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.
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.
Image Gallery 2017 Show
Horticultural Show 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.
|YEAR||CUP / SHIELD / PRIZE||WINNER / FIRST||SECOND||THIRD|
|2018||Decorative Class Cup||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|2018||Domestic Class Cup||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|2018||Folkard Cup for Vegetables||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|2018||Walsham Flower Cup||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|2018||Overall Show Winner Award||TBA||N/A||N/A|
|2018||Hanging Basket Trophy||TBA||N/A||N/A|
|2018||Ray Freeborn Sunflower Cup||TBA||N/A||N/A|
|2018||Williamson Cup for Photography||TBA||N/A||N/A|
|2018||Budding Rose Cup||TBA||N/A||N/A|
|2017||W.I. Cup||Carol Hubbard||N/A||N/A|
|2017||Fothergill’s Shield||Hubby Frost||N/A||N/A|
|2017||Domestic Class Cup||Carol Hubbard||Pauline Batchelor||Ruth Frost|
|2017||Folkard Cup for Vegetables||Hubby Frost||Carole Donaghy||Gordon Scarfe|
|2017||Walsham Flower Cup||Pauline Batchelor||Carole Donaghy||Caroline Osborne|
|2017||Overall Show Winner Award||Hubby Frost||N/A||N/A|
|2017||Decorative Class Cup||Margaret Moore||Diana Turner||Carol Donaghy & Caroline Osborne|
|2017||Hanging Basket Trophy||Trevor & Tina Pollard||N/A||N/A|
|2017||Ray Freeborn Sunflower Cup||Carole Donaghy||N/A||N/A|
|2017||Williamson Cup for Photography||Moira Reeve||N/A||N/A|
|2017||Budding Rose Cup||Diana Turner||N/A||N/A|
|2017||Novice Shield||Diana Turner||N/A||N/A|
Judith Harlow | Show Secretary | 01359 258 251