Burwash Horticultural Society

Gardeners Question Time - 11th May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plant Sale 13th May 2017

2017 Spring Show                

The Horticultural Society Spring Show, held on Saturday 8th April, was a great success with 185 entries, which was a slightly higher number than last year. The dry warm weather before the show ensured many good entries with some wonderful Tulips and many lovely Narcissi although these were slightly down in number due to so many already being over before the show. The bowls of spring flowering flowers were outstanding and we had many entries of camellias, thanks to the lack of frosts leading up to the show. The floral art entries were to a very high standard and it was good to see so many beautiful arrangements. 

The show attracted a good number of visitors who all enjoyed the large number of colourful entries on display.

Burwash Horticultural Society Chairman Richard Maude-Roxby commented on the high number and outstanding quality of entries and thanked all those involved in making the societies first show of the year such a success and the judges commented on the excellent quality of entries for a village show. The flower judge was spoilt for choice as he studied all the exhibits and had a particularly hard job choosing the overall best bloom in show.

The overall winner for the highest points was Richard Maude-Roxby (Reid Trophy) with the runner up being Alice Ransom (Queen Elizabeth Spade).

The best 3 vases of Narcissi in the show (Reg Barber Memorial Cup) was again won by Julia Angove and the cup for the best bloom in the show (Ethel Rolt Memorial Trophy) was also won by Julia Angove. The best single bloom in the resident’s classes (Brian Morris Memorial  Cup) was won by Berry Wraight while Fiona Barkley won the cup for the most points in the resident’s classes (Major Beer Trophy). The best vase of three narcissi (Phipps Trophy) in the show was won by Richard Maude-Roxby.  Jacky Nash won the cup for the best bowl of spring flowers (Ridley Spring Trophy) and Molly Beauchamp took the cup for the best floral art display (Mary Beer Trophy).

  

Richard Maude-Roxby                  Alice Ransom                                Julia Angove

      

Berry Wraight                                       Fiona Barkley                                 Jacky Nash

 

                        

Molly Beauchamp                                      'Gardener's World' Best Floral Art Display

 

2016 Summer Show  

The Summer Show, held on Saturday 30th July by the Burwash Horticultural Society, was another great success. With 253 entries, an increase of 20 on last year, covering Flowers, Vegetables, Floral Art, Cookery and Photography meant that this was one of our best shows to date. It continued the Society’s Royal theme in support of the Queens 90th birthday which was reflected in many of the class entries.

The judges commented on both the very high standard and numbers of entries. In fact one judge said that the number and quality of the vegetable entries was the best he had seen in any of the shows he had judged all year. They were impressed with the quality and the wide range of colour of the floral entries, particularly the sweet peas and hydrangeas and had a very hard job to pick out the winning entries. Both the cookery judge and the photography judge also commented on how difficult it was to select the winners from the many entries on show.

There were some exquisite floral art displays and also some mouthwatering cookery entries and the photography classes demonstrated the talent of the village photographers.

Richard Maude-Roxby, Chairman of the society commented, that it was very encouraging to see what he thought was our highest number of entries for some years, even beating last year and was also encouraged by the number of entrants taking part. Overall this was yet another very successful show the society had staged and hoped it would encourage even more members of the society to enter the shows next year. It was also pleasing to see so many new visitors.

One of the returning entrants after a year’s absence due to ill health, Jim Hillier, swept the board with his consistently high quality of exhibits winning four cups, the Banksian Medal and the Master Gardener class. It was also good to see so many new names winning cups in the show.

Cup winners were:

  • Tom Hook cup, highest points in Vegetables: Jim Hillier
  • Geejay Cup, Best Resident’s exhibit in Vegetables: Peter Angove
  • Millfield Shield, winner of a Collection of Vegetables: Jim Hillier 
  • Anne Neal cup, winner of Best Residents Collection of Vegetables: Peter Angove
  • Harry Pope Cup, Best Onion: Jim Hillier
  • Hornsby Cup, most points in Flowers: Mrs I Wraight
  • Popular Gardening Cup, best exhibit in Flowers: Ann Rodgers
  • Eric Godley Cup, highest points in Dahlias: Jim Hillier
  • Banksian Medal, most money won: Jim Hillier
  • Gordon Cup, most points in Floral Art: Anne Cutler
  • Highlands Cup, best Floral Art exhibit: Ann Lucey
  • Charmian Bury, winner of Floral Art class 50: Lynda Maude-Roxby
  • Porteus Plate, most points in Cookery: Kath Mycock
  • Linden Plate, best exhibit in Cookery: Kath Mycock
  • Akehurst cup, highest points in Photography: Sam Milling

    

  

   

Winners of the Summer Show                             Jim Hiller 

Rose Show 18th June

The Burwash Horticultural Society Rose, Sweet Pea and Delphinium Show held on Saturday 18th June was another great success. Once again floral entries were slightly down in numbers in the Sweet Pea and Delphinium categories with Sweet Peas flowering late and Delphiniums struggling to reach any decent size this year; however there were a good number of roses entered and some lovely blooms on display.

The good warm and mainly dry preceding weather two weeks before the show bought out the best in the Rose entries but again bud drop in Sweet Peas affected early flowers and the lack of really hot weather the week before the show held back Delphiniums.

The judges were once again impressed by the high standard of exhibits on display and found it a hard job to select the winning entries.

In addition to the flower exhibits, we had five classes for handicrafts across a very wide variety of items with the star of the show this year being the selection of ‘Royal Cushions’ and ‘Hats for a Royal Garden Party’ which were absolutely wonderful and yet again demonstrated the talent we have in Burwash.

The children’s entries, mainly from Burwash School, of a portrait of the Queen created lots of interest, as did the cup winning entry of a Corgi dog made out of vegetables.

The show was attended by many visitors who enjoyed the mixture of flowers and handicrafts and the refreshments so kindly provided, as always, by Mary Chadburn and Isobel Salmond.

The Queens Challenge cup for the best Delphinium in the show was won by Lynda Maude-Roxby and the Harry Relf Trophy for the best vase of sweet peas was also won by Lynda Maude-Roxby.

The Court Farm Cup for the highest points in Roses was won by Lynda Maude-Roxby and the Kent & Sussex Courier rose bowl for the best rose exhibit together with the Ron Partner £10 Rose voucher was also won by Lynda Maude-Roxby.

In the Children’s Classes the Elizabeth Reid Cup was won by Gabrielle Moon.

          

Spring Show 9th April

Despite the weather being inclement, the Burwash Horticultural Society’s Spring Show, held on Saturday 9h April, turned out to be a great success with 176 entries which is a similar level to last year. The earlier better weather before the show ensured many good entries for Narcissi and in particular some wonderful Tulips. The bowls of spring flowering flowers were outstanding and we had many entries of camellias, thanks to the lack of frosts leading up to the show. The show attracted a good number of visitors who all enjoyed such a colourful village event.

Burwash Horticultural Society Chairman Richard Maude-Roxby praised exhibitors for putting in so many different varieties of blooms and maintaining the high standard the society has become accustomed to.

He also commented on the high number of entries and the outstanding beauty of the Floral Art displays which, as always, attracted much interest from show visitors.

The judges commented on the excellent quality of entries for a village show and it took much deliberation for the flower judge as he got round all the exhibits and in particular choosing the overall best bloom in show.

The overall winner for the highest points was Richard Maude-Roxby with the runner up being Fiona Berkley. The best 3 vases of Narcissi in the show was won by Julia Angove and the cup for the best vases of 3 Narcissi was won by Lady Sanderson.

The best single bloom in the show was won by Andrew Clark who also won the cup for the best bloom in the resident’s classes and his late Uncle’s new cup, the Brian Morris Memorial cup, which was very fitting. In addition he won the trophy for the highest number of points in the resident’s classes

Irene Wraight won the cup for the best bowl of spring flowers and Jane Roope took the cup for the best floral art display.

CUP WINNERS

RIED TROPY for the highest points in the show: Richard Maude-Roxby
QUEEN ELIZABETH SPADE for second highest points in the show: Fiona Berkley
PHIPPS TROPHY for best vase of 3 booms of Narcissi: Lady Sanderson
ETHEL ROLT MEMORIAL TROPHY for best bloom in show: Andrew Clark
MAJOR BEER TROPY for the highest points in Residents classes: Andrew Clark
BRIAN MORRIS MEMORIAL CUP for best bloom classes 20-30: Andrew Clark
REG BARBER MEMORIAL CUP for best 3 vases of Narcissi: Julia Angove
RIDLEY SPRING TROPHY for best bowl of spring garden flowers: Irene Wraight
MARY BEER TROPHY for best Floral Art exhibit: Jane Roope

 

Burwash School Summer Fete - 9th June Burwash School from 3pm
Horticultural Society Rose Show -17th June 2.00 - 4.00pm Sports Pavilion
1920s Razzamataz Party - 17th June Burwash Common Pavilion in aid of Demnetia UK
Burwash in Bloom - Judging 23rd June. 

Burwash Open Gardens - Sunday 25th June please click here for more details.
Burwash Community Fund AGM - Thursday 29th June 7.30pm at The Bear
The Rude Mechanical Theatre -  28th July at 7.30pm at Swan Meadow.

For a full list of events this month then please go to 
Burwash Parish Diary. If  you have updates or wish to add details of future events please get in touch via Burwash Parish Clerk.