76 classes in 12 sections
♦ = includes new/changed classes for 2017
Once again, for members only, we have the ‘Fuchsia challenge’. Hardy fuchsia plants will be available from LDGA in the spring. We would like you to grow them on and show them in class 30. A £1.00 contribution is required for the plant but entry to the class is free.
53rd Summer Show
was held on Sat 15th July 2017
Free Church Hall, Norton Way South SG6 1NX map
Opens at 2:00pm. Admission is free
If you like converting old or discarded items into something new then class 73 is for you. If you like painting or drawing, check out our more relaxed Art section.
As usual we have the ‘fuchsia challenge’ for members only plus the usual cookery demonstrations, plant sale, refreshments and raffle. The mystery seed challenge for the Tapps Trophy will this year be in the autumn.
It’s a great afternoon out for everyone
- take a look at some pictures from previous years’ shows.
|Staging||8:30am – 11:30am|
|Judging||12 noon onwards|
|Cookery demos||2:30pm and 3:15pm|
|Awards & Raffle||4:15pm – 4:30pm|
|Removal of exhibits||4:30pm – 4:45pm|
How to enter – non-members welcome
First read the show rules and the showing instructions. Fill out the entry form, listing all the classes that you wish to enter and return it along with your entry fees to Paul Heydon, LDGA Show Secretary.
Ways to submit your entry:
- at the monthly evening meetings (3rd Thursday)
- at the monthly coffee mornings (1st Wednesday)
- at the Trading Store during normal opening times
- at 129 Lonsdale Road, Stevenage, Herts. SG1 5DF
- by emailing email@example.com
- by calling 01438 727422 to speak to Paul
Entries must arrive by 8:00pm on Thursday 13th July
|Show Rules & Instructions||Entry Form||Show Schedule|
Never shown before?
Fancy a go but not sure?
Friendly advice is always available. Why not contact Paul Heydon, LDGA Show Secretary by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You never know you could be going home with the Newcomers Shield
Do you have children or grandchildren?
If they are of primary school age why not encourage them to enter some of our children’s classes, these include: cake decorating, making paper flowers and taking photos. The Merit Shield is awarded to the youngster with the most points in the children’s classes. Entry is free.
See our Show Schedule for Children and Schools and visit our Schools page
Returning again this year, cookery demonstrations by Andrew Wakeford from West Herts College. Watch how he creates a couple of seasonal dishes then try them afterwards. Demos take place around 2:30pm and 3:15pm
Raffle tickets will be on sale all afternoon with some great prizes up for grabs, only £1 a strip. Draw takes place at around 4.30pm
Tea, coffee and homemade cake will be available all afternoon
LDGA members and committee will be on hand to take your garden related questions. If we don’t know the answer we will find it out.
Plants of all kinds will be on sale throughout afternoon under the LDGA gazebo outside the church hall
If you have any spare plants that we could sell please call Jo Schurch on 01462 674195 or just bring them along on the day.
Your feedback welcomed
Let us know what you thought of the show. Tell us which of the classes you enjoyed most and what you would like to see next year.
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