Event Date
3rd Aug to 4th Aug 2023

Novice Challenge Class

Open only to those who have not previously won a first prize in any class in divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Taunton Flower Show.
The TOM NASH PERPETUAL TROPHY will be awarded for the exhibitor gaining the most points in this division. 2022 winner: Graham Edwards
We have given some advice on presentation of horticultural exhibits in the relevant sections of divisions 2 and 3 in this schedule. You will find this advice useful when preparing your exhibits in these novices classes.
Where possible, please give the name of the cultivars (varieties) you have exhibited. This is most easily done on a small white card next to your entries.
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 401 From My Garden

Description:

“From My Garden”.
A display of 3 kinds of vegetables, 2 kinds of fruit and 1 vase of flowers. To be displayed imaginatively and attractively in a space 60cm wide x 75cm deep. The produce will not be judged to RHS rules but will be judged on quality
FRED LEAMON PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP will be awarded to the winner of this class. 2022 winner: Graham Edwards.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)

Novice Vegetable Classes

Open only to those who have not previously won a first prize in any class in divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Taunton Flower Show.
The TOM NASH PERPETUAL TROPHY will be awarded for the exhibitor gaining the most points in this division. 2022 winner: Graham Edwards
We have given some advice on presentation of horticultural exhibits in the relevant sections of divisions 2 and 3 in this schedule. You will find this advice useful when preparing your exhibits in these novices classes.
Where possible, please give the name of the cultivars (varieties) you have exhibited. This is most easily done on a small white card next to your entries.
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 402 Onions, 3, not exceeding 250g each.

Description:

Onions, 3, not exceeding 250g each.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 403 Onions, 3, over 250g each.

Description:

Onions, 3, over 250g each.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 404 Runner beans, 6.

Description:

Runner beans, 6.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 405 Carrots, 3.

Description:

Carrots, 3.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 406 Beetroots, 3.

Description:

Beetroots, 3.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 407 Courgettes, 3.

Description:

Courgettes, 3.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 408 Leeks, 2.

Description:

Leeks, 2.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 409 Lettuces, any variety, 2.

Description:

Lettuces, any variety, 2.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 410 Collection of saladines, at least 3 kinds.

Description:

Collection of saladines, at least 3 kinds. Choice of vegetables eaten raw or cooked and eaten cold. Not less than 2 of each kind.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 411 Potatoes, 3 of any one variety.

Description:

Potatoes, 3 of any one variety.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 412 Tomatoes, not cherry, 1 dish of 3.

Description:

Tomatoes, not cherry, 1 dish of 3.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 413 A truss of cherry tomatoes.

Description:

A truss of cherry tomatoes.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 414 Cucumbers, 2.

Description:

Cucumbers, 2.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 415 Radishes, 1 bunch of 5.

Description:

Radishes, 1 bunch of 5.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 416 Garlic, 3.

Description:

Garlic, 3.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 417 Any other vegetable.

Description:

Any other vegetable not listed in division 4, number according to type.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 418 Herbs, 3 named and in water, displayed attractively

Description:

Herbs, 3 named and in water, displayed attractively in separate containers for best visual effect.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 419 Longest runner bean (novices).

Description:

Longest runner bean (novices). Exhibits must be left at the control desk, marked with your initials. They will then be placed on the showbench by a nominated steward immediately before judging. First prize only awarded.

Prizes: 1st - £7

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)

Novice Fruit Classes

Open only to those who have not previously won a first prize in any class in divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Taunton Flower Show.
The TOM NASH PERPETUAL TROPHY will be awarded for the exhibitor gaining the most points in this division. 2022 winner: Graham Edwards
We have given some advice on presentation of horticultural exhibits in the relevant sections of divisions 2 and 3 in this schedule. You will find this advice useful when preparing your exhibits in these novices classes.
Where possible, please give the name of the cultivars (varieties) you have exhibited. This is most easily done on a small white card next to your entries.
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 420 From the Hedgerow. A dish of fruit picked from the hedgerow and displayed attractively.

Description:

From the Hedgerow. A dish of fruit picked from the hedgerow and displayed attractively.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 421 Raspberries, 1 dish of 10.

Description:

Raspberries, 1 dish of 10.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 422 Pears, one dish of 3.

Description:

Pears, one dish of 3.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 423 Eating apples, one dish of 3.

Description:

Eating apples, one dish of 3.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 424 Cooking apples, one dish of 3.

Description:

Cooking apples, one dish of 3.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 425 Novice collection of fruit - 3 kinds, 1 dish of each

Description:

Novice collection of fruit - 3 kinds, 1 dish of each to be displayed attractively.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)

Novice Flower Classes

Open only to those who have not previously won a first prize in any class in divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Taunton Flower Show.
The TOM NASH PERPETUAL TROPHY will be awarded for the exhibitor gaining the most points in this division. 2022 winner: Graham Edwards
We have given some advice on presentation of horticultural exhibits in the relevant sections of divisions 2 and 3 in this schedule. You will find this advice useful when preparing your exhibits in these novices classes.
Where possible, please give the name of the cultivars (varieties) you have exhibited. This is most easily done on a small white card next to your entries.
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To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 426 A single rose, any colour.

Description:

A single rose, any colour.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 427 Rose, 3 blooms with foliage.

Description:

Rose, 3 blooms with foliage.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 428 Pinks or carnations, five blooms.

Description:

Pinks or carnations, five blooms.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 429 "Sunset". A vase of cut flowers, primarily in reds, yellows and orange.

Description:

"Sunset". A vase of cut flowers, primarily in reds, yellows and orange. Arranged for best visual effect to interpret the title. Accessories may be used to enhance the display.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 430 Flowering pot plant, 1 pot.

Description:

Flowering pot plant, 1 pot.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 431 Foliage pot plant, 1 pot.

Description:

Foliage pot plant, 1 pot.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 432 Hardy perennial flowers, 1 vase

Description:

Hardy perennial flowers, 1 vase not exceeding 15cm wide.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 433 Sweet pea, 1 vase, 6 spikes with sweet pea foliage.

Description:

Sweet pea, 1 vase, 6 spikes with sweet pea foliage.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 434 Dahlias, any variety, 1 vase of 3 blooms.

Description:

Dahlias, any variety, 1 vase of 3 blooms.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 435 Hydrangeas, 1 vase of 3 heads

Description:

Hydrangeas, 1 vase of 3 heads.

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

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)