Flower and Produce Show – Saturday 19 August 2017

South Marston Gardening Club – Flower and Produce Show to be held on Saturday 19 August 2017

Friday 18 August 7pm to 8:30pm – Register your Exhibits (see list below) at the Village Hall – Schedules 50p available from Mike New Tel. 827807

Saturday 19 August

10am to 12:30pm – Staging of Exhibits

1pm to 4pm – Judging takes place

5pm – Doors open to the public – Admission at door 20p (per adult)

Refreshments and Raffle available

5:30pm – Presentation of Show Winners followed by Auction of Produce (the Committee will be grateful for any exhibit left for sale) and Raffle Prize Draw


  1. 3 Potatoes (white)
  2. 3 Potatoes (coloured)
  3. 5 French Beans
  4. 5 Pods of Peas
  5. 5 Runner Beans
  6. 5 Broad Beans
  7. 3 Onions – under ½ lb in weight
  8. 3 Onions – over ½ lb in weight
  9. 3 Beetroot
  10. 3 Courgettes
  11. 3 Carrots
  12. 2 Cabbages
  13. 2 Cauliflowers
  14. 6 Pickling Shallots (under 30mm in diameter)
  15. 6 Large Shallots (over 30mm in diameter)
  16. 1 Cucumber
  17. 3 Tomatoes
  18. Truss of Tomatoes
  19. Collection of 5 different Vegetables (same quantity and variety as listed in classes 1 – 18 in a seed tray not exceeding 24” x 18”) i.e. 3 carrots, 2 cauliflowers, 3 onions, 3 beetroot and 3 French beans.
  20. Collection of any 5 Vegetables (one of each of any 5 different kinds in a seed tray not exceeding 18” x 12”)
  21. Collection of 5 Salad Vegetables (All different)
  22. Collection of Fresh Herbs
  23. Longest Runner Bean
  24. Heaviest Onion
  25. Heaviest Potato
  26. Any other Vegetable not on schedule
  27. Ugly or Misshapen Vegetable (Please give your vegetable a “name”)
  28. Bowl of Home Grown Fruit (5 of same kind)


  1. Fuchsia* – Standard – maximum length of stem from top of soil to first branch not to exceed 42”


  1. Hanging Basket*

* Above two entries (B & B1) £1 each entry


  1. 1 Single Rose
  2. 3 Roses
  3. 5 Asters (single or double)
  4. 3 Decorative Dahlias (multi coloured)
  5. 3 Cactus Dahlias
  6. 3 Pompom Dahlias (2” maximum diameter)
  7. 1 Specimen Dahlia (large)
  8. 3 Carnations
  9. 5 Pansies
  10. 5 Stalks of Sweet Peas
  11. 3 Spikes of Gladioli
  12. 1 Specimen spike of Gladiolus
  13. 3 Vases of Flowers (a different variety in each vase – no extra foliage)
  14. 1 Pot Geranium**
  15. 1 Pot Fuchsia**
  16. Flowering Pot Plant**
  17. Succulent Pot Plant**
  18. Foliage Pot Plant**
  19. Cactus Pot Plant**

**maximum 7” diameter measured across top of pot from edge to edge (classes 44 – 49)


  1. Square Floral Carpet (not exceeding 6” x 6”)
  2. Miniature Flower Arrangement (under 4” x 4”)
  3. Floral Arrangement “Psychedelic 60s” (not to exceed 15” overall)
  4. Arrangement in a Basket (not to exceed 15” overall)


  1. Photograph “Landmark”
  2. Photograph “Spring Bulbs”


  1. Jar Soft Fruit Jam (in 1lb jar)
  2. Jar Stone Fruit Jam (in 1lb jar)
  3. Jar Jelly (in 1lb jar)
  4. Jar Marmalade (in 1lb jar)
  5. Jar Lemon Curd (in 1lb jar)
  6. Sweet Chutney (in 1lb jar)
  7. Pickled Onions or Shallots
  8. 6 Bread Rolls
  9. 6 Sausage Rolls
  10. Apple Pie (with pastry top and bottom and no decoration)
  11. 6 Cheese Scones
  12. 6 Fruit Scones
  13. Bread Pudding or Bread and Butter Pudding
  14. Victoria Sandwich (see ingredients listed below)
  15. Fruit Cake (see ingredients listed below)
  16. 6 Decorated Cup Cakes
  17. Carrot Cake (any shape or size)
  18. Shortbread


  1. Homemade Wine, Lager, Beer, Cider or Liquor


  1. Metal, Wood or Glass Item
  2. Knitting or Crochet item
  3. Cross Stich or Embroidery Item
  4. Artwork (Charcoal, Watercolour etc)


 Victoria Sandwich   Fruit Cake
6oz Self Raising Flour   8oz Self Raising Flour
6oz Caster Sugar   7oz Fruit
6oz Butter or Margarine   4oz Sugar
3 Eggs   4oz Butter or Margarine
Jam   2 Eggs
    1/8th pint Milk
Cakes can be made in any size tin using the above ingredients only.  Judges will use their discretion to disqualify cakes made using any other ingredients.

For more information contact Mike New Tel. 827807 or Angela Newton Tel 832034.


Section B3


Section B2


Section D


Section A


2016 Winners Presentation


Summer Camp offer

The Summer Kids Camp at South Marston Village Hall are now offering on block bookings or pay for one session and get a second session half price. Siblings are also half price.

See poster for all details. For enquiries, offer details and bookings, contact Tanja on 07850 729521 or Lucy on 07967 458372

Summer Camp

South Marston Hotel: Update

The Old Vicarage section of the Hotel site has been severely damaged by a fire that  started on Friday evening, a week after demolition contractors started work on the site. No other buildings appear to have been affected.

Hotel 29.07.17

It is a condition of the outline planning permission for the site that the building be kept and converted, subject to the usual financial viability test. The Victorian building was listed as a Heritage Asset in our draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Owner Paul Cripps, who is currently here on a visit from his home in Bermuda, attended the scene whilst the fire services were fighting the blaze. He suggested that the fire was probably started by vandals.

Colin McEwen, on behalf of South Marston Parish Council. 29.7.17