We hold three shows during the year; Spring, Summer and Autumn. There are many classes for all abilities and age groups which encompass classes covering gardening, creative and handicraft skills. Show information, entry forms and other information is available via the links below. All shows are held in the Bovingdon Memorial Hall.
14th April 2020 - Cancelled
The Spring Show features a multitude of classes for Daffodils / Narcissus varieties, with 11 divisions and sub classes to enter with the Daffodil Society Medal being the top award available in the category. Section 2 caters for other spring flowers including Tulips, Polyanthus and Forsythia’s and a third section caters for Pot Plants such as hyacinth, Succulents and African Violets. The Wildacre Cup is awarded to the exhibitor gaining the most points in all three categories.
The hotly contested Floral Art section is for the budding flower arrangers with themed classes to choose from. Our Handicraft section competing for the Challenge Cup caters for a range of handicrafts including knitting weaving etc. The Pendley Estates Cup goes to winners of the Paintings and Arts division and finally we have a Children’s section for pot grown Daffodils.
27th June 2020
Our Summer Show is the main show of the year with over 85 classes catering for a multitude of plants and crafts. There are 11 cups on offer to class winners including the Bovingdon Horticultural society Cup for the most points in sections 1 and 2, The Darley Ash Sweet Pea Cup for Sweet Peas and the Douglas King cup awarded for the most meritorious photograph.
We have sections and classes for a variety of vegetable options, various Fruit classes, Flowers including Roses, Delphinium, Sweet Pea and Fuchsia, Floral Art classes, Preserves and Cooking for all 'tastes', Children’s classes including plants, photographs and painting, and themed adult sections to cover Photography and Handicrafts such as Quilts and patchwork.
12th September 2020
The Autumn Show closes our show year with often a grand display of late flowering plants and a vast range of vegetables and fruits. With over 90 classes to choose from there is a section for almost anyone to enter. The Ernest Wright Cup is awarded to the winner with the most points gained in both the Vegetable and Fruit sections which feature classes for items such as Potatoes, Onions, Tomatoes, Beetroot and Courgettes in the vegetable classes and Raspberries, Blackberries and Apples in the fruit section. Additional fun sections include longest runner bean and heaviest Onion.
Further sections for classes of Dahlia and Chrysanthemums have their own cups followed by Fuchsia flowers and specimen flowers such as Gladioli, Roses, Marigolds, Asters and Hydrangeas.
Floral art has a range of classes along with Preserves, Cooking and homemade drinks. Finally there are more classes for children’s exhibits.