The Flower marquee is a huge part of the Holsworthy & Stratton Show.  

There was a fanatastic display of arrangements in all classes. 


(meaning 125 years of Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show)


Class 1 - A Pedestal "Victorian Romance" - to be staged on a 90cm round chipboard base (provided), approx. 10cm from the ground. Own covering allowed. W not to exceed 120cm D 120cm H Optional. Viewed and judged from the front. (£30 allowance towards flowers will be given on        completion). £7. £6. £5.

Class 2 - An Exhibit - "Sinfully Spicy" - W 90cm x D 75cm x H optional. Viewed and judged from the front. £5. £4. £3.

Class 3 - Imposed Class - "Quasquicentennial" - Entry £20 by 1st August which will include all components and flowers. To be done in marquee at    3pm on Wed. 23rd August.

Class 4 - Still Life Exhibit - "Tranquility"- W 90cm x D 75cm x H Optional. Viewed and judged from the front. £5. £4. £3.

Class 5 - Semi-imposed - "Till the cows come home" - Staged at ground level on a 60cm square slab and to include a milk churn (both provided)      Viewed and judged all round. W 90cm x D 90cm x H Optional. £7. £6. £5.

Class 6 - A Wreath - "Perfectly Preserved) - To be hung by committee against cream background. (Please attach a hook). Viewed and judged from    the front. Not exceeding 45 cm diameter. (Can be brought pre-done). £5. £4. £3.

Class 7 - A Fascinator - "Roaring 20's" - To be staged on a black polystyrene head on a 30cm mirror (both provided). W & D not exceeding 45cm. H  Optional. Viewed and judged all round (can be brought pre-done). £5. £4. £3.

Class 8 - An Exhibit - "Beyond Imagination" - FOAM FREE - W 90cm x D 75cm x H Optional. Viewed and judged all year round. £5. £4. £3.

Class 9 - 1st Amateur Class - "Season of Plenty"- Open only to novices who are not florists or professional flower arrangers. Viewed and judged        from the front. W 90cm x D 75cm x H Optional.

Class 10 - 2nd Amateur Class - "By Candlelight" - Open only to novices who are not florists or professional flower arrangers. Viewed and judged      from the front. W 80cm x D 75cm x H Optional. (Can be brought pre-done). £5. £4. £3.

Class 11 - An Exhibit - "Bumper Harvest" - W 90cm x D 90cm x H Optional. Viewed and judged from the front. £5. £4. £3. 

Class 12 - Junior Exhibit - "The Joy of Flowers" (8-13 yr olds only). A table arrangement. Must be own work. Viewed and judged all round.  Can be brought pre-done. W 60cm x D 75cm x H 80cm. £5. £4. £3.


Class 1 - Flowering or foliage Pot Plant

Class 2 - 3 Hydrangeas

Class 3 - Cut Rose of your choice

Class 4 - Cactua

Class 5 - Vase or Jug of own garden flowers and foliage

Class 6 - Vase or jug of Sweet Peas

Class 7 - 3 Dahlias of your choice

Class 8 - Succulent/succulents in a pot


Class 1 - Flowers in a Wellington Boot

Class 2 - Driftwood Sailboat (5 and under and 6-12)

Class 3 - Natural Birdfeeder (made with any natural material)

Class 4 - Vegetable Animal (5 and under and 6 -12)

(Sections 2 & 3 must all be staged by 4pm on Wednesday 23rd). Prize money £1, 80p, 50p


* Exhibitors must make entries on the Entry Form by 10th August. Please make sure you enclose your cheque for £20 for the Imposed Class. (Deadline for this class is 1st August as components need to be sourced). Limited numbers.

* Exhibitors can make up to TWO entries per class in Floral Art section, unlimited in others.

* Exhibits may be staged from 08.00am to NO LATER THAN 7pm on Wed. 23rd August.

* Exhibits must NOT be removed until 5pm on Show day. Cars CANNOT come onto the showground earlier than 5.30pm to load up.

* The Committee will not be responsible for loss or damage to exhibits or personal property. 

*Judging will be according to the NAFAS Competitions Manual 3rd Edition 2015**

* The Perpetual Cups shall be held for one year and returned in good condition prior to the next show - suitably engraved. (A contribution towards some engraving may be given).

* Our Novice class is named as amateur, for exhibitors who are not florists or professional flower arrangers.

* Only classes 6,7,9,10 & 12 can be brought pre-done.

* All Floral Art classes (excl 6 & 7) are eligible for BEST IN SHOW. The Judge's decision is FINAL.

* Prize money must be collected from a committee member on show day in marquee by 4.30pm.

* Free entry tickets to the show for anyone entering 2 or more classes in Section 1 or 3 entries or more in Section 2. All children entering will get a FREE Show entry ticket.

STAGING - Class titles may be interpreted in any way, providing natural plant material (fresh or dried) predominates. Artificial plant material is not permitted. Accessories may be used in all classes unless otherwise stated.

Staging materials provided by the Show Committee for all classes will be Cream OR Grey base and backing. Exhibits will be on tabline (78 cm hight) viewed from the front unless otherwise stated.  ALL sizes are approximate.


Best in Show             Alan Penhale Cup                                                                  Class 9               Yvonne Phillips

Best use of Colour     Symons Cup                                                                         Class 10              Joan Trewin Cup

Class 1                     Barbara Pearson Cup                                                             Class 11              Holsworthy Show Trophy

Class 2                     Joan Whitlock Cup                                                                 Class 12              (Junior) Edwin Stanbury Cup

Class 3                     Hols. Hamlets Cup                                                                 R/U Best in Show Liz Hodgson Cup

Class 4                    Hols. Ladies Cup                                                                     Most Points          Roy Heard Cup

Class 5                    Pat Dennis Trophy                                                                   R/U Most Points    Crane Trophy

Class 6                    Wallace award                                                                        Best in Show         Alan Penhale Cup

Class 7                    Silver Spoon                                                                           Best use of Colour Symons Cup

Class 8                    HH Perpetual Cup                                                                    Judges Choice        Bluejen Florist Cup