Summer Show Schedule

Summer Show Schedule

SUMMER SHOW
SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 2018

DUTHIE PARK

OPENING TIMES: SATURDAY – 11.00 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Subject to completion of Judging) SUNDAY - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES SUNDAY 3.00 P.M. Sale of produce on Sunday at 5.15 pm. ════════════════════════

The Directors gratefully acknowledge the assistance and contributions given and sponsors of prize money and donors of trophies in 2018

Principal Sponsor: The Craig Group Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, Carden Place Dental Practice, Charles Michie Coffee Shop, Country Ways, Grampian District Association of the National Vegetable Society, Michies the Chemist, Mrs. J. Buchan, Parkhill Garden Centre, Seasons Coffee Shop, The Balmoral Group.
And the numerous other donors and helpers on the raffle, information, stall, secretarys office and all those who assisted with the setting up and dismantling.

SHOW REGULATIONS

  1. EXHIBITORS a) The prizes offered for exhibits in this schedule are open to everyone unless otherwise stated. Exhibitors must comply with the Show Regulations. b) Directors of the Society may exhibit, except in a class of which that Director is Convener. c) Non – members over 18 years of age will be charged an entry fee of 50p per entry (maximum £5) and will receive a ONE DAY complimentary ticket for admission to the Show.

  2. EXHIBITS a) Horticultural exhibits must have been grown by the exhibitor and must have been in his possession for two months prior to the Show. b) Exhibits must be disease and pest free. c) The Directors reserve the right to visit and examine the gardens and premises from which the exhibits have been entered for the competition. d) In Floral Art Classes, plant material need not be grown by the exhibitor but must be arranged and staged by the exhibitor in the marquee unless otherwise stated.

  3. ENTRIES a) Exhibitors are allowed two entries per class except in classes 310 – 323, 334, 365 – 390, where only one entry is permitted. b) Entries, on the form provided, should be lodged with the Secretary by 7.30am on the Saturday of the Show, together with entry fees where appropriate. Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Show Manager, except in the case of classes 1, 198, 200, 201 and 310 – 323, which must be received by 8pm on the TUESDAY preceding the Show. No late entries will be accepted in these classes.
    c) The Directors reserve to themselves the right to refuse any entry. d) An exhibitor, unable to stage an entry, should advise the Secretary as soon as possible. e) Entries by email will be accepted, however all entries received by email will be acknowledged by the Secretary within 24hours. If no confirmation email is received the entry has not been lodged. It is the exhibitors responsibility to ensure exhibits are entered.

  4. EXHIBITOR’S CARDS a) These should be collected from the Secretary’s Show Office, each exhibit to have one card which will be placed with the name downwards. Classes with multiple pots will require 1 card for each pot. Please note on entry form. b) Cards altered in any way by an exhibitor will lead to disqualification. c) If no card placed on an exhibit by exhibitor, steward will place a blank card.

  5. EXHIBITOR’S LIFTING CARDS a) These should be collected by exhibitors at the time of staging and only holders of such cards will be allowed in the marquee during staging and for the removal of exhibits. In addition, lifting cards for assistants will be available upon request at the Secretary’s Office. Lifting cards do not admit to show.

  6. STAGING a) All Exhibitors must verify entries with the Secretary BEFORE staging. b) All exhibits for competition must be staged between 12 noon on Friday prior to show and 7.45am on the Saturday morning of show. All exhibitors and their assistants must leave the marquee by 7.45am on Saturday morning.
    c) Exhibits should be correctly named as far as known. d) No trade cards will be allowed on any of the exhibits. e) Exhibitors must show in their own boxes, stands, bowls etc except where specified otherwise in the schedule – boxed, etc, to be in keeping with good taste. f) All vases used must be supplied by the Society. Alternative sizes may be issued.
    g) All cut flowers and shrubs must be shown in water. Exhibitors are requested to water their plants during the show. h) The Show will be staged and judged in accordance with the Rules in the current edition of the Royal Horticultural Society’s publication “The Horticultural Show Handbook” (copy available in Secretary’s Show Office) supplemented by the Rules of Specialist Societies. Exhibitors should note the difference between “kind” and “variety”. Exhibitors must follow the direction of the Show Manager regarding staging. i) Kinds – Flowers (example) 3 vases annuals could be Asters, Marigolds, Nigella Varieties – Flowers (example) could be Roses – My Love, Super Sun, Silver Jubilee Kinds – Vegetables (example) could be Carrots, Beetroot, Leeks Kinds – Shrubs (example) would be Buddlia, Hydrangea, Spirea

  7. JUDGING a) Only Officials will be allowed in the marquees during judging. b) Judging will take place between 8am and 11am on the Saturday of the Show. c) Any exhibit which is not according to schedule will be disqualified. d) The decision of the judges shall be final on the relative merit of the exhibits, but the Directors reserve to themselves the decision on any other points in dispute. e) Prizes or trophies may be withheld when exhibits are deficient in quality or condition. f) If more than 9 entries in a Class a 4th prize will be awarded.

  8. PROTESTS a) Protests or complaints upon any grounds must be lodged with the Secretary in writing by 2pm on the first day of the show. b) Anyone lodging a protest must be able to demonstrate, before the close of the show, that he will be able to substantiate the same, else the protest will not be entertained and the exhibitor making the protest will be found liable for payment of all expenses incurred. c) Any prize, found to have been unfairly obtained, will be forfeited and if any article is discovered to have been tampered with for the purpose of deception the exhibitor of such, besides being exposed will forfeit all his prize money and be liable to expulsion.

  9. TROPHIES a) In computing points gained towards the aware of a trophy, 10 points for first place, 8 points for second place and 6 points for third place will be given if the first prize is over £5.00. 5 points for first place, 4 points for second place and 3 points for third place will be given if the first prize is £3.00 or over. In other cases, 3 points for first place, 2 points for second place and 1 point for third place will be given. b) Trophies for most points will only be awarded if there is an outright winner. In the case of two or more competitors having the same points the award will go to the one with the most first prizes, failing that the one with the most second prizes. c) Winners of Trophies, of their representatives, should be present to receive them at 2.30pm on the Sunday of the Show. d) Trophies MUST NOT be placed on stands beside exhibits and winners are responsible for the care of trophies while in their possession. e) Trophies are to be retained for one year only, unless otherwise stated. f) The trophies are insured by the Society against all risks anywhere in the United Kingdom, and the Secretary must be notified in writing immediately in the event of any trophy being damaged, lost, destroyed or stolen. g) Trophies, and their protective bags, should be returned to the Trophy Convenor not later than the last Saturday in July.

  10. PRIZE MONEY a) Prize money will be paid in the Treasurer’s Show Office between 4pm – 6pm on the Saturday of the Show and between 12pm – 3pm and 3.45pm – 4.15pm on the Sunday of the Show. Any amount over £25.00 may be paid by cheque. b) Any prize money not collected by 4.15pm at the show must be claimed within 7 days from the treasurer and a stamped addressed envelope must accompany the claim. Money not so claimed will be regarded as a donation to the Society.

  11. REMOVAL a) No exhibit is to be removed before 5pm on the Sunday of the Show. b) The marquee will be cleared of everyone except the Society’s Officials at 5pm on the Sunday of the Show. c) Exhibitors and assistants will be admitted to remove exhibits only on production of a lifting cards between 5.05pm and 5.35pm. d) No exhibits can be delivered up except to the exhibitor personally or on his written order. e) Any exhibit left after 5.40pm will be the property of the Society.

THE SOCIETY WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO EXHIBITS

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Class 1 SALLY HENDERSON TROPHY Sponsored by The Balmoral Group 1st £30.00 2nd £15.00 3rd £10.00 Community Garden Challenge Shield
This challenge is open to any clubs, schools or youth organisations or individuals to create a small display garden in the allotted space. The display can be used to promote the community group by providing a decorative horticultural exhibit with a title.

Rules.          
1. An exhibitors card MUST be placed with name downwards on exhibit.            
2. The exhibit must not exceed 1.1metre width x 1.1 metre depth (outside measurement ) and the height must not exceed 2 meters measured from the ground.            
3. The exhibit should be designed to be viewed from a distinguishable front.            
4. The use of a backdrop is permitted within the stated dimensions.         
5. The exhibit must comprise of predominantly living plant material with hard soft landscaping components such as rock, stone, ornaments or other props being kept to a minimum.  

Artificial plant material is not permitted.

R.J. SMITH SILVER QUAICH For the Best Exhibit or Part Exhibit in the Show Grown by an Exhibitor Junior Section is not eligible

THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY BANKSIAN MEDAL Most class prize money (including vouchers) for exhibits grown by the Exhibitor. (Winners in the past two years excluded)

POT PLANTS
Sponsored by Parkhill Garden Centre In classes 8-47 except 41, when schedule states 2 plants, they MUST BE STAGED SIDE BY SIDE

Class 7: J.S.DAVIDSON TROPHY
A Display of Pot Plants 100cm x 100cm to be viewed from all sides 1st prize £10.00 2nd prize £7.50 3rd prize £5.00

Class 8: 2 Foliage Plant £3.00 £2.00 £1.50

Class 9: 1 Foliage Plant £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

Class 10: 2 Flowering Plant £3.00 £2.00 £1.50

Class 11: 1 Flowering Plant £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

Class 12: 1 True Fern £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

Class 13: 2 Zonal Pelargoniums (Geranium) £3.00 £2.00 £1.50

Class 14: 1 Zonal Pelargonium (Geranium) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

Class 15: 2 Regal Pelargonium £3.00 £2.00 £1.50

Class 16: 1 Regal Pelargonium £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

ABERDEEN & DISTRICT FUCHSIA & GERANIUM SOCIETY TROPHY Best Pot of Zonal or Regal Pelargoniums in Classes 13 - 16

17 HUNTER TROPHY
2 Begonias, tuberous rooted double £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 18 1 Begonia, tuberous rooted, double £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 19 1 Begonia, single £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 20 2 Gloxinias £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 21 1 Gloxinias £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 22 2 Coleus £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 23 1 Coleus £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 24 1 Ivy £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 25 1 Orchid Flower £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 26 1 Streptocarpus £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 27 1 Pot Plant – any kinds excluding Classes 12 – 26, 43 – 46 £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 28 1 Hanging Plant in Pot £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 29 1 Hanging Basket £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 30 1 Patio Container, planted for Summer Colour £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 Dr JAMES A. MACKIE SILVER CUP, Most Points in Classes 7 – 30 & 41 – 48

FUCHSIAS Measurements are ACTUAL inside measurements 41 JOHN WILLIAMSON SHIELD
A Display of Fuchsias: 1 Standard – pot in proportion to plant plus 4 Bush or Shrub – pots not exceeding 13cm £5.00 £3.00 £2.00
42 2 Fuchsias, 1 standard, 1 bush or shrub in pots in proportion to plants £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 43 1 Fuchsia, standard, in a pot in proportion to the plant £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 44 1 Fuchsia, bush or shrub, in a pot in proportion to the plant £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 45 2 Fuchsias, bushes or shrubs, different cultivars, in pots £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 46 1 Triphylla £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 47 1 or more Fuchsias in a hanging pot not exceeding 22cms £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 48 THE GREIG SHIELD
1 Fuchsia mini standard max. pot 13cms and 1 Regal Pelargonium max. pot 13cms £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 ABERDEEN AND DISTRICT FUSCHIA SOCIETY CUP – Best exhibit in classes 41- 46 ABERDEEN & DISTRICT FUCHSIA SOCIETY CUP – Best Exhibit in classes 41 – 46 THE SWAILEND NURSERIES CUP – Most points in classes 8 – 11 & 42 - 46 PARKHILL CUP – Awarded to an exhibitor who has not won a 1st prize for last 5 years.

All varieties should be clearly named if possible

Class
50 TOWNSWOMENS GUILD SHIELD
Confined to apprentice gardeners.
A collection of plants arranged for effect in an allotted area £5.00 £3.00 £2.00

Measurements are ACTUAL inside measurements

CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS 56 Cactus and/or Succulent Garden, not to exceed 60cm x 60cm £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 57 Cactus and/or Succulent Garden or Bowl, not to exceed 30cm x 30cm £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 58 3 different Genera of Cacti £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 59 1 Cactus £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 60 3 different Genera of Succulents (excluding Cacti) £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 61 1 Succulent (excluding Cacti) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 62 1 Pan Dwarf Succulents (excluding Cacti) – any number of species £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 63 Cristate or Monstrose Succulent (including Cacti) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 64 Variegated Succulent (including Cacti) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

ALPINE AND ROCK GARDEN PLANTS Sponsored by Parkhill Garden Centre Measurements are ACTUAL inside measurements

65 1 Dwarf Conifer £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 66 1 Dwarf Shrub (other than a Conifer) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 67 1 Foliage Plant (other than a Conifer or Shrub) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 68 1 Flowering Plant (other than Shrub) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 69 1 Alpine Trough – no larger than 45cm x 45 cm £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

TOM BISSET CUP – BEST EXHIBIT IN CACTI, SUCCULENT, ALPINE AND ROCK GARDENS CLASSES

BONSAI All entries must be in a Bonsai Pot, Tray or Slab and conform to recognised Bonsai criteria Measurements include Tree and Pot, Slab or Stone. All trees to have details card filled in and laid alongside the exhibit

70 Tree in a Pot not taller than 15cms £3.00 £2.00 £1.00 71 Tree in a Pot not taller than 30cms £3.00 £2.00 £1.00 72 Tree in a Pot not taller than 60cms £3.00 £2.00 £1.00 73 Tree in a Pot taller than 60cms £3.00 £2.00 £1.00 74 Group or Forest Planting, 3 or more trees in a Pot, or on a Slab or Stone £3.00 £2.00 £1.00 75 Tree or Trees Root over Rock any size £3.00 £2.00 £1.00

GRAMPIAN BONSAI SOCIETY QUAICH Best Exhibit of Bonsai

GRAMPIAN BONSAI JUNIOR QUAICH (Donated by Mr A. Inkster) This Class is open to juniors aged 8 – 16 years inclusive and the prize is 1 years free Junior Membership of the Grampian Bonsai Society

76 Tree or Trees in a Pot, Slab or Stone

All varieties should be clearly named if possible

CITY OF ABERDEEN TROPHY – Most First Prizes in classes 77 - 195 In the event of a tie, the number of winning vases will be taken into account Please note that 3 vase classes must be staged one in front of the other vertically 6 vase classes must be staged two across and three vertically

SWEET PEAS 77 SHIRRAS LAING CUP
6/20cm Vases at least 4 varieties, 11 spikes in each Vase £10.00 £7.50 £5.00 78 DAILY MAIL SILVER CHALLENGE BOWL
3/20cm Vases, 3 varieties, 11 Spikes in each Vase £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 79 1/20cm Vase, 11 spikes, one variety £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 80 1/20cm Vase, 11 spikes, mixed £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

GLADIOLI 82 ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF ABERDEEN CHAMPIONSHIP CUP
3/28cm Vases of 3 spikes. Large flowered, one variety in each Vase £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 83 3/28cm Vases Primulinus or Butterfly Gladioli, 3 spikes, one variety in each vase £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 84 1/28cm Vase Primulinus, Butterfly or miniature Gladioli, 3 spikes £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 85 1/28cm Vase Large Flowered Gladioli, 3 spikes £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

LYON SILVER JUG
Best exhibit of Gladioli

ROSES Sponsored by Parkhill Garden Centre 86 ROYA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF ABERDEEN ROSEBOWL
3 Vases HT type, 3 varieties, 5 blooms of one variety in each vase £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 87 3 Vases Floribunda type, 3 varieties, 3 stems of one variety in each Vase £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 88 1 Vase Floribunda type, 3 stems £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 89 1 Vase, 5 blooms HT type £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 90 1 Vase, 3 stems miniature type £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 91 “Cycle of Bloom” 3 stems of one variety in 1/20cm Vase, 1 bud, 1 specimen bloom and one full blown bloom £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

CARNATIONS Sponsored by Carden Place Dental Practice Own Foliage Only 98 1/20cm Vase Border, 5 stems £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 99 1/20cm Vase Perpetuals, 5 stems £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 100 1/20cm Vase Show Pinks, 5 stems £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

JESSIE MILLIGAN TROPHY Best Exhibit in Carnations All varieties should be clearly named if possible

Please note that 3 vase classes must be staged one in front of the other vertically 6 vases classes must be staged two across and three vertically

ANNUALS Class 1st 2nd 3rd 110 SHIRRAS LAING CHALLENGE BOWL
6/20cm Vases of Annuals, at least 4 kinds, one kind in each vase £10.00 £7.50 £5.00 111 3/20cm Vases of Annuals, 3 kinds, one kind in each vase £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 112 3/20cm Vases Asters, 3 blooms one colour in each vase (vases to differ) £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 113 1/20cm Vase of Asters, 5 blooms £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 114 1/20cm Vase of Antirrhinums, 5 spikes £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 115 1/20cm Vase of French Marigolds, 5 blooms £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 116 1/20cm Vase of single flowered French Marigolds, 5 blooms, striped £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 117 1/20cm Vase of African Marigolds, 3 blooms £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 118 1/20cm Vase of Calendulas, 5 blooms £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 119 1/20cm Vase of Annuals, any other kind (excluding classes 113 – 118), 5 blooms/spikes £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 120 1/20cm Vase of Annuals, mixed £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

CUT FLOWERS 125 SPRINGHILL NURSERIES CUP
6/28cm Vases of Hardy Herbaceous Perennials, at least4 kinds, one kind in each vase £10.00 £7.50 £5.00 126 ALFRED KEMP TROPHY
3/28cm Vases of Hardy Herbaceous Perennials, 3 kinds, one kind in each Vase £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 127 1/28cm Vase Hardy Perennials – one kind £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 128 1/28cm Vase of Hardy Herbaceous Perennials, mixed £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 129 3/28cm Vases of Cut Flowers from an open border, 3 kinds, one kind in each Vase £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 130 3/28cm Vases of Phlox, 3 varieties, 5 spikes of one variety in each Vase £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 131 1/28cm Vase of Phlox, 3 spikes £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 132 1 Vase of Cut Flowers £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 133 SHIRRAS LAING CHALLENGE CUP
3/28cm Vases of Flowering Shrubs (excluding Roses) 3 kinds, one kind in each Vase £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 134 1 Vase of Flowering, Foliage or Berried Shrubs, mixed £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 135 1/28cm Vase of Flowering Foliage or Berried Shrubs, one variety £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

BOXES AND BOWLS OF FLOWERS
142 6 Pansies, shown in a box £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 143 6 Violas, shown in a box £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 144 A bowl of Fuchsia blooms in water or gel (Max diameter 30cms) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 145 6 Fuchsia blooms shown on a board £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 146 1 Bowl, Sweet Peas, 36 spikes, mixed, for all round effect £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 147 1 Bowl, Roses, 12 blooms, HT type, mixed for all round effect £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 148 IVAN HOWE TROPHY
12 Blooms of Roses, at least 6 varieties, shown in a box £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 149 6 Blooms of Roses, at least 4 varieties, shown in a box £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

All varieties should be clearly named if possible

Combined classes from Royal Horticultural Society of Aberdeen and The Aberdeen and District Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society. Please note that 3 vase classes must be staged one in front of the other vertically, 6 vases classes must be staged two across and three vertically

CHRYSANTHEMUM SECTION To be judged in accordance with the current code of rules for judging of the National Chrysanthemum Society Sponsored by Mrs. J. Buchan

Class 1st 2nd 3rd 160 NORTH OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP CRUDEN BAY TROPHY £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 3/28cm Vases of Chrysanthemums, disbudded, large flowering 2 or more varieties, 3 blooms of one variety in each Vase

161 D. LAING TROPHY
3/28cm Vases of Chrysanthemums, disbudded, medium flowering, 2 or more varieties, 3 blooms of one variety in each Vase THE PRESS AND JOURNAL CUP 6 vases of 3 blooms, one variety per vase. At least 4 varieties MIDDLEFIELD TROPHY Confined to growers in the City of Aberdeen 3 vases of 3 blooms one variety per vase. At least two varieties
THE FIONNLAGH COPLAND TROPHY 3 vases of 3 blooms, at least two varieties, one variety per vase

Incurved Section (23a, b, c) 165 1/28cm Vase of Chrysanthemums, disbudded, incurved flowering, one variety, 3 blooms £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

Intermediate Section (25a, b, c) 166 1/28cm Vase of Chrysanthemums, disbudded, intermediate flowering, one variety, 3 blooms £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

Reflex Section (24a, b, c) 167 1/28cm Vase of Chrysanthemums, disbudded, reflexed flowering, one variety, 3 blooms £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

Section 23, 24 and 25 168 1/28cm Vase of Chrysanthemums, disbudded, flowering, mixed 5 blooms £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

Spray Chrysanthemums Section (29a, b, c) 170 EVENING EXPRESS SILVER CHALLENGE CUP £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 3/28cm Vases of Spray Chrysanthemums, 5 stems of one variety in each Vase, 3 varieties, natural

171 THE GROVE TROPHY 3/28cm Vases of Spray Chrysanthemums, 5 stems of one variety in each Vase, 3 varieties, exhibition £5.00 £4.00 £3.00

172 1/28cm Vase of Spray Chrysanthemums, 5 stems of one variety, exhibition £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 173 1/28cm Vase of Spray Chrysanthemums, 5 stems of mixed varieties, exhibition £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 174 1/28cm Vase of Spray Chrysanthemums, 5 stems of one variety, natural £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 175 1/28cm Vase of Spray Chrysanthemums, 5 stems of mixed varieties, natural £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

NATIONAL CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY AWARDS SILVER MEDAL – Best Exhibit of Chrysanthemums in the Chrysanthemum Section BRONZE MEDAL – Best Vase of Chrysanthemums in the Chrysanthemum Section CERTIFICATE OF MERIT – Awarded at the judge’s discretion

Please note that 3 vase classes must be staged one in front of the other vertically 6 vases classes must be staged two across and three vertically. Combined classes from Royal Horticultural Society of Aberdeen and The Aberdeen and District Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society

DAHLIAS To be judged in accordance with the current code of rules of The National Dahlia Society Each Vase one variety unless otherwise stated The term Cactus includes semi - cactus Class 1st 2nd 179 ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF ABERDEEN CHAMPIONSHIP CUP
6 Vases of Dahlias, 3 blooms of one variety in each Vase £10.00 £7.50 3 Vases Decorative, 3 vases Cactus, at least 4 varieties

180 LORD PROVOST JAMES WYNESS CUP
3 Vases of Dahlias, 3 blooms in each Vase, 1 vase medium decorative or cactus, 1 Vase small decorative or cactus, 1 Vase small or miniature ball £5.00 £4.00

181 RUTHRIESTON SHIELD 3 Dissimilar vases Medium Cactus, 3 blooms of one variety per vase

182 GRAMPIAN TROPHY 6 Vases of Small Cactus, at least four varieties, 3 blooms of one variety per vase

183 THE CRAIG TROPHY
3 Vases Dissimilar miniature Dahlias, 5 blooms of one variety in each Vase £5.00 £4.00

Group 5 – Decorative one variety per vase unless otherwise stated 184 1 Vase 1 bloom, large or giant £2.00 £1.50 185 1 Vase 3 blooms, medium £2.00 £1.50 186 1 Vase 3 blooms, small £2.00 £1.50 187 1 Vase 5 blooms, miniature £2.00 £1.50 188 1 Vase 3 blooms, mixed varieties £2.00 £1.50

Group 6 – Ball one variety per vase 189 1 Vase 3 blooms, small £2.00 £1.50 190 1 Vase 5 blooms, miniature £2.00 £1.50

Group 7 – Pompom one variety per vase 191 1 Vase 5 blooms £2.00 £1.50

Group 8 and 9 Cactus and Semi-Cactus one variety per vase unless otherwise stated 192 1 Vase 1 bloom, large or giant £2.00 £1.50 193 1 Vase 3 blooms, medium £2.00 £1.50 194 1 Vase 3 blooms, small £2.00 £1.50 195 1 Vase 5 blooms, miniature £2.00 £1.50 196 1 Vase 3 blooms, mixed varieties £2.00 £1.50

NATIONAL DAHLIA SOCIETY AWARDS David B. Craig Trophy and SILVER MEDAL – Best Exhibit of Dahlias in the Dahlia Section BRONZE MEDAL – Best vase of Dahlias in the Dahlia Section

FLOWER AND VEGETABLE COLLECTION

198 An exhibit of 2 Vases of Cut Flowers and 3 kinds of Vegetables, as per schedule classes 207- 216, 218-238,257-258 to occupy a space more than 60cm x 60cm but less than 90cm x 90cm £5.00 £4.00

VEGETABLES To be judged in accordance with the National Vegetable Society Judges Guide Class 1st 2nd 3rd 200 THE ABERDEEN VEGETABLE CHAMPIONSHIP £30.00 £25.00 £20.00 Aberdeen Corporation Silver Vase
Collection of Vegetables, 6 kinds shown on table size 185cm deep by 125cm frontage, Vegetables chosen from – 3 carrots, 3 onions, 3 parsnips, 2 cauliflower, 2 celery, 3 leeks, 5 potatoes, 10 pods peas, 5 tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, 3 beetroot, 6 broad beans. Parsley may be used as ground work. To be judged on points as in the current NVS Judges Guide, plus 10 points for presentation.

201 THE SCOTTISH TAP ROOT CHAMPIONSHIP £20.00 £15.00 £10.00 The Scottish Tap Root Perpetual Trophy
A collection of 2 parsnips, 2 long pointed carrots, 2 stump rooted carrots, 2 long beetroot and 2 cylindrical beetroot

203 1 Mini Collection of Vegetables, 3 kinds shown on a table space 60cm x 30cm.
Vegetables to be chosen from – 3 carrots other than long pointed cultivars, 3 potatoes, 6 pods of peas, 3 tomatoes, 3 globe beetroot. Parsley may be used as groundwork. £3.00 £2.00 £1.50

204 McIntosh Plant Hire Trophy £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 3 Leeks, blanched, on the flat
205 2 Heads of Celery shown on the flat £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 206 Shona’s of Bucksburn Shield
2 Pot Leeks £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 207 3 Carrots, long pointed cultivar £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 208 3 Long beetroot £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 209 3 Parsnips £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 210 4 Stalks Rhubarb £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 211 5 Tomatoes on a plate £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 212 1 truss of Tomatoes shown on a stand £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 213 2 Cabbages £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 214 2 Heads of Cauliflower £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 215 3 Carrots (stump rooted) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 216 2 Cucumbers £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 217 3 Onions grown from seed, 3 Onions grown from sets and 3 Red Onions £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 218 4 Onions grown from seed, over 250gms each £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 219 4 Onions, 250gms each or less £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 220 4 Onions grown from sets £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 221 4 Red Onions £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 222 6 Red Shallots grown from bulbs £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 223 6 Yellow Shallots grown from bulbs £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 224 6 Pear shaped Shallots grown from bulbs £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 225 10 Pods peas £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 226 6 Pods Broad Beans £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 227 9 Pods French Beans £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 228 6 Pods of Runner Beans £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 229 3 Cylindrical Beetroot £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 230 3 Globe Beetroot (Grampian DA Rosette) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 231 3 Garden Turnips £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 232 3 Swedes £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 233 4 Courgettes £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 234 8 Radishes £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 235 2 Lettuces £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 236 1 Pot of Parsley £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 237 1 Vegetable Marrow £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 238 Any other vegetables (3 of) named, not included in classes 204 - 237 £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 Classes 239 – 245 must be fit for kitchen use 239 The Heaviest Cabbage without root or stem £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 240 The Heaviest Pumpkin £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 241 The Heaviest Marrow £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 242 The Heaviest 3 stalks of Rhubarb £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 243 The Heaviest Potato £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 244 The Heaviest Onion, 13 cm of foliage allowed £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 245 MR FOTHERGILLS SEEDS CUP £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 Heaviest 3 Onions, 13cm foliage allowed

Humax Trophy Most points in all Onion and Shallot Classes, except 244 and 245

POTATOES Collections to be exhibited in boxes, boxes may be provided by the Society if required Garnish may be used as groundwork 255 1 Collection, 6 varieties, 4 of each £10.00 £7.50 £5.00 256 1 Collection, 4 Varieties, 4 of each variety £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 Classes 257 and 258 to be exhibited on plates provided by the Society 257 4 White £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 258 4 Coloured £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

JOHN WILKIE PERPETUAL SHIELD – Most Points in Potato Classes 255 - 258 JOHN S. PANTON TROPHY – Most Outstanding Exhibit in the Vegetable Sections BLUE ANCHOR TROPHY – Most points in classes 210 – 238 (excluding 217 & 218) and 257 – 258 NVS Medal for Most Meritorious exhibit in Vegetable Section out with collection

FRUIT Garnish Permitted 265 1 Plate of 20 Blueberries £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 266 1 Plate of 20 Blackcurrants £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 267 1 Plate of 15 Gooseberries £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 268 4 Dessert Apples £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 269 4 Cooking Apples £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 270 4 Plums £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 271 1 Plate of 15 Raspberries £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 272 1 Plate of 15 Blackberries £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 273 1 Plate of any one Fruit not in Classes 265 – 272 £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 274 1 Tray of Fruit – at least 4 kinds, arranged for effect (Size appropriate to exhibit) £3.00 £2.00 £1.50

Ron Clark Trophy – Most points in Classes 265 – 274

R.H.S.A PERPETUAL CHALLENGE SHIELD For the Best Exhibit or Part Exhibit in the Show Not Grown by an Exhibitor Junior Section is not eligible

PHOTOGRAPHY SECTION Sponsored by Michies the Chemist Exhibits not larger than Postcard size and mounted on plain white A5 card Exhibits will remain the property of the exhibitors Class 1st 2nd 3rd 285 A Portrait of an Ornament in a Garden Setting £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 286 Wildlife in the Garden £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 287 A Local Gardener in their Garden £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 289 Royal Horticultural Society of Aberdeen Shows 2017/2018 £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 288 The Colour Red (Not computerised) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 290 Portrait of Wildflowers £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 No picture previously entered in an RHSA competition is eligible

WINES AND BEERS WINES 295 Red – Dry £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 296 Red – Sweet £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 297 White – Dry £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 298 White – Sweet £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 299 Mead £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 No wines may be entered in the above classes wholly or mainly made from grapes or grape concentrate (See classes 302 and 303) or elderberries (300 and 301) 300 Elderberry – Dry £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 301 Elderberry – Sweet £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 302 Grape – Dry £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 303 Grape – Sweet £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 304 Rose – Medium £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

BEERS AND CIDERS 305 Lager £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 306 Export Beer £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 307 Stout £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 308 Cider - Sweet £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

LIQUORS 309 Liquor £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 The Three A’s Quaich – Most points in Wines, Beers and Liquors

Rules

  1. Wine to be entered in clear wine bottles – capacity 0.75 or 0.70 litres. Corks to be of the flange type – plastic is permitted
  2. Ullage – 0.7cm – 2cm
  3. Bottles to be identified only by labels supplied by Show Secretary
  4. Beers, Ciders and Liquors to be entered in screw top bottles
  5. Exhibitors to ensure that bottles are not excessively pressurised

Floral Art An exhibit is composed of natural plant material, with or without accessories, contained within a space as specified in a show schedule. All measurements are approximate. NAFAS Rules state that disqualification will take place for the following reasons:

  1. Failure to comply with any specific requirements of a class as stated in a show schedule, e.g., the measurements or the components.
  2. Inclusion of any fresh plant material that does not have roots or the cut ends of stems in water or water retaining material. (For exceptions see the NAFAS Competitions Manual).
  3. Inclusion of artificial plant material (unless specifically allowed by a show schedule). For further details and definitions please refer to the NAFAS Competitions Manual, Third Edition 2015 in accordance with which all classes will be judged. † This class is for less experienced flower arrangers. Those who have reached a standard whereby they have been able to demonstrate, etc., (whether or not they are qualified) are not eligible for this class. Exhibits must be free standing. All measurements are approximate. The background is pale green and table covering white. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE ASSEMBLED AT THE SHOW

PLEASE NOTE ENTRIES ARE TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 8PM ON THE TUESDAY PRECEDING THE SHOW

THEME: “WONDERFUL AND WILD” Class 1st 2nd 3rd 310 MRS MACKINTOSH SILVER CHALLENGE BOWL £7.00 £5.00 £3.00 “ANNIVERSARY FOR TWO” An Exhibit. Name of Anniversary to be displayed. Width 92cms, Height 120cms, Depth 67cms

311 THE CHALMERS CHALLENGE TROPHY £7.00 £5.00 £3.00 “SECRET GARDEN” An Exhibit featuring fresh garden material.
Width 92cms, Height 120cms, Depth 67cms

312 THE EDNA BURT TROPHY £7.00 £5.00 £3.00 “IN MUSIC IS SUCH ART” A Contemporary Exhibit. To include manipulated plant material. Width 92cms, Height 120cms, Depth 67cms

313 “WHIMS OF FASHION”
An Exhibit. (Professional flower arrangers i.e. Judges, demonstrators, teachers, florists etc are excluded from this class. See † above) Width 76cms, Height 92cms, Depth 67cms £7.00 £5.00 £3.00

314 THE SAFAS CHALLENGE TROPHY £7.00 £5.00 £3.00 “MAGIC CARPET” An Exhibit.
Width 92cms, Height 92cms, Depth 67cms

315 “CHINESE WHISPERS” £3.00 £2.00 £1.50 A miniature exhibit to include fresh plant material.
Not exceeding 10cm Width, 10cm Depth, 15cm Height

316 THE CHRISSIE GALL TROPHY £7.00 £5.00 £3.00 “CATHEDRAL CELEBRATION” An Exhibit to be staged at floor level.
Base covered in green fabric. Width 120cms, Height Optional, Depth 120cms

317 “FUN AND FROLIC” An Exhibit. Staged on a tabling 105cm from floor. £5.00 £4.00 £2.00 Width 30cms, Height 45cms, Depth 30cms.

ABERDEEN FLORAL ART CUP – Most Points In Classes 310 - 317

EVENING EXPRESS CENETENARY TROPHY – Best Exhibit in Floral Art

JUNIOR SECTION Unless otherwise stated, open to all under 18 years on staging day. Entries must not have been shown previously at an RHS Aberdeen Show (Class 332 excepted). An exhibit is composed of natural plant material (i.e. fresh, dried or preserved), with or without accessories. Artificially coloured plant material may be used where appropriate. All fresh plant material is to be in water or water-retaining substance (moss, succulents, lichen, fruit and vegetables excepted). Exhibits must be free standing. Floral Art exhibits are to be arranged and staged in the marquee.

JUNIOR FLORAL ART Sponsored by Parkhill Garden Centre

Theme: “WONDERFUL AND WILD” 320 “ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR” An Exhibit. Width 60cms, Depth 67cms. £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 321 “LINGER AWHILE IN THE GARDEN” An Exhibit. Width 60cms, Depth 67cms. 11years and Under £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 322 “IN MUSIC IS ART” An Exhibit. Width 60cms, Depth 67cms.12 years and Over £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 323 “KNICKERBOCKER GLORY” An Exhibit decorated with preserved / fresh plant material and can be made in advance. £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

JUNIOR FLORAL ART CUP – Best Exhibit Junior Floral Art Section

JUNIOR MISCELLANEOUS Sponsored by Country Ways

324 A Photo of a flower or plant £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 325 Jewellery made from pasta £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 326 Favourite book character mad from fruit/vegetable (named) £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 327 Decorate a pebble £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 328 4 Cup Cakes decorated in a floral theme £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 329 Decorated Jam Jar for use as a vase £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 330 An A4 picture of flower/plant using any medium (material, paint, crayons etc) £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 331 Posy in a mug £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 332 One Houseplant £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 333 Planted container – no larger than 30cm in any direction £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 334 PLANT WISE (Open to groups only aged under 18) £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 An informative display, 600 x 600 mm, featuring a plant (which need not have been grown by the group). The display may include some or all of the following: the plant, or part of it, photographs, drawings, paintings or models, information about where and how it grows, history, uses if any, and any other interesting facts.

Classes 335 – 339 are restricted to Children Under 10 years old 335 A decorated pebble £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 336 Selection of Wild Flowers in a 340gram jar £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 337 Favourite book character made from fruit/vegetable (named) £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 338 An A4 picture of flower/plant, any medium (material, paint, crayons etc) £1.50 £1.00 £0.50 339 Jewellery made from pasta £1.50 £1.00 £0.50

MILNE CUP FOR JUNIORS – Most Points in Junior Miscellaneous Section HARRY DUNCAN TROPHY – Best Exhibit Junior Floral Art and Junior Miscellaneous Sections CITY OF ABERDEEN CUP - Best Exhibit in classes 324 - 339

HANDCRAFT Class 1st 2nd 3rd 345 One Framed Cross Stitch (not exceeding 25 x 30 cms) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 346 One Spectacle Case – any craft £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 347 Something new from something old (with explanation) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 348 Canvas work cushion cover with pad £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 349 A Tapestry (Unframed) – not exceeding 45cm x 45cm £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 350 An article in patchwork £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 351 One greetings card – Any paper craft £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 352 An embroidered bookmark (not cross stitch) £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 353 An article in Crochet £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 354 Best use of 1metre material £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 355 An item in wood or metal - not larger than 300mm x 300mm £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 THE CRAFT CENTRE TROPHY – Best Exhibit Handcrafts and Knitting

KNITTING (hand knitted unless otherwise stated) 356 Ladies Sweater £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 357 Scarf in an unusual yarn £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 358 Pair Adult bedsocks £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 359 Childs Jumper £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 360 A soft toy £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 361 One pair Ladies Gloves £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 KAIRDSON TROPHY – Most points in classes 365 – 390

PRESERVES Sponsored by Seasons Coffee Shop (Jars must be full to the top and covered with cellophane – no metal lids) Size 340gram / 12 oz 365 One Jar Lemon Curd £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 366 One Jar Strawberry Jam £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 367 One Jar Apple Jelly £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 368 One Jar Orange Marmalade – fine card £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 369 One Jar Blackcurrant Jam £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 370 One Jar Jellied Beetroot £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 371 One Jar Mayonaise £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 SEASONS CUP- Awarded to an exhibitor who has not won a 1st. prize for the last 5 years In Preserves and Baking section.

BAKING Sponsored by Michies Coffee Shop 374 4 Oven Scones £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 375 4 Pancakes £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 376 4 Fruit Squares £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 377 4 Tray Bakes - unbaked £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 378 4 Shortbread Fingers £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 379 4 Custard Creams £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 380 4 Sausage Rolls £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 381 1 Victoria Sponge - decorated £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 382 1 Date Loaf £2.00 £1.50 £1.00

CONFECTIONERY Sponsored by Carden Place Dental Practice 386 4 pieces Fudge £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 387 4 Truffles £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 388 4 pieces Coconut Ice £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 389 4 Peppermint Creams £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 390 1 Box 6 assorted Sweets £2.00 £1.50 £1.00 CHALMERS OF BUCKSBURN CUP – Best Exhibit Baking, Preserves and Confectionery

HINTS FOR THE SHOW BENCH

VEGETABLES

  1. Clean vegetables by holding them under a cold water tap using a sponge to remove the soil. Never use a brush.
  2. Never use any oily substance to clean vegetables. Occasionally carrots are cleaned with butter, but it is easily seen and a judge will down point them.
  3. Where a root vegetable is white it is advisable to leave lifting to the very last moment, particularly in the case of parsnips.
  4. Consider size when showing potatoes. Balance your exhibit with tubers uniform in size, free from blemish and typical of the variety.
  5. When showing a collection, arrange your box so that the vegetables are presented in the best possible combination of colour and size.
  6. Present your vegetables with the best side to the judge, first impressions can help a lot in the final decision.

FLOWERS

  1. All flowers should be shown when they are at the peak of their flowering and not looking tired.
  2. Pull a day early and immerse the stems in water up to and almost touching the flowers. This makes certain the stems are fully charged with water and that no “flagging” takes place.
  3. Present the vase so that as much of the flower as possible can be seen by the judge.
  4. Never crowd a vase by gripping the stems together.
  5. When showing a number of vases together give them space so that they can be seen.
  6. Remove all damaged petals and damaged leaves.

POT PLANTS

  1. Show in the correct size of pot.
  2. Make certain the pots are washed.
  3. A pot plant is judged on the quality of its foliage as well as flower.
  4. Stake to show plant to best advantage, but hide stakes as much as possible.

FRUIT

  1. Show fruit of good colour and form.
  2. Fruit should be firm in texture.
  3. The use of Virginia Creeper leaves placed on the plate helps the presentation of the fruit.

GENERAL

  1. Read the rules of your schedule carefully. Allow yourself plenty of time to stage the exhibits.
  2. Before leaving, count the number of blooms, fruit or vegetables in each receptacle and make sure that they are according to schedule.
  3. If in doubt consult the Convener or Show Manager, whose help could save you from being disqualified.

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