A fun, free event to be held on Saturday 16 September 2017 to celebrate horticultural excellence and all things blooming marvellous!
This year's competition will be held at The Great Barn, Manor Farm Complex, Bury Street, Ruislip HA4 7SU.
Hillingdon Council holds this competition to encourage residents to exhibit their locally grown produce. We are particularly keen to get younger residents involved and there is a dedicated children's section for those under 16 years.
There are competition classes for fruit and vegetable - so plenty of opportunity to win a garden centre gift voucher.
Last date for entries will be 5pm on Friday 8 September.
Exhibits can be staged between:
The judging, closed to public, will commence at 11am on 16 September.
General public entry to the show and the barn will be from 1.30pm.
The 2016 competition saw more than 280 exhibits in 38 categories from a range of ages.
Vegetable art - exhibit painted, drawn, sculpted or photographed with a vegetable theme. Open to all those with an artistic flair!
All children's entries must be arranged without assistance from an adult.
'The Enchanted Garden' an exhibit (limited to 15 exhibits)
Staging will be 8am and 10.30am on day of show only.
Seven new classes for this year.
|Container of dahlias, blooms arranged for frontal effect (foliage other than dahlia may be used)||6 to 12|
|Vases of small flowered dahlias||2 vases, three blooms per vase|
|Medium flowered dahlias||2 vases, three blooms per vase|
|One bloom giant decorative||1 vase|
|One bloom giant cactus and/or semi cactus||1 vase|
|Five blooms pompon||1 vase|
|Three blooms bi-coloured||1 vase|
|Jar of jam made with any locally grown soft fruit||1|
|Jar of jam made with any locally grown stoned fruit||1|
|Jar of chutney, pickle or piccalilli made with locally grown produce||1|
Presented in an unopened plain clear glass jar with a sealed lid and be clearly labelled with the contents and day, month and year of making.
No other information is to be included which would identify the maker of the product.
Jars should be filled to within 1.25 cms (1/2 inch) of the top of the jar , thoroughly cleaned and sterilised. If a twist top or pliable press-on cover is used it must be new. Jars and lids must not bear commercial names.
Enter your best fruit and vegetables.
Apples, cooking, distinct cultivar (optimum size)
Dish of 4
Apples, dessert, distinct cultivar (optimum size)
Dish of 4
|Heaviest apple||Dish of 1|
|Blackberries or hybrid berries, distinct cultivar||Dish of 8|
|Raspberries, distinct cultivar||Dish of 8|
|Strawberries, with calyces and having stalks, distinct cultivar||Dish of 6|
Pears, dessert, distinct cultivar TBA
Dish of 4
Any other fruit (not included above)
Unless otherwise stated, the quantities required are as follows:
1 dish of 4
Carrots, No discoloration at top. Trim foliage approx 75mm. Long tap root
Carrots, other than long, prepare as above
Cucumber grown under glass,
1 dish of 2
|Cucumber grown outdoors||1 dish of 2|
|Marrow, matching not exceeding 350mm in length||1 dish of 2|
|Marrow, heaviest||1 dish of 1|
|Prepared onions, under 250g||1 dish of 3|
|Exhibition onions, over 250g||1 dish of 3|
|Peppers sweet, matching||1 dish of 3|
|Peppers hot (chilli)||1 dish of 6|
|Potatoes, white, clean few eyes||4 medium size|
|Potatoes, other than white, prepared as above||4|
|Pumpkin, heaviest||1 dish of 1|
|Shallots, under 30mm diameter||6|
Shallots, over 30mm diameter
|Sweetcorn, matching||1 dish of 2|
|Tomatoes, small fruited, plum or cherry cultivars, not more than 35mm with calyces||8|
|Tomatoes, medium size, approx 60mm diameter with calyces||6|
|Tomatoes, large size, not less than 75mm in diameter with calyces||4|
|Trug or basket of vegetables arranged for effect.||min. 4 varieties|
|Any other vegetable (not included in 9 to 28). Please indicate which vegetable. You will be contacted by the show secretary to advise what quantity need to be met for the vegetable you have indicated.||TBA|
|Herbs (adults only)|
|Herbs, three different kinds in water and named||3 bunches|
Herb growing in a pot
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