Horticultural Show

photograph of white flower head, flushed pink, of Hydrangea paniculata 'vanille fraise'
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’

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.

2018 Programme

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

Entry Forms

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.

Downloads 2018

Classes 2018 docx

Show Rules pdf

Entry Form docx

Knitting Pattern – 10 inch baby v-neck cardigan pdf

Recipe – Class 71 -Trench Cake docx

Recipe – Class 75 -Baked Cheesecake docx

Recipe – Class 80 – Madeira Cake docx

Image Gallery 2017 Show


Horticultural Show Prize Records

Historical 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.
2018Decorative Class CupTBATBATBA
2018Fothergill’s ShieldTBAN/AN/A
2018Domestic Class CupTBATBATBA
2018Folkard Cup for VegetablesTBATBATBA
2018Walsham Flower CupTBATBATBA
2018Overall Show Winner AwardTBAN/AN/A
2018Novice ShieldTBAN/AN/A
2018Hanging Basket TrophyTBAN/AN/A
2018Ray Freeborn Sunflower CupTBAN/AN/A
2018Williamson Cup for PhotographyTBAN/AN/A
2018Budding Rose CupTBAN/AN/A
2018W.I. CupTBAN/AN/A
2017W.I. CupCarol HubbardN/AN/A
2017Fothergill’s ShieldHubby FrostN/AN/A
2017Domestic Class CupCarol HubbardPauline BatchelorRuth Frost
2017Folkard Cup for VegetablesHubby FrostCarole DonaghyGordon Scarfe
2017Walsham Flower CupPauline BatchelorCarole DonaghyCaroline Osborne
2017Overall Show Winner AwardHubby FrostN/AN/A
2017Decorative Class CupMargaret MooreDiana TurnerCarol Donaghy & Caroline Osborne
2017Hanging Basket TrophyTrevor & Tina PollardN/AN/A
2017Ray Freeborn Sunflower CupCarole DonaghyN/AN/A
2017Williamson Cup for PhotographyMoira ReeveN/AN/A
2017Budding Rose CupDiana TurnerN/AN/A
2017Novice ShieldDiana TurnerN/AN/A


Judith Harlow | Show Secretary | 01359 258 251

Check out the events diary and watch the village posts on the home page for more details or contact the show secretary.