Autumn Show Classes

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2017 Autumn Show Classes

The Newcomers Trophy is awarded to the person gaining most points showing at Letchworth for the first time. The 2016 winner was Val Aitkin

Pot Plants Flowers Dahlias Flower & Veg Combination Vegetables Novelty Vegetables Fruit
Children’s Domestic Wine & Beer Floral Art Photography Handicrafts
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new / changed for 2017 see show rules & instructions see entry form

Pot Plants

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1. Regal Pelargonium / Geranium, 1 pot
2. Fuchsia, 1 pot
3. Foliage, 1 pot
4. Floral, 1 pot
5. Coleus, 1 pot
6. Cactus, 1 specimen
7. Succulent, 1 specimen

Flowers

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8. Mixed foliage, 1 vase, 2 or more varieties
9. Gladioli, red, pink or orange, 1 vase, 1 spike
10. Gladioli, blue or mauve, 1 vase, 1 spike
11. Gladioli, white, cream or yellow, 1 vase, 1 spike
12. Asters, 1 vase, 6 stems
13. Roses, 1 vase, 3 stems
14. Mixed flowers, 1 vase, 12 stems and/or blooms max, 2 or more varieties
Judged: 20% Arrangement, 30% Colour, 50% Quality
15. Chrysanthemums, 1 vase, 3 sprays
16. Chrysanthemums, 1 vase, 3 blooms, incurve
17. Chrysanthemums, 1 vase, 3 blooms, reflex

Dahlias

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18. Giant decorative, 1 vase, 1 bloom
19. Large decorative, 1 vase, 3 blooms
20. Medium decorative, 1 vase, 3 blooms
21. Small and/or miniature decorative, 1 vase, 5 blooms
22. Giant cactus or semi-cactus, 1 vase, 1 bloom
23. Large cactus and/or semi-cactus, 1 vase, 3 blooms
24. Medium cactus and/or semi-cactus, 1 vase, 3 blooms
25. Small or miniature cactus and/or semi-cactus, 1 vase, 5 blooms
26. Small and/or miniature ball, 1 vase, 5 blooms
27. Pompon, 1 vase, 5 blooms
28. Mixed dahlias, 1 vase or bowl, 2 or more varieties, arranged for effect
29. Any other dahlias not from classes 18 – 28, 1 vase, 5 blooms, 1 or more varieties
30. Dahlia Championship
A display of 15 blooms, in a minimum of 4 vases to include no more than 5 giant or large blooms. Exhibit to cover no more than 4ft (1.25m) of the show bench

Entry Fee: £0.60 Prizes: 1st: £3.00, 2nd: £2.00, 3rd: £1.00

Flower & Vegetable Combination

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31. One flower and one vegetable exhibited together

Vegetables

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32. Leeks, 3
33. Potatoes, white, 5
34. Potatoes, coloured, 5
35. Potatoes, white, 3 and coloured, 3
36. Marrows, for the table, 2
37. Cucumbers, indoor, 2
38. Tomatoes, standard size, 6
39. Tomatoes, cherry size, 6
40. Tomatoes, other than above, 6
41. Cabbages, culinary, 2
42. Beetroot, 5
43. Runner Beans, 9
44. French Beans, 9
45. Carrots, long, 5
46. Carrots, short, 5
47. Parsnips, 3
48. Shallots, pickling, 30mm dia or under, 12
49. Shallots, over 30mm dia, 12
50. Sweetcorn, 2 cobs, 1 with grain exposed
51. Onions, not grown from sets, 6
52. Onions, grown from sets, 8oz (227g) or under, 6
53. Onions, grown from sets, over 8oz (227g), 6
54. Onions, exhibition size (e.g. Kelsae / Robinson’s mammoth), 6
55. Onions, red, 6
56. Chilli Peppers, 3
57. Sweet Peppers, 2
58. Courgettes, 3
59. Chilli plant grown from LDGA-supplied plant. Free entry
60. Culinary herbs, 1 vase, 3 varieties
61. Any other vegetable
62. Vegetables grown from seed obtained at Tapps Garden Centre, Baldock
6 specimens. Free entry
63. Vegetable Championship
Choose 4 items from the following and stage on 15”x15” (38x38cm) board

Beetroot (3) Carrots (3) Courgettes (2) Onions (3) Potatoes (3) Shallots (6) Sweetcorn (2) Tomatoes (3)

Entry Fee: £0.50 Prizes: 1st: £2.00, 2nd: £1.50, 3rd: £1.00

Novelty Vegetables 1st Prize only

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64. Longest runner bean
65. Most amusing vegetable

Fruit

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66. Pears, 1 dish, 5
67. Apples, cooking, 1 dish, 5
68. Apples, dessert, 1 dish, 5
69. Stone fruit, 1 dish, 5
70. Raspberries, 1 dish, 12
71. Blackberries/hybrids, 1 dish, 12
72. Any other fruit

Children’s

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73. The best photo I have taken of an animal
74. A plant growing in a jam jar
75. A monster made from fruit and/or vegetables
76. Make, bake and exhibit 3 pieces of flapjack
77. A birthday card

Domestic

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78. Jam, stone fruit, 1lb (454g) jar
79. Jam, soft fruit, 1lb (454g) jar
80. Jelly, soft fruit, ½lb (227g) jar
81. Chutney, 1 jar
82. Piccalilli, 1 jar
83. Cheese straws, 6
84. Savoury flan, 8” (20cm) max
85. A cake, ingredients to include a vegetable
86. A fruit cake

Home-made Wine and Beer

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87. Wine, red, 1 bottle
88. Wine, white or golden, 1 bottle
89. Beer, 1 bottle

Floral Art

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90. An arrangement of fresh flowers and foliage to include a candle stick
91. A miniature exhibit, not to exceed 4” (10cm) overall
92. A table decoration using a wine bottle

Photography

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93. A garden tool or tools
94. Glass
95. Farm machinery

Handicrafts

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96. A handmade card
97. A knitted or crocheted garment
98. A piece of embroidery, hand or machine made
99. An item of handicraft made from wood. Must be suitable for displaying on the show bench

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