Autumn Bicentenary Show 2022

Date and location

Saturday 3rd September 2022 – 1pm-5pm

Ditchling Village Green
Lodge Hill Lane
Ditchling
BN6 8SP

Judges

Section A: Mr. K Beard and Mr. D Muller

Section B: Mrs C Meyer

Section C: Mrs B Lloyd

Trophies awarded at the Bicentenary Show:

  1. George Blackstone Trophy: for the best trug of vegetables (class 30).
  2. Wheelwright Challenge Cup (Jim Blackman Award): for the best basket of fruit (class29).
  3. President’s Challenge Cup: for the highest points* in Sections A & B in Autumn Show.
  4. Ralli Challenge Cup: Highest number of points* in Cookery and Handicrafts sections in all three shows.
  5. Davy Challenge Cup: Highest number of points* in Floral Art sections, all 3 shows.
  6. The Children’s Trophy: (6yrs and under.) Highest number of points* in all 3 shows
  7. Margaret Buckwell Trophy: (7-ll yrs.) Highest number of points* in all 3 shows.
  8. The Henry Waller Memorial Trophy: Best kept allotment over the past year
  9. The Buckwell Trophy: Most improved allotment over the past year.

*First prize = 5 points, second prize = 3 points, third prize = 1 point.

Autumn Bicentenary Show Categories

  1. 10 raspberries with stalk
  2. 5 cooking apples, one variety
  3. 5 dessert apples, one variety
  4. 5 pears, dessert or cooking, one variety
  5. 10 cultivated blackberries
  6. 3 fruits not otherwise shown in schedule, one variety
  7. 3 parsnips
  8. 5 leaves of perpetual spinach/ Swiss chard, with stalks
  9. 5 shallots
  10. 4 coloured potatoes, one variety
  11. 4 white potatoes, one variety
  12. 4 carrots
  13. 3 sweet peppers, any one variety
  14. 5 chilli peppers, any one variety
  15. 3 bulbs of garlic
  16. 5 onions, yellow or white
  17. 5 red onions
  18. 5 runner beans
  19. 5 dwarf/ French or climbing beans
  20. 3 beetroot any one variety
  21. 2 cobs of sweetcorn
  22. 2 squash, one variety
  23. 2 lettuce, one variety
  24. A cabbage
  25. 3 leeks
  26. 3 tomatoes, one variety other than cherry type
  27. Three tomatoes, cherry type
  28. A pair of outdoor cucumbers
  29. A basket of fruit, to be judged for quality and effect, not to exceed 45 cm/ 18 inches
  30. A trug of vegetables, to be judged for quality and effect. Trug not to exceed 60 cm/ 2ft. Exhibit not to exceed 90 cm/ 3 ft. overall
  31. 3 vegetables not otherwise shown in schedule, one variety
  32. An amusing misshapen vegetable
  33. An exhibit of one flower and one vegetable
  1. A vase of roses, any variety or varieties. Maximum width 45 cm/ 18 inches
  2. A vase of chrysanthemums, any variety or varieties
  3. 5 blooms of dahlias, any variety or varieties
  4. A vase of mixed flowers, judged for quality and variety, maximum width 60 cm/ 2 ft.
  5. A geranium (pelargonium) in a pot, the pot not to exceed 20 cm /8 inches in diameter
  6. An orchid in a pot, the pot not to exceed 20 cm /8 inches in diameter
  7. A flowering plant in a pot, other than geranium or orchid, the pot not to exceed 20 cm /8 inches in diameter
  8. A foliage plant in a pot, the pot not to exceed 20 cm /8 inches in diameter
  9. An exhibit of foliage and fruit of ornamental shrubs, any number of varieties, maximum width 90 cm/3 ft.
  10. An exhibit of flowering shrubs, maximum width 60 cm/ 2 ft.
  1. An arrangement in the colours red and copper, in celebration of Dick Morley’s Book ‘Red Roughs and Copper Kettles’, a history of Ditchling Horticultural Society. Max 45cm/1½ft wide.
  2. An exhibit depicting My Ditchling’ Maximum width 75 cm/ 2½ ft.
  3.  A miniature arrangement in a match box. H, D and W, 10 cm/ 4 inches max.
  1. A SHOWSTOPPER CELEBRATION CAKE- Gardening theme
  2. A showstopper autumn plait loaf
  3. A Tarte Tatin
  4. A plate of filled brandy snaps
  5. Crystallised fruits in a decorative display
  6. A bottle of elderflower Champagne
  7. A jar of gooseberry jam
  8. A jar of autumn fruit chutney
  9. A jar of autumn raspberry jam
  10. A jar of greengage jam
  11. A bottle of ginger wine
  12. 5 peppermint cremes
  13. A Ditchling pasty – your own creation!

Photographs and Art should have been taken by the exhibitor, maximum size 18 x 13 cm / 7×5 inches and unframed. 

  1. A photo celebrating Ditchling architecture
  2. A painting or drawing on the theme ‘Historic Ditchling’
6 years and under at the time of the Autumn Show
  1. A photograph of a sunflower you have grown from seed
  2. garden on a seed tray
7–11 years at the time of the Autumn Show
  1. A photograph of a sunflower you have grown from seed
  2.  garden on a seed tray

To enter a piece into the Show:

Choose the classes you wish to enter from the membership show Schedule booklet. Anyone can enter any number of classes.

Fee = 20p per entry. To compete you must be a DHS member.

If you have your membership booklet:

  1. Cut out one of the forms from the last page
  2. Complete it with your name and address and the details of your entries
  3. Put it in an envelope with your entry fee (50p per entry).
  4. Hand it in at Ditchling Post Office no later than 5 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the show. 

If you don’t have a membership booklet

  1. Fill in the form below
  2. Pay the 50p entry on arrival at the hall.

On the morning of the Show:

  1. Take your entry along to the show place between 8-9.30 am.
  2. Hand over to the stewards to place in the correct category

Show opens 2-4 pm. Winners announced at 3.30 pm.
Exhibitors can collect their pieces from 4pm

Entry form for the DHS Bicentenary Show 2022