Horticultural Show

Last updated on October 11th, 2017 at 12:50 pm

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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.

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Horticultural Show 2017 - Multiple Prizes

For classes with first, second and third places
Walsham Flower CupMrs Pauline BatchelorMrs Carole DonaghyMrs Caroline Osborne
Folkard Cup for VegetablesMr H. FrostMrs C. DonaghyMr G. Scarfe
Domestic Class CupMrs Carol HubbardMrs Pauline BatchelorMrs Ruth Frost
Decorative Class CupMrs Margaret MooreMrs Diana TurnerMrs C. Donaghy & Mrs C. Osborne

Horticultural Show 2017 - Single Prizes

For classes with just one prize
Fothergill’s ShieldMr H. Frost
W.I. CupMrs Carol Hubbard
Budding Rose CupMrs Diana Turner
Williamson Cup for PhotographyMrs Moira Reeve
Ray Freeborn Sunflower CupMrs Carole Donaghy
Hanging Basket TrophyMr & Mrs T. Pollard
Novice ShieldMrs D. Turner
Overall Show Winner AwardMr H. Frost

Next year’s show will be on Saturday 11th August 2018


View 2017 Classes pdf (includes recipes and pattern downloads)

Show Rules pdf

Entry Form pdf


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.