ENSTONE GARDEN CLUB presents:
Annual Flower and Produce Show 2023
With a photography competition organised by Enstone WI
Saturday August 19th
Enstone Parish Hall
2.00 – 4:15 p.m.
Trophies etc. to be awarded at 4:00 p.m.
Entries. All classes are FREE to enter and are open to all.
If you would like to enter either of these exciting competitions please click the Show Schedule below to download. (You can choose to have pdf or word doc versions).
Prizes. The number and grade of prizes is at the discretion of the judges. In certain classes cups will be awarded (see separate list).
1. Advance Entries to be made using the attached form which may be left in the collection box at Adams Stores before 5.00 Thursday, 18 August
2. Entries for any class will be accepted up to 10.30 a.m. on the morning of the show
3. Tables will be divided into class areas. Entrants will be free to choose where to display their entry within the class area.
4. All exhibitors must provide their own vases, boards, plates, containers etc., (regulation 5)
Name variety where possible
- Potatoes, white, of one variety 4
- Potatoes, coloured, of one variety4
- The Heaviest Potato1
- Onions, globe 4 ]
- Onions, any variety, to pass through 3” ring 4 ] Prepared for
- Shallots, culinary 6 ] exhibition
- Shallots, pickling, to pass through a 1” ring 6 ]
- Garlic, bulbs, (with stalk min 2”) 2 ]
- Leeks 2 ]
- The largest onion 1 ]
- Collection, edible legumes, four different varieties, 3 of each
- The longest Bean 1
- Runner Beans 5
- Dwarf French Beans, 5
- Beans, climbing, other than Runner, 5
- Peas 6
- Brassicas, any variety 2
- Carrots, any variety 2 (3” tops)
- Beetroot 2 (3” tops)
- Parsnips 2 (3” tops)
- Courgettes 3
- Vegetable marrows, fit for table 2
- Squash, fit for table 2
- Pumpkin 1 with stalk
- The largest marrow 1
- Sweet Peppers (Capsicums) 2 with stalks
- Chilli peppers, one variety, 4 with stalks
- Cucumbers (any one variety) 2
- Tomatoes, any variety, (not as 30) 5 with stalks
- Tomatoes, small fruited, 6 with stalks
- Lettuce, any variety, with roots 2
- Collection of salad vegetables, three types 2 of each
- Four bunches of culinary herbs, in one pot of water
- The funniest vegetable
- Best exhibit of one vegetable not appearing elsewhere in the schedule.
- Collection of five vegetables (prepared for exhibition) (2 of each)
Name variety if possible
- Dish of soft fruit, edible, one variety, with stalks
- Dish of stone fruit (Plums. Apricots etc). one variety , with stalks
- Dish of tree fruit, (Apples, Pears etc.) edible, one variety, with stalks
- Collection of FOUR different kinds of fruit (minimum 2 each)
(Please note that it is four different KINDS of fruit, two varieties of the same fruit are not two kinds).
Flowers and Potted Plants
NOTE Regulation 2 does NOT apply to classes 41- 45
Name varieties where possible
- A foliage collection (max size 2’; 600m)
- An informal collection of flowers no wider than 2’ (600mm)
- Floating flower heads in a bowl no more than 12” (300mm) in diameter
- Miniature collection, arranged for effect, not exceeding 9” (225mm)
- An arrangement in an unusual container, (max. size 2’ (600mm)
- A planted container, for outdoors (max size 2’ – 600mm)
- Pot plant, flowering, not exceeding 2’ (600mm)
- Pot plant, foliage, not exceeding 2’ (600mm)
- A potted fern, not exceeding 2’ overall (600mm)
- A potted fuchsia not exceeding 2’ overall (600mm)
- A flowering stem from a shrub.
- Bunch of home grown flowers, at least three different varieties
- Bunch of mixed grasses, at least four different varieties
- Antirrhinums. 4 spikes
- Asters, any variety, 4 blooms
- Carnations / Pinks, (any variety) 4 stems
- Chrysanthemums any type/variety 4 stems
- blooms in a bowl or vase
- Clematis, specimen, single bloom
- Crocosmia, 3 spikes
- Dahlias, double flowered 3 blooms
- Dahlias Ball/ pompom type 3 blooms
- Dahlias, single/collarette 3 blooms
- Gladiolus 1 specimen
- Penstemon 3 spikes
- Roses 5 blooms in a vase
- Rose, Large flowered Hybrid Tea type single stem
- Rose, floribunda type single stem
- Rose, miniaturesingle stem
- Sweet peas 6 stems
- Five single blooms of a flower not appearing elsewhere in the schedule
- Five stems of a flower not appearing elsewhere in the schedule.
73. Preserves – Jam, Jelly, Curd, etc., Two jars, any combination
74. Marmalade – One jar
75. Preserves- Chutney, Relish, Pickles, etc., Two jars, any combination
76. Home-made soft drink, cordials etc., One bottle
77 Home made wine, beer, spirit, One bottle
78. Honey One jar
79. Dish of four eggs, any variety. Competitors must provide a saucer; one egg will be broken by the judges.
To be judged in age groups: Under 7 and 7 and over
80. A dinosaur made of vegetable(s)
81 A small bunch of flowers
1. Advance notice of intention to exhibit may be made by email (address below) on or before the THURSDAY preceding the show or by completing and depositing the attached form in the collection box at Adams Stores. Entries will be accepted on the morning of the show before 10.30 a.m. for all classes
2. The exhibitor must have grown/made all exhibits intended for competition. (This does not apply to Classes 41-45). Potted plants etc., must have been the property of the exhibitor for at least three months.
3. Exhibitors must not employ a full-time gardener.
4. No exhibitor may enter more than one exhibit in any one class
5. Exhibitors must provide their own vases, dishes, cloths, boards etc., at their own risk.
6. The hall will be open from 9.00 a.m. All exhibits must be staged in a clean state by 11.00 a.m. on the day of the show, when the judging will begin. Judging will conform to Royal Horticultural Society rules. Entrants should be sure that their exhibits conform to the schedule.
7. Anyone deemed to have interfered with another entry will be immediately disqualified.
8. Judges will use their own discretion in withholding awards or adding extra ones. The judges’ decision is final.
9. All exhibits must remain untouched until after the Awards have been presented on Show Day, usually about 4:00 p.m. Any exhibit not removed by 4:30 p.m. may be sold for the benefit of the Garden Club.
10. The decision of the committee on all matters relating to the show will be final.
11. The Committee will not hold itself responsible for damage to, or loss of property or produce.
12. Challenge cups must be returned in good clean condition not later than the closing date for entries.
13. By filling in the entry form you will be deemed to have accepted these regulations.
Trophies for Horticultural Classes 2023
- M. J. Thompson Challenge Cup (1952) For the highest number of points in Classes 1-72
- The Enstone Horticultural Society’s Challenge Bowl (1957) for highest number of points in Classes 1-36 (Vegetables)
- The Emm and Bee Challenge Cup (1960) Best Fruit exhibit Classes 37-40
- The Capes Cup (2001) For the highest number of points in classes 41 – 72 (Plants & Flowers)
- The Fred Pollard Cup (2003) For the best overall potato exhibit (Classes 1-3)
- The Raymond Kench Globe Onion Cup (1994) Winner of Class 4 Globe Onions
- The Kench Cup ( Mr. C. Kench 1957 ) Winner of Class 36 Collection of Vegetables
- Silver Rose Bowl (Mrs. Thane Parker 1957) Winner of Class 42 Informal Flower Arrangement
- The Crawford Cup Winner of Class 41 Foliage arrangement
- Wid Huckin Memorial Vase (1993) Winner of Class 46 Container (outdoor)
- The Enstone Horticultural Society’s Challenge Cup (1959) Winner of Class 45 Arrangement in an unusual container.
- The Brickell Cup (Mr. R. J. Brickell 1957) Best exhibit of Dahlias Classes 61-63
- Jolly Rick’s Cup (1959) Winner of Class 64 Gladioli.
- Worth’s Motor Services Cup (1959) Best exhibit of Roses Classes 66-69
- Robbins Challenge Cup (Mrs. M. Warner 1989.) Winner of Class 70 Sweet Peas
- The Litchfield Cup (Lady Higgs 1990) Children’s class
- Enstone Juniors Cup (Lady Higgs 1992) Children’s class
- The Nockalls Cup (2005) ‘Best use of a water feature in the garden’
Intention to exhibit: if possible please email the Entries Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org listing the classes you intend to enter, or complete and email the entry form in Word available on the Society’s web page Horticultural Society | Enstone Parish Council or deposit the attached form in the collection box at Adams Stores. Any queries please telephone 01608 677074
Entries on show day. Entries for any class will be accepted up to 10.30 a.m. on the morning of the show.
Flower & Produce Show Entry Form
Name……………………………………………………………………. Address……………………………………………………………………………………………….Tel………………….. Email………………………………
Please continue on a separate sheet if required
For advance entries please complete this form and deposit in the box in Adams Stores or email to email@example.com before Thursday 17 August.
Entries may also be made on the morning of the show before 10.30 a.m.
Organised by Enstone WI
Photographs Max size 7”X 5”
Black and white or colour.
Only one photograph per class.
Photographs do not have to be taken in the last 12 months.
Classes open to all ages.
1 Single flower
2 Beautiful Shrub
3 Wildlife in my garden
4 Best part of my garden
5 Tub ,Trough or Hanging Basket
PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRY FORM
Entries to be in the Parish Hall by 10.00am on 19 August
Enstone Show – 20 August 2022
The Enstone Show held on the 20th August was hailed by many of the public attending as a great success. From an organisers point of view the hard work before the event and anxiety on the day was dispelled as the crowds seemed just to appear. So to everyone who attended a big ‘thank you’ because there would be no show without your presence. Even the weather which had cast a shadow before the opening brightened up and burst into sunshine. Admittedly the westerly wind made its presence felt on a number of the gazebo’s but didn’t dampen spirits and a number of people were heard to say it was the best show they had been to!
So, to start with the opening, our very own Graeme Garden did the honours in his usual witty manner. As the dog show registration took place we were delighted by a performance of Indian classical dancing Sesha Natya Nikothan organised by Amoo, wife of Karen, the new owners of Adams Stores. By this point the crowd had swelled and the dog show started. This year our judges were Louisa Hebdon (Guide Dogs for the Blind) and Emma Hills, who should both be congratulated for their expertise. The Anne Mansbridge Cup for Champion of Show was awarded to ‘Monty’ and owner John Pritchard. A complete list of winners can be seen below.
Of course other attractions were taking place; Morris Dancers from Finstock & Charlbury were entertaining with singing and dancing, hankies, sticks, heys & rounds, balancing the straw all under the experienced eye of the ‘Big Cheese’. We were short on stalls this year, mainly due to the aftermath of the pandemic but the Guide Dogs for the Blind, Dogs for Good, BBOWT returned. Warner Leisure, who contributed to a number of extraordinary raffle prizes were there to talk through their plans for Heythrop Park. The Enstone WI had delicious home baked cakes and other goodies to tuck into. For those wanting to eat something hot, Copper Pot provided food for all dietary needs and the burger & chips I had was especially delicious. Rosetti Ice Creams also did a roaring trade in the sunshine. As usual the Enstone Sports & Social Club arranged the Skittles and provided teas and licensed bar.
There was something for everyone and the children enjoyed the Octopus Ride and Face Painting. We are so lucky to have Heythrop Zoological Gardens providing animals at every show and this year they had a donkey, Shetland pony, squirrel monkeys, penguins, hedgehog, tortoise and lemur. Another welcome attraction was Mabel, Worth’s 1950’s bus, made even more important as this year is Worth’s centenary. Paul Worth presented Claudia Grainger with a wonderful trophy for her picture of the Queen painted for this years Jubilee celebrations. After many years of trying (weather / pandemic) the climbing wall arrived and many children and adults had hours of fun clambering up and down it.
Enstone Eco Group had 4 electric cars and 2 electric bicycles on show and spoke to many people about owning an electric car and their plans to promote a greener society. Next to them was Enstone School, who ran a successful Tombola. This year the Show Committee decided to give the proceeds of the grand raffle and show to Enstone School & Pre-School. The raffle draw took place in the Parish Hall, where the Horticultural Society plant & produce show took place along with Craft & Photography competition.
We are very pleased to announce that the Air Cadets, who manned the entrances have been given a donation and especially pleased to give Enstone School & Pre-School £1,000.00.
Thank you to everyone who came and made this happen – you should all feel proud.
DOG SHOW WINNERS
Class 1: Puppy under 12 months
1. Tucker, the Norwegian Elk Hound – Neil Cuss
2. Pixie the Jackapoo – Phoebe Druce
3. Paddy the Cockapoo – Sophie Youngson
Class 2: Best Condition dog over 1 year
1. Monty the Labrador – John Pritchard
2. Billy the Lurcher – Alan
3. Dexter the Collie/retriever- Mollie Ward
Class 3: Best Condition bitch over 1 year
1. Sadie the Sprocker – Sarah Elliot
2. Lulu the Labrador – Steven Peach
3. Truffle the Collie – Fiona Langford
Class 4: Best Veteran over 7 years
1. Bruce the Jack Russell Cross, age 12 – Lizzie Young
2. Pepper the Fell Terrier, age 12 – David Partley
3. Nellie the Lurcher, age 11 – Ann Mansbridge
Class 5: Best in Show
Awarded the Kellogg Cup
Class 6: Best Child Handler under 14 years
1. Phoebe Druce, age 5 with Pixie
2. Helena, age 4 with Coda
3. Sophie Youngson, age 8 with Paddy
4. Nyla Eley, age 8 with Bertie and
5. Maya Embra, age 14 with Truffle
Class 7: Dog that looks most like its owner
1. Maisie with Bob Perrin
A huge ‘thank you’ to Emma Hills and Louisa Hebdon (Guide Dogs for the Blind), for Judging the entries – not an easy task.
Thanks to Ann Mansbridge for providing the Kellogg Cup, awarded to the Champion each year.
CHILDRENS CRAFT SHOW WINNERS
Class 1 – Dinosaur out of recycles materials
1st Beatrice Spicer
2nd Henry Woolcock
Class 2 – Paint a zoo animal
1st Henry Woolcock
2nd Jessica Woolcock
Class 3 – Christmas Decoration
1st Jessica Woolcock
2nd Henry Woolcock
WORTHS CENTENARY CUP 2022 WINNER
For her portrait of the Queen for the Platinum Jubilee
GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE WINNERS
First Prize – Jim Clubb
Champagne, Heythrop Weekend Break, Enstone Flying School, Cotswold Wildlife Park, M&S chocolates, M&S £15 voucher.
2nd – Kathy Slark
Champagne, Heythrop Weekend Break, Blenheim Palace, £20 shopping voucher, chocolates.
3rd – Roy Hawtin
Prosecco, Heythrop evening experience, Chipping Norton Leisure Centre Swim, Cotswold Archery, chocolates.
4th – Rosie Nixon
Alpine Baseball caps and tour.
5th – Philip Shaw
Bippity Boo Gift Bag
6th – Freda Seath
Ice Cream Make and Moulds
7th – Anne Gibson
ILA beauty products.
8th – Rebecca McCabe
Tikkity Boo Gift Bag.
9th – Andrew Stevens
Costa Coffee gift bag.
10th – Angela ?
Cafe Nero gift bag.
11th – Sarah Horn
Mr Simms Sweet Hamper.
12th – Stephen Shoebotham
Pet hamper and vouchers.
13th – Andrew Lee
David Cameron memoir and red wine.
14th – George Williams
Horseshoe coat hook.
15th – Oliver Spicer
Lido Swim voucher.
16th – Carol Hicks
Toad Gin Tour.
17th – Mr Peach
Heythrop Afternoon Tea experience.
18th – Rachel Harper
Chipping Norton Theatre Film voucher.
19th – Lesley Townsend
Heythrop Golf experience.
20th – Kathy Slark
Hook Norton Brewery tour.
21st – Freda Seath
Chipping Norton Leisure centre swim.
22nd – Margaret Sawyer
Heythrop Spa experience.
23rd – Janet Wakefield
Beauty Project £25 voucher.
24th – Mandy Widdows
Chipping Norton Leisure centre swim.
25th – Nicola Hardy
Cotswold View golf voucher.
26th – Karen Scearce
Sarah Elizabeth Photography Voucher.
27th – Jenn Vale
Oxford Shooting school voucher.
28th – Rachel Hunt
£40 shopping voucher.
29th – Karen Solla
Hydrangea Plant from Applegarth.
30th – Oliver Spicer
Wild at Hearth £25 gift voucher.