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Welcome to the 2018 Horticulture section of the Halifax Agriculture show. To celebrate 72 years of the Halifax Agriculture show this year we have a display of Floristry arrangements from Janine representing ‘The Garden Room’ florists shop. Visitors to the horticulture tent will have the chance to win an arrangement at the end of the day. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about floristry. New to the show are the local nurseries and garden centres, displaying their best flowers. These will be raffled off at the end of the day alongside trays of vegetables. 

Just grow your succulent vegetables and flowers and on Friday the 10th of August between 1pm and 8.30 pm stage them in the Horticulture tent. Entry fee is 25p per exhibit, maximum 2 exhibits per class. You can down load the entry form from the website. Anyone can enter and we welcome entries from the children and group sections. If its your first time you can enter the novice section or the main section. If you have any enquiries please contact me Michelle Carter the Horticulture secretary. Looking forward to seeing you all…

Due to popular demand we have a new novice section for those who are new to growing vegetables and flowers. We encourage all new exhibitors to the show, please continue to support this section. We hope you all enjoy the Halifax Agriculture show 2018 thank you all for your support; from all the horticulture committee.


 

HORTICULTURE SHOW CLASSES 2019

The Horticluture Show Classes for Halifax Agricultural Show 2019 will be posted here as soon as they have been confirmed.


 

HORTICULTURE CLASSES 2018

DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE & ENTRY FORM HERE

 

Vegetable Class Open To All

Entry fee: 25p per class. 1st prize – £5 2nd Prize – £3 3rd – Prize £2.

Class. LUCAS CUP AWARDED BEST VEGETABLE EXHIBIT

1a. Any other vegetable not scheduled ( Sponsor Mr P Chilcott)

1. Potatoes White 1 dish of 4 ( sponsor Mr P Chilcott)

2. Potatoes Coloured (other than white) 1 dish of 4

3. Carrots 1 dish of 3 tops trimmed to approx 3”*

4. Beetroot, Globe 1 dish of 3, tops trimmed to approx 3”*

5. Cauliflower 1 dish of 1 with roots attached*

6. Cabbage Green 1 dish of 1, with 2” stalk and guard leaves attached.*

7. Cabbage to cut any colour with 2” stalk

8. Lettuce 1 dish of 1 as grown (roots washed)

9. Tomatoes medium 1 dish of 4

10. A Truss of Tomatoes (ripening accepted)

11. Peas, 3.5”and under 1 dish of 6 pods

12. Peas over 3.5”1 dish of 6 pods

13. Broad Beans, 1 dish of 6 pods

14. Beans, Dwarf French (kidney), 1 dish of 6 pods

15. Beans Runner 1 dish of 6 pods

16. Turnips with tops on, dish of 2

17. Onions 3 green tops un-dressed as grown.

17a. 3 dressed onoins

18. Cucumber 1 dish of 1

19. Herbs 1 vase of 4 kind

 

Fruit Section

20. Rhubarb 1 dish of two stalks with tops trimmed to 2” approx( tied together)

21. Gooseberries 1 dish of 12

22. Blackcurrants 1 bunch with calyx (stalk)

23. Red or White Currants 1 bunch with calyx (stalk)

24. Raspberries 1 dish of 12 with calyx (stalk)

25. The Andrew Collins Platter awarded to the best – Basket of 6 kinds of vegetables; to be judged for quality and display. (Any amount within the 6 variety)

26. Calderdale Leisure Gardeners Federation sponsors a Horizontal Tray of Vegetables, More than 6 kinds, garnishing allowed. Max size 24”x 36” backboards not allowed. Rod Mellor Trophy Awarded Best Horizontal Tray of Vegetables. Most First in all classes: Rose Bowl Cup

 

Flower Class Open To All

Entry fee: 25p per class. 1st prize – £5 2nd Prize – £3 3rd – Prize £2 Class

27. 1 vase of 3 Decorative Dahlias (small)

28. 1 vase of 3 Decorative Dahlias (medium or large)

29. 1 vase of 3 Pompom Dahlias

30. 1 vase of 3 Cactus Dahlias small

31. 1 vase of 3 Cactus Dahlias (medium or large)

31a.1 vase of 3 garden Dahlias (Any variety)

32. 1 vase of 3 spikes of Gladioli, sponsor – The Garden Room

33. 1 vase of 1 spike of Gladioli

34. 1 vase of Calendula, 3 blooms

35. 1 vase of 5 stems of Dianthus (Pinks)

36. 1 specimen Hybrid Tea Rose-own foliage, sponsor – The Garden Room

37. 1 vase of 1 stems of Floribunda Roses (spray)

38. 1 vase of 5 spikes of Sweet Peas

39. 1 vase of mixed Herbaceous Perennial flowers – *Sponsor Gardenius Nurseries

40. 1 vase of mixed Annuals*

41. 1 spike bloom or spray of garden flowers

42. 1 vase of 3 stems of any flower, sponsor – The Garden Room

43. 1 bowl of French Marigolds up to 9” diameter 6” height

 

Plant Section

44. Specimen Fuchsia*

45. Specimen Begonia plant*

46. Specimen Flower plant (excluding Fuchsia & Begonias)*

47. Specimen 1 Orchid plant

48. Specimen 1 Bonzi plant*

49. 1 Succulent or Cactus plant (pot less than 3.5” wide)(Small)

50. 1 Succulent or Cactus plant medium to large (pot more than 3.5”)(Large)

 

Best Flowers In Show:

National Gardeners Guild Trophy & a £10 gift voucher from Mary’s Florists, Halifax

Floral Art Classes – Sponsored by The Garden Room, Greetland

Entry fee: 25p per class. 1st prize – £5 2nd Prize – £3 3rd – Prize £2

The novice class is open to an exhibitor who has never won first prize in the Halifax Show in classes 51-53. NAFAS rules apply to class 51-53. (www.nafas.org.uk) All entries must be assembled on site (except class 54 & 55). *An exhibit is composed of natural plant material, with or without accessories, contained within a space as specified in a show schedule.*Background, bases, containers, drapes ,exhibit titles and mechanics may always be included in an exhibit, unless otherwise stated.* More than one placement may always be included, unless otherwise stated. * In all exhibits (except still life) natural plant materials must predominate. Exhibits should not exceed space allowed. Plant materials MUST predominate. No artificial flowers or plants may be used unless stated in the schedule.Bring your own 27”x 27” boards.

51. “Wedding Bells” Base your design influenced by The Royal Wedding. An exhibit of natural plant materials. Space allowed 27”length” x 27” width height balanced*.

52. “Hedge Row” A design influenced by Yorkshire Hedges; an exhibit predominately foliage. Space allowed 27” length x 27”width height balanced*.

53. “Summer Banquet” Proportionate to the table; an arrangement suitable for a table decoration; fresh or dried flowers ay be used. Exhibit to sit within a space of 27”length” x 27” width height balanced*.

 

Best Floral Art Exhibit:

Halifax Chrysanthemum & Floral Art Trophy

Best Novice Floral Art Design, Halifax Gardeners Guild Trophy

Novice classes sponsored by Simply Flowers, Brighouse

54 “Window Box” An exhibit using natural plant materials including accessories.Space allowed 27”length” x 27” width height balanced

55 “Basket Arrangement” an exhibit using natural plant materials within a basket. Space allowed 27”x 27”

 

Children’s Class

Entries for all children’s classes are free (15 years and under).

Sponsors: Mr Peter Alexander.

1st, 2nd & 3rd prize a packet of Kings Seeds. 1 st prize – £5 2nd Prize – £3 3rd – Prize £2

Classes for children under 13 years

Best under 13’s Exhibit: Joseph Smith trophy

56. “Space Ship” a 3-D model using natural vegetable materials and accessories maximum size 27”x 27” x height balanced

57. “Planet” make a planet out of fruit and vegetables 27”x 27” x height balanced

58. “Sky” A Photograph of your favourite Sky Scene – size A5

 

Group Classes

Best Group Exhibit: Joseph Lily Trophy

Youth groups, Young farmers, Schools, Special Need Skill Centres, Families, Girl Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Adult guidance is acceptable.

59. “3 Wishes” Draw or write 3 ways to improve the planet. Maximum size A4

60. “Castles” A photograph of anywhere in the UK of a Castle. Maximum size (Approx A5)

61. “Ugly vegetable” Make an ugly space monster. (sponsored by Mr P Alexander)

 

Novice Class Classes: ‘Plant & Grow’

Best Novice Exhibit: Sykes & Watkinson Trophy

Entry fee: 25p per class

1st prize – £5 2nd Prize – £3 3rd – Prize £2

For novice exhibitors who have never won three first in any given class. Exhibit rules apply

62. Any variety of one flower & one vegetable

63. 3 White potatoes

64. 3 different vegetables

Best display of flowers in show: Horace Turner Challenge Trophy

65. “Colourful Flowers” A display celebrating 72 years of the Halifax Agriculture Show

Open to nurseries & garden centres: featuring flowers and foliage plus accessories.

Sponsored by Nurseries & Garden Centres“Grow & Show Exhibition.” (Non competitive)

Anyone can exhibit their very best vegetables, flowers, fruit & plants they have grown. Floral art & flower shops may choose their own design theme. This is your chance to show the local community the “WOW FACTOR” in “Growing & Showing.”

This year we have Janine Gray from ‘Thººe Garden Room’ Florist shop, Greetland, Halifax

 

New Rules For All Exhibitors

1. ALL entry forms from competitive and non competitive exhibits, accompanied by the entry fee must be received by the secretary no later than Friday the10th August 2018. (Pay on the day policy applies.) Cash payments ONLY on staging day between 1.00pm – 8.30pm. No fee for non-competitive exhibits. 2. NEW entries and fees will NOT be accepted after 9pm on Friday August 10th. 3. Class tickets will be supplied: exhibitors will be responsible for placing them by their exhibits. 4. In order to promote more competition and open the event to a wider audience; a maximum of 2 entries per person per class per family will be allowed. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE GROWN BY EXHIBITORS EXCEPT THOSE IN THE FLORAL ART CLASSES & SOME CHILDRENS CLASSES. 5. Trays and stands must be supplied by the exhibitor. However vases will be available for use. 6. Antirrhinums will be judged as annuals for the purpose of this show. 7. To promote an inclusive horticultural show a non competitive category is now being introduced. This category will not be judged. However it will promote and encourage a display of vegetables and flowers from a variety of exhibitors in the community. 8. ALL Exhibits must be staged by 8am on Saturday 11h August 2018. Staging will be between 1pm and 8.30pm on Friday evening the night before the show and between 7am and 8am on the morning of the show (Savile Park Halifax). The tent will be closed at 8am on Saturday morning and ALL EXHIBITORS MUST vacate the tent by 8am. 9. At 8am until 8.30am the stewards and the secretary will be the only ones in the tent to stage the show before the judging commences. The judging will commence at 8.30am. 10. Any objection to the decision of the judge must be made in writing and delivered to the secretary by noon on the show day accompanied by a £5 deposit which will be refunded if the objection is upheld. 11. The committee reserve the right to withhold or diminish the prize of any class where the exhibits are considered by them to be of inferior quality. The committee’s decision is final on all matters. 12. The show is protected by a security guard who is present over night. However the committee does not take any responsibility for damages or loss sustained to exhibits before during or after the show. 13. Any trophies awarded to successful exhibitors are the property of the society and should be returned no later than 30th July of the following year. 14. The exhibitor’s tent will be closed to the public at 4.30pm. After that time the exhibitors may collect their exhibits and awards. Any exhibits unclaimed after 5.00pm will be sold and the proceeds of sale applied for the benefit of the society. 15. No application will be accepted from stall holders solely interested in the sale of goods. 16. Prize money can be a combination of cash / vouchers or both.

 


 

HORTICULTURAL SHOW RESULTS 2017

Vegetable Section

Class 1A. Any other vegetable not scheduled – 1st G&A Proberts, 2nd E.Jessop, 3rd E.Jessop

Class 1. Potatoes White – 1 dish of 4 – 1st D.Robertshaw, 2nd G&A Proberts, 3rd G&A Proberts

Class 2. Potatoes Coloured – 1 dish of 4 – 1st G&A Proberts, 2nd G&A Proberts, 3rd J.Wagstaff

Class 3. Carrots – 1 dish of 3 tops trimmed to approx 3″ – 1st G&A Proberts, 2nd G&A Proberts

Class 4. Beetroot Globe – 1 dish of 3 tops trimmed to approx 3″ – 1st R.Stott, 2nd G&A Proberts, 3rd G&A Proberts

Class 5. Caulilfower – 1 dish of 1 with roots attached – 1st J.Wagstaff, 2nd R.Helliwell

Class 6. Cabbage Green – 1 dish of 1 with 2″ stalk and guard leaves attached – 1st D.Hartley, 2nd A.Godfrey, 3rd P.Harling

Class 7. Cabbage to cut – any colour with 2″ stalk – 1st E.Jessop, 2nd J.Wagstaff, 3rd A.Godfrey

Class 8. Lettuce – 1 dish of 1 as grown with roots washed – 1st A.Nielson, 2nd G&A Proberts, 3rd G&A Proberts

Class 9. Tomatoes Medium – 1 dish of 4 – 1st J.Wagstaff, 2nd J.Wagstaff, 3rd E.Jessop

Class 10. A Truss of Tomatoes (ripening accepted) – 1st A.Godfrey, 2nd E.Jessop, 3rd S.Helliwell

Class 11. Peas 3.5″ and under – 1 dish of 6 pods – 1st P.Harling, 2nd J.Wagstaff

Class 12. Peas over 3.5″ – 1 dish of 6 pods – 1st S.Helliwell, 2nd S.Helliwell, 3rd A.Nielson

Class 13. Broad Beans – 1 dish of 6 pods – 1st A.Godfrey, 2nd A.Nielson, 3rd G&A Proberts

Class 14. Beans Dwarf French (kidney) – 1 dish of 6 pods – 1st A.Bastide, 2nd A.Godfrey, 3rd M&J Cockcroft

Class 15. Beans Runner – 1 dish of 6 pods – 1st J.Sutcliffe, 2nd J.Sutcliffe, 3rd P.Harling

Class 16. Turnips – 1 dish of 2 with tops on – 1st R.Stott, 2nd A.Carter, 3rd E.Jessop

Class 17. Onions – 3 green tops undressed as grown – 1st P.Harling, 2nd A.Bastide, 3rd R.Helliwell

Class 17a. 3 dressed onions – 1st A.Godfrey, 2nd P.Harling, 3rd G&A Proberts

Class 18. Cucumber – 1 dish of 1 – 1st J.Godfrey, 2nd G&A Proberts, 3rd A.Godfrey

Class 19. Culinary Herbs – 1 vase of 4 kinds – 1st J.HigginBotham, 2nd G&A Proberts, 3rd D.Robinson

 

Fruit Section

Class 20. Rhubarb – 1 dish of 2 stalks with tops trimmed to approx 2″ – 1st T&C Melia, 2nd R.Stott, 3rd E.Jessop

Class 21. Gooseberries – 1 dish of 12 – 1st G&A Proberts, 2nd R.Stott, 3rd A.Carter

Class 22. Blackcurrants – 1 dish of 25 with calyx – 1st , 2nd , 3rd

Class 23. Red or White Currants – 1 dish of 25 with calyx – 1st P.Harling, 2nd , 3rd

Class 24. Raspberries – 1 dish of 12 – 1st E.Jessop, 2nd E.Jessop, 3rd R.Stott

Class 25. THE ANDREW COLLINS PLATTER – Awarded to the best basket of 6 kinds of vegetable – 1st J.Sutcliffe, 2nd G&A Proberts, 3rd J.Wagstaff

ROD MELLOR TROPHY – Awarded to the best horizontal tray of vegetables – 1st Spa well, 2nd Lillands Lane Rastrick, 3rd Pye Nest

ROSE BOWL CUP – Most Firsts in all classes – A.Greenwood

Sykes & Watkinson Trophy – Awarded to the best vegetable exhibit – J.Godfrey

 

Flower Class Open To All

Class 27. 1 vase of 3 Decorative Dahlias (small) – 1st A.Godfrey, 2nd P.Harling, 3rd A.Bastide

Class 28. 1 vase of 3 Decorative Dahlias (medium or large) – 1st A.Greenwood, 2nd A.Bastide, 3rd M.Holdroyd

Class 29. 1 vase of 3 Pompom Dahlias – 1st A.Greenwood, 2nd A.Godfrey, 3rd A.Greenwood

Class 30. 1 vase of 3 Cactus Dahlias (small) – 1st A.Greenwood, 2nd A.Greenwood, 3rd A.Bastide

Class 31. 1 vase of 3 Cactus Dahlias (medium or large) – 1st A.Greenwood, 2nd P.Harling, 3rd A.Greenwood

Class 31a. 3 garden Dahlias (any variety) – 1st J.Godfrey, 2nd M.Carter, 3rd P.Harling

Class 32. 1 vase of 3 spikes of Gladioli – 1st G&A Proberts, 2nd A.Bastide, 3rd A.Bastide

Class 33. 1 vase of 1 spike of Gladioli – 1st E.Jessop, 2nd J.Wagstaff, 3rd J.Wagstaff

Class 34. 1 vase of Calendula – 3 blooms – 1st A.Carter, 2nd E.Jessop, 3rd M.Carter

Class 35. 1 vase of 5 stems of Dianthus (Pinks) – 1st E.Jessop

Class 36. 1 specimen Hybrid Tea Rose – own foliage – 1st A.Bastide, 2nd C.McGiven, 3rd A.Carter

Class 37. 1 vase of 1 stem of Floribunda Roses (spray) – 1st A.Bastide, 2nd A.Bastide

Class 38. 1 vase of 5 spikes of Sweet Peas – 1st A.Greenwood, 2nd J.Wagstaff, 3rd C.SelWay

Class 39. 1 vase of mixed Herbaceous Perennial Flowers – 1st E.Jessop, 2nd M&J Cockroft, 3rd J.Grundy

Class 40. 1 vase of mixed Annuals – 1st E.Jessop

Class 41. 1 spike bloom or spray of garden flowers – 1st E.Jessop, 2nd E.Jessop, 3rd G&A Proberts

Class 42. 1 vase of 3 stems of any flower – 1st G&A Proberts, 2nd M.Chaloner, 3rd M.Carter

Class 43. 1 bowl of French Marigolds upto 9″ diameter 6″ height – 1st A.Greenwood, 2nd A.Carter, 3rd A.Greenwood

 

Plant Section

Class 44. Specimen Fuchshia – 1st RSPCA, 2nd RSPCA, 3rd M&J Cockcroft

Class 45. Specimen Begonia Plant – 1st A.Carter, 2nd G&A Proberts, 3rd RSPCA

Class 46. Specimen flower plant (excluding Fuchsia and Begonia) – 1st RSPCA, 2nd V.Lee, 3rd A.Greenwood

Class 47. Specimen 1 Orchid Plant – 1st J.Lewis, 2nd G&A Proberts, 3rd G&A Proberts

Class 48. Specimen 1 Bonzi Plant

Class 49. 1 Succulent or Cactus Plant (pot less than 3.5″ wide) – 1st A.Greenwood, 2nd A.Greenwood, 3rd A.Carter

Class 50. 1 Succulent or Cactus Plant medium to large (pot more than 3.5″) – 1st A.Greenwood, 2nd A.Greenwood, 3rd C.SelWay

 

Best Flowers In Show

NATIONAL GARDENERS GUILD TROPHY & £5 gift voucher from Gardenius Nurseries – A.Greenwood

 

Floral Art Class

Class 51. Any Yorkshire Artist – 1st C.Selway, 2nd M.Carter, 3rd Jenny Finder

Class 52. UK Heritage Site – 1st C.Selway, 2nd M.Carter, 3rd

Class 53. Nursery Rhymes – 1st G.Carter, 2nd D.Robinson, 3rd M.Carter

HALIFAX CHRYSANTHEMUM & FLORAL ART TROPHY – Awarded to Best Floral Art Exhibit – C.Selway

 

Novice Section
Class 54. Miniature Garden – 1st A.Carter
Class 55. Message in a Bottle

 

Best Novice Floral Art

Halifax Gardeners Guild Trophy – 1st A.Carter

 

Childrens Classes

Class 56. Dinosaur Animal – 1st E.Steele, 2nd J.Crystal, 3rd M.Grundy

Class 57. Pokemon Spoons – 1st L.Grundy, 2nd M.Grundy

Class 58. Funny Selfies – 1st J.B.Baxter-Colling, 2nd L.Grundy

JOSEPH SMITH TROPHY – Awarded to Best Under 13’s Exhibit – E.Steele

 

Group Classes

Class 59. Flower Power – 1st J.Grocock

Class 60. Views of Calderdale – 1st A.Carter, 2nd M.Carter

Class 61. Ugly Vegetable – 1st E.Steele, 2nd A.Carter

JOSEPH LILY TROPHY – Awarded for Best Group Exhibit – 1st E.Steele

NOVICE CLASS: “PLANT & GROW”

Class 62. Any variety of 1 flower and 1 vegetable – 1st P.Harling, 2nd J.Godfrey

Class 63. 3 White Potatoes – 1st N.Shaw, 2nd A.Berts, 3rd D.Hartley

Class 64. 3 Different vegetables – 1st P.Harling, 2nd D.Hartley

Lucus Cup Best Novice Class – 1st P.Harling

Class 65. Colourful Flowers

BEST DISPLAY OF FLOWERS IN SHOW: HORACE TURNER CHALLENGE TROPHY – 1st NordGreen Nurseries, 2nd Gardenius Nuresry

 


 

CONTACT HORTICULTURE SECRETARY

 

Michelle Carter
Horticulture Secretary
07783798959
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