General Rules and Conditions for our Shows

1.  Entries
It would be appreciated if entries could be made at the earliest opportunity in order that much of the paperwork can be completed before the show. The previous day, before 8pm, would be ideal for all shows.  Late entries will only be accepted at the discretion of the Show Secretary

2.  Entry fees 
                    Members 25p
                    Non members - 35p

3.  Staging and Judging of Exhibits

Spring Show -                         6.00 – 7.45pm Tuesday  April 5th

Pelargonium Show -               9.00 – 11.00am Sunday June 12th

Fuchsia Show -                       9.00 - 11.00am Saturday  August 13th

September Evening Show -  6.00 – 7.45pm Tuesday  September 20th

Late Show -                             6.00 – 7.45pm Tuesday  November 8th

Judging commences as staging finishes

4.   A novice is a person who has never won the novice or intermediate award for that type of flower. (see Rule 17)

5.  The judging will accord with the rules of the RHS, NCS, NDS, PAGS and BFS except where stated otherwise.

6.  Joint named entries will be accepted from the same household in open classes.

7.  Exhibits must be grown by the exhibitor and each exhibitor may enter one exhibit only in each class. A class card will be supplied for each entry which must be placed face downwards in front of the exhibit.


8.  Cultivars to be named where known. Exhibits must not be removed until the close of the show. Awards will be presented at 4.00pm for afternoon shows and 9.00pm for evening shows.

9. The society cannot accept responsibility for any loss of/or damage to any exhibit.

10..  Points unless otherwise stated for special classes:
  1st – 5 points          2nd - 3 points        3rd -  2 points 
A bonus of two points will be added in all multi-pot and multi vase classes. In the event of a tie for a Trophy awarded for points, the award will be given to the exhibitor with the highest number of first prizes or in the event of a tie the highest number second prizes.

11.  Any protest must be in writing to the Show Secretary by 3pm on the day of the show, if in the afternoon, or by 9pm for an evening show.The committee’s decision will be final.

12.  Cups and Trophies remain the property of the Society unless otherwise stated and must be returned in a clean condition.

13.  Exhibitors must be persons who do not grow or produce that type of exhibit in connection with trade or business.

14.  The Royal Horticultural Society’s BANKSIAN MEDAL is offered in open competition to the exhibitor gaining most points in the Fuchsia Show. In the event of a tie the winner will be the exhibitor with the higher number of 1stWinners of the medal in the previous two years are ineligible for the award.
Winner – 2014   RS Clarke
                2015   R Birt

15.  THE ARTHUR JACOB AWARD – open to all exhibitors.Awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points in floral classes in all shows.

16.  All baskets must be not more than 16” (40cm) in diameter and of open wire mesh construction. 

17.  Persons who win the Society’s novice cup are allowed to enter for a second time and if successful they are not allowed to enter again. 

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