Entry Classes for 2024 – Adult

Entries are invited in the classes listed – there is something for everyone. For children there are special classes they can enter.

The entrance fee is 75p per entry for all classes, Junior classes are now free, since 2022

Please get your entry in early to help the organisers.

You can download the Show Schedule here: Schedule & Entry Form.pdf but please note you can enter online at https://entries.horti.org.uk


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.

Section 1 – Novices

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

5. One rose (any colour) with own foliage
6. Four roses, one or more varieties
7. One vase of miniature roses, three sprays
8. One flowering bloom not a rose
9. Three stems of perennials one variety
10. Two vases of flowers, any two distinct kinds
11. One vase of mixed perennial flowers
12. One vase of Dahlias
13. One vase of ornamental grass(es) Max height 80 cm
14. One vase of mixed sweet peas five stems
15. One vase of annuals
16. A spray of a shrub (other than roses) bearing fruit, flowers and/or foliage
17. One vase of mixed garden flowers
18. The most uncommon flower, named if possible
19. One hanging basket or one garden container planted for summer Not exceeding 38cm (15”) diameter
20. A pot plant in flower, Pot not to exceed 30cm (12”) diameter
21. Two pots of cacti or succulents Pots not to exceed 15cm (6”) in diameter. Note regulation 2
22. One pelargonium/ geranium grown in a pot not exceeding 15 cm (6”) in diameter
23. The Petersham Top Vase sponsored by Petersham Nursery

Section 3 – Fruit

24. Dish of red or white currants, 5 strigs
25. Dish of blackcurrants, 5 strigs
26. Dish of gooseberries, of one variety, 8 fruits, with stalks
27. Dish of strawberries, fruits, with stalks
28. Dish of raspberries, 8 fruits, with stalks
29. Dish of loganberries, 8 fruits, with stalks
30. One dish of fruit, any one kind not specified in this section

Section 4 – Vegetables & Produce

31. Dish of five potatoes, white of any shape
32. Dish of five potatoes, other than white, of any shape
33. Six pods of peas with stalks
34. Six pods of broad beans with stalks
35. Six pods of dwarf beans with stalks
36. Three onions, same variety, with full green tops As grown, no weight limit
37. Three beetroots, same variety
38. Three carrots, same variety
39. Two cabbages
40. Nine shallots pickling Must be able to go through a 30mm ring
41. Nine shallots, exhibition no size limit
42. Garlic, three bulbs, no tops
43. Three courgettes Any length/ diameter
44. Two lettuces other than Cos
45. Two cos lettuces
46. A collection of herbs, three kinds in one container
47. 3 clean hens’ eggs all one colour with a plain white saucer
48. Small glass jar of home-produced compost
49. One dish of vegetables of a distinct kind not specified in this section
50. Three sticks of rhubarb (see “Hints to Exhibitors”)
51. A collection of salading or salad vegetables, any 3 distinct kinds Mustard and cress count as one kind
52. A collection of mixed vegetables, one each of six different kinds.
53. The Petersham Top Tray Class. Sponsored by Petersham Nursery

Section 5 – Floral Arrangement

54. A posy for a bedside table not more than 15 cm in any direction, including the vase
55. A floral arrangement including fruit and/or vegetables may include non-floral decorative items
56. A summer door wreath
57. A container of flowers inspired by the Ukrainian flag
58. A miniature garden 20-30cm

Section 6 – Cookery

59. A celebration cake decoration only to be judged
60. An apple tarte tatin 
61. Two fruit scones
62. Three dark chocolate florentines
63. A ramekin of chilled summer soup
64. A Battenberg cake
65. A small, seeded loaf Handmade, not with a bread machine, can be any type
66. An un-iced vegan cake
67. Three triangles of rocky-road Men-only
68. A bottle of any non-alcoholic drink state when made
69. A bottle of any alcoholic drink State when made
70. One jar of jam state when made
71. One jar of marmalade state when made
72. One jar of jelly state when made
73. One jar of chutney or pickle state when made
74. One jar of orange curd state when made

Section 7 – Photography

75. A photo of a town or city
76. A photographic print of a local scenic view
77. A floral photograph

Section 8 – Arts & Crafts

74. A sewn article
75. An example of needlecraft e.g. embroidery, tapestry
76. A knitted article
77. A crocheted article
78. An original painting, drawing or collage
79. A piece of pottery
80. A piece of woodwork
81. A photographic print capturing the essence of the month of June
82. A photographic print of a local view
83. A photographic print showing your celebration of The Coronation
84. An example of papercraft e.g. a handmade card; collage
85. Any other example of handicraft not covered by other Section 7 classes
86. Something old repurposed or renewed before and after photographs can be included


  1. Hello,

    I see that the categories for Arts and Crafts are as diverse as ever. Where is the Napier Cup, presented by Trudy Napier for this category? Maybe you have never heard of this cup. Someone who was around in the 1950’s by remember it. My Mother presented it.

    • Thank you for this comment Mrs Corbett

      We are not aware of the history of this cup but we will try and search through archives to see if we can discover what has become of it.

  2. Your tarte tatin refers to pastry top and bottom but tarte tatin are not supposed to have pastry on top. Is the entry really an apple pie or should it be a tarte tatin?

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