Horticultural and Craft Show 2014

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This year the Watchfield Horticultural and Craft Show will be held on Saturday August 30th at Watchfield Village Hall. This is a community event with classes only 10p per entry. Everyone welcome to enter and visit the show – no experience necessary, the more the merrier! horticultural & craft show leaflet

Watchfield Village hall management Committee 

WATCHFIELD horticultural & craft Show

August 30th 2014

2pm to 4.30pm (entries 8.30-11.30am)

Watchfield Village Hall, Chapel Hill SN6 8TA

Contact Ruth 01793 782234 or Sue 01793 780329 or see www.watchfield.org for details

Enter as many categories as you like—only 10p per entry.


1. Five Potatoes white

2. Five potatoes coloured

3. Three carrots, long pointed (trim leaves to 3inches /75 mm)

4. Three carrots, stump rooted (trim leaves as above)

5. Three beetroot globe (trim leaves to three inches/75mm)

6. Two parsnips (trim leaves to 3 inches/75mm)

7. Two cabbages

8. Nine runner beans

9. Three onions, not to exceed half pound/225g each

10. Five tomatoes, medium size

11. One cucumber

12. Two table marrows (max. 15 inches/380mm long)

13. Any other vegetable not on schedule

14. Heaviest marrow

15. Longest runner bean

16. Heaviest Potato


17. Gladioli       One spike any variety or colour

18. Dahlias       One vase of 3 Dahlias  medium decorative

19. Chrysanthemum One vase 3 blooms any variety

20. Chrysanthemum Sprays One vase 3 stems

21. A vase of any mixed flowers not less than five varieties


22. One specimen bloom, any cultivar, (to be judged solely on its beauty as an individual bloom, leaves may be attached, wire supports are permitted)

23. A vase of five blooms, one or more varieties.

24. A vase of three blooms same variety


25. Five apples, cooking

26. Five apples, dessert

27. Five pears, dessert

28. Raspberries, a bowl of 15

29. Any other fruit not on schedule

Pot Plants

30. One plant, geranium, pot not to exceed 6 inches/15cm in diameter

31. One plant, foliage, pot not to exceed 6 inches/15cm in diameter

32. Fuchsia, any variety, one pot or bowl, not to exceed 6 inches /15cm in diameter

33. Cactus or succulent, one pot or bowl not to exceed 6 inches/15cm in diameter.

34. One plant not on schedule, pot not to exceed 6 inches/15cm in diameter.

Flower arrangements

35. A table centre arrangement. To be viewed all round. Not more than 1ft /30cm overall. Accessories permitted.

36. An arrangement in a kitchen utensil. Not more than 2ft/60cm overall

37. A miniature arrangement. Not to exceed five inches/12cm overall

N.B. Fresh flowers and plant material should be used unless otherwise stated. Measurements apply to dimensions in all directions, including diagonally

Home Economics

38. One pot of Strawberry Jam or Jelly

39. One pot of Gooseberry Jam or Jelly

40. One pot of Raspberry Jam or Jelly

41. One pot of Stone Fruit Jam or Jelly

42. One pot of Mixed Fruit Jam or Jelly

43. One pot of Jam, Jelly or Marmalade not on schedule

44. One pot of any Pickle, Chutney or Relish

45. Five plain scones (as recipe)

46. Victoria sandwich (as recipe)

47. Six ginger biscuits (as recipe)

48. 6 pieces of Apple Tray Cake (as recipe)

49. Six sausage rolls (own recipe)


50. Any hand knitted article

51. A hand and/or machine sewn article

52. A stuffed toy

53. A painting or drawing (max size A3)

54. Original hand-made article for use or decoration not included in other handicraft classes

Photography N.B. Photographs should be no larger than A4 size and unframed

55. A photograph of Watchfield

56. Any landscape scene

57. A portrait

58. A single bloom of any flower

Children’s Classes (Under 5, 6-10 years old, 11 & over)

59. An arrangement of garden flowers in a toy

60. A model of an animal made from vegetables or/and fruit

61. A drawing or a painting of a ladybird (sizeA5)

62. A miniature garden on a dinner plate

63. Six Jam Tarts made with shortcrust pastry (as recipe)



8ozs (225g) plain flour, 2ozs (50g) butter, 1 tablespoon sugar, half teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, one teaspoon cream of tartar, milk to mix. Mix dry ingredients, rub in butter and mix with milk. Roll out and shape using a two inch cutter and place on a greased baking tray. Brush with milk or egg and bake in a preheated oven at 210oC, mark 7

Ginger Nuts

4ozs (100g) self-raising flour, half teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1-2 teaspoons ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 teaspoons caster sugar, 2ozs (50g) butter, 3ozs (75g) golden syrup. Sift together flour, bi-carb, ginger, cinnamon and sugar. Melt butter, stir in syrup. Add all dry ingredients and mix well. Roll into small balls and place well apart on a greased baking tray. Bake in centre of oven at 190 oC, mark 5 for 15-20 minutes. Cool slightly before putting on cooling tray

Apple Tray Cake

1lb (450g) Bramley apples, juice of half a lemon, 8ozs (225g) softened butter, 10ozs (275g) caster sugar, 4 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 12ozs (340g) self-raising flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder. Demerara sugar to sprinkle. Peel, core and thinly slice apples and squeeze lemon juice over. Set aside. Mix butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour and baking powder until smooth. Spread half the mixture into greased and lined 27cm x 20cm tin. Arrange half of the apples over the top of the mix, then repeat. Sprinkle with Demerara sugar. Bake for 45 minutes at 180 oC, mark 4 until golden and springy to touch. Leave to cool in tin for ten minutes, then turn out, remove paper. Cut into bars or squares.

Victoria Sandwich

6 ozs (170g) self-raising flour, 6 ozs (170g) butter, 3 eggs, 6 ozs (170g) caster sugar, pinch of salt. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, fold in flour and salt. Cook in two prepared 7 inch (17.5cm) sandwich tins at 175 oC, mark 3 for 20- 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, sandwich with jam and dredge top with caster sugar.

Jam Tarts

8 ozs (200g) plain flour, half teaspoon salt, 4 ozs (100g) butter. Cold water to mix. Rub butter into flour until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Add water and mix together. Roll out on a lightly floured board and cut into rounds and place in a patty tin. Add a small amount of jam and bake at 180 oC, mark 4


  1. The judge’s decision is final
  2. No exhibit shall be removed until 4.30pm

3.   No person other than those appointed will be allowed in the room whilst judging is taking place

  1. Exhibitors are invited to donate exhibits for sale. Exhibits not cleared by 4.45pm will be auctioned at 5pm
  2. Challenge Cup (awarded for 1 year) for exhibitor with highest cumulative points (1st prize: 5 points, second prize: 4 points, 3rd prize: 3 points, 4th prize: 2 points, Commendation: 1 point)

6.   No exhibits will be accepted after 11.30am

Good Luck!

horticultural & craft show leaflet