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Hurst Horticultural Show
20 August 2016
Organised by the Hurst Horticultural & Cottage Garden Society

Show Information:

Big Success

2015 Show

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 and a list of trophy winners can be viewed from the Results Archive link above, where you can also find some interesting statistics on our entries.

The Press News link above has press coverage by local papers that covered this year´s Show.

News Alerts for the 2016 Show

Please send an email to the address below to receive news about our main show and other Society events:


Future Show Dates

In 2016 the Show will be on Saturday 20 August opening at 1:30pm and closing with an auction of produce at 4:00pm. The deadline for entry forms is 7:00pm Wednesday 17th August and exhibits must be brought to the show ground between 7:00am and 10:30am on the day of the show when judging starts. Unfortunately no late entries can be taken.

2016 Show Documents

A list of show classes, entry forms, rules and how to win a cup will be available for download here when they become available. Printed schedules will be available in mid-June.


Instructions and Guidelines for Exhibitors

Instructions and guidelines have been written to help and encourage exhibitors. The two available are: 1) Cooking and Preserves, and; 2) Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers. These can be downloaded from the Instructions option in the menu above. These guidelines and instructions maybe updated nearer the Show and others will be added.

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 secretary@hursthorticulturalshow.org who will be pleased to answer any questions and ensure you are invited and welcomed at our next meeting.

Show History

1939 Poster

Old Show Poster

The first Show was held in 1902 and known as the Hurst Show. If you would like to read a little history click here.

Show Archives

The results of previous shows are available from the following page: Archives.

Community Links

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

Site last updated 7 February 2016.