Spring, Summer, Autumn Show Schedules,
Show Regulations, Entry Forms, Exhibitor Hints
and Useful Definitions:




Show Regulations


1.   Intending exhibitors should give notice in writing, not later then the Thursday before each Show, of the classes in which they intend to exhibit. Novice entries are only open to members who have not won a prize in a previous HHS Show.

2.  The prizes offered, are open to all exhibiting members complying with the Regulations.

3.    Cards corresponding with the entries will be furnished on the morning of the Show for exhibitors, who will be responsible for the proper placing beside the relevant exhibits. Cards of all exhibits not staged to be returned to the Secretary.

4.    Exhibits must be staged between 9am & 11am, after which all persons must leave except those assistants retained by the Show Superintendent.

5.   The appointed officers of the Society will direct the placing of all exhibits.

6.  The Judges may withhold a prize where  exhibits  considered unworthy of it,  their decision will be final.

7.    All exhibits must be the property of the exhibitor
for at least two months before the Show.

8.   No exhibitor may stage more than one exhibit in any one class.

9.    Any exhibitor showing anything belonging to another person and entering it as his own, exercising any artifice to deceive the Judges, or otherwise attempting to gain prizes by unfair means, shall forfeit all claims to such prizes.

10.  In the Decorative classes, flowers need not have been grown by the exhibitor.

11.   All cut flowers to be shown in green bikini vases provided by the Society.

12. Vegetable collections must be arranged without packing (parsley and onion rings are permitted).

13.  In all flower classes (excluding Decoratives), only the plant's own foliage to be used. Except for Decoratives and Pot Plants, no artificial supports
will be allowed.

How to enter:


Please send your name, address, telephone number and email address together with your class entry numbers for the relevant show by email by clicking on “Contact Us” or by post or telephone to the:
        Highgate Horticultural Society
        26 Ashmount Road
        London N19 3BJ 
        020 7263 6831


Entries must be received by 5pm on the Thursday before the show.  Please state age of child for children’s classes.  Late entries may be accepted up to one hour before judging at the discretion of the show superintendent.  Novice entries are open only to those members who have not one a prize in a previous
Highgate Horticultural Society Show.


All three shows are held at the:
United Reformed Church, South Grove,
Highgate Village, London N6 6BA
between 2pm and 5pm 
Awards are presented at 3.30pm.


Exhibits may be staged between 9 and 11am when the hall will be cleared and judging begins. Please make sure you read the show regulations. Would previous winners of trophies please clean and return them prior
to the show.

Useful Hints for Exhibitors


1.    Read the schedule carefully. Stage early. Check the class number of the schedule; this will correspond with the number on the tables.  If in doubt ask the Superintendent.

2.    All flowers should be fresh.  Good arrangement and colour-blending gain points. Overcrowding loses points; lightness and balance gain points.

3.   Cutting with scissors minimises damage when picking fruit. The natural bloom on fruit gains points. Avoid undue handling and do not wash and polish.

4.    To wash vegetables, use a soft cloth or sponge so as not to damage the skin. Only the outer skin of onions may be removed. Beans should be straight, fresh and of even size. Multiple vegetable classes should ideally be of uniform size.

5.  Naming of exhibits is not compulsory, except where specifically stated. However, it will help the judges and add greatly to the interest of your exhibit if you can name the variety or varieties of which it consists.



Highgate Horticultural Society has made every effort to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time. We cannot however be held responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever relating to any exhibit or produce displayed or for sale. We bring to your attention that some products may contain nuts.

Chairman: Roxane Stirling

Membership Secretary: Myfanwy Probyn

Treasurer: Jo Sheehan

Committee Members:
Laura Boothman,  Celia Davies,Yvonne Desbois,
Jill Marston, Steven Marston, Gary Sycamore,
Patrick Roberts



Roxane Stirling, Chairman, 26 Ashmount Road, N19 3BJ. Tel: 020 7263 6831


Myfanwy Probyn, Membership Secretary,

48 Brookfield Mansions, Highgate West Hill, N6 6AT. Tel: 07896 940 089