NEW! Horticultural Show
Saturday 14 September 2019
Higham Ferrers Tourism is reviving Higham’s Horticultural Show after a break of 50 years
The show is open to everyone, young and old, beginners and experienced producers. You don't have to live in Higham Ferrers to take part – all entries are welcome.
Some classes will be just for fun and some for those who take their produce far more seriously; classes for vegetables, fruit, flowers, floral art, cakes and preserves.
JUDGING BY EXPERTS
Vegetables, Fruit & Flowers: Gillian Underwood – Experienced Show Judge, a local keen gardener and allotment holder
Floral Art: Diane Northwood – Experienced local Floral Art Tutor
Baking: Celia Ingram – Baker extraordinaire
Preserves: Pat Hall – Prizewinning jam and preserve maker
Children’s Sections: Chris O’Rourke – Mayor of Higham Ferrers
Enter in three easy steps
which classes you would like to enter – 40 to choose from – see below
an Entry Form and return to Pam Webbley:
- 2 Hind Stile, Higham Ferrers NN10 8EA
by Friday 30 August
Download your entry form below …
REGISTER AND PAY …
when you bring your entries to Chichele College on:
- Friday 13 September 6–8 pm
- Saturday 14 September 7.30–8.30 am
Only 50p per entry
WHAT’S HAPPENING WHEN?
9–11am Closed judging
11am–4pm Open for public viewing
3.30pm Prize giving by Chris O’Rourke Mayor of Higham Ferrers
4–4.30pm Collection of exhibits from college unless being donated for sale in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charity (or collect on Sunday morning 9–10am)
Section 1 – Vegetables – 10” white paper plates provided
1. Show off your spuds: potatoes, single variety, 4 tubers
2. A bunch of beetroot: tops attached, tied or otherwise, 3 roots
3. Alliums: 3 onions, tied
4. Shallots: pickling, cooking, trimmed or tied, 6 of either not mixed
5. Bunch of carrots: tops trimmed to 4 inches, quantity 3
6. Handful of beans: runner, broad or French, 6 of one type not mixed
7. Tasty tomatoes: quantity 4 but must all be same type
8. Chillies or peppers: single variety, minimum of 3
9. Brassicas: cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, kale, calabrese – single head
10. Silly-shaped specimen: anything silly, strange or accidental
11. Biggest pumpkin
12. Longest runner bean
Section 2 – Fruit – 10” white paper plates provided
13. Apples: 4 eating dessert apples, single variety
14. Apples: 4 cooking apples, single variety
15. Tree Fruit: pears, plums, or cherries, 3 of any individual variety not mixed
16. Blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, strawberries – 10-20 mixed or single variety
Section 3 – Floral Art – 3 ft circular table with white cloth provided
17. Afternoon tea on a cake stand
18. Historical celebrations of Higham Ferrers
Section 4 – Flowers – please bring your own vase to display your flowers
19. 3 stems of roses
20. 3 dahlias, any type, any size
21. 3 chrysanthemums
22. 3 flower stems of any one variety
23. Vase of mixed garden flowers, maximum 10 stems
Section 5 – Baking
24. "Ferrers Fellows Bake Off" (Males only) – see recipe
25. Lemon Drizzle Cake – see recipe
26. One family–sized cake, decorated for a celebration – your own recipe
27. Six sausage rolls – your own recipe
Section 6 – Preserves
28. A jar of homemade jam
29. A jar of homemade marmalade
30. A jar of homemade chutney
31. A jar of homemade pickles
Junior Section – Age 16 and under
32. "What can you grow in a tin can?"
33. Junior Gardener – Homegrown produce planted, tended and shown by the entrant – bring along your cucumbers, tomatoes or other homegrown produce.
34. Tallest Sunflower – seed planted at Chichele Garden Fair 25 May
Junior section – Age 2–4 inclusive
35. A paper plate flower
36. A decorated biscuit
Junior section – Age 5–7 inclusive
37. A decorated orange – anything goes!
38. A floral arrangement in jam jar.
Junior section – Age 8–12 inclusive
39. A decorated giant cookie – 7" maximum
40. A miniature garden in a small tray
WHAT IS PROVIDED?
All exhibitors – we will give you an Exhibitor Number when you register – please DO NOT put your name on your entry.
Vegetable and Fruit classes – 10” paper plates will be supplied for display.
Flower classes – please bring your own vase for display.
Floral Art – 3ft circular table with white paper tablecloth provided for each entry.
- All entries must be according to the schedule.
- All exhibits in the vegetable, fruit and flowers sections must have been grown and cultivated by the exhibitor.
- Exhibitors in the baking classes must follow the set recipe where stated.
- All exhibits in the Children’s sections must be completed by the child, although guidance can be given in the age 2–4 years classes.
- Entrants may submit a maximum of 3 exhibits in each class.
- The judges may withhold or modify any prize in any class where entries are not of a sufficient number or merit.
- Exhibits are not judged according to any criteria set out by any governing bodies. We have an informal system and use the expertise, knowledge and recommendation of our chosen judges to decide our winners.
- The judges’ decision will be final.
- Every care is taken to ensure the safety of your items, but we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damages. Exhibits are shown at the owner’s risk.
- Exhibits must be removed between 4pm and 4.30pm on Saturday 14 September or between 9am and 10am on Sunday 15 September unless being donated for sale.
Just three easy steps …
So, get looking at your seed catalogues, planting those seeds and trying out your recipes to be a prize winner!
Click above to download or print Entry form