Event Date
3rd Aug to 4th Aug 2023

Fun With Flowers

The competition where all the flowers, foliage, accessories and containers are provided for you to make an arrangement on a given theme. You must be in the tent promptly at 5.30pm on Thursday 3 August 2023 for classes 1001 and 1002 and 6.30pm for classes 1003, 1004 and 1005 ready to start making your arrangement. All you need to bring is your imagination. Don't worry if you have not arranged flowers before: stewards will be available to help.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure that you are ready in the tent promptly at 5.30pm or 6.30pm as competitors will start their arrangements together at these times.
Entries may be limited to a maximum of 8 entries in each class in the order in which they are received. Please note that some entrants might be asked to move to another class depending on numbers.
The County Flowers Cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in classes 1001 to 1005. 2022 winner: Jools Holdsworth.
Start At, 03/08/2023 17:30
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1001 Fun With Flowers - RECYCLE, REUSE , 7 years and under

Description:

Fun With Flowers - RECYCLE, REUSE , 7 years and under


Price: £0.00
Class: 1002 Fun With Flowers - FLOWER GREETING,, 9 years and under

Description:

Fun With Flowers - FLOWER GREETING,, 9 years and under

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1003 Fun With Flowers - NATURE’S BOUNTY. 11 years and under

Description:

Fun With Flowers - NATURE’S BOUNTY. 11 years and under

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1004 Fun With Flowers - GOING GREEN. 13 years and under.

Description:

Fun With Flowers - GOING GREEN. 13 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1005 Fun With Flowers - BLUE PLANET. 17 years and under

Description:

Fun With Flowers - BLUE PLANET. 17 years and under

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00

Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables

Making fun figures from fuit and veg, flower arrangements and herbs
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1006 An arrangement of FOLIAGE from the SOMERSET COUNTRYSIDE. 17 years and under.

Description:

An arrangement of FOLIAGE from the SOMERSET COUNTRYSIDE in an unusual container. Can include berries and seed heads but NO flowers. Must be made up by the exhibitor in the marquee. 17 years and under.
The LEN MEUX MEMORIAL TROPHY will be awarded to the winner of this class. 2022 winner: Cara Deacon.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1007 A COLLECTION OF HERBS. 17 years and under.

Description:

A COLLECTION OF HERBS. Display imaginatively with a SUSTAINABILITY theme, a minimum of four kinds in water with labels. 17 years and under. May be brought ready assembled.
THE MRS GAY PENNY CUP will be awarded for the best exhibit. 2022 winner: Cara Deacon.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1008 Grow three SUNFLOWERS and display imaginatively. 17 years and under.

Description:

Grow three SUNFLOWERS and display imaginatively. 17 years and under. May be brought ready assembled.
The BINDLEY TROPHY will be awarded to the best exhibit in classes 1008 to 1014. 2022 winner: Adeline Howe.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1009 Grow CRESS in a recycled container. 11 years and under.

Description:

Grow CRESS in a recycled container. 11 years and under.
The BINDLEY TROPHY will be awarded to the best exhibit in classes 1008 to 1014. 2022 winner: Adeline Howe.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1010 Make a FOREST COLLAGE using foliage, bark, twigs etc. 17 years and under

Description:

Make a FOREST COLLAGE using foliage, bark, twigs etc that you would find on the ground in a forest or in the woods. 17 years and under
The BINDLEY TROPHY will be awarded to the best exhibit in classes 1008 to 1014. 2022 winner: Adeline Howe.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1011 A HEDGEHOG made predominantly from any natural plant material. 7 years and under

Description:

A HEDGEHOG made predominantly from any natural plant material. Vegetables, fruit, seeds, nuts, etc. can be used. Some extra craft items can be used to enhance your exhibit. NOT to be painted. NO pasta. 7 years and under
May be brought ready assembled.
The BINDLEY TROPHY will be awarded to the best exhibit in classes 1008 to 1014. 2022 winner: Adeline Howe.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1012 A TRICYCLE made predominantly from any natural plant material. 17 years and under

Description:

A TRICYCLE made predominantly from any natural plant material. Vegetables, fruit, seeds, nuts, etc. can be used. Some extra craft items can be used to enhance your exhibit. NOT to be painted. NO pasta. 17 years and under
May be brought ready assembled. The BINDLEY TROPHY will be awarded to the best exhibit in classes 1008 to 1014. 2022 winner: Adeline Howe.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1013 A GARDEN POND on an tray. 11 years and under.

Description:

A GARDEN POND on a tray. Must be made up by the exhibitor in the marquee. 11 years and under.
The BINDLEY TROPHY will be awarded to the best exhibit in classes 1008 to 1014. 2022 winner: Adeline Howe.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1014 Make a BUG HOUSE/HOTEL using old tin cans. 17 years and under.

Description:

Make a BUG HOUSE/HOTEL using old tin cans. 17 years and under.
The BINDLEY TROPHY will be awarded to the best exhibit in classes 1008 to 1014. 2022 winner: Adeline Howe.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00

Pre-school children

Classes for those who have not yet started school.
The Pre-school Arts and Crafts trophy will be awarded to the best exhibit in these classes. 2022 winner: Aisling O'Malley
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1015 AN ANIMAL MASK on a PAPER PLATE using any art and craft materials.

Description:

AN ANIMAL MASK on a PAPER PLATE using any art and craft materials. Pre-school children only.
May be brought ready assembled.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1016 A SNAKE made from cardboard tubes and decorated using any art and craft materials.

Description:

A hungry CATERPILLAR made from cardboard tubes. Pre-school children only
May be brought ready assembled.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1017 A FINGER PAINTING of a TREE. Size A4. The exhibitor's name to be stated on the back.

Description:

A FINGER PAINTING of a TREE. Size A4. The exhibitor’s name to be stated on the back. Pre-school children only
May be brought ready assembled.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00

Handwriting Competition

The handwriting competition. The verse below is to be copied in your best handwriting.

I was once a tube in a toilet roll
I had a job and I did it well
Now I’m a rocket to the stars
Flying to the moon, beyond and mars.

An empty box becomes a car
An ice cream carton: a jewellery box
A pair of jeans: a shopping bag
A piece of wood for a garden swing.

Reuse and recycle is the way to go
Making best use of the things that we have
We cannot keep digging things out of the ground
Let’s use more of what’s lying around!
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1018 HANDWRITING. 7 Years and Under

Description:

HANDWRITING. The verse given above is to be written in pen or pencil on A5 paper. The exhibitor's name to be stated on the back. Your entry may be decorated.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1019 HANDWRITING. 11 years and under

Description:

HANDWRITING. The verse given above is to be written in pen on A5 paper. The exhibitor’s name to be stated on the back. Your entry may be decorated.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1020 HANDWRITING. 17 years and under

Description:

HANDWRITING. The verse given above is to be written in pen on A5 paper. The exhibitor’s name to be stated on the back. Your entry may be decorated.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00

Rainbows, Brownies, Beavers and Cubs

Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1021 For Rainbows or Beavers only: Make a collage in the shape of a BUTTERFLY or DRAGONFLY.

Description:

For Rainbows or Beavers only: Make a collage in the shape of a BUTTERFLY or DRAGONFLY. This can be made at home individually and not necessarily within a Rainbow or Beaver pack.
The CAREW FISHER CUP will be awarded to the winner of this class. 2022 winner: Annie Williams

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1022 For Brownies or Cubs only: Make a CROWN from recycled materials and decorate attractively.

Description:

For Brownies or Cubs only: Make a CROWN from recycled materials and decorate attractively. This can be made at home individually and not necessarily within a Brownie or cub pack.
The DOROTHY BOND BROWNIE TROPHY will be awarded to the winner of this class. 2022 winner: Imogen Wood

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1023 For Guides or Scouts only: Make and decorate a GLOBE from any material or craft items.

Description:

For Guides or Scouts only: Make and decorate a GLOBE from any material or craft items. This can be made at home individually and not necessarily within a Scout or Guide pack.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00

Arts and Crafts

PRIZE SHIELDS will be awarded for the best exhibit in the craft section, classes 1018 to 1042, in the age groups 8 years and under, 11 years and under and 17 years and under. 2022 winners: Rowan Ardren, Karl Allcorn, Lily Bisiker
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1024 Make a model of a BEAVER DAM.17 years and under.

Description:

Make a model of a BEAVER DAM.17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1025 A painting or drawing of an ENDANGERED SPECIES using any medium. Size A4. 7 years and under.

Description:

A painting or drawing of an ENDANGERED SPECIES using any medium. Size A4. The exhibitor’s name to be stated on the back. 7 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1026 Make a ROCKET using a plastic bottle as the basis and decorated. 17 years and under.

Description:

Make a ROCKET using a plastic bottle as the basis and decorated. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1027 Make a MUSICAL INSTRUMENT out of junk/recycled materials. 11 years and under.

Description:

Make a MUSICAL INSTRUMENT out of junk/recycled materials. Must be playable. 11 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1028 Compose and decorate your own POEM about SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH. 11 years and under.

Description:

Compose and decorate your own POEM about SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH. Computer NOT to be used. Size A4. The exhibitor's name to be stated on the back. 11 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1029 Make a POSTER to advertise an INVENTION to SAVE THE PLANET. 17 years and under.

Description:

Make a POSTER to advertise an INVENTION to SAVE THE PLANET hand drawn or computer generated. Maximum size A3. The exhibitor's name to be stated on the back. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1030 Make a poster about SAVING WATER. Computer only and size A4. 17 years and under.

Description:

Make a poster about SAVING WATER. Computer only and size A4. The exhibitor's name to be stated on the back. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1031 A collage of the SEA using recycled plastics. Maximum size A3. 11 years and under.

Description:

A collage of the SEA using recycled plastics. Maximum size A3. 11 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1032 PAINT a PEBBLE. TREE themed. 7 years and under.

Description:

PAINT a PEBBLE. TREE themed. 7 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1033 PAINT a PEBBLE. OCEAN themed. 11 years and under.

Description:

PAINT a PEBBLE. OCEAN themed. 11 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1034 Make a model of a BEE. 11 years and under.

Description:

Make a model of a BEE. To be hung and no larger than 30cm in any direction. 11 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1035 Make a SCARECROW standing in a plant pot. Any size. 11 years and under.

Description:

Make a SCARECROW standing in a plant pot. Any size. 11 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1036 Design and make a SAVE THE PLANET board game. Maximum size A3. 17 years and under.

Description:

Design and make a SAVE THE PLANET board game. Maximum size A3. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1037 UPCYCLE A PIECE OF CLOTHING into something else. 17 years and under.

Description:

UPCYCLE A PIECE OF CLOTHING into something else. State on a label what the original piece of clothing was. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1038 Make an item of jewellery out of recycled materials. 17 years and under.

Description:

Make an item of jewellery out of recycled materials. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1039 Design and make a 3D SUPERHERO to save the planet using any craft materials. 17 years and under.

Description:

Design andf make a 3D SUPERHERO to save the planet using any craft materials. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1040 Make a DREAMCATCHER using natural materials. String can be used. 17 years and under.

Description:

Make a DREAMCATCHER using natural materials. String can be used. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1041 Make a model of an ARCTIC SCENE using mostly recycled materials. 17 years and under.

Description:

Make a model of an ARCTIC SCENE using mostly recycled materials. Maximum size 50cm in any direction. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1042 A painting of a RAINFOREST. Maximum size A3. 17 years and under.

Description:

A painting of a RAINFOREST. Maximum size A3. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00

Young People's Cookery

The COOKERY CUP will be awarded for the best exhibit in the cookery classes. 2022 winner: Beatrix Fox
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
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Ms Jan Middleton (Judge), Ms Zoe Walters (Judge)
Class: 1043 JUNIOR MASTER BAKER. Make a POLAR ICE CAP SPONGE and 5 POLAR BEAR BISCUITS. 17 years and under.

Description:

JUNIOR MASTER BAKER.
Make a POLAR ICE CAP SPONGE and 5 POLAR BEAR BISCUITS. Display together attractively and cover using clear plastic wrap. Accessories may be used to enhance the display. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1044 Make a PIZZA FACE on a 30cm base. 7 years and under.

Description:

Make a PIZZA FACE on a 30cm diameter shop bought base and display on a plate covered with clear plastic wrap. 7 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1045 Make a NO BAKE CAKE using the recipe below. 11 years and under.

Description:

Make a NO BAKE CAKE using the recipe below. Display 5 slices on a plate and cover with clear plastic wrap. 11 years and under.

Ingredients
200g digestive or rich tea biscuits
135g butter or margarine
200g dark chocolate
2-3 tbsp golden syrup
100g mini marshmallows
icing sugar, to dust
Optional ingredients: Up to 100g of any or all of the following: raisins, dried cranberries or any dried fruit, nuts, popcorn, honeycomb.

Method
Grease and line an 18cm square tin with baking paper.
Place the biscuits in a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin or your fist until broken into small pieces.
In a large saucepan melt the butter or margarine, dark chocolate and golden syrup over a gentle heat stirring constantly until there are no or almost no more lumps of chocolate visible, then remove from the heat. Leave to cool.
Take the biscuits, mini marshmallows and the optional ingredients and stir into the chocolate mixture until everything is completely covered.
Tip the mixture into the lined baking tin, and spread it out to the corners. Chill for at least 2 hrs then dust with icing sugar and cut into 12 slices.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1046 Make a VEGAN LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE using the recipe below. 17 years and under.

Description:

Make a VEGAN LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE using the recipe below. Display on a plate covered with clear plastic wrap. 17 years and under.
Ingredients:
100ml vegetable oil, plus extra for the tin
275g self-raising flour
200g golden caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 lemon, zested, 1/2 juiced

For the icing:
150g icing sugar
½ lemon, juiced
Method
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Oil a 1lb loaf tin and line it with baking parchment. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and lemon zest in a bowl. Add the oil, lemon juice and 170ml cold water, then mix until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the tin. Bake for 30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove and transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool fully.
For the icing, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl. Mix in just enough lemon juice to make an icing thick enough to pour over the loaf.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00

Young People's Photography

Presentation forms an integral part of the judging for these classes. Photographs must be mounted on stiff A5 (21cm x 15cm) card. The photographs should be smaller than A5 and firmly stuck to the mount.
Taunton Flower Show will present a special prize for the best photograph in classes 1047 to 1050. 2022 winner: Cara Deacon
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1047 MUSHROOMS. 11 years and under.

Description:

A photograph, MUSHROOMS. The exhibitor's name to be stated on the back. 11 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1048 A photograph, WILD FLOWERS. 11 years and under.

Description:

A photograph, WILD FLOWERS. The exhibitor's name to be stated on the back. 11 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1049 A photograph, THE SEA. 17 years and under.

Description:

A photograph, THE SEA. The exhibitor's name to be stated on the back. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1050 A photograph, CREEPY CRAWLIES. 17 years and under.

Description:

A photograph, CREEPY CRAWLIES. The exhibitor's name to be stated on the back. 17 years and under.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Price: £0.00
Class: 1051 TFS YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR. OPEN category. 17 years and under.

Description:

TAUNTON FLOWER SHOW YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR.
This class is based on the division 7 photographic challenge class (class 708) and is designed to encourage a high standard of photography. Pictures will be judged on artistic skill, technical ability and good presentation. The photograph must be firmly mounted on stiff card. The card mount MUST be A4 size. The photograph can be any size you wish within the mount to achieve the best artistic effect.
It is an OPEN category. The photograph may be of any subject you like. The exhibitor's name to be stated on the back. 17 years and under.
The TAUNTON FLOWER SHOW YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR will be awarded to the winner of this class. 2022 winner: Millie Shopland

Prizes: 1st - £15, 2nd - £10 and 3rd - £5

Price: £0.00