Caversham Horticultural Society


2019 Events
How to join
Trading Shed
How to get there
Autumn Show


Show Schedule 2019

To enter, submit the class number(s) to the show secretary Gwyneth Rowlands (removing the [ ] to prevent spam): gmr113@hotmail[removethis]

Section A - Vegetables - MEMBERS ONLY

Class 1: 5 tomatoes - 1 variety - stalks on

Class 2: 3 potatoes - 1 variety - white

Class 3: 3 potatoes - 1 variety -coloured

Class 4: 3 onions - globe - 1 variety - to pass through a 3" (7.5cm) ring

Class 5: 3 onions - flat - 1 variety - to pass through a 3 and 1/2" (9cm) ring

Class 6: 7 shallots - 1 variety - over 1" (2.5cm) diameter

Class 7: 7 shallots - 1 variety - to pass through a 1" (2.5cm) ring

Class 8: 3 beetroot - 1 variety - with 2" (5cm) stalks

Class 9: 3 carrots - 1 variety - with 2" (5cm) stalks

Class 10: 6 runner beans - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 11: 7 French beans - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 12: 2 Corn on the cob - leave silks on

Class 13: truss of green tomatoes

Class 14: truss of cherry tomatoes

Class 15: 1 Leek

Class 16: 1 cucumber

Class 17: 3 courgettes - 1 variety

Class 18: 1 of any other kind of vegetable

Class 19: Any four vegetables

Class 20: 3 kinds of vegetables used for a salad - any number - to fit on supplied plate

Class 21: vase of culinary herbs, minimum of 3 kinds

Section B - Fruit - MEMBERS ONLY

Class 22: 3 dessert apples - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 23: 3 cooking apples - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 24: 3 pears - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 25: plate of 3 mixed fruit

Class 26: any other kind of fruit

Class 27: 6 soft fruit - 1 variety - with stalks

Section C - Flowers - MEMBERS ONLY

Class 28: 3 blooms of large flowered roses

Class 29: Bowl of roses

Class 30: a specimen rose bloom floating in a glass (glass to be provided by exhibitor)

Class 31: 3 blooms of dahlias, mixed varieties

Class 32: 3 blooms of dahlias - 1 variety

Class 33: 1 specimen bloom of dahlia

Class 34: 1 specimen stem of pelargonium

Class 35: vase of annuals - 1 variety

Class 36: vase of annuals - mixed varieties

Class 37: 3 stems of cosmos

Class 38: 1 sunflower bloom

Class 39: vase of 3 stems fuchsia - mixed varieties

Class 40: 1 specimen stem of fuchsia

Class 41: Vase of any other kind of perennials, mixed, excluding above classes

Class 42: 6 stems foliage, minimum of 3 varieties

Class 43: fuchsia in a pot

Class 44: foliage pot plant, upto 8" (20cm) maximum size of pot 

Class 45: flowering pot plant, upto 8" (20cm) maximum size pot

Class 46: Succulent or cacti, upto 8" (20cm) maximum size pot

Section D - Novice aged 13 years and over - MEMBERS ONLY

A novice is a person who has not previous won more than 3 first prizes in the same section (ie flowers, vegetables etc) in any of our shows

Class 47: 5 french beans - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 48: 3 onions - 1 variety

Class 49: 3 tomatoes - 1 variety

Class 50: any other kind of vegetable

Class 51: 2 apples - 1 variety -  dessert or cooking with stalks

Class 52: any other kind of fruit - 1 variety

Class 53: vase of mixed flowers

Class 54: vase of any one kind of flower

Section E - Domestic - OPEN TO RG4 RESIDENTS

All jars and screw top lids MUST be free from all commercial and trade marks (including sell by dates, bar codes etc). Only use wax disks on jam/curd/chutney if using a cellophane top (not a lid).  Plates will be supplied and must be used.  Please cover all produce (preferably with cling film).

Class 55: a jar of jam

Class 56: a jar of fruit curd

Class 57: small bottle of fruit liqueur

Class 58: 5 mixed canapes

Class 59 : 5 cheese straws

Class 60: 3 custard tarts 

Class 61: Victoria sandwich, raspberry jam filling (no buttercream) caster sugar topping

Class 62: Vegan lime drizzle cake.  Recipe must be followed:

Ingredients: 100g (4oz) dairy free margarine, 150g (6oz) caster sugar, 100g (4oz) ground almonds, 100g (4oz) polenta (maize meal), 50g (2oz) plain flour, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 200g plain soya yoghurt, 2 unwaxed lemons, 1 tbsp cornflour, 1 lime, 25g (1oz) granulated sugar.

Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas mk4. Line a 21cmx11cm loaf tin with greaseproof paper or grease with vegetable oil. Cream the fat and sugar then stir in the ground almonds. polenta, flour and raising agents.  Pout in yoghurt and grated zest of one lemon and whisk together.  Juice both lemons and remove 2 tbspn juice into a cup and mix with the cornflour.  Heat the remaining juice in a small pan, then stir in the cornflour and heat until it thickens.  Whisk into the cak mix and tranfer everyhing to the cake tin. Bake for 45-50 mins until browned and coming away from the sides..  Juice the lime and mix with the granulated sugar, when the cake is removed from the oven prick with a fork and pour over the lime sugar mox.  Allow to cook before removing from the tin..

Section F - Special Classes - MEMBERS ONLY

Class 63: longest runner beam, first prize only

Class 64: ice-cream tub sized contained of home made compost

Class 65: 1 odd shaped vegetable, 1st prize only

Class 66: The Bob Turner Challenge Cup, senior citizens only.  2 dishes of different kinds of vegetables and 2 vases of different kinds of flowers

Class 67: The Jean Sawyer Cup, vase of mixed garden flowers

Class 68: buttonhole (any flower) with foliage, first prize only (entries accepted on the day upto 10:45am)

Section G - Handicraft - OPEN TO RG4 RESIDENTS

Class 69: colour photograph of "my CHS outing", size 5" x 7" (12.25cm x 17.25cm) mounted on black card

Class 70: colour photograph entitled "Bird Life", size 5" x 7" (12.25cm x 17.25cm) mounted on black card

Class 71: colour photograph entitled "Water", size 5" x 7" (12.25cm x 17.25cm) mounted on black card

Class 72: an embroidered item

Class 73: a twiddle muff (muff with interesting bits and bobs attached, for Alzheimers and dementia sufferers), all entries will be donated to the Royal Berkshire Hospital unless reserved.

Class 74: a hand made greeting card

Class 75: an item made from clay

Section H - Floral Art -OPEN TO RG4 RESIDENTS

Classes 76, 77, and 78 - niches will be provided, height 24" (61cm), depth 15" (38cm), width 15" (38cm) at back opening to 24" (61cm) at front.

Class 76: "Shakespearian theme", a arrangement using natural plant material, accessories allowed

Class 77: "Modern", an arrangement using 5 blooms and natural plant materials, accessories allowed

Class 78: "Foliage", an arrangement using grasses and seeds, natural plant materials, accessories allowed

Class 80: "Buffet table", exhibit not to exceed 10" (25cm) in height, width or depth 

Class 81: "Miniature", exhibit not to exceed 4" (10cm) in height, width or depth

Section I - Childrens - OPEN TO RG4 RESIDENTS

OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN 12 years and UNDER, age to be stated

Class 82: garden in a seed tray

Class 83: monster made from vegetables and/or fruit

Class 84: vase of any kind of flower

Class 85: any kind of vegetable (grown by the child)

Class 86: create a flower using clay, Playdoh, paper etc

Class 87: an edible necklace made using sweets, dried fruits etc

Class 88: 3 decorated biscuits (judged on decoration only)

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