Entry Classes – Adult

Schedule of Entry Classes 2017 – General

Previous winners at the annual showEntries are invited in the classes listed – there is something for everyone. For children there are special classes they can enter.

The entrance fee is 20p per entry for all classes except Classes 29, 57 to 61 which are 50p, and Junior Classes 82 to 97 which are 10p.

Please get your entry in early to help the organisers. All adult entries received after Wednesday 5th July will be charged at 50p.

You can download the Show Schedule here which includes the entry form: 2018 Schedule & Entry Form.pdf

Prizes

Except where specifically shown as otherwise, prizes in all classes are £1.00 for the first, 50p for the second, and 30p for the third prize. Rosettes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each Class.  See ‘Challenge Cups and Special Prizes’.

All cups are awarded to the winner with the greatest number of points in the relevant section unless otherwise stated (note Regulation 12) along with an RHS certificate. Rosettes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class along with Best in Show and Best Artwork.

Schedule of Entry Classes – General

Section 1 – Novices
Judges: Mr R. Bailey & Mrs P. Edwards


Entry to this novice class is open to members who have not won a prize in any previous Petersham Flower Show
  • 1. One single bloom
  • 2. One vase of flowers, mixed kinds
  • 3. One dish of vegetables, one or more kinds
  • 4. One house plant (floral or foliage)

Section 2 – Flowers
Judges: Mr R. Bailey

A winning rose in our Flowers section


  • 5. One red rose with own foliage
  • 6. One pink rose with own foliage
  • 7. One yellow or orange rose with own foliage
  • 8. One white rose, with own foliage
  • 9. Four roses, one or more varieties
  • 10. One vase of miniature roses, 3 sprays
  • 11. One vase of climbing roses, 3 sprays
  • 12. One spike of flowers, one stem only
  • 13. One vase of pinks
  • 14. Two vases of flowers, any two distinct kinds
  • 15. One vase of herbaceous flowers
  • 16. One vase of liliums, 3 spikes
  • 17. One vase of ornamental grass(es) (Max height 80 cm)
  • 18. One vase of mixed sweet peas, 12 stems
  • 19. One vase of annuals
  • 20. A spray of a shrub (other than roses) bearing fruit, flowers and/or foliage
  • 21. One bowl of pansies, 6 blooms
  • 22. The most uncommon flower, named if possible
  • 23. An indoor orchid, in flower
  • 24. One hanging basket
  • 25. A floral pot plant, other than an orchid
  • 26. Two pots of cacti or succulents (pots not to exceed 6 inches in diameter)
  • 27. One pelargonium geranium (grown in a pot not exceeding geranium grown in a pot not exceeding 6 inches in diameter)
  • 28. One vase of mixed garden flowers
  • 29. The GARDEN NEWS Top Vase

Section 3 – Fruit
Judges: Mrs P. Edwards


  • 30. Dish of redcurrants or whitecurrants, 5 strigs
  • 31. Dish of blackcurrants, 5 strigs
  • 32. Dish of gooseberries, of one variety, 10 fruits, with stalks
  • 33. Dish of strawberries, 10 fruits, with stalks
  • 34. Dish of raspberries, 10 fruits, with stalks
  • 35. Dish of loganberries, 10 fruits, with stalks
  • 36. One dish of fruit, any one kind not specified in this section

Section 4 – Vegetables & Produce
Judges: Mrs P. Edwards

Image of Mr Studman judging vegetables


  • 37. Dish of five potatoes, white of any shape
  • 38. Dish of five potatoes, other than white, of any shape
  • 39. Six pods of peas with stalks
  • 40. Six pods of broad beans with stalks
  • 41. Six pods of dwarf beans with stalks
  • 42. Three onions with full green tops (as grown, no weight limit)
  • 43. Three beetroots, globe variety
  • 44. Three carrots, long pointed
  • 45. Two cabbages
  • 46. Nine shallots (pickling; must be able to go through a 30mm ring)
  • 47. Nine shallots (exhibition, no size limit)
  • 48. Three courgettes of any length/ diameter
  • 49. Two lettuces, variety other than cos
  • 50. Two cos lettuces
  • 51. Three sticks of rhubarb
  • 52. A collection of herbs, three kinds in one container
  • 53 (a). 3 hens’ eggs
  • 53 (b). Small margarine tub of home produced compost
  • 54. One dish of vegetables of a distinct kind not specified in this section
  • 55. Garlic, three bulbs, no tops
  • 56. A collection of salading or salad vegetables, any 3 distinct kinds (mustard and cress count as one)
  • 57 (a). A collection of mixed vegetables, one each of six different kinds.
  • 57 (b). The GARDEN NEWS Top Tray Class.

Section 5 – Floral Arrangement
Judges: Mr R. Bailey


  • 58. An arrangement in a vase inspired by your favourite painter or painting
  • 59. A florally decorated hat
  • 60. a summer table centerpiece (with candle[s])
  • 61. A man’s buttonhole

Section 6 – Cookery
Judges: Mr J. Rounce

Some cakes waiting to be judged


  • 62. A single-tier wedding cake (cake flavour not judged), not more than 23cm across (decoration judged)
  • 63. A treacle Tart
  • 64. 4 Chelsea buns
  • 65. 3 ginger biscuits
  • 66. 1 Scotch egg (any variety)
  • 67. Swiss Roll
  • 68. A small loaf (handmade, not with a bread machine, can be any type of bread)
  • 69. A bottle of anything drinkable (not necessarily alcoholic)
  • 70. One jar of chutney or pickle
  • 71. Pineapple upside-down cake (men only)
  • 72 (a). One jar of jam
  • 72 (b). One jar of marmalade
  • 73 . One jar of orange curd
  • 72 (c). One jar of Jelly

Section 7 – Arts & Crafts
Judges: Mrs C. Tudway & Mr C Bayne

A prize-winning cushion


  • 74 (a). A sewn article
  • 74 (b). An example of needlecraft, e.g. embroidery, tapestry
  • 75 (a). A knitted article
  • 75 (b). A crocheted article
  • 76. An original painting, drawing or collage
  • 77. A piece of pottery
  • 78. A piece of woodwork
  • 79. Any other example of handicraft not covered by other Section 7 classes
  • 80 (a). A photographic print: Portrait
  • 80 (b). A photographic print: A local view
  • 80 (c). A photographic print: Dusk to dawn
  • 81. An example of papercraft (e.g. a handmade card; paper jewellery; quilling)

Section 8 – Floral, Fruit & Vegetables
Judges: Mr R. Bailey and Mrs P. Edwards

A junior wildlife garden


  • 82 (a). A miniature jungle garden – 6 years and under
  • 82 (b). A miniature jungle garden – 7-10 years
  • 83 (a). An arrangement of flowers & foliage in a recycled container Children 6 years and under
  • 83 (b). An arrangement of flowers & foliage in a recycled container Children 7-10 years
  • 83 (c). An arrangement of flowers & foliage in a recycled container Children 11-16 years
  • 84 (a). The ugliest vegetable
  • 84 (b). A vegetable grown by you
  • 86 (a). A collection of herbs in a mug Children 6 years and under
  • 86 (b). A collection of herbs in a mug Children 7-10 years
  • 86 (c). A collection of herbs in a mug Children 11-16 years
  • 85. A flower grown by you
  • 87. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made from fruit, vegetables or flowers, or a combination of all three

Section 9 – Cookery, Arts & Crafts
Judges: Mr Rounce, Mr Bailey, Mr Kimbell, Mrs Tudway, Mrs Edwards & Mr C Bayne

Miscellaneous winning junior cookery prizes


  • 88. One decorated cupcake
  • 89. 5 home-made sweets of any sort
  • 90. A decorated hard-boiled or blown egg
  • 91. A petal picture, using flower petals & leaves.
  • 92. A decorated gingerbread animal
  • 93 (a). A piece of woodwork or a model (not lego) – 6 years and under
  • 93 (b). A piece of woodwork or a mode (not lego) – 7-12 years
  • 94 (a). A home-made greetings card – 6 years and under
  • 94 (b). A home-made greetings card – 7-12 years
  • 95 (a). An example of needlework, knitting or other textile craft
  • 95 (b). An example of any other handicraft not already mentioned (may include Lego)
  • 96 (a). An original painting, drawing or collage – 6 years and under
  • 96 (b). An original painting, drawing or collage – 7-12 years
  • 96 (c). An original painting, drawing or collage – 13 -16 years
  • 97. Your favourite photograph, taken by yourself
  • 98 (a). An original painting or drawing Sudbrook School
  • 98 (b). An original painting or drawing The Russell School
  • 98 (c). An original painting or drawing Strathmore School
  • 98 (d). An original painting or drawing Grey Court School
  • 98 (e). An original painting or drawing The German School
  • 98 (f). An original painting or drawing St Richard’s School
  • 98 (g). An original painting or drawing Meadlands School
  • 98 (h). An original painting or drawing KISH Nursery
  • 99. School's Best display of flowers, fruit &/or vegetables

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