SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019
The Annual Summer Show for the Godstone Gardeners Club is held in the White Hart Barn in Godstone. Exhibitors will submit entries in some of 74 classes which will be judged during the event. Visitors are very welcome to come and see the displays, purchase raffle tickets for the raffle and buy light refreshments. Entries are encouraged from both members and non-members of the Godstone Gardeners Club. Please do have a look at the classes and, if you’d like to enter something into the show, please do! Everyone is welcome.
Regulations for the Godstone Gardeners Club Show are here
HINTS FOR EXHIBITORS
If you have grown it or made it, and are proud of it – then do show it… but first read the Regulations for the Show.
At any show all exhibits are equally important to the overall success of the show, a half-empty hall would not be very welcoming. There are no special formulae – you learn by trying and asking others. Have a word with one of the ‘stewards’ (a posh term for members of the club who help out with the event) if you are not sure what to do when you arrive – it can look a bit crowded and forbidding at first. Someone will always help you set up your exhibit, as long as it is not just before ‘time up’. Better still, have a chat with someone at one of the monthly meetings or ask someone a few days before the Show, as entries must be made by the Wednesday prior to the Show.
Read the schedule carefully – A well-balanced exhibit or similar sized exhibit is important. The largest is not always the best.
RHS Rule Book – The Club has a copy of this for loan to those interested in finding out what constitutes a good exhibit. Please contact the Show Secretary.
Flowers – Pick the flowers the day before and immerse the stems in water. Use newspapers or oasis to support the stems, put plenty of water in the vase and do make the blooms look level – and try to select blooms of similar size.
Vegetables and fruit – Take great care when you dig up vegetables so that all the roots are retained; and clean off the soil well. Pick pods and soft fruits with the stalk attached and don’t rub off the bloom. Tie the tops of root vegetables with raffia and then cut them to the length stated in the schedule.
The following sections will be judged by RHS Qualified Judges:
A – Flowers and Shrubs
B – Fruit and Vegetables
C – Photography
D – Floral Art
E – Domestic
Section F – Special Classes is judged slighted differently with Classes 71-73 judged by the club Chair and the Show Secretary. Special Class 74 is judged by popular vote – coins (silver only please) are placed in cups by each exhibit and are counted at the end of the show. The winner is the entry with the largest number of coins. All proceeds are donated to charity.