Summer Show 2022

Saturday, 16th July, 2.30 pm

Mayfield Memorial Hall

& Scout Hut


  Welcome to the 2022

Mayfield Show Schedule

What’s New?

At the time of producing the schedule we are hopeful that this year’s show will be more like shows of the past, but with all the good bits from the last two years! So, more classes, the delicious domestic section restored to its best and something for everyone to enter.


First though a few important bits of information 

  • Each Show category is open to adults, there are separate growing categories for children and it is free to enter. (Donations can be made on the day).

  • Anyone who has previously won a cup in the particular Category they are entering cannot enter the “Novice” classes (EG: if you have won a cup for the best veg in the Veg & Fruit Category, but have never, ever won a cup in flowers, domestic or photography, you can enter the novice class in any or all of them, but not in the veg/fruit category)

  • Rather than having a page of “rules”, we’ve given handy tips/hints dotted about in. Please take a moment to read them as they are quite useful!

  • Entry forms: Adults page 16, Children page 18

  • Rosettes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and points for the Banksian Medal Classes and Presidents Bowl.





















SATURDAY 16th July


                                                       8th July 4pm            Deadline for mini sagas and emailed.      

                                                       16th July.                   It’s Show Day

                                                       9am -11am                 Entries to Court Meadow

                                                       From 11am                 Judging

                                                       2.30 pm                      Show opens

                                                       2.30 pm                      Fancy dress parade & judging

                                                       4.15 pm                      Presentations

                                                       4.30 pm                      Collect exhibits



CATEGORY I – “I’m Really proud of…”

Vegetables and Fruit

You need to have grown it yourself to enter it!

         1.          PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP

Collection of home-grown vegetables/salad, four kinds but only one variety of each vegetable (quantities as given for classes 4-16, 18-21, 23, 24).Trays (60cmx50cm) available. 

         2.          SHELMERDENE CUP: (2021 winner Shirley Holland)

An arrangement of any home-grown vegetables, your selection of fruit & flowers, to be judged on content, quality and presentation. Basket or trug should be no more than 45cm in length.

         3.          Plate of any three different vegetables (one of each) NOVICE ONLY

         4.          Four white potatoes

         5.          Four coloured potatoes

         6.          Four pods of peas

         7.          Four onions, either red or white (not mixed)

         8.          Three beetroots; keep roots on

         9.          Three carrots

         10.        Four French beans

         11.        Four broad beans

         12.        Four runner beans

         13.        Three courgettes – one colour

         14.        Six shallots

         15.        One cabbage

         16.        One lettuce

         17.        Bowl of mixed lettuce leaves eg: cut & come again, salad leaves, rocket etc.

         18.        Two cucumbers – one variety

         19.        Five tomatoes, calyx on – one variety

         20.        One cabbage

         21.        A plate of 3 leaves of kale, chard or spinach. (1 variety, 2 or 3, your choice)

         22.        A vase of 4 different herbs (vase provided)

         23.        Any other vegetable not listed above, minimum 2

         24.        Any organically grown vegetable, not listed above

         25.        Three sticks of rhubarb (keep the bottom bit, but not the leaves)

         26.        Six strings of currants - one variety or mixed.

         27.        Nine gooseberries

         28.        Nine raspberries. 

         29.        Nine any other soft fruit eg: strawberries or blueberries.


                      And just for fun!

         30.        Novelty vegetable – one misshapen vegetable

         31.        Pot (about 2 litres) of home made garden compost

         32.        Tastiest tomato – please provide two

The following two cups will also be awarded. 

HULBERT-POWELL CUP (Best Vegetable Exhibit) 

(2021 winner Ken Audsley)


(2021 winner Graham Holland















CATEGORY 2 – “Blooming Marvellous!”

Flowers & Flower Arrangements

         33.         PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP:  (2021 winner Tessa Crowe)

                           One vase of mixed sweet peas, nine stems with own foliage

         34.         WOLSTENHOLME CUP: NOVICE ONLY (2021 winner Barbara Norman)

                           Vase of mixed garden flowers with foliage. No more than nine stems.

         35.         One vase of any one variety of annuals (six stalks)

         36.         One vase, any variety of herbaceous perennials, (six stalks)

         37.         Herbaceous perennial flowers, in three vases, three distinct kinds, no more than five of each

         38.         One stem or head of herbaceous perennial or annual flower NOVICE ONLY

         39.         THE MARGARET WALSH-ATKINS ROSE BOWL(2021 winner Sarah Ratcliffe) 

                           One variety rose, three stems showing bud, half open and fully open stage in one vase

         40.         Vase of three sprays, rambler or climbing roses

         41.         Vase of three stems of Shrub, Old Garden or English (David Austin) roses

         42.         One rose to be judged on scent alone (OWN VASE)

         43.         Three stems of shrub in flower or berry – one variety or mixed

         44.         One vase of three stalks of lilies

         45.         Collection of fuchsias, nine individual flowers mixed or same colour, in trays which are supplied

         46.         One perfect, but lonely, single-headed flower (OWN VASE)

         47.         Three alliums (flower or seed heads), one variety or mixed

         48.         Vase of ornamental grasses

         49.         Display of cacti and/or succulents

         50.         One single house plant in flower or foliage



         51.         PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP: “Platinum Celebration” 

                           A table decoration about 18” to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II, 70 years on the throne

         52.         MONTEITH CUP(2021 winner Suzanne Bowe)

                           “Home Grown” 

                            Flowers and foliage from your own garden arranged in a quirky container (arrangement approx. 18”). 

         53.         “Small is Beautiful” NOVICE ONLY

                           A petite arrangement in a small, glass bowl

         54.         “Just for You”

                           A hand tied arrangement that you might present as a gift. No cellophane needed!






CATEGORY 3 – “I Can’t Wait to Eat”

Kitchen Wizardry

Please bring your delicious goodies on your own plates and covered with clingfilm

The following cup will also be awarded.



         55.         Jar of jam

         56.         Jar of jelly

         57.         Jar of marmalade

         58.         Jar of chutney

         59.         Jar of lemon curd

         60.         Quiche Lorraine

         61.         Vegetable based cake such as carrot, courgette or beetroot

         62.         Tea loaf (1kg/2.2lb tin) (recipe below)

         63.         Jar of honey

         64.         Three hens’ eggs, matching in size & colour

CATEGORY 4 – “Here’s one I made earlier”

Arts & Crafts

The following cup will also be awarded.

ALLCHIN CUP (Best Craft Exhibit)

(2021 winner Jennifer Redfern)


         65.         Any stitched item including patchwork or quilting

         66.         A handmade greeting card 

         67.         A computer generated greetings card

         68.         Any knitted or crocheted item

         70.         A picture of any subject in any medium (not photography)

         71.         Decorative or useful article made from re-cycled materials

         72.         Mini Saga “That’s villages for you!”











Either email your photograph by 4pm on Friday 8 July for us to print ( or bring your own printed entry to the hall on the Saturday.

We’ll need your full contact details written on the entry form click the link to print out the form.

No computer - enhanced photos please.


The following cup will also be awarded.


(2021 winner Sarah Ratcliffe)


         73.        A photograph of something beginning with the letter H

         74.        “Cheers Ma’am!” Platinum Jubilee Celebrations!

         75.        A Celebration of our Local Open Gardens (Eg: NGS, National Trust, gardens open to the public). Please name the                           place.

         76.        Surfaces & textures

         77.        Gardeners





















Children 11 and under



Make sure we know the age of your child.

Please be aware children’s contact details will be retained for one year. 

Please read and complete the children’s entry form which requires your permission for them to enter and gives you the option to allow their name and photograph to be used in publicity by the Mayfield Horticultural Society or in the Village Newsletter.


If they are entering a photograph either email it to us by 4pm on Friday 8 July for us to print ( or bring their own printed entry to the hall on the Saturday. 


We’ll need the child’s full contact details written on the entry form click the link below to print out the form.


The following cup will also be awarded. 


Best Children’s Entry

(2021 Winner Esme Cooke) 


         78.         GEORGE DAY MEMORIAL BOWL(2021 winner Arwen Huxtable)

                          A tied posy of flowers.

                          Children aged 5-11 years, age to be taken into consideration.

         79.         Photograph taken by child aged 7 or under 

                          “An Animal or Animals”

         80.         Photograph taken by child aged 8 - 11 years 

                          “An Animal or Animals”

         81.         Best picture – pre-school aged child

         82.         Best picture, age 4-7

         83.         Best picture, age 8-11

         84.         A plate of vegetables grown by the child

         85.         The prettiest weed

         86.         Model made from Playdoh or similar

         87.         PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP:  (2021 winner Rex Wood)

                          Miniature garden, seed tray size, age 8 or under

         88.         Three decorated cup cakes

         89.         Animal made from vegetables or fruit, child aged 7 or under

         90.         Animal made from vegetables or fruit, child aged 8-11

         91.         A Lego challenge – let your imagination loose (no kits)!

         92.         WILLIAM WICKEN CUP:  (2021 winner Arwen Huxtable)

                          A vase of different wild grasses/flowers

                          Children aged 5-11 & age to be taken into consideration




“Come and join the celebration!”

Fancy dress parade to start the show.

Children, family groups, adults, pets all welcome!

Prizes for the most original costumes.

No entry form needed. Just be there by 2.30pm






More Classes than last year

How to Enter

If you can complete an entry form in advance and deliver it to either the Flower House or the MAYFACS office letterbox (field side of Memorial Hall)

by 4 pm on Thursday 14th July that would be really helpful.  

Click the links to print out your entry forms.


Paper plates will be provided for vegetables and fruit.

Vases will be provided for most flower categories, unless indicated. Only biodegradable oasis can be used (eg: Agra-Wool (Sideau) or Flora Oasis Bio-foam Brick) or other non-plastic support (eg chicken wire)


Love to win best veg or fruit?  
Try to select even sized exhibits with no 
pesky slug or snail damage. 

Flower Arrangements

Only biodegradable oasis can be used (eg: Agra-Wool (Sideau) or Flora Oasis Bio-foam Brick) or other non-plastic support (eg chicken wire) Bring the arrangements already made to the hall.


The following cup will also be awarded.



(Best Flower Exhibit)

(2021 winner Sarah Ratcliffe)

A Winning entry

Basket of Fruit and Vegetables


300ml of tea

(any tea can be used but Earl Grey works well)

100g sultanas

100g glace cherries

100g raisins

2 medium eggs

125g caster sugar

225g self-raising flour

Zest of 1 orange

Clear honey to glaze


Steep raisins & sultanas in the tea for 12 hours.

Add beaten eggs, sieved flour, cherries, sugar, orange zest & beat well.

Pour mixture into a lined 1kg/2.2lb loaf tin and bake for 1-1¼ hours at 1800C/Gas Mark 4 until a skewer comes out clean. (Adjust temperature for your own oven!) 

Turn out and brush the top with honey to glaze

Your fictional take on the title above with a beginning, middle and end and something happening. 

No more than 50 words (plus a title), hyphenated words count as one word. Click the link to go to the Mini Saga Entry form.


Mini sagas have to emailed or delivered by 4pm Friday 8th July to allow for judging.

See entry form for details.

A Few More Important Bits

Only one entry per category per person.

Two people who share the same garden cannot enter the same

horticultural category.  This does not apply to children.

Children’s cups will be retained after the show for engraving, 

where applicable.   

Adult cups can be engraved at recipient’s own cost.

Please don’t remove your exhibits until after the cup presentation.


Liability to the Public and/or exhibitors

The Society & its officers shall not be responsible to any persons whatsoever while in or upon the premises being used by the Society, or while entering or leaving the same, for any damage or loss however caused to the property or any such person or for any injury, fatal or otherwise to any person.   Exhibitors, the public and all stock and people are subject to the rules and regulations or orders of the Society.   Neither the society nor any of its officers shall be responsible for anything that may happen from any cause or circumstance whatsoever to exhibitors or any persons visiting or attending the show, or through or to any article exhibited at the show and it shall be considered a condition of entry or admission to the Halls that each person shall hold the Society blameless, and “that they shall indemnify the Society against any legal proceedings arising from any such case or circumstance.” E&OE