Spring Flower Competition – 9th March 2022

Next year’s Spring Flower Competition will revert to the traditional format, where members will bring their entries to the Hall immediately prior to the March meeting. The Competition will then be judged by our speaker for that evening.

It might seem a long way ahead as yet, but take a look at the Schedule, in case you want to make any preparations:

Look back at this year’s online Competition at the bottom of this page.
Please note that the Classes for Pansies and Violas have been reinstated for the 2022 Competition.

Autumn Flower Competition
Wednesday 13th October

By far the largest number of entries in recent years provided a glorious display at the Autumn Flower Competition. It was encouraging to see a good number of members submitting entries, some for the first time.
This was reflected in the spread of prize winners, with the 10 first prizes being split amongst 8 different entrants.

In spite of the damage caused by winds and heavy rain, the number of dahlia entries was roughly in line with recent years. There was an increase in the entries for the Autumn Flower Arrangement, but most impressive was the Vase of Garden Flowers class (from members’ own gardens) with about twice the number of entries of recent years (you’ll see that it needed two photos to cover them).


Saturday 7th August
Lavant Memorial Hall

The Annual Flower Show turned out to be a spectacular community event, with 361 entries on display. The judges were particularly impressed by the quality of the entries in all of the Show’s classes. Exhibitors really rose to the occasion in spite of the weather to create a lovely Show.

In spite of the rain there was an encouragingly large number of visitors, with many enjoying a chat over a cup of tea and cake after looking round the exhibits.

Mike Kingsford had a lot of success in the vegetable and flower sections, winning all four horticultural trophies, as well as the cup for the most points in the Show.

However, in the Show overall success was very widespread, with two thirds of the 52 exhibitors winning at least one first prize and almost all winning a prize of some category (first, second or third).


Just a quick overview.


Just some of the 20 vegetable classes.

Home Produce

A few of the 16 classes.

Flower Arrangements

Beryl Starkey won the trophy for the most points across all the classes.


there was a record number of entries with excellent exhibits – one positive outcome of lockdown, perhaps.

Here are a selection.

Spring Flower Competition – March 2021

The response to this, our first ever online competition, was really encouraging, with entries even exceeding those of past physical Spring Flower Competitions.

    • 20 members submitted entries;
    • The total number of entries submitted was 66;
    • 41 of our members voted for their choice in each Class.

How did it work?

Members  prepared their entries as in previous years.

They submitted a photo of each entry by email.

With all the photos posted on the website, all members were able to vote for their choice for the best entry in each Class.

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