The first Walsham-le-Willows Horticultural Society show for flowers, fruit, and vegetables took place in September 1868 when it was hoped that it would become a regular event as it was thought that…
‘the cultivation of the garden elevated the character, showed a superior mind and often betokened a well cared for home and prospering family.’
After 149 years, other than an occasional break for wars etc., it is still going strong and is regarded as being the best purely village show in the area.
It takes place in the Village Memorial Hall on the second Saturday in August.
Everyone is welcome to view the produce of Walsham’s best gardeners at the next show.
Prize DescriptionsDescriptions of the Prizes awarded at the Annual Walsham le Willows Horticultural Show
Awarded to the best exhibit in the show, in the Vegetable and Floral Classes
|THE W.I. CUP
Awarded to the best individual exhibit in the Domestic Class
|BUDDING ROSE CUP
Awarded to the exhibitor with the highest number of points for flower arranging who has not previously won the Decorative cup or the Budding Rose Cup.
|THE WILLIAMSON PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP
Awarded to the best exhibit in the photographic classes.
|RAY FREEBORN SUNFLOWER CUP
Awarded to the exhibitor who has grown the tallest sunflower as measured from ground level in situ.
|HANGING BASKET COMPETITION|
|THE NOVICE SHIELD
Awarded to the exhibitor with the highest number of points in the show who has not previously won the Overall Show or Novice awards.
|OVERALL SHOW WINNER AWARD
Awarded to the exhibitor who has achieved the greatest number of points from entries in the various classes.
|THE WALSHAM FLOWER TROPHY
Awarded to the exhibitor who has achieved the highest number of points from entries in the Floral class.
|THE FOLKARD CUP
Awarded to the exhibitor who has scored the greatest number of points in the Vegetable class.
|DOMESTIC CLASS CUP
Awarded to the exhibitor who has achieved the highest number of points from entries in the Domestic class.
Awarded to the exhibitor who has achieved the greatest number of points in this class.
Historical Prize RecordsHistorical records going back to 1956, where records still exist, will be added to this table. Search for a particular year, prize or entrant name to filter the results accordingly.
|2018||Fothergill’s Shield||Hubby Frost|
|2018||W.I. Cup||Lyn Allen|
|2018||Budding Rose Cup||Not Awarded|
|2018||Williamson Cup for Photography||Stephanie Draper|
|2018||Ray Freeborn Sunflower Cup||Judith Harlow|
|2018||Hanging Basket Trophy||David Allen|
|2018||Novice Shield||David Allen|
|2018||Overall Show Winner Award||1st - Hubby Frost
2nd - David Allen
3rd - Pauline Batchelor
|2018||Walsham Flower Cup||1st - Judith Harlow
2nd - Pauline Bachelor
3rd - Ina Blyth
|2018||Folkard Cup for Vegetables||1st - Hubby Frost
2nd - David Allen
3rd - Carole Donaghy
|2018||Domestic Class Cup||1st - Pauline Batchelor
2nd - Lyn Allen
3rd - Liz McCann
|2018||Decorative Class Cup||1st - Mary Bradley
2nd - Diana Turner
|2017||Fothergill’s Shield||Hubby Frost|
|2017||W.I. Cup||Carol Hubbard|
|2017||Budding Rose Cup||Diana Turner|
|2017||Williamson Cup for Photography||Moira Reeve|
|2017||Ray Freeborn Sunflower Cup||Carole Donaghy|
|2017||Hanging Basket Trophy||Trevor & Tina Pollard|
|2017||Novice Shield||Diana Turner|
|2017||Overall Show Winner Award||Hubby Frost|
|2017||Walsham Flower Cup||Pauline Batchelor|
|2017||Folkard Cup for Vegetables||Hubby Frost|
|2017||Domestic Class Cup||Carol Hubbard|
|2017||Decorative Class Cup||Margaret Moore|
|2016||Fothergill’s Shield||Carole Donaghy|
|2016||W.I. Cup||Carol Hubbard|
|2016||Budding Rose Cup||Lorna MacKinnon & Judith Harlow|
|2016||Williamson Cup for Photography||Jaclyn Clark|
|2016||Ray Freeborn Sunflower Cup||Gordon Scarfe|
|2016||Hanging Basket Trophy||Not Contested|
|2016||Novice Shield||Pauline Batchelor|
|2016||Overall Show Winner Award||Carole Donaghy|
|2016||Walsham Flower Cup||Carole Donaghy|
|2016||Folkard Cup for Vegetables||Hubby Frost|
|2016||Domestic Class Cup||Pauline Batchelor|
|2016||Decorative Class Cup||Margaret Moore|
|2015||Fothergill’s Shield||Hubby Frost|
|2015||W.I. Cup||Lynn Smith|
|2015||Budding Rose Cup||Not Contested|
|2015||Williamson Cup for Photography||Fraser Harrison|
|2015||Ray Freeborn Sunflower Cup||Jessica Grantham|
|2015||Hanging Basket Trophy||Not Contested|
|2015||Novice Shield||Carole Donaghy|
|2015||Overall Show Winner Award||Hubby Frost|
|2015||Walsham Flower Cup||Pauline Batchelor|
|2015||Folkard Cup for Vegetables||Hubby Frost|
|2015||Domestic Class Cup||Lynn Smith|
|2015||Decorative Class Cup||Jane Grantham|
|2014||Fothergill’s Shield||Hubby Frost|
|2014||W.I. Cup||Carol Hubbard|
|2014||Budding Rose Cup||Not Contested|
|2014||Williamson Cup for Photography||Polly Batchelor|
|2014||Ray Freeborn Sunflower Cup||Not Contested|
|2014||Hanging Basket Trophy||Not Contested|
|2014||Novice Shield||Ralph Hubbard|
|2014||Overall Show Winner Award||H. Frost|
|2014||Walsham Flower Cup||Neil Donaghy|
|2014||Folkard Cup for Vegetables||Hubby Frost|
|2014||Domestic Class Cup||Pauline Batchelor|
|2014||Decorative Class Cup||Margaret Moore|
|2013||Fothergill’s Shield||Beverley Autey|
|2013||W.I. Cup||RutHubby Frost|
|2013||Budding Rose Cup||Not Contested|
|2013||Williamson Cup for Photography||M. Mansfield|
|2013||Ray Freeborn Sunflower Cup||Not Contested|
|2013||Hanging Basket Trophy||Not Contested|
|2013||Novice Shield||Not Contested|
|2013||Overall Show Winner Award||Neil Donaghy|
|2013||Walsham Flower Cup||Neil Donaghy|
|2013||Folkard Cup for Vegetables||Hubby Frost|
|2013||Domestic Class Cup||Moira Reeve|
|2013||Decorative Class Cup||Margaret Moore & Carole Donaghy|
|2012||Fothergill’s Shield||Anna Landymore|
|2012||W.I. Cup||Anna Landymore|
|2012||Budding Rose Cup||Not Contested|
|2012||Williamson Cup for Photography||James Turner|
|2012||Ray Freeborn Sunflower Cup||Not Contested|
|2012||Hanging Basket Trophy||Not Contested|
|2012||Novice Shield||Not Contested|
|2012||Overall Show Winner Award||Hubby Frost|
|2012||Walsham Flower Cup||Hubby Frost|
|2012||Folkard Cup for Vegetables||Hubby Frost|
|2012||Domestic Class Cup||Anna Landymore|
|2012||Decorative Class Cup||Carole Donaghy|
Image Gallery 2017 Show
This year’s show will be on Saturday 11th August 2018.
Show opens at 2pm, prize giving at 3.45pm
Entry 30p – Children Free – Refreshments & Raffle
Can be submitted Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th August at the coffee shop between 10 and 12 midday and Thursday 9th August between 6 and 8pm at the Blue Boar. No late entry forms please.
All should be brought to the Memorial Hall for staging between 8 and 10am on Saturday 11th August. The hall will close promptly at 10am for judging.
All plated entries for the domestic classes should be presented on firm plates as the judge needs to handle them – paper plates are too flimsy.
Judging for the Hanging Basket Competition, Class 91, will take place on Friday 10th August.
Sunflowers entered for the Sunflower Competition, Class 70, will be measured where they are growing on Friday 10th August.
Judith Harlow | Show Secretary | 01359 258 251