Horticultural Show

Last updated on June 24th, 2017 at 01:54 am

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 138 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.

Programme 2017

Show opens at 2pm, prize giving at 3.30pm

Entry 30p – Children Free – Refreshments & Raffle

Entry Forms

Can be submitted Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th August at the coffee shop 10-12 and Thursday 10th August 6-8pm 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 12th 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 71, will take place on Friday 11th August.

Sunflowers entered for the Sunflower Competition, Class 70, will be measured where they are growing on Friday 11th August.


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.