Exhibitors should read the schedule and accompanying rules carefully, as deviation may result in disqualification.


Observe stem & bloom quantities carefully. For freshness, cut your flowers either in the evening or early morning and stand up to their necks in water in a cool place before exhibiting. Vases will be provided for exhibits and newspaper may be used as an aid to arranging the blooms. All stems must be in water.


Always check the correct number exhibited against the Schedule.

Vegetables should be washed carefully, using a sponge rather than a brush.

Beet, carrots, parsnips etc. Leaves should be removed, leaving not more than 8cm (3”) of leaf stalk. Side roots may be trimmed off.

Potatoes should be of uniform size and washed avoiding broken skin.

Onions should have the tops cut about two inches from the bulb and tied neatly. Do not skin excessively. Rings or collars may be used for support.

Runner Beans should be long, straight, fresh, plump and brittle, with little outward signs of seed. A small amount of stalk should remain.

Tomatoes should be firm and ripe with calyces attached.

Rhubarb should have leaves removed to within three inches of the stalk

Mini Collections should be displayed on a tray, board or basket.

Herbs should NOT be shown in flower or run to seed.

Trugs & baskets will be judged on quality & artistic arrangement and must not exceed 60cm (approx 24”) x 45cm (approx 18”).


Apples should be unpolished, have eyes and stalk intact, and exhibited with eyes uppermost.

Gooseberries, Raspberries, Strawberries and other soft fruits should be shown on the stalk.

Grapes and Plums - Care should be taken to preserve the bloom.

Small Berries are to be shown as grown -100g (approx 4 oz).


Observe carefully descriptions, quantities and sizes.

Cakes, Shortbread & Scones should be exhibited on doilies and covered with loose cling-film.

Jams, Jellies & Marmalades, use plain jars filled to the top, with a waxed disc cover, topped with a twist-top cover or a Cellophane cover with elastic band. No proprietary names allowed on jar or lid. Use small plain white labels with content and date. Remove all stones from stone-fruit jam.

Chutneys, Pickles & Relish, use kilner-type or plain jars, covered with a plastic or plastic-coated lid. Cellophane covers with elastic bands and a waxed disc inside may also be used for chutneys or relishes No proprietary names allowed on jar or lid and labelling requirements as Jams etc. above. .


Bottles should be labelled with contents. For Class 87, dilution requirements if any should be shown on the label.


Please ensure photographs do not exceed maximum allowed size and are NOT digitally enhanced.

Please state if embroidery/tapestry is an “own design” or is from a transfer/kit.