General Rules & Hints

  • Photos shown un-framed. Max size 13 X 18cm. Using digital camera, film or mobile phone.
  • Judging based on quality of composition and focus. Max 1 entry in each class per person. Must be taken by exhibitor.
  • All exhibits in the Flower, Fruit and Vegetable classes must be grown by the exhibitor.
  • Flowers used in the Floral Art classes need not have been grown by the exhibitor.
  • Pot plants must be in the possession of the exhibitor for a minimum of 2 months before exhibiting.
  • All exhibits in the Craft classes must have been made by the exhibitor within the last 12 months.
  • All exhibits in the Cookery classes must have been made by the exhibitor.
  • All varieties of vegetables and flowers should be named where possible.
  • Exhibits may not be cleared before prize giving. Exhibits not cleared immediately after prize- giving will be sold for the benefit of funds.
  • All CUPS to be returned to a Committee Member by 6pm ONE WEEK before each show.
  • Online Entry Form: rivergardeners.com/entry-form is available on this site.
  • Definitions of Types of Daffodils
    Large Trumpet – 1 Flower per stem, the trumpet as long as – or longer than the
    perianth segments (petals) e.g. KING ALFRED.
    Large Cup – 1 Flower per stem, the cup is more than one third but less than equal
    to the length of the perianth segments e.g. CARLTON
    Small Cup – 1 Flower per stem, the cup is less than one-third the length of the
    perianth segments e.g. LA RIANTA
    Doubles – Double Flowers
  • Dahlias – Please note that Blooms exceeding these limits will be disqualified.
    Pompons – Blooms must not exceed – 52 mm Diameter
    Miniature Ball – Blooms must not exceed – 115 mm Diameter
    Small Ball – Blooms must not exceed – 170 mm Diameter
    Miniature – Blooms must not exceed – 115 mm Diameter
    Small – Blooms must not exceed – 170 mm Diameter
    Medium – Blooms must not exceed – 220 mm Diameter
    Large – Blooms must not exceed – 260 mm Diameter
    Giant – Blooms must exceed – 260 mm Diameter
  • Floral Art
  • Exhibit – Plant material, with or without accessories
  • Accessory – Anything other than plant material used in the Exhibit not including container bases and drapes.
  • Bracts – May be used as flowers or foliage.
  • Drapes – Must not be attached to the Society‚Äôs background.
  • Cookery Notes
  • All Bottles and Jars must be clear, clean glass
  • Attach a plain stick-on label to container with name of contents & date of preserving.
  • Quiches, flans etc. should be shown out of the container
  • Entries must comply with the recipe – if given