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SATURDAY 6th April 2019

Our twice-yearly shows are held at the 22nd Wimbledon Scout Centre in Arthur Road, Motspur Park.  Entries are submitted between 09:00 and 11:00; judging commences at 11:15. 


The show opens to the public at 14:30 and cups and certificates are presented at 16:00. 


Everyone is welcome, both members and non-members; either to submit entries or to just to come and see the exhibits, have a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake and maybe win something on the tombola.



Cut flowers to be presented in a vase without foliage. You may use cotton wool, tissue, kitchen roll or oasis to support blooms.

1             1 large trumpet – Yellow

2             1 large trumpet – White

3             3 large trumpet – any variety/s

4             1 vase – any variety/s – not less than 6 stems

5             1 large cup

6             3 large cups – any variety/s

7             1 small cup

8             3 small cups – any variety/s

9             1 bunch-flowered (multi-headed)

10           3 bunch-flowered – any variety/s

11           1 double flowered

12           3 double flowered

13           1 miniature

14           3 miniature – any variety/s 


All entries to be presented in a vase.  You may use cotton wool, tissue, kitchen roll or oasis to support the blooms.

15           Tulips – 3 any variety/s

16           Mixed Garden Flowers -1 container (may contain foliage)

17           Camellias – 1 cut bloom

18           Camellias – 2 cut blooms

19           Camellias – 1 spray

20          Hellebores – 1 spray

21           Polyanthus – 1 spray

22          Polyanthus – 3 sprays

23          Flowering shrub or tree – 1 spray

24          Best Bloom/Spray – excluding any of the above categories 1 – 23


(Any type of container acceptable, Classes 25 – 43)    The size of container relates to the diameter of the top. No plants previously exhibited should be entered. 

25          Narcissi/Daffodils – Bulbs growing in container under 10” (25cms)

26          Narcissi/Daffodils – Bulbs growing in a container over 10” (25cms)

27          Narcissi/Daffodils – Any number growing, exceeding 3

28          Hyacinth – 1 bulb growing

29          Hyacinth – any number growing

30          Tulips – any number growing

31           Amaryllis – 1 Bulb growing

32          Any other bulb and/or corms growing

33          1 Flowering plant – in pot up to 6” (15cms)

34          1 Flowering plant – in pot over 6” (15cms)

35          1 Pot Plant foliage – in pot up to 6” (15cms)

36          1 Pot Plant foliage – in pot over 6” (15cms)

37          Cactus or Succulent – in pot up to 10” (25cms)

38          Cyclamen – 1 pot

39          Azalea – 1 plant growing

40          2 flowering plants in separate containers, other than bulbs

41           1 container mixed plants growing, not less than 3 kinds

42          Collection of alpines growing in pots, not less than 3, not more than 5

43          3 Horticultural subjects growing, 36” (92cms) space in separate containers





44          Any kind of vegetable (1 type only) to be presented on a plate without foliage.



(Flowers need not have been grown by competitor).  Bear in mind that, for example, a miniature is viewed from eye level so do not allow the arrangement to be overwhelmed by the container.  Dimensions are for width, depth and height.

45          A corsage

46          A flower arrangement “In the Pink” – fresh plant material, 24” (60cms) space

47          A miniature arrangement – 4” (10cms) space - fresh plant material

48          An Easter flower arrangement using fresh flowers - accessories allowed. 24” (60cms) space

49          A miniature garden on a Seaside theme, not to exceed 10” x 15” (25cms x 38cms)



Items in this section should not have been exhibited in a previous show. Photographs should be unmounted.

50          An item created from wool

51           A handmade toy – any medium

52          A decorated Easter bonnet.

53          A decorated picture frame – A4 size or smaller

54          A photograph – ‘Roadworks’ – maximum size 7”x 5”

55          4 photographs – ‘Spring Flowers’ – maximum size 7”x 5”

56          A photograph of ‘Sleeping animal/s’– maximum size 7”x 5”

57          Home hobby – women

58          Home hobby – men


All cakes etc. to be presented on paper plates (doilies are optional) and covered with cling film where appropriate or covered with a clear plastic lid if the icing/decoration would be spoilt by cling film.  Chutneys and jams should be in glass jars with a waxed disc covering the surface of the contents, then covered with a cellophane disc held in place with an elastic band. Jars should be labelled with the month and year of making.

59          A savoury pasty

60          A Waldorf salad

61           Men only – A chocolate cake

62          A carrot cake

63          1 jar of marmalade – any kind

64          1 jar of chutney or pickle

65          1 jar of jam/jelly

66          5 chocolate chip cookies as per recipe below

67          5 butterfly cakes


Recipe for class entry 66

Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes about 20)

100g (4oz) softened butter, 75g (3oz) caster sugar, 50g (2oz) light muscovado sugar, ½ tsp vanilla extract, 1 large beaten egg, 150g (5oz) S.R flour, 100g (4oz) plain chocolate chips.

Preheat your oven to 190C/Fan 170C/Gas 5.  Lightly grease or line several baking trays. Beat the sugar and fat until thoroughly mixed.  Add the vanilla to the beaten egg and add gradually to the creamed mixture, beating well between each addition.  Mix in the flour, then stir in the chocolate chips.  Spoon large teaspoons of the mixture on to the prepared baking trays, leaving room for the cookies to spread. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden.  Leave to cool on the trays for a few minutes, then lift off with a palette knife or fish slice and place on a cooling rack.  When cold, store in an airtight tin where they will last for a week.



All entries must be the child’s own work.

68          A dressed peg doll

69          An Easter card

70          A jar of 5 paper/card flowers

71           5 decorated fairy cakes

72          Flowers in an egg cup



All entries must be the child’s own work.


   73        A dressed peg doll

   74        An Easter card

   75        A jar of 5 paper/card flowers

   76        5 decorated fairy cakes

   77        Flowers in an egg cup


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Motspur Park Horticultural Society 

If you have a garden then Motspur Park Horticultural Society will be of interest to you. We have been in existence for over 75 years and the society is run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of all members.

Motspu​r Park Horticultural Society is a local society for local gardeners and has been in existence for over 75 years. Members can benefit from advice from gardeners with many years experience of conditions in the area so why not come along and join us?
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