Big Success

The 2015 Show was a big success as the result of the combination of good weather, good planning and hard work by a lot of people. Entries were up on last year with the young and young at heart seeing significant growth. Total entries were up 21% at 832; however children´s were up 62% and young at heart 191%.

In addition the number of children who submitted entries was up by 65% at 38 and shows that the initiative to promote children's growing classes with the help of Hare Hatch Sheeplands and free seeds given by Thompson & Morgan was a success.

Photographs, Results and Press Coverage

Photographs of the 2015 Show can be viewed from the Show Pictures link above. There are so many that they are split into six categories.

Also, the results of each class as well as the list of trophy winners can be viewed from the Results Archive link above, where you will also find a document containing some interesting statistics on our entries.

The Press News link above has press coverage by local papers that covered this year´s Show. Links will be added as they become available.

News Alerts for the 2016 Show

Please send an email to to receive news about our main show and other Society events.

Sunshine Helps Make Show Success

2015 Show

Picture by Jonathan Sant

2014 Show

Howard Dearman pleased to win the coveted Tarte aux Pommes des Hommes class - picture Jonathan Sant

2014 Show

Ryan Sollitt proud winner of the Richmond Young Achiever Cup - picture Jonathan Sant

2014 Show

Picture Jonathan Sant

2014_v2 Show

Picture by Keith Attfield

Future Show Date

In 2016 the Show will be on Saturday 20 August.

Guidelines for Exhibitors

Guidelines have been written to help and encourage exhibitors. The 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 as we like to keep our Society informal and open to all. If you would like to join us please send an email expressing your wish to the Secretary at who will be pleased to answer any questions and ensure you are invited and welcomed at our next meeting.

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 1 September 2015