The 2016 Badsey Flower Show

Think ahead and plan your Badsey Flower Show entry now!

This year’s Badsey Flower Show will take place on Saturday 23rd July.

As in previous years it all takes place on the Recreation Ground, Sands Lane, Badsey, near Evesham.

This year the committee would like encourage as many people as possible (of all ages) to enter and exhibit in the show.

Exhibit and win a prize!

Prizes are awarded for the best entries (presentation cups and a small amount of money for some winners) and this year the show’s organisers have introduced a number of new entry categories (including in conjunction with The Parish Council, a village ‘make a Scarecrow and place it in your garden category’!).

Lots of entry options!

All entry options for children and adults such as flowers and vegetables, baking and cooking, photography, poetry and creative writing, visual arts and many more are listed in the schedule entry booklet which explains what you’re able to enter and how to do it.

Find out more online or pick up a copy

The schedule can now be seen online above or on the show’s facebook page

The published paper-printed A5 version can be picked up from The Wheatsheaf, Round of Gras, Vale Gardens, The Plant Centre on Knowle Hill and the Badsey Spar shop.

Get started today!

Have today look at your entry options. You’re sure to be inspired and never know - you could be a winner!

Also – Please help – More show helper needed on the day!

Badsey Flower Show is a not for profit event run by the community for the community and it always needs additional local people to help out on the day – even just for a couple of hours.

You may help by setting up the show before the event and/or taking it down afterwards, by helping out on the gate, by helping out on one of the stalls or by helping with the car parking (etc). If you’d like to get involved in your village show please email – on info@badseyflowershow.co.uk

Gates open at 1pm and the event ends at 5pm.

Entrance costs £3 (or £1 for children and £2 for OAP’S).

We'll be posting pictures here of the event and all the Cup winners in the Show just as soon as we've got everything together.

The Flower Show in pictures

(You can buy a DVD of the 2005 Badsey Flower Show at Badsey.net)

The History of Badsey Flower Show

In the beginning...

The first show was held in 1888, and up to 1936 was held on a Wednesday, often at the start of August

Records of the early Flower Shows are still in the possession of the Flower Show Committee, the earliest being that of the 1900 show - known at the time as the Badsey, Aldington & Wickhamford Flower Show. Comments included:

1900: The Show was freely patronised by the younger folks, as well as by their elders. After the presentation of the prizes by the Rev. C. G. Gepp, whose felicitous little speech gave much gratification to his audience, dancing commenced to the enlivening strains of the Evesham Volunteer Band. Later in the evening some capital fireworks gave general satisfaction, although the high wind was too much for the proposed display of Chinese lanterns

Between the Wars

In the 1920s, the Flower Show moved to the Recreation Ground. A typical Show would run from 2pm to 9pm, and raise around £130 from entrance and entry fees - with over half of this given out as prizes for the Horticulatural sections of the Show

1920: Funded by subscriptions by members of the Badsey, Aldington & Wickhamford Society. Amusements include "Bowling For A Pig"

Prizes at the time included plates by Royal Worcester, with the examples below being from 1925 and signed by leading Royal Worcester artist William Bagnall.

Thanks to Roger Eborall for sending us these photographs and giving us permission to show them here

The 1970s to the present day

The show is now held on the nearest Saturday to St James Day, and has now been held every year except for the extreme wet weather of 2006 & 2007. Last year's Flower Show saw 200 exhibitors across 146 classes contributing to a very sucessful show. A variety of entertaiment is provided throughout the afternoon with many traditional and local stalls as well.

You can buy a DVD of the 2005 Badsey Flower Show at Badsey.net

2016 Badsey Flower Show entry classes

Here are the entry classes for the 2016 show, including entry guidelines & fees - you can put the number of entries you want to make next to each class, and then enter your contact details and click Enter.

Alternatively, enter in person by downloading the Entry Form and going along to Badsey First School on Tuesday 19th July between 6pm-9pm

Download all the 2016 Show Classes, rules and conditions of entry here

Children under 5

Children under 5 - no entry fee

1st=50p 2nd=40p 3rd=30p

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Notes: All entrants in this division must be within the ages specified at the date of the Show
All entries in these Classes must be made and arranged only by one person
Exhibits in these Classes must be made and arranged only by the entrant
The Age of the entrant must be shown on the Entry Form
All food stuffs are to be covered with clear plastic
Any signature or means of identification must be effectively covered
Any flower, plant, fruit or vegetable used, need not be grown by the entrant
No name to be written on your entry – a number will be given. If you are submitting your entry at the shop please put it in an envelope with your name on the envelope

Children 5-7 years

Children 5-7 years - no entry fee

1st=50p 2nd=40p 3rd=30p

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Notes: All entrants in this division must be within the ages specified at the date of the Show
All entries in these Classes must be made and arranged only by one person
Exhibits in these Classes must be made and arranged only by the entrant
The Age of the entrant must be shown on the Entry Form
All food stuffs are to be covered with clear plastic
Any signature or means of identification must be effectively covered
Any flower, plant, fruit or vegetable used, need not be grown by the entrant
Written entries will preferably be typed, written on one side of A4 paper and submitted on Entry Night. No name to be written on your entry – a number will be given. If you are submitting your entry at the shop please put it in an envelope with your name on the envelope

Children 8-11 years

Children 8-11 years - no entry fee

1st=50p 2nd=40p 3rd=30p

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Notes: All entrants in this division must be within the ages specified at the date of the Show
All entries in these Classes must be made and arranged only by one person
Exhibits in these Classes must be made and arranged only by the entrant
The Age of the entrant must be shown on the Entry Form
All food stuffs are to be covered with clear plastic
Any signature or means of identification must be effectively covered
Any flower, plant, fruit or vegetable used, need not be grown by the entrant
No name to be written on your entry – a number will be given. If you are submitting your entry at the shop please put it in an envelope with your name on the envelope

Young People 12-15 years

Young People 12-15 years - no entry fee

1st=50p 2nd=40p 3rd=30p

1st=50p 2nd=40p 3rd=30p

1st=50p 2nd=40p 3rd=30p

1st=50p 2nd=40p 3rd=30p

1st=50p 2nd=40p 3rd=30p

1st=50p 2nd=40p 3rd=30p

1st=50p 2nd=40p 3rd=30p

Notes: All entrants in this division must be within the ages specified at the date of the Show
All entries in these Classes must be made and arranged only by one person
Exhibits in these Classes must be made and arranged only by the entrant
The Age of the entrant must be shown on the Entry Form
All food stuffs are to be covered with clear plastic
Any signature or means of identification must be effectively covered
Any flower, plant, fruit or vegetable used, need not be grown by the entrant
No name to be written on your entry – a number will be given. If you are submitting your entry at the shop please put it in an envelope with your name on the envelope

Flowers & Pot Plants

Rose Section - entry fee 20p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

Sweet Pea Section - entry fee 20p

1st=£3 2nd=£2 3rd=£1

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

Pot Plant Section - entry fee 20p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

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Cut Flower Section - entry fee 20p

1st=£3 2nd=£2 3rd=£1

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

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1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

Notes: The Royal National British Rose Society classifications are in use. Hybrid Tea is now Bush Large Flowered and Floribunda is now Bush Cluster Flowered

Seniors

Seniors - entry fee 20p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

Notes: The exhibitor must be 65, or over, at the date of the Show. The exhibitor's age must be shown on the Entry Form. All foodstuffs must be covered by clear plastic. All flowers, fruit or vegetables used, need not have been grown by the entrant, UNLESS SPECIFIED. Unless otherwise specified exhibits in all Classes must be made and arranged by ONE PERSON, the entrant

Floral Art

Floral Art - entry fee 20p

1st=£3 2nd=£2 3rd=£1

1st=£2 2nd=£1 3rd=50p

1st=£2 2nd=£1 3rd=50p

1st=£2 2nd=£1 3rd=50p

Notes: Rules for Floral Art and reasons for disqualification of entries:-
Exhibit will be marked "Not according to schedule" 1 Not complying with the Schedule in respect of content and maximum sizes shown
2 The cut ends of all plant material must be in water or water retaining material
N.B. (Strong fibrous stems can be out of water)
3 The use of artificial plant material is not allowed unless specified in the Schedule

Vegetables

All Standards - entry fee 20p

1st=£3 2nd=£2 3rd=£1

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

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1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

Fruit & Gardens

Fruit - entry fee 20p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

Gardens - entry fee 20p

1st=£30 2nd=£10 3rd=£5

1st=£5 2nd=£3 3rd=£2

1st=£5 2nd=£3 3rd=£2

Notes: In Gardens, as all the Classes in this section are judged in-situ, they are open for the residents living within the Parish of Badsey and Aldington only (prizes may be given as vouchers)

Domestic

Domestic - entry fee 20p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

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"Grandma's Basket": To contain three small cakes, a small bowl of pasta salad, a small jar of jam or marmalade and a posy of garden flowers

Recipe – Creaming Method:
6 oz (170g) Self Raising Flour – 6oz (170g) Mixed Fruit – Milk/Water
4oz (113g) Castor Sugar – 4oz (113g) Margarine - 2 Eggs
Baking recommended at Gas Reg 4 or Elec. 350F/180C for approx 1 hour

Notes: All entries in these classes must be made and arranged only by ONE PERSON
All food-stuffs must be covered by clear plastic film. The entrant need not grow any fruit or vegetable used. Exhibits in these Classes must be made and arranged only by the entrant
All preserves should be clearly labelled with date when made

Handicraft & Arts

Handicraft & Arts - entry fee 20p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

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All entries must be made and arranged only by ONE PERSON
Exhibits in these Classes must be made and arranged only by the entrant
Any Signature, or other means of identification, must be effectively covered

Photography, Literature & Creative

Photography - entry fee 20p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

Literature - entry fee 20p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

Creative - entry fee 20p

1st=£3 2nd=£2 3rd=£1

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

1st=£1 2nd=60p 3rd=40p

Notes: Exhibits in these Classes must be made and arranged only by the entrant
Any Signature, or other means of identification, must be effectively covered

Badsey Flower Show Cup & Trophy Winners - 2015

SIR JULIUS SLADDEN CHALLENGE CUP - most points in Show
Mary Simpson

A.C. SPARROW MEMORIAL CUP - most points for Flowers
Amanda Stanley

EDGAR OLIVER CUP - most points for Roses/Sweet Peas
Amanda Stanley and D. Webber

IAN SIMMONDS TROPHY - best Garden
Jason Medcroft

G.H. STEWART CUP - most points in Floral Art
Alan Stewart and Liz Bolland

MARY LESTER MEMORIAL CUP - best exhibit in Floral Art
Alan Stewart

C.A. BINYON CUP - most points for Vegetables
Mary Simpson

E.M. NORTON TROPHY - most points for Fruit
Judith Cowles

A.J. BRAZIER CUP - most points for under fives
Chloe Smith

TED WHEATLEY CUP - most points 5-7 year olds
Georgie Day

TONY FOWLER CUP - most points 8-11 year olds
Rhiannon Clarke

T CUP - Chairman’s Award
Georgie Granger

RON JONES CUP - best Hanging Basket/Tub
Jason Medcroft

WINNIE JONES MEMORIAL CUP - most points in Seniors Class
Elizabeth Cudd

HENRY KING CHALLENGE CUP - most entries in Show
Rosemarie Davies

THE ORIGINAL G.H. STEWART CUP - most points in Domestic Class
Jenny Fisher

SEWARD HOUSE TROPHY - most points in Handicrafts and Arts
Susan McEvoy, Jannette Stewart, James Glover, Lorraine Goodman and Meryl Prat

W. HATCH AND P. SANDFORD CUP - most points in Photography
Rosemarie Davies

WILL DALLIMORE LITERATURE CUP - winner of Literature Class
Brian Smith

ELLEN EXON CUP - winner of Collage Class
Judith Cowles

CARRIE JOHN CUP - winner of Handicrafts
Elizabeth Cudd

Friends of Badsey Flower Show

The Badsey Flower Show is fortunate to count the following people as friends and supporters, who have given their time and energy over the years

  • Marianne Beddis
  • Jeanne Boon
  • Sue Braysher
  • Lin Bucknell
  • Mary Clarke
  • Colin Payne
  • Gilly Cotter
  • John & Will Dallimore
  • Gareth Davis
  • Ros Davis
  • Rosemary Davis
  • Gaynor Heath
  • Paul Entwistle
  • Mike Gwynn
  • Wendy Gwynn
  • Don Hartwell
  • Chris Helm
  • David Helm
  • Lucy Insley
  • Alison Kelly
  • Rosalie Merrett
  • Jane Neill
  • Virginia Pawlyn
  • Joyce Payne
  • Tim and Carol Pinner
  • Lyn & John Sharp
  • Terry Sparrow
  • Clive Stewart
  • Camilla Watkins
  • Carolyn Worth

There are many other people who have helped to make the Badsey Flower Show a success over the years - for those who we haven't mentioned above - apologies, please let us know if you'd like your name added above! Email us on info@badseyflowershow.co.uk


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