Competition Rules & Organisational Matters

Monthly Meetings: will be held on the second Thursday in each month unless otherwise stated.

Competition Points: At each meeting there will be four informal competitions for members with points awarded for the best entry in each:

1 vegetable, to be judged for appearance and quality
1 flower, as above
1 flowering shrub, as above
1 fruit, as above.

The competitions will be judged by two committee members. Competition points will be totalled for the year and a prize awarded to the member with the highest score in each section. These will be awarded at the AGM in November.

Exhibits: It is understood that everything shown at the monthly meeting and at the Annual Show is of the exhibitor's own growing, except where the programme or schedule state otherwise. The committee reserve the right to inspect any exhibitor's garden or allotment. All exhibits where possible should be named. Cut flower exhibits to be in society vases unless specified.

Talks: It is hoped that members will use their privileges to bring guests to the meetings. A charge of £1 will be made for visitors.

Produce Stall: Will all members support this to their ability by a) providing produce for sale (the Society will keep 20% of the sale price) or b) making purchases at the stall, as this is a further means of obtaining funds for the benefit of the Society.

Flowers for Special Occasions: The Society wishes to send a gift to members who have been in hospital, also on the occasions of Golden Weddings and bereavements. The committee would be most grateful to hear of such cases and notification should be made to Mrs R. Bradley (576057) or any committee member.