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HORTICULTURAL SPECIMEN SHOW BENCH

DETAILS & NEWS FOR 2017.

The following Show bench competition will commence at the February, 2017 meeting at Beecroft Bowling Club. The Horticultural Show bench competition will conclude at the October, 2017 meeting.  Points will be awarded each monthly meeting between February and October, 2017.  The annual prize winners will be announced at the November, 2017 meeting.


All exhibits are judged under the Horticultural Specimens Standards of The Royal Horticultural Society of NSW Inc.  The judge’s decision is final. Please use the vases supplied at the meeting to stage your exhibits.

EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN THE SCHEDULE:


NND - Not Necessarily Distinct (ie. three cuts can be all the same cultivar, not necessarily three distinct cultivars - but three cuts are needed).


NOS - Not on the schedule (anything not specifically noted on the schedule can be exhibited in this class).

Please note that at the committee meeting of the Society on 24 February, 2016 the following item was Minuted and Carried:


“Any exhibit placed on the show bench or specimens bench after 9.30am at any regular meeting may not be judged.  Official judging will commence at 9.45am at every meeting”.


So, please ensure that you arrive in time to have all of your horticultural exhibits properly staged well before the 9.30am deadline.  


CLASSES FOR FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, JULY AND OCTOBER, 2017:


Class 1. 1 Garden Rose
Class 2. 1 vase 3 cuts miniature Roses NND
Class 3. 1 cut Geranium or Pelargonium with foliage attached
Class 4. 1 cut or bloom NOS
Class 5. 1 vase Flowers - 3 cuts NND
Class 6. 1 vase Foliage - 3 cuts NND
Class 7. 3 cuts of flowering shrub, tree or climber NND - NOS
Class 8. 5 cuts of Pansies or Violas
Class 9. 1 cut of bulb,corm or rhizome
Class 10. 1 vegetable unit
Class 11. 1 fruit unit

Class 12. 3 cuts of Herbs NND

Class 13. In February and April: 3 cuts of fern NND or

             In July and October: 1 Camellia flower

Class 14. 1 vase 3 cuts flowering Australian native/hybrid tree, shrub or

              climber NND - NOS

Plants in containers:

Class 15. 1 Orchid in flower
Class 16. 1 flowering plant
Class 17. 1 foliage plant
Class 18. 1 cactus or succulent
Class 19. 1 cactus or succulent garden
Class 20. 1 container of fern or ferns

Please note that at the committee meeting of the Society on 24 February, 2016 the following item was Minuted and Carried:


“Any exhibit placed on the show bench or specimens bench after 9.30am at any regular meeting may not be judged.  Official judging will commence at 9.45am at every meeting”.


So, please ensure that you arrive in time to have all of your horticultural exhibits properly staged well before the 9.30am deadline.  



CLASSES FOR MAY, JUNE, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, 2017:


Class 1. 1 Garden Rose
Class 2. 1 cut Geranium or Pelargonium with foliage attached
Class 3. 1 Vase of flowers - 3 cuts NND
Class 4. 3 Camellia flowers
Class 5. 1 Camellia flower
Class 6. 1 vase of foliage - 3 cuts NND
Class 7. 1 cut or bloom
Class 8. 1 cut of bulb, corm or rhizome
Class 9. 3 cuts of flowering shrub, tree or climber NND - NOS
Class 10. 1 cut of flowering Australian native/hybrid tree, shrub or

              climber NND - NOS
Class 11. 5 cuts of Pansies or Violas
Class 12. 5 cuts of Herbs NND
Class 13. 1 vegetable unit

Class 14. 1 fruit unit

Plants in Containers:

Class 15. 1 Orchid in Flower
Class 16. 1 Flowering plant
Class 17. 1 Foliage Plant
Class 18. 1 cactus or succulent
Class 19. 1 cactus or succulent garden
Class 20. 1 container of fern or ferns




For further information relating to The RHS of NSW Inc. annual Show Specimen Schedule or the competition, please contact:
Mr. Len Gould
Tel 02 9609 1517
Email:sanctuarysigns@bigpond.com

Page updated on 3 June, 2017