GROWING & SHOWING SINCE 1884
SATURDAY 6TH AUGUST 2022
2PM TO 4.30PM
AT THE REID HALL, BOREHAM STREET BN27 4SD
FLOWERS AND FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
HOME GROWN VEGETABLES AND HOME PRODUCE
PHOTOGRAPHS, HANDICRAFTS AND CHILDREN’S SECTION
TEAS AND CAKES STALLS & RAFFLE
ENTRANCE £1.50 CHILDREN FREE FREE PARKING
Windmill Hill Flower Show began in 1884 at the Horse Shoe Inn, Posey Green. In 1888 it moved to the cricket field at Windmill Hill Place. The Show rapidly became a huge event, including sports, and attracting entries from far and wide. The shops would close for the day and people would attend in ‘gala garb’.
The Flower Show has continued, in various locations, to the present day, and moved to its present home when the Reid Hall opened in 1992.
The Show depends on the support of many members and friends, particularly on the Friday and the day of the Show. If you can offer any help, such as running a stall or transporting equipment, please contact the committee, or send a message through the website.
If you have never entered a show before, please do not feel you need to be an expert. Just enter whatever you grow in your garden or make a cake. With so many prizes available, you are likely to win something. Classes in the children’s section are divided into three age groups.
Windmill Hill Horticultural Society will not be responsible for the loss or damage to any exhibits or personal property
Chairman: Mrs P Vasey
Hon. Treasurer: Mrs C Hampshire
Hon. Secretary: Mrs J Cheshire
Committee: Mrs M Harding, Mrs S Page, Miss P Stewart, Mr R and Mrs C Shepherd
Section 1: Flowers
Section 2: Flower Arranging
Section 3: Fruit & Vegetables
Section 4: Novelty Section
Section 5: Home Produce
Section 6: Children’s Classes
Section 7: Photography
Section 8: Handicrafts
Mr S Hills
Mrs P Hayes
Mr C Rose
Mr E Barron
Mrs S Davies and Mrs M Hughes
Mrs N Carter
Mr R Beckwith
Mrs M Hughes
For all classes, except where otherwise stated.
First: £2 Second: £1 Third: 50p
Over £300 in prize money
22 Cups & Trophies to be awarded
The Committee would like to thank the following businesses and organisations which have supported the Show in 2022
|Parker & Son,|
Ninfield 01424 892933
Herstmonceux 01323 819216
|The Lamb Inn, Wartling||Lime Cross Nursery, Herstmonceux|
|PGL Travel Ltd, Windmill Hill Place|
0333 321 2116
|Honeysett Groundcare, Herstmonceux|
|Comphurst Cross Country, Windmill Hill|
|The Bull’s Head Inn Boreham Street|
|Windmill Hill Garage, Windmill Hill|
|Boreham Mill Nurseries, Boreham Street|
|The Truggery, Coopers Croft, Herstmonceux|
|SJ’s Flowers at Gingers Green Gingers Green|
Wartling 01323 832137
|Big Sky Tipis,|
Wartling 01323 832325
|Geo’s Coffee House,|
|The Little Bake Shop,|
Herstmonceux 01323 833182
|Taylor Plumbing and Heating, Boreham Street|
|The Village Pet Shop, Herstmonceux|
|Jenny Hook Curtains, Herstmonceux|
|Henners Vineyard, Herstmonceux|
CUPS & TROPHIES
and the Winners in 2019 (the last show)
The Banksian Medal: RHS Award given to the winner of the highest number of points in the Flower, Fruit & Vegetable classes. (Winners in the last two years are not eligible)
Reid Cup: Highest number of points in the whole show
Barbara Page Memorial Vase: President’s Choice from the Flower & Decorative Classes
Edward Wilmoth Rose Bowl: Best Rose Exhibit
Evan Barron Cup: Highest number of points in the Flower Section
Chilsham Cup: Best Flower Exhibit
Kathleen Akehurst Cup: Best Gladioli
Merritt Cup: Best Pot Plant
Jim Akehurst Cup: Class 109. Six stems of Annuals
MacDonell Trophy: Class 111. Bunch of Cut Garden Flowers
Tom Simmons Trophy: Class 112. Best Exhibit in Sweet Peas
Hance Cup: Class 117. Best Fuchsia
Cutler Cup: Best Flower Arrangement
Tobex Cup: Highest number of points in the Fruit & Vegetable Section
Richardson Cup: Best Exhibit of Vegetables other than Onions
Simmons Cup: Best Onions
Parkes Cup: Class 404. Largest Marrow by weight
Elliot Cup: Highest number of points in the Home Produce Section
Appleby Cup: Best Exhibit in Home Produce
Star Garage Cup No 1: Highest number of points in Children’s Section ages 5 and under
Star Garage Cup No 2: Highest number of points in Children’s Section ages 6-11
Tasker Trophy: Highest number of points in Children’s Section ages 12-16
Certificate of Merit (Photography)
Certificate of Merit (Handicrafts)
2018 winner: Gill Blunden
India Rose Vasey
Please return Trophies (clean) no later than 28th June to Cathy Hampshire, Rockwell House, Wartling, BN27 1RY
Entries are welcome from everyone, members and non-members alike, wherever they live
(See each Section and Class for Special Rules)
- Produce must be grown by the exhibitor. More than one person may exhibit from the same garden.
- The horticultural entries will be judged according to RHS rules.
- Home Produce and Handicrafts will be judged according to WI rules.
- The exhibitors must confine themselves to the number required as specified in the schedule. Varieties should be named where possible.
- The reception and display of entries on the morning of the Show will be between 8.00am to 9.45am only, after which time the Hall will then be closed for judging.
- Only ONE exhibit per person per class.
- The Society does not provide vases/plates/boxes etc for display.
- No entry will be accepted unless made on the entry form included in this schedule. This is to be returned, together with your entry fees, to either: Cathy Hampshire, Rockwell House, Wartling, BN27 1RY; Gill Blunden, Ambrizette, Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux, BN27 4JX; Boreham Mill Nursery, Boreham Street, BN27 4SD
- not later than 6.00 pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022. Positively no entries will be accepted after this date.
- The Treasurer is aware of each individual’s exact prize money. Prize money will be paid out at the Show between 3.00pm and 4.30pm. After 4.30pm it will be considered a donation to the Society.
- In the event of there being only one entry in a Class, no prize will be given except on the special recommendation of the judge, and then not necessarily a first prize.
- Presentation of exhibits is considered by the judge, i.e. clean pots, removal of dead foliage etc.
- Exhibitors’ entry cards must not be removed before the end of the Show. Exhibits must not be removed until after the presentation of cups, but before 5.30pm.
Any entry that is NOT According to the Schedule CANNOT be considered by the Judges.The RHS and WI Handbooks are available for reference at our monthly meetings.
HOW TO ENTER
Please read the rules for the Show, and the Special Rules which apply to Sections or individual Classes.
Click the link below to download an Entry Form
Please complete a separate entry form for each person entering the Show, including children, and sign where indicated. The entry fee for all classes is 30p per class. Please put your completed entry form with your entry fees in a sealed envelope and addressed to ‘WHHS Flower Show Entry’ and deliver NO LATER THAN 6PM on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 to either:
Cathy Hampshire, Rockwell House, Wartling, BN27 1RY
Gill Blunden, Ambrizette, Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux, BN27 4JX
Boreham Mill Nursery, Boreham Street, BN27 4SD
ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW
Come to The Reid Hall between 8am and 9:45am, collect your exhibit cards and display your exhibits. Be careful about the quantity of items required, and any size restrictions in the class, because exhibits which are ‘not as schedule’ will not be judged. Allow yourself enough time, as the hall will be closed for judging at 9:45am.
Bring your friends to the show from 2pm and see how you have done. Collect your prize money from the Treasurer’s table before 4.30pm (if not donating it to the Society). Take your exhibits away as soon as presentation of prizes has finished.
Section 1- Flowers
|101||Three Gladioli, large flowered||Mrs E Harris|
|102||One Gladiolus Specimen Bloom||Henners Vineyard|
|103||Three Decorative Dahlias||Mr S Wicks|
|104||Three Cactus Dahlias||Taylor Plumbing & Heating|
|105||Five Pompon Dahlias (maximum diameter 5cm)|
|106||Three Dahlias of any other type|
|107||Three Dahlias of any other type||Mrs C Shepherd|
|108||One Vase of Six Stems of Perennials six kinds (not shrubs)||SJ’s Flowers|
|109||Six Stems of Annuals of three kinds||Mr D Hampshire|
|110||One Vase of Five Stems of Red Flowers with at least three|
|Mr W Redi|
|111||A Bunch of Cut Garden Flowers with their Own Foliage (Max|
diameter 50cm). Will be judged on quality and kind, not effect. It must be tied
|Boreham Mill Nurseries|
|112||One Vase of Sweet Peas (9 stems without foliage)||Mrs E Wilmoth|
|113||One Rose Specimen Bloom||The Malthouse|
|114||One Vase of Three Modern Roses (Not Cluster)||Mrs J Beeney|
|115||Three Stems of Cluster Roses||The Pet Shop|
|116||One Foliage Plant in a Pot (Pot not to exceed 20cm internal|
|117||One Fuchsia in a Pot (Pot not to exceed 20cm internal|
|Mrs K Pope|
|118||A Geranium (Pelargonium) in a Pot (Pot not to exceed 20cm|
|119||A Fibrous Root Plant in Flower (Not classes 116 to 118. Pot not|
to exceed 20cm internal diameter)
|120||A Bulb, Corm or Tuber Rooted Pot Plant in Flower (Pot not to|
exceed 20cm internal diameter)
|121||Three Stems of Hydrangeas|
|122||Three Sprays of Flowering Shrubs (Not to exceed 50cm in|
|Mrs L Knight|
|123||A Patio pot with a minimum 3 different plants (Pot not to|
|Parker and Son|
|124||A patio pot planted with a minimum of 3 different types of|
plant. (Not to exceed 30cm internal diameter)
Section 2- Flower Arranging
Purchased material may be used in this section.
No artificial flowers allowed.
Exhibit: accessories and bases allowed.
Arrangement: only flowers, containers and supports allowed.
Space Allowed: this is the maximum width and depth measurement.
|201||An Exhibit of Wild Flowers (Space 50cm x 50cm) To exclude|
any rare, protected or invasive species.
|202||An Exhibit on a Beach Theme (Space 50cm x 50cm)|
|203||An Arrangement in an item of footwear (Space 50cm x 50cm)||Mrs. O. Hagues|
|204||An Arrangement using foliage only (Space 50cm x 50cm)||Lamb Inn,|
|205||A Pink plus One Other Colour Arrangement (Space 50cm x|
|Mrs C Hampshire|
|206||A Bowl of Floating Flower Heads and/or Petals. Leaves may be|
used (Max diameter 25cm)
|207||Miniature Arrangement (Not exceeding 10cm high x 10cm|
wide x 10cm deep)
Section 3 – Fruit & Vegetables
|301||An Exhibit of Fruit of Any One Kind.||Bull’s Head,|
|303||A Truss of Cherry Tomatoes, on a plate|
|304||A dish of 5 radishes||Windmill Hill|
|305||Four (4) Potatoes any shape, white, not to exceed 225g each||Lamb Inn,|
|306||Four (4) Potatoes any shape, other than white, not to exceed|
|Mrs M Harding|
|307||Six (6) Pods of Peas||Mrs L Hagues|
|308||Four (4) Runner Beans||Mrs P Vasey|
|309||Six (6) Pods of French Beans||Lamb Inn,|
|310||Two Cucumbers Grown under Glass|
|311||Two Cucumbers Grown Outdoors||Parker and Son|
|312||Two Marrows, maximum 35 cms in length||Mr S Wicks|
|313||Three Carrots – stump rooted|
|314||Three Carrots – long tapered||Mr W Reid|
|315||Three Round Beetroots|
|316||Three Onions under 250g each||Mr R Goodship|
|317||Three Onions over 250g each||Honeysett|
|318||Six Shallots (single bulbs)|
|319||Four Bunches of Distinct Kinds of Cut Culinary Herbs in one|
container (Judged on foliage quality)
|Court Lodge Farm|
|320||Three Courgettes||Windmill Hill|
|321||A Vegetable of any other kind not specified in the Schedule|
|322||2 bulbs of garlic||Honeysett|
|323||One herb Grown in a Pot (max internal diameter 10cm)|
|325||A Chilli Pepper Grown from Seed in a Pot (max internal|
|Mrs S Ross|
Section 4 – Novelty Classes
|401||Salad leaves grown in an eggbox||The Malthouse|
|402||A Wonky Vegetable (strange to look at but great to eat) with a|
|403||The Longest Runner Bean||Parker and Son|
|404||The Largest Marrow by weight|
|405||The smallest ripe tomato|
|406||Potato Growing Competition: Greatest weight of Potatoes grown from one tuber.|
Exhibits to be brought to the show still in the container in the growing medium to be emptied and weighed at the show. All entries in these classes are to be clearly labelled with your name. If needed, instruction sheets are available from the
|Court Lodge Farm|
Section 5 – Home Produce
Please do not use oversized boards/plates to display your entries, as space is limited.
All exhibits in Classes 501 to 511 to be covered.
Classes 513-518: If using recycled jars, new caps must be used. Plain jars to be used (min 225g), filled to the top and labelled with the date (d/m/y) of making. Labels must be on straight.
|501||A Homemade Wholemeal Loaf (Not from a Bread Maker)||Mrs C Hampshire|
|502||Three white bread rolls|
|503||Five Pieces of Shortbread|
|504||Five Meringue Halves, without filling (Not piped)|
|505||A Carrot cake, frosted||Mrs E Harris|
|506||Victoria Sandwich (3 egg)||Parker and Son|
|507||Five Cheese Scones (Plain Round Cutter 6cm)||Geo’s Coffee|
|508||Five Cup Cakes (Hand Iced and No Bought Decorations)||Ms L Knight|
|509||A Quiche approx. 20cm, any flavour or filling||Mrs C Shepherd|
|510||Five flapjacks||The Little Bake|
|511||A Salad made ONLY of home grown ingredients on/in a plate/bowl (max 25cm)|
This Class will be judged on produce (75%) and presentation
|Mrs H Goodship|
|512||Six Eggs of One Colour (NB: One will be cracked open to judge|
|513||A Jar of Lemon Curd (No metal tops)||Mrs S Ross|
|514||A Jar of Orange Marmalade||P Stewart|
|515||A Jar of Raspberry Jam||Lamb Inn,|
|516||A Jar of Named Jam (not Raspberry)|
|517||A Jar of Fruit Jelly|
|518||A Jar of Chutney.|
Chutney to be at least 3 months old and sealed with a vinegar proof screw top lid. (If your chutney is ‘HOT’ please put a warning label on the jar for the judge).
|Miss A Hamilton|
Section 6 – Children’s Classes
No names may appear on any exhibit.
Entries must be child’s own work.
All exhibits in this section receive a small prize for entering
|601||Age 5 and under: A potato print||Big Sky Tipi|
|602||Age 5 and under: A flower painting||SJ’s Flowers|
|603||Age 5 and under: A model of a mini-bug||Big Sky Tipi|
|604||Age 5 and under: An edible necklace||Mrs P Vasey|
|604||Age 6-11: An animal made of fruit and/or vegetables||Hoop Design|
|606||Age 6-11: A colour photograph taken in a garden||PGL Travel Ltd.|
|607||Age 6-11: Something you have grown yourself||PGL Travel Ltd.|
|608||Age 6-11: Five named garden flowers in a mug||Big Sky Tipi|
|609||Age 12-16: A colour photograph of an animal||PGL Travel Ltd.|
|610||Age 12-16: A collage made of natural materials||PGL Travel Ltd.|
|611||Age 12-16: A garden in a box or seed tray||Lime Cross|
|612||Age 12-16: A tray bake||Mr R Shepherd|
Section 7 – Photography
Your prints will be displayed for you by the Steward. Please bring them in an envelope with your name on and put your name and class number on the reverse of each of your photographs.
Print sizes not to exceed 18cm x 13cm including any borders. All prints to be unframed.
No image exhibited in a previous year may be entered.
|701||Two Separate Colour Prints on a Horticultural Theme from two|
|702||Colour Print of domestic animal(s)||Comphurst Cross|
|703||Black & white Print on a Horticultural Theme||Mr D Hampshire|
|704||Colour Print of a Woodland Scene|
|705||Colour Print with a Local Interest|
|706||Colour Print of a Landscape||The Truggery|
|707||Colour Print of Growing Flower(s) or Fruit||Lime Cross|
|708||A Colour Print on the theme of weather||Mr D Harding|
Section 8 – Handicrafts
No item exhibited in a previous year may be entered.
|801||An Item of Needlework|
|802||A Painting or Drawing||Parker and Son|
|803||An Item of Handmade Jewellery||The Malthouse|
|804||A Knitted or Crocheted Article||Mrs L Knight|
|805||A Greetings Card on a Floral Theme||Mr R Shepherd|
|806||A small Item of Woodwork (max size 50cm x 50cm)||Mr A Guile|
|807||NEW FROM OLD: A Useful Item made from Recycled Materials||The Truggery|
|808||Any Other Handicraft Item, using any material, for example paper, clay, glass, mosaic.|
(NB: Table & floor space for display is limited)
|Comphurst Cross Country|
Windmill Hill Horticultural Society
Growing and Showing since 1884
Membership of the Society for 2022 is £5 per person. In addition to running Windmill Hill Flower Show, WHHS has a programme of meetings and outings throughout the year. Admission to meetings at the Reid Hall is £3, or £1.50 for members.
The remaining meetings programmed for 2022 are:
Thursday 1st September. 7.00 for 7.30pm at Reid Hall. Thursday 6th October 7.00 for 7.30pm at Reid Hall.
Thursday 3rd November 7.00 for 7.30pm at Reid Hall
Thursday 1st December. 7.00 for 7.30pm at Reid Hall. Christmas decoration making using natural materials