2014 Show a Success

This year´s show has been a huge success and enjoyed by all. It was especially nice to welcome our visitors from the Royal Hospital Chelsea and the many other people who came to the show. I would like to particularly thank all the exhibitors, the many volunteers who arranged the show, stall holders, sponsors and judges who made this a resounding success. We look forward to seeing you in 2015.

Kathy Tuggey - Chair

2014 Show Results Available

The results of the 2014 Show are available under the ´Downloads´ tab above.

The following details are available: 1) a list of trophy winners; 2) the results of each class down to third place; and 3) a summary of the number of entries in each class showing that there were 688 entries in total. The breakdown is 331 in the Horticultural Division; 310 in Home Industries; and 47 in Childrens.

List of 2014 Supporters

Many local businesses kindly supported the 2014 Show by helping pay for printing costs. Details of each supporter can be found by clicking on the ´Show Supporters´ link above.

Images from the 2014 Show

2014 Show

Pic hlarkin; Howard Larkin knows his onions and shallots. Taken by Richard Parker

2014 Show

Pic 67; Jo Penney

2014 Show

Pic 83; Jo Penney

2014 Show

Pic 470; Keith Attfield

2014_v2 Show

Picv4 466; Ken Curry taken by Jonathan Sant

News Alerts for the 2015 Show

Please send an email to news@hursthorticulturalshow.org to receive news about our main show and other Society events as well as receiving a friendship discount card.

Friendship Card - Discounts

Everybody on our News Alerts list is automatically a ´Friend´ of the Society and will receive a card that will entitle them to membership benefits at Hare Hatch Sheeplands (10% discount all year round) plus its occassional special offers.

Future Show Dates

In 2015 it will be on Saturday 22 August, and in 2016 it will be on Saturday 20 August.

Guidelines for Exhibitors

For the first time ever, guidelines to help and encourage exhibitors have been produced by the Society. Two are available:

Cooking and Preserves: Click here to view (PDF, 45KB).

Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers: Click here to view (PDF, 12KB).

Show History

The first Show was in 1902 and if you would like to read a little history click here.

Come Along and Join Us

The Hurst Horticultural and Cottage Garden Society is an informal group of people who meet about 4 times a year with the objective of promoting horticulture in the local community. The focal point is the staging of an annual show in August with a supplementary "mini-show" earlier in the year.

How to Join

There is no membership fee or formal joining process. We like to keep our Society informal and open to all and if you would like to come to our next meeting we would be very pleased to welcome you. If you do come could you please tell the Secretary by email (secretary@hursthorticulturalshow.org) to be sure we look out for you.

Community Links

The Society is one of many local organisations that serve the local community. A list of others can be seen here.

Page update 20 August 2014