These classes are usually supported by mainly local horticulturalists with strong classes in Dahlias, Chrysanthemums , houseplants and a wide variety of vegetables and fruit.
CHAMPION OF SECTION is awarded to H1-4 – Three matching carrots
Congratulations to John Dale
“Altogether I was impressed with the quality and number of exhibits through all the classes in this section. I was very pleased to see that people have got behind this wonderful idea of an online show and with a true British ‘stiff upper lip’ attitude of finding a way around the issue of not being able to hold the live show as usual, so well done to all participants and organisers.
I award the ‘Champion of Section’ award for the Horticultural classes to H1-4, for the wonderful presentation of some superb carrots, the quality of which I was even envious of! These sported not a single mark or blemish visible, were all so wonderfully equal in size and were very well displayed. Well done!” (Judge Aaron Hickman)
Here the judge will be looking for matching vegetables, with no blemishes or signs of disease. Presented in a clear photograph on a plain background.
The judge will be looking for matching vegetables, no blemishes or disease and to have been harvested at the optimum time.
Prize will be offered to the exhibit which shows originality, use of colour and texture in the presentation
Here we are looking for blooms to be picked at their optimum time and showing perfect examples of their type. Other factors will be colour, lack of blemish or disease. We are expecting some very good exhibits this year as the weather we have experienced this summer has encouraged flowers to bloom.
The garden in a tray is a popular class in the live show – choice of plants and time of sowing will have been carefully made – and the garden will have to be cared for diligently to prevent some items dominating others.
Wonky veg need no explanation — let’s hope they don’t all have to be censored!
Bishopton Veterinary Group has been working in partnership with clients for over 75 years, servicing the needs of animals big and small. We are immensely proud of our independent veterinary status and our growth to become a thriving multi-site practice with surgeries in Ripon, Northallerton, Easingwold and Pateley Bridge, plus, a farm only surgery in York.
We provide 24-hour emergency care, 365 days of the year ensuring you will always see one of our own vets and nurses. We are committed to working closely with our clients on preventative treatments that enhance animal welfare. So, you can be sure that we are providing you with the most progressive, knowledgeable and skilled care you need. We also have an extensive in-house referral service.
The team at Bishopton Veterinary Group are delighted to be able to support this years online show. We wish the show organisers and competitors the best of luck!
Aaron is a dedicated and enthusiastic lover of all plants and horticulture, though has come to describe himself as something of a traditionalist when it comes to his horticultural practices and ideals. He went to study at Askham Bryan College where he later went to work, overseeing the running of the glasshouses and nursery as well as lecturing part time.
More recently at the age of 27, he took on the role of Head Gardener at a large private estate near Ripon, North Yorkshire, where he is responsible for the renovation and running of the extensive gardens, including the restoration of the walled kitchen gardens.
In other roles, Aaron is the Honorary President of the Yorkshire Sweet Pea Society, Horticultural Advisor to the National Allotment Society and also works as a stand in ‘gardening expert’ of BBC Radio Leeds. Other roles include judging at local produce shows, undertaking private talks and lectures and giving his time and advise to members of the public at the Harrogate Flower Shows.