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Hurst Horticultural Show
Saturday 18 August 2018
Organised by the Hurst Horticultural & Cottage Garden Society

Show Information:

Committee Meeting 1 February 2018

In addition to early planning for this year´s Show the committee meeting on 1 February also considered suggestions from members for a charitable donation. As a result three charities will be presented, for one to be chosen, at the next General Meeting scheduled for Thursday 26th April. These are Thrive, Community First Responders and Samaritans and some information on each is given in the minutes of the meeting available under the About Us tab above. It was decided that £500 should be donated to the chosen charity, to be confirmed by those present at the General Meeting.

Successful 2017 Show

August Show

Penny Curry receiving the Catherine Lochman Rosebowl from Suzy Watt.

Good weather and strong community spirit made the 2017 Show on the 19th of August a success.

The new shabby chic class attracted three good quality entries and the rhubarb and custard flavoured gin was a hit with the judge who awarded it first prize. The heaviest marrow required two people to move and the alpacas attracted a lot of attention, as always.

Class results and trophy winners are listed in the results tab above and pictures taken by Janet Smith on the day will be added shortly.

The next main show is on Saturday 18th of August 2018.

2017 Show Photographs

All the photographs of the 2017 Show taken by Janet Smith are available to view under the Pictures tab above. These are organised into sections as there are so many. The Show is very grateful to Janet for giving her time and taking such wonderful photographs so we have a fantastic record of the event.

Feedback Welcome

Those on our news mailing list will receive occassional details about the Show and the Society´s other activities and it´s easy to add yourself. See News Mailing List paragraph below.


Heather waiting for raffle customers.


Instructions and Guidelines for Exhibitors

Instructions and guidelines have been written to help and encourage exhibitors for the 2018 Show on 18 August. The six available so far are: 1) Cooking and Preserves, 2) Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers; 3) Children's Growing Classes; 4) Flavoured Spirit; 5) Eggs; and 6) YouTube Video class. These can be found by clicking on the “Guidance” option above.

Photographs, Results and Press Coverage

Photographs of previous shows can be viewed from the “Pictures” link above and press coverage can be seen here: Press Coverage

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 go here: Show History.

Results Archives

The results of previous shows are available from the following page:
Results Archive

Community Links

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

2017 Show Supporters

Many local businesses support the Show and help pay the printing cost of our schedule and show posters. Here is a list of supporters of the 2017 Show and the organisers are very grateful for their generous and enthusiastic support:

    The Castle Inn
    EMS Medical Services
    Hare Hatch Sheeplands
    Harlequin Marquee Hire
    Hurst Convenience Store
    Loddon Cars
    MOT City - Garage Services
    Parkers Twyford
    Power Mechanical

News Mailing List

Please send an email to the address below to receive news about our next main show on 18 August 2018 and other Society events:

Video Class

Click on the link below to see the only entry in the YouTube Video Class of the 2017 Show. The theme was How To.

Click to See the 2017 Video Class Entry

Page last updated 21/08/2017.