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15p per entry

Special Awards 

The Lord memorial Challenge Rose Bowl: School years 7 to 11.

The Rivers Memorial Cup: School years 5 & 6

The Pilgrims Cup: A cup along with a book token will be awarded to the exhibitor, in the opinion of the judge, submits the most outstanding entry in school years 3 & 4.

The Pilgrams Shield: A shield along with a book token will be awarded to the exhibitor, in the opinion of the judge, submits the most outstanding entry in school years 1 & 2.

The Cabletel Cup: A cup along with a book token will be awarded to the exhibitor, in the opinion of the judge, submits the most outstanding entry in reception school year.

The Youth Shield: A shield along with a book token will be awarded to the exhibitor, in the opinion of the judge, submits the most outstanding entry in Pre-school years.

The Mabs Hawley Memorial Cup: Awarded to the school or play group who enters the most individual entries.

The Junior Poetry Prize: A trophy and book token awarded to the poem from either class 207, 217, 223, which in the opinion of the judge best reflects the theme of the show.

The Coldharbour Cup: Kindly donated by Mrs Beryl McDonald this  is awarded for outstanding effort in the group or school category.

The Children's Shield: Awarded by the Show Chairman to the exhibitor who, in their opinion, submits the most outstanding entry in the junior section.

The Roy Davey President's Cup: Awarded to a group whose entry, in opinion of the judge, offers the most interesting & attractive display of children's work.

Botanical Place Cup: New for 2024, this cup will be awarded to the winning entry in class 227


TBD - Watch this space for more details


  1. All entry forms need to be with us by 6pm on the Thursday before the show, with the exception of classes 207, 217, 221, 223, 225, & 230 (see rule 3).

  2. All exhibits must be bought to the Junior Tent no later than 10am on the morning of the show and may not be removed until 4:30pm.

  3. All creative writing, poetry & video's must be with us by Thursday 4th July.

  4. All photographs (Classes 213, 220, & 227) to be mounted on card.

  5. Class 207 - An acrostic poem is a poem in which the first latter in each line spells out a title - “The Big Top"

  6. Classes 207, 217, & 223 will be judged and entered into the Junior Poetry Prize.  The winner will receive a voucher & trophy.

  7. Classes 221 & 230 - Videos must be emailed prior to the show to: allows easy transfer of large files for free


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30p per entry (6th subsequently 15p), Classes 1 to 86 no entry fee, young gardeners 15p


Special Awards

The Banksian Medal:  The Medal is awarded, in accordance with RHS rules, to the winner of the largest total of prize money in Classes 2 to 83.  The previous years winner is not eligible to compete this year.


The Norman Ingate Bowl:  The bowl is awarded for the highest aggregate of points in the Rose Classes 39 to 45.


The Iveagh Silver Challenge Cup:  The cup is awarded for the best single exhibit in the Flower Classes 46 to 76.


The National Sweet Pea Society:  A Medal (1st Prize) and a Certificate (2nd Prize) are awarded for the two best exhibits in the special National Sweet Pea Society's Class 85.


The Tatham & Hawkins Silver Challenge Cup:  The cup is awarded for the best single exhibit in the Vegetable Classes 2 to 27.


The Daisy Tuffen Flower Cub (Pyrford) Cup:  The cup is awarded to the winner of the best exhibit in Floral Arrangement Classes 87 to 94.


The Mac Barr Cup:  The cup is awarded for the best single exhibit in the Fruit Classes 31 to 38.


The Lady June Onslow Award:  The award is given for the best use of colour in the Floral Arrangement Classes.


Young Gardener Medal:  The medal is awarded for the best exhibit in the Young Gardener Vegetable Classes 77 to 78.

A medal is awarded for the best exhibit in the Young Gardener Flower Classes 79 to 83.


Top Vase:  Vouchers are awarded for the three best vases of mixed flowering stems.


Top Tray:  Vouchers are awarded for the three best trays of three different vegetables.


Flowers, Fruit & vegetables: Keith Hines, Norman Dickenson

Flower arrangements: Mrs C Brown


Special Rules for Vegetables, Fruit and Flowers

  1. Note the number and specification of items to be shown in each class, including size of container; non compliance will lead to disqualification.

  2. Exhibits will be judged by their qualities and not their size. Uniformity in size is important.

  3. All vegetables should be properly presented and cleaned for exhibition. While roots should be very carefully washed, in no circumstances should oil or any similar substance be used.

  4. In all classes where cut material is shown, all stems must reach the water in the vase or receptacle. Vases and plates etc. must be provided by exhibitors, unless otherwise stated.

  5. The diameter of a Plant Pot or Pan is the INSIDE measurement made as near the top as possible. A vase must be taller than it is wide at its widest point.

  6. Competitors are allowed only one entry in each class (except class 27).


Floral Arrangements

  1. Open to amateurs only.

  2. An exhibit is composed of natural plant material, with or without accessories, contained within a space as specified in the Show Schedule. Backgrounds, bases, containers, drapes, exhibit titles and mechanics may always be included in an exhibit, unless otherwise stated. More than one placement may always be included, unless otherwise stated. In all exhibits natural plant material should dominate.

  3. Fresh plant material should have the cut ends of stems or roots in water or water retaining material.  EXCEPTIONS: Air plants, cacti, fruits, grass turf, lichen, moss, succulents, vegetables and long lasting plant material (including string fibrous stems) which will remain turgid for the duration of the show.

  4. Aids to hold plant material in place are allowed but should not be seen.

  5. Driftwood is natural wood which has been weathered by the natural elements (air, earth, fire or water).

  6. Exhibitors should take into account space permitted, and leave at least 25mm of space either side of exhibit. Points will be lost if arrangements are too small for small space.

  7. Only one entry is allowed in each class.

  8. Flowers, foliage may be purchased or otherwise obtained for use in the Floral Arrangement classes.


Top Vase Award (Class 86)

  1. This class is for a vase of mixed flowering stems containing a total of between five and ten stems, taken from a minimum of two different kinds of plants.  Please note that is two different KINDS of plants, two varieties of the same genera are NOT two kinds.

  2. The display will be judged out of a total of 35 points, split into: 25 points for the colour, form, condition, quality and freshness of the flowers on display, and 10 points for the overall presentation and effect of the flowers in the vase. The vase will be viewed from all directions. Judging of the flowers should be to normal Royal Horticultural Society rules.

  3. Stems used in the display must be showing fresh home-grown flowers only; no dried flowers, seed heads or berries are allowed.

  4. The vase can be any shape and size and made from any material, but must be in proportion to the display. No marks are awarded for the vase itself.

  5. No accessories such as bows or additional foliage will be allowed


Top Tray Class (Class 1)

  1. The Top Tray class is for a collection of three types of vegetable from the following list of fifteen. The quantity of each vegetable required for the collection is given in brackets.

    Carrots (3), Cauliflowers (2), Onions (3), Parsnips (3), Peas (6 pods), Potatoes (3), Runner Beans (6 pods), Tomatoes (6), French Beans (6 pods), Sweetcorn (2), Peppers (3), Cucumbers (2), Courgettes (3), Red Beet (3), Aubergines (2)

    Each type of vegetable will be judged to a total of 20 points. This is split into three sections as follows: 7 points for size, shape and colour, 7 points for condition, 6 points for uniformity. The overall mark will therefore be out of a total of 60.

  2. All vegetables are to be displayed for effect. The vegetables must be displayed within an area measuring 45 x 60cm, without bending any part of them. No part of an exhibit may exceed the size of the tray. A tray or board measuring 45 x 60cm can be used to display the vegetables, or the area can simply be marked on the staging. Where a tray has a lip or edge, the internal measurements must not exceed 45 x 60cm.   

  3. A black cloth is permitted, and the tray may be painted. Parsley is allowed for garnishing, but no other foliage or accessories, such as plates, sand or rings will be allowed. Onion tops may be tied or whipped using raffia or string.

  4. First prize £8.00, second prize £5.00 & third prize £3.00 (Prize money given in vouchers).

    Notes for exhibitors and judges:  The tray, board or staging must not be cut or mutilated in any way at all. e.g. cutting holes for standing onions in.
    Carrots and parsnips must have foliage trimmed back to 7.5cm long.  Peas and beans must be displayed with some stalk attached.
    Tomatoes must be displayed with calyces (the green flower bud case).
    Judges may handle exhibits, open pods and so on to check for quality.
    The points awarded should be clearly marked by the Judges on the exhibitors cards.
    Any queries that may arise, regarding anything other than the above rules, should be referred to, and decided by, the show officials.
    Failure to abide by any of these rules will result in disqualification.

Domestic & Handicraft

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Special Awards


The St. Nicholas Award: Awarded to the entry which most effectively portrays the splendor of God in creation.

The "Women's Institute" Challenge Cup: Awarded to the exhibit of most outstanding merit in the Homecraft section.

The Pyrford & Wisley Village Show Handicraft Cup:  Awarded to the highest number of points in the Homecraft sections 120-136.

The Pyrford & Wisley Village Show Handicraft Cup:  Awarded to the highest number of points in the Homecraft section 120-130.

WI "Golden Jubiliee Challenge Cup":  Awarded to the entrant with the highest total points scored in the Homecraft Section.

The Tatham Memorial Challenge Cup:  Awarded to the most outstanding exhibit in classes 137-147.

The Bowerman Handicraft Shield:  Awarded to the highest total of points in classes 137-148.

Embroiderers Guild Innovative Stitching Trophy:  Awarded to the entry showing the best innovative stitching.

Christine Reid memorial Trophy for Patchwork & Quilting

The Oakcroft House Handicraft Cup:  Awarded to the best entry in the classes 137-147 by a senior citizen.

The 1977 Silver jubilee challenge Cup:  Awarded to the best entry in Art section classes 149-152.

The Pyrford & Wisley Village Show Photography Cup:  Awarded to the best entry in the photography classes.

The Bowerman Award:  Awarded to the entrant with the highest total points in classes 153-162.


Homecraft: Jean Bonner, Sarah Bounds, Sue Haysom and Nicolas Cockle


Handicraft: Gill Carey and Hazel Beckett

Art: Kathryn Wright

Wine & Beer: Geoff Hawkins

Photography: Henrietta Read and Scott Read

Woodwork: Julian Walker

St. Nicolas Award: Reverend Diane Davidson




Only amateurs may enter the Domestic Section and every process must have been the work of the competitor unless otherwise permitted in the schedule.

Classes are open to all men, women and children unless otherwise stated.

Entries in all classes should not have won a prize at the Pyrford and Wisley Flower Show at any time.

Non-compliance with the specifications of classes in respect of numbers or nature of exhibits or size of containers will involve disqualification.



Given recipes must be strictly adhered to; own recipes should be used for all other classes.

Jam, marmalade and chutney should be presented in a plain glass jar, filled to the top and clearly labelled with contents and date.  Screw tops are allowed on chutney jars but not on jam and marmalade jars.

Ideally wine is to be presented in clear bottles with screw top or flanged cork.

Home brewed beer is to be presented in glass bottles preferably of the traditional screw top flagon type.  Neither the glass nor the stopper shall be commercially marked.


Handicraft/Creative Hobbies

 If any entry is of an original design this should be stated on the article.

Please inform us if articles need special staging due to size.



All photographic entries must have been photographed by the exhibitor and can be colour or black and white unless otherwise stated.

Photographs must be mounted on card, not on paper or foam board.  They must NOT be mounted behind glass or perspex.  The entry should be no more than A4 size including mount.

The committee's decision on all points arising from the rules shall be final.
Please Note: Whilst every care is taken to safeguard exhibits, the committee cannot be responsible for any loss or damage.  Please bear in mind if you are considering entering any particularly fragile or precise exhibits.
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