Hillsborough Horticultural Society
(Founded as the Hillsborough and District Horticultural Society on 24 November 1948)
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AUTUMN SHOW 2019
Dromore and District Beekeepers
2pm Saturday 7th September 2019 Hillsborough Village Centre
AdmissionAdults £2.00; Children Free
Except where otherwise stated, all Classes are Open, that means anyone, whether a member of the Society or not, is invited to exhibit. Show Rules are as stated within this Schedule.
Staging: Friday 6.30 to 9.30 p.m.; Saturday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.
Judging: Saturday from 11.00 a.m. Show closes: Saturday 4.15 p.m.
Class Fees: 50p per entry, £10 per unlimited entry. Children’s classes: 10p per entry.
Afternoon Tea £2.00
Distribution of Prizes at 4.00 p.m.
The Eglantine Perpetual Challenge Rose Bowl
This trophy, presented by the late Mr. and Mrs. E.T.Green, will be awarded for the highest combined points gained by one competitor at both Spring and Autumn Shows. Confined to members of Hillsborough Horticultural Society (Note: Trophy will be presented at the Autumn Show.)
Society President: Jacqui Townsley, Telephone 9268 2638
Society Chairman: Derek Alexander: Telephone 9268 9789.
Honorary Secretary of Society: Hilary Glenn, Telephone 9269 9859.
Chief Show Steward and Society Treasurer: Joan Hamilton, Telephone 9262 1771.
Show Secretary: Patricia Clarke, Telephone 9268 9626.
Show Secretary for the Dromore and District Beekeepers: Madeline McMullan,
Telephone 9263 8675.
2019 AUTUMN SHOW: THE CLASSES
SECTION 1: CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES
Class 1: Dahlias: A Collection of NINE blooms
THE DAHLIA SHIELD will be awarded for the Best Exhibit in this Class.
Decorative types: THREE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED (a set of three giants may be staged in three vases, one bloom per vase).
Cactus and semi-cactus types: THREE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED (a set of three giants may be staged in three vases, one bloom per vase).
Miniature – Ball or Decorative: THREE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED (blooms must not exceed 115mm. in diameter).
Class 2: Vegetables
THE McCUTCHEON CUP will be awarded for the Best Exhibit in this Class.
A collection of vegetables on a tray not exceeding 80 x 60 cm. FIVE distinct kinds from any of the following:
6 potatoes, 2 cauliflower, 3 carrots,1 cucumber, 6 runner beans, 3 parsnips, 3 onions, 3 leeks, 3 lettuce 6 tomatoes, 6 broad beans 2 celery, 6 shallots, 6 peas, 3 beetroot
SECTION 2: CUT FLOWER CLASSES THE RAY MARTIN MEMORIAL PERPETUAL CUP will be awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points in this Section (Classes 3 to 21).
Class 3: GIANT or LARGE DECORATIVES – ONE bloom, ONE vase.
Class 4: MEDIUM DECORATIVES – THREE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED.
Class 5: SMALL DECORATIVES – THREE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED.
Class 6: MINIATURE DECORATIVES – THREE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED.
Class 7: GIANT or LARGE CACTUS or SEMI-CACTUS – ONE bloom, ONE vase. Class 8: MEDIUM CACTUS or SEMI-CACTUS – THREE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED.
Class 9: SMALL CACTUS or SEMI-CACTUS – THREE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety, or MIXED.
Class 10: SMALL or MINIATURE BALL – THREE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety, or MIXED.
Class 11: POMPOM – FIVE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED (blooms must not exceed 52 cm.).
Class 12: ANY OTHER CULTIVARS which could not be exhibited in the above
Classes: THREE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED.
Class 13: REFLEXED – THREE blooms, ONE vase.
Class 14: INCURVED – THREE blooms, ONE vase.
Class 15: SPRAYS – THREE stems, ONE vase.
Class 16: GIANT, LARGE or MEDIUM FLOWERED – Three spikes, ONE vase.
Class 17: SMALL or MINIATURE FLOWERED, including PRIMULINUS types, Three spikes, ONE vase.
Class 18: SEVEN stems – ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED.
Class 19: HYBRID TEAS – ONE bloom, ONE vase.
Class 20: FLORIBUNDAS – ONE stem, ONE vase.
Class 21: MOST FRAGRANT – ONE stem or bloom, ONE vase.
SECTION 3: ORCHID CLASS
Class 22: Any orchid.
SECTION 4: MORRISON OPEN CLASSES
THE MORRISON PERPETUAL CUP will be awarded to the exhibitor gaining the most points in this Section (Classes 23 to 46): Any person exhibiting in Sections 1 and 2 may not exhibit the same subject in this Section.
Class 23: ANNUALS – ONE vase, THREE distinct kinds (Sweet Pea excluded).
Class 24: ANNUALS – ONE vase, ONE distinct kind (Sweet Pea excluded).
Class 25: ASTERS – FIVE blooms, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED.
Class 26: HERBACEOUS FLOWERS – THREE stems at least, ONE vase, ONE kind or MIXED.
Class 27: HEATHERS – ONE bowl.
Class 28: FOLIAGE SHRUBS – THREE stems, ONE vase, ONE variety or MIXED.
Class 29: HYDRANGEA – THREE flower heads, ONE vase.
Class 30: FLOWERING SHRUBS – THREE stems, ONE vase, ONE variety.
Class 31: FLOWERING POT PLANT – ONE specimen in a pot up to 6 ̋.
Class 32: FLOWERING POT PLANT – ONE specimen in a pot over 6 ̋.
Class 33: TUBEROUS BEGONIA – ONE specimen in a pot.
Class 34: FUCHSIA PLANT – ONE specimen in a pot.
Class 35: FOLIAGE PLANT – ONE specimen in a pot up to 6 ̋.
Class 36: FOLIAGE PLANT – ONE specimen in a pot over 6 ̋.
Class 37: ALPINES – ONE bowl or trough planted for effect.
Class 38: PANSIES – FIVE blooms in exhibitor’s own container.
Class 39: HOSTAS – THREE leaves in a vase.
Class 40: GARDEN PINKS – FIVE stems, ONE variety or mixed.
Class 41: LILIES – ONE stem in a vase.
Class 42: GRASSES – growing in pot.
Class 43: GRASSES – cut in vase.
Class 44: CACTUS – group of THREE pots.
Class 45: CACTUS – arrangement in a pot.
Class 46: SUCCULENT – ONE in a pot.
SECTION 5: HERBS
Class 47: HERBS – cut sprigs of THREE varieties from the following: mint, parsley, chives,rosemary and marjoram.
SECTION 6: VEGETABLE CLASSES
THE BLARIS CUP will be awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points in this Section (Classes 48 to 75).
Class 48: POTATOES – SIX White.
Class 49: POTATOES – SIX Coloured.
Class 50: SHALLOTS – TEN.
Class 51: ONIONS – THREE, up to and including 8 oz.
Class 52: ONIONS – THREE, over 8 oz.
Class 53: LEEKS – THREE.
Class 54: CARROTS – THREE.
Class 55: PARSNIPS – THREE.
Class 56: BEETROOT – THREE globes.
Class 57: BROAD BEANS – SIX pods.
Class 58: RUNNER BEANS – SIX pods.
Class 59: FRENCH BEANS – SIX pods.
Class 60: PEAS – SIX pods.
Class 61: CABBAGE – ONE Head.
Class 62: BROCCOLI – ONE Head.
Class 63: CAULIFLOWER – ONE head.
Class 64: CELERY – ONE blanched head.
Class 65: TOMATOES – FIVE on a plate.
Class 66: TOMATOES – TEN on a plate.
Class 67: TOMATOES – ONE TRUSS as cut from the plant.
Class 68: CUCUMBER – ONE.
Class 69: VEGETABLE MARROW – ONE.
Class 70: COURGETTES – TWO.
Class 71: PEPPERS – THREE.
Class 72: GARLIC – THREE bulbs.
Class 73: LETTUCE – ONE head.
Class 74: RHUBARB – THREE stalks.
Class 75: ANY VEGETABLE not specified above.
SECTION 7: FRUIT The McDOWELL PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP will be awarded for the highest number of points in this Section (Classes 76 to 83).
Class 76: APPLES – THREE dessert.
Class 77: APPLES – THREE cooking.
Class 78: PLUMS – THREE.
Class 79: GRAPES – ONE bunch, BLACK or WHITE.
Class 80: RASPBERRIES – Dish of SIX.
Class 81: GOOSEBERRIES – Dish of SIX.
Class 82: BLUEBERRIES – Dish of TEN.
Class 83: ANY FRUIT not specified above
SECTION 8: PRESERVES
Class 84: ONE POT STRAWBERRY JAM.
Class 85: ONE POT RASPBERRY JAM.
Class 86: ONE POT BLACKBERRY JAM.
Class 87: ONE POT PLUM JAM.
Class 88: ONE POT JAM, ANY OTHER VARIETY.
Class 89: ONE POT REDCURRANT JELLY.
Class 90: ONE POT GREEN OR RED TOMATO CHUTNEY.
Class 91: ONE POT BEETROOT CHUTNEY.
SECTION 9: HARVEST BAKING CLASSES
Class 92: ONE FRUIT CAKE.
Class 93: FIVE SHORTBREAD BISCUITS.
Class 94: ONE APPLE TART.
Class 95: ONE BOILED CAKE.
Class 96: ONE VICTORIA SPONGE.
Class 97: FIVE CUP CAKES.
Class 98: FIVE FRUIT SCONES.
Class 99: ONE OVEN WHEATEN.
SECTION 10: FLOWER ARRANGING CLASSES
THE AMY GREEN MEMORIAL TROPHY will be awarded for the Best Exhibit in this Section (Classes 100 to 102). All Classes in this competition are open. Floral Art Definitions: I. The term “Exhibit” is an arrangement with or without accessories.
- Bases and drapes are always permitted. III. Open section for any competitor who wishes to compete.
Class 100: ‘Autumn Riches’ – an exhibit not to exceed width 75 cm, depth 75 cm and height unlimited.
Class 101: ‘A Table Centre’ – an exhibit not to exceed 25 cm in width or diameter.
Class 102: ‘A Basket of Delight’ – a miniature exhibit, size not to exceed 10 cm in width, depth or height.
SECTION 11: CHILDREN’S CLASSES THE THOMPSON CUP, presented by the late Sir William and Lady Thompson, will be awarded to the Best Exhibit in this Section (Classes 103 to 110).
Class 103: 4 to 7 years – an exhibit of flowers and foliage in any container.
Class 104: 8 to 11 years – an exhibit of flowers and foliage in any container.
Class 105: an image of a human figure, animal or insect, constructed with any fruit or vegetable material. (Plasticine, buttons, beads, etc. may be used but plant material must predominate).
Class 106: 4 to 7 years – a picture: ‘Bees, bugs and butterflies in my garden’.
Class 107: 8 to 11 years – a picture: ‘Bees, bugs and butterflies in my garden’.
Class 108: Any wonky fruit or vegetable.
Class 109: BISCUITS – FIVE on a plate.
Class 110: HOME MADE SWEETS – ONE dish.
SECTION 12: PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINTING CLASSES
Class 111: ‘Close up’ – a detailed picture of a plant, flower or fruit. ONE photograph, any size, mounted on an A4 sheet.
Class 112 ‘My Garden’ – SIX photographs, any size, mounted on a single sheet.
Class 113: ‘Visited Gardens’ – SIX photographs, any size, mounted on a single sheet.
Class 114: A painting of either a floral subject or garden, in any medium. Not to exceed A3 in size. Framed and mounted on card or heavy paper.
The Show will be conducted in accordance with the rules and standards contained in the Horticultural Show Handbook (1990) published by the Royal Horticultural Society, except where under this Schedule the rules obviously do not apply. A copy of the R.H.S. Classified Directory of Dahlias 1998 will be available for consultation. Dahlia sizing rings will be available.
SPECIAL POINTS TO NOTE:
All flowers must have been grown by the exhibitor for a minimum period of three months, except in Floral Art and Children’s Classes. All flowers in the Championship Classes are to be classified and named in accordance with the regulations of the relevant National Governing Body.
In Sections where awards are made on points, the allocation of points will be as follows:
First 3 points, Second 2 points, Third 1 point The Chief Steward shall have the right to refuse exhibits without assigning a reason.
Judging will commence at 11.00 a.m. sharp on the day of the Show; no entries will be accepted after 10.30 a.m.
The Judges shall have the right to withhold any prizes where it is considered by them that the exhibit is unworthy. The decision of the Judges shall be final.
Where there are three or less entries in any Class, only one prize shall be awarded. At the discretion of the Judges, special awards may be made for particularly meritorious efforts.
While the Society will exercise every reasonable care, all exhibits and properties at the Show will remain at the risk of the exhibitors. The Officers and Committee of the Society will not be responsible for any loss or injury whatsoever. No exhibit may be removed until after the distribution of prizes on the day of the Show unless by special permission from the Chief Steward.
Entry Forms should be completed and taken to the Show Secretary’s Office during staging hours.
Prize Money not claimed by 4.45 p.m. will be deemed a donation to Show funds. Engraving of cups to be at winner’s expense. Cups to be returned in good time for the Show.
Championship Classes 1st £5, 2nd £3, 3rd £2
Floral Art Classes 1st £3, 2nd £2
Other classes 1st £1, 2nd 50p
Participants in 2019 Autumn Show
In addition to our usual Exhibitors and competitors, Hillsborough Horticultural Society is pleased again to welcome the Dromore and District Beekeepers and all those Visitors who come to see the Show.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
The Society wishes to thank the following
Judges: Mrs Carol Mackey, Mr John Kissick, Joan Magee.
The Society is also grateful to the following Sponsors for their financial contributions towards the Society’s Shows:
Robert Bleakney, Chartered Architect, 76 Main Street, Moira. Tel: 028 9261 9060 Adair’s Bakery, 5 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough. Tel: 028 9268 2457
Heathwood Nurseries, Birches, Portadown. Tel: 028 3885 1560
Lisburn City Council, Island Civic Centre, Lisburn. Tel: 028 9250 9250