

Runner Beans, 6

40

30

20

111

Cabbages, 2

40

30

20

112

Cauliflower, 2

40

30

20

113

Leeks, 3

40

30

20

114

Parsnips, 2

40

30

20

115

Marrow, 2 maximum length 38cm

40

30

20

116

Courgettes, 4 maximum length 15cm

40

30

20

117

Beetroots, 4

40

30

20

118

Tomatoes, 5

40

30

20

119

Cherry Tomatoes, 5

40

30

20

120

Any other vegetable not listed

40

30

20

121

A dish of Apples, 5 dessert

40

30

20

122

A dish of Apples, 5 culinary

40

30

20

123

A dish of Pears, 5

40

30

20

124

A dish of fruit (not apples or pears), one variety quantities as follows:

Blackcurrants 10 strigs. Loganberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Strawberries 12

40

30

20

125

Coleman’s Hatch Top Tray (see rules)

40

30

20

126

Coleman’s Hatch Top Vase (see rules)

40

30

20

127*

A vase of incurved Chrysanthemums,

3 blooms

40

30

20

128*

A vase of reflexed Chrysanthemums,

3 blooms

40

30

20

129*

A vase of Spray Chrysanthemums,

3 stems

40

30

20

130*

A vase of mixed Chrysanthemums,

3 stems

40

30

20

131*

A vase of Cacti Dahlias, 3 blooms

40

30

20

132*

A vase of decorative Dahlias, 3 blooms

40

30

20

133*

A vase of mixed Dahlias, 5 blooms

40

30

20

134*

A vase of Pom-Pom Dahlias, 5 blooms

40

30

20

135*

A vase of mixed outdoor flowers

40

30

20

136

The last Rose of summer

40

30

20

137

A vase of flowering shrubs

40

30

20

138

A vase of Annuals

40

30

20

139

One home grown foliage pot plant of own growing, pot not to exceed 7” in diameter

40

30

20

140

One home grown flowering pot plant of own growing, pot maximum 7” diameter

40

30

20

*Cut flowers must be shown in the vases provided.

 

DOMESTIC

 

CLASS

 

POINTS

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

141

Seasonal fruit tart

40

30

20

142

2 pasties up to 7” long, filling of your choice

40

30

20

143*

A cloud cake (given recipe on website)

40

30

20

144

5 cheese and herb scones

40

30

20

145

1 round loaf of walnut bread

40

30

20

146

1 glass jar of homemade honey

40

30

20

147

6 poultry eggs

40

30

20

148

1 glass jar of chutney

40

30

20

149

1 glass jar of any jam

40

30

20

150

1 glass jar of any curd

40

30

20

151

1 glass jar of any pickle

40

30

20

152

1 glass jar of any jelly

40

30

20

153

1 glass jar of marmalade

40

30

20

154

1 Bottle of homemade wine

40

30

20

155

1 Sloe gin

40

30

20

156

1 Homemade beer

40

30

20

157

1 Homemade cordial or soft drink

40

30

20

 

*The winner of class 143 will be awarded the Barbara Waghorn Bowl

FLOWER ARRANGING

CLASS

 

POINTS

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

158

A miniature celestial body of plant material not to exceed 10 cm in any direction

40

30

20

159

A floral firework display*

40

30

20

160

A floral hot air balloon exhibit 60cm x 60cm*

40

30

20

*Unlimited height.  Plant material to predominate.

 

PUMPKIN, MARROW, SQUASH

CLASS

 

POINTS

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

161

The largest round pumpkin

40

30

20

162

The longest marrow

40

30

20

163

A plate of 3 miniature pumpkin, marrow or squash (one kind only)

40

30

20

164

A display of pumpkin, marrow and/or squash maximum of 12

40

30

20

PHOTOGRAPHY, ART AND CRAFT

CLASS

(Photos must be unframed & maximum 7x5”)

POINTS

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

166

A photograph of a cloud formation

40

30

20

167*

A photograph of birds in flight

40

30

20

168

A photograph of sunset or sunrise

40

30

20

169

A drawing or painting

40

30

20

170

An article of knitting

40

30

20

171

An article of crochet

40

30

20

172

An article of embroidery or cross-stitch

40

30

20

173

Any article in metal, wood or leather

(maximum space 90cm x 70cm)

40

30

20

174

Any article of Craft

40

30

20

*The winner of class 167 will be awarded the Olive Markham Cup

THE WI CHALLENGE CUP

CLASS

175

A co-operative class for 2 or more members of any group or club wishing to enter.  A display area of 18” x 18” (46cm x 46cm) is allowed.  All items should reflect the theme.

Each item will be awarded a score out of 10 points.  Should there be a tie then the winner will be judged on overall appearance.

Theme: Skies

*   a model/craft

*   an arrangement of flowers

*   a cake

*   a drawing or painting

Schedule of Classes Open to Children

A £5 prize will be awarded to the winners of each age group, with rosettes for all placings.

CLASS

Age 3-6

176

Paint a rainbow

177

A collage of sunshine on a cloudy day

 

 

 

Age 7 - 9

178

Make a rocket

179

Paint a Martian garden!

 

 

 

Age 10 - 12

180

Make 6 biscuits of moon and stars

181

Make a solar system mobile

 

 

 

Age 13 - 16

182

An abstract painting of an Aurora

183

A photograph of a sunset or sunrise

 

 

RULES FOR THE COLEMANS HATCH TOP TRAY CLASS

 

  1. The Coleman’s Hatch Top Tray Class is for a display of three vegetables chosen from the following eight.  The quantity of each vegetable needed is shown in brackets.   CARROTS (3) - without top foliage CAULIFLOWER (3) ONIONS (3) PARSNIPS (3) without top foliage PEAS (6) POTATOES (3) RUNNER BEANS (6) TOMATOES (6)
  2. For Carrots and Parsnips, the top foliage should be trimmed to not more than 3" (7.5cm) from the top shoulder of the vegetable.
  3. The vegetables should be displayed within the area of 18" (45cm) by 24" (60cm). All vegetables must be displayed within the confines of this area and no part of any vegetable may come out of it.  A tray or board measuring 18" (45cm) by 24" (60cm) can be used to display the vegetables, or the area can simply be marked out on the staging.  Where trays have a lip or edge it is the internal measurement that must be no greater than 18" (45cm) by 24" (60cm).
  4. A Black Base Cloth is permitted, or the tray can be painted.   The only garnish material allowed is Parsley. No other material is allowed at all. (No plates, sand, onion rings, etc.)
  5. The Society staging the Coleman’s Hatch Top Tray Class will be responsible for the judging to RHS rules for each individual vegetable (please see the Horticultural Show Handbook published by the RHS).
  6. The winner of the Coleman’s Hatch Top Tray Class will receive a £10.00 Garden Token.

 

              RULES FOR THE COLEMANS HATCH TOP VASE CLASS

 

  1. The Coleman’s Hatch Top Vase class is for a vase of mixed flowers containing a total of between five and ten stems, taken from a minimum of two different kinds of plants.
    Please note that it is TWO DIFFERENT KINDS of plants; two varieties of the same flower are NOT two kinds.
  2. The display will be judged out of a total of 35 points, split into: 25 points for the colour, form, condition, quality and freshness of the flowers on display, and 10 points for the overall presentation and effect of the plants in the vase. The vase will be viewed from all directions. Judging of the flowers will be to normal RHS rules.
  3. Plants used in the display must be showing flowers only: no seed heads or berries are allowed. The vase can be any shape and size and made from any material but must be in proportion to the display. No marks are awarded for the vase itself.
  4. No accessories whatsoever - such as bows and additional foliage - will be allowed. Foliage that is growing naturally from the flowering stem, and still attached to that stem will be allowed. Packing material, including florists’ foam, to keep the stems upright and in place is allowed. The winner of the Coleman’s Hatch Top Vase class will receive a £10 Garden Token.

 

Autumn Show Rules 2024

 (Royal Horticultural Society Rules apply)

 

  1. Entries are limited to members and their children. The Membership fee for adults is 50p per Class, per exhibitor per show, to be paid with submission of the entry form. No charge for children.

      NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

2    All exhibits must be the property of the exhibitor. Horticultural exhibits must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least two months prior to the Show, unless grown from seed in a shorter period. This rule does not apply to entries in the flower arrangement classes.

3    The Committee reserves the right to visit any exhibitor’s garden.

4    No one shall enter more than one exhibit in any single class; neither shall there be more than one exhibit from the same garden in any one class.

5    For Section Two, the definition of “novice” will be any member who has not won a cup or medal for the past three years for the particular kinds of vegetables, fruits or flowers mentioned in the Novice Class. Anyone who is in doubt as to the interpretation of this rule should not hesitate to consult any member of the Committee whose telephone number is shown in this schedule.

6    All classes and awards to be at the discretion of the judges who may withhold or modify prizes as they see fit. The judges’ decision is FINAL.

7    All complaints to be lodged with the Show Secretary before 3 p.m. with a deposit of 50p which will be returned if the complaint is found to be bona fide.

8    All exhibits must be staged between 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and exhibitors must leave the area by 10 a.m.

9    Judging will commence at 10:30 a.m.   Once the exhibit has been staged it may not be altered or removed until after the presentation of trophies (except by special permission of the Show Secretary).

10  Where classes are marked *, cut flowers MUST be shown in the vases provided.

11  All horticultural exhibits should be correctly named where possible. Lack of name labels or errors in naming will not disqualify the entry but the judges will regard correct and clear naming as telling in favour of an exhibit in close competition.

12 ANY EXHIBIT THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE WORDING OF THE SCHEDULE MAY, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE JUDGES, BE DISQUALIFIED.

13  In the event of a tie in the classes for Collections of Vegetables, a maximum of five points will be awarded for display.

14  All trophies are the property of the Coleman’s Hatch Horticultural Society and must be returned to the Show Secretary 1 month before the next Show or on request.

15  All exhibits, personal property, etc. are entered solely at exhibitor’s risk and the society shall not be liable for loss or damage to such items from any cause whatsoever

Autumn Schedule and Rules
The full list of entry classes, rules and information about how to enter is found here.....
Updated May 31 Autumn schedule 2024.pdf
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