Summer Show 2024 Schedule

Summer Show
 Sunday June 30th  
Ditton Community Centre, Ditton,
ME20 6AH


Class 1. Members’ Choice (Societies only) 
Open only to Affiliated Societies and other organisations affiliated with the K.F.H.S. All exhibits must be either grown, or made, and contributed by not less than two members and must be entered in the name of the respective society. 

Choose and exhibit ANY FOUR from the following list. Each item or dish will receive a maximum of 10 points, with a further maximum of 10 points for presentation totalling 50 points overall.
The display must be presented within a green frame (provided), measuring 24in/60cm. x 30in/75cm. Minimal garnishing permitted.

a. A dish of five potatoes, any one cultivar.
b. A dish of vegetables, other than potatoes (See General Rule 12 for quantity)
c. A dish of fruit (See General Rule 12 for quantity).
d. A 1lb/454g. jar of preserve which may include jam, honey, marmalade or chutney, or a ½lb/227g. jar of any curd or jelly.
e. A mounted, painting or drawing illustrating a horticultural or wildlife subject or scene.
f. A baked exhibit.
g. An exhibit of handicraft.
h. A potted plant, flowering, fruiting or grown for foliage.
i. A KFHS show vase of flowers, one cultivar, any number of stems.
j. A decorative exhibit of garden grown flowers and foliage (own choice of container).


Class 2. “Five Distinct Kinds of Vegetables”, one specimen of each, to be staged in a frame measuring 15in/38cm x 15in/38cm. (provided). Each item will receive a maximum of 10 points. Large and small onions [250g. or under] allowed, long, and stump rooted carrots allowed. Standard and small-fruited tomatoes also allowed.

Class 3. “Kitchen Garden” A standard seed-tray (provided) of vegetables and/or fruit, number at exhibitor’s discretion. To be judged for quality and visual appeal.

4.   One dish of potatoes, white or coloured, five. 
5.   Onions, three.
6.   Shallots, exhibition, ten. 
7.   Shallots, pickling, ten – must not exceed 30mm. diameter.
8.   Peas, nine pods. 
9.   Carrots, three.
10. Broad beans, nine pods. 
11. French beans, nine pods.
12. Courgettes, three. 
13. Beetroot, globe, three – approx. 60mm. to 75mm. diameter. 
14. Any other vegetable. (See General Rule 12 for quantity).
15. Raspberries, twelve.
16. Gooseberries, nine.
17. Any other fruit, one kind. (See General Rule 12 for quantity).

Exhibiters please note: Display boards, plates and baskets etc. are now provided for all classes. 

Sweet Peas

Class 18.
Three Vase Class
Three vases, 3 cultivars, 7 spikes of each.

Class 19.
Nine Spike Class
One vase of `mixed` sweet peas, not less than 3 cultivars, 9 spikes.

Class 20. Exhibitor’s Choice
One vase, one cultivar, chosen by the exhibitor, 7 spikes.

Class 21. Summer’s Bounty
A basket – 8in/20cm diameter (provided) of sweet peas, foliage permitted. Space allowed 18in/45cm x 18in/45cm To be viewed from the front and judged for quality and decorative effect.

22. One vase, any flaked, striped, picotee or bicolour, 7 spikes.
23. One 4in/10cm. bowl, ‘old-fashioned’ sweet peas, foliage permitted.
To be viewed from the front and judged for quality and decorative effect.

Class 24. Novice Class
One vase, one or more cultivars, 7 spikes.

Exhibitors please note: The Novice section is open only to exhibitors who have not gained a First Prize for sweet peas at a National or K.F.H.S. County Show.

Exhibitors please note:
Unless otherwise stated sweet peas must be staged in 7in/18cm approx. show vases. All containers, labels and pins are available from the Show Committee. A neatly printed label, bearing the name of the cultivar/s should accompany every exhibit of sweet peas. This adds so much more interest for our visitors. 


Class 25. `The John Appleton Class`
Two vases – one vase six blooms large-flowered – one vase three stems cluster-flowered – one or more cultivars in each vase.

26. Three 7in/18cm. vases, one bloom in each vase – large-flowered.
27. One vase 7in/18cm. specimen bloom, large-flowered.
28. One vase, one cultivar, three-stages, large-flowered blooms. (One bloom bud stage – one bloom perfect stage – one bloom full stage).
29. One vase, three stems, cluster-flowered, one or more cultivars.
30. One vase 7in/18cm. specimen stem, cluster-flowered.
31. A box (provided) of six miniature blooms in the perfect stage. Any cultivar/s.  

32. Novice Class – One vase, three stems or blooms, any cultivars.

Exhibitors please note: The Novice section is open only to exhibitors who have not gained a First Prize for sweet peas at a National or K.F.H.S. County Show.

Exhibitors please note: Class 28 Three-stages;
Stage in one vase, bud at top followed by perfect bloom, then full bloom.

Criteria: Bud to show colour with one or two petals beginning to unfurl above an open calyx. Perfect stage is half to three-quarters open; full bloom stage does not require stamens to show, but if seen, must be fresh and of good colour. A neatly printed label bearing the name(s) of the cultivar(s) should accompany every exhibit of roses. Visitors do like to know the names. 

Other Cut Flowers and Foliage

33. A vase of any cut flower, one cultivar, not scheduled, 3 or more stems.
34. A vase of Lilium, three stems.
35. A vase of Hosta foliage, not less than 12 stems, minimum 3 cultivars.
36. A vase of mixed garden flowers
37. A specimen Delphinium spike.
37A. An informal exhibit of garden grown cut flowers and foliage.
To be grown by the exhibitor and staged for all round viewing.
Space allowed 18in/45cm x 18in/45cm, Height unrestricted.
Exhibitors may use their own container

Pot Plants  

38. Pot plant or plants in bloom, excluding fuchsias and pelargoniums. Maximum pot size 10in/25cm
39. Pot plant or plants grown for foliage, maximum pot size 10in/25cm
40. Hosta, miniature, maximum pot size 7in/18cm
41. One cactus.
42. One pot, one succulent or succulents.
43. One pan of sempervivum 


44. Fuchsia, bush or shrub, single or double, maximum pot size 7in/18cm.
45. Fuchsia, triphylla type, any size pot.
46. Fuchsia, a hanging pot or basket, maximum size 8in/20cm. (a suitable stand will be provided). 


47. Zonal pelargonium, to include bi-colour or tri-colour, maximum pot size 7in/18cm.
48. Regal or angel pelargonium, maximum pot size 7in/18cm.



49. Madeira Cake – size approx. 7in.18cm..
50. Sausage Plait.
51. Five squares of Bread Pudding.
52. Five Viennese whirls.
53. Five squares of fudge – any flavour.
54. Novice Class
      Five Rock cakes.
Exhibitors please note: The Novice section is open only to exhibitors who have not gained a First Prize for sweet peas at a National or K.F.H.S. County Show.


White lids and labels. Cellophane tops for curds. 

55. 1lb/454g. jar of Seville orange marmalade.
56. 1lb/454g. jar of Raspberry jam.
57. 1lb/454g. jar of any chutney or pickle.
58.  ½ lb/227g. jar of any jelly.
59.  ½ lb/227g. jar of lemon curd.


60.  Any exhibit made with needles. Space allowed 24in/60cm x 24in/60cm.
61.  An exhibit in a hard medium i.e. wood , metal , clay etc. Space allowed 24in/60cm x 24in/60cm. 

Exhibitors please note:
Craft items should not have been entered into  a previous KFHS show.


No entry fee for these age groups see Summer Show Regulations

                                             8 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER
Class 62. A Snake made from plant material.

                                              9 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER
Class 63. Five different named tree leaves displayed on a plate



The Kent County Garden Produce Committee Challenge Trophy  – Inter Society Challenge     Northbourne & Bettshanger Horticultural Society
The W.J.Wilson Challenge Cup     
Mr. P.Ellis
The June Salver    Mrs. L. Ellis
The Stuart Ogg Trophy   
Mr. B. Everest 
The Kent and Sussex Farmers Cup   
Mr. P.Wheatley
The Geoffrey Wickham Memorial Trophy   
Mr. Richard Roff
The Ellen Trophy   Mrs. S.Foreman
The K.F.H.S. Summer Trophy   
Mr. Richard Roff

Five Kinds of Vegetables Class 2   Mr. Chris Spree
Kitchen Garden Class 3    Mr. Peter Ellis
Best Exhibit Vegetables Classes 4 – 14   Mr Chris Spree
Best Exhibit Fruit  Classes 15 – 17   Mr. Peter Ellis
Three Vases Sweet Peas Class 18   Mr. Richard Borthwick
Novice Sweet Peas    No entries
John Appleton ClassRose Class 25    Mr Bryan Everest
Flowers and Foliage Class 37A    Ann Butterworth
Pot Plant Classes 38 – 43  Mrs. Linda Ellis
Fuchsias Classes 44 – 46   Mrs. Sandy Roff
Pelargoniums Classes 47 – 48   Mr. Richard Roff
Home Economics Classes 49 – 53  Mrs. Carole Passey
Home Economics Class 54    Shirl Wood
Home Economics Classes 55 – 59  Elaine Whyatt
Craft – Needlework Class 60  Pamela Trangmar
Craft – Hard Material Class 61  Mr.Ray Burvill 

                      Congratulations to ALL winners of Cups, Trophies &         Certificates