Dorset Federation of Horticultural Societies Show Report 2019

As I sit to write my 15th report on the DFHS show I will start with a heartfelt thank you to Blandford Horticulture Society for their support with the setting up and wonderful supply of tea, coffee, bacon butties and cakes during the show day. Iwerne Minster produced a lot of entries this year but we missed the entries from Sturminster Newton.

The 15th show was marked with several firsts:

  1. The first wet show day, but the exhibitors still managed to stage good quality exhibits using their car boots and the entrance hall as cover from the rain.
  2. Redlynch’s exhibit in class 1 had vegetables from six different members of the society.
  3. Our home produce and wine judge and steward went home very merry after sampling an excellent exhibit of Fennel Vodka!
  4. The best exhibit of cookery was a lovely Victoria sandwich made by man from Iwerne Minster club

The hall was full of good quality exhibits so thank you to all exhibitors, stewards and judges who helped the day run smoothly from the setting up to the dismantling.

Show Results

Hambro Cup Best exhibit class 1-7 Broadway and Upway
Arthur Sheppard cup Best exhibit class 8-31 Broadway and Upway
Dorset produce Ass. cup Best exhibit class 32 Blandford
Ashton cup Best exhibit class 33-35 & 68 Iwerne Minster
Piddle valley wine cup Best exhibit class 32,39-42 Redlynch
Ashton cup Best exhibit class 43-64 Redlynch
Harry Dawes trophy best pot plant exhibit Broadway and Upway
Arthur Shepherd shield best small veg collection Broadway and Upway
Dorset college of Agriculture cup best fruit exhibit Redlynch
Wyke Regis shield best vase of chrysanthemums Redlynch
Joan Cann trophy best vase of Dahlias Redlynch
Joy Collins cup best cactus of succulent Broadway and Upway
Ashton Rose cup best exhibit New Society Not awarded
Bob Jones salver Highest points Flowers Redlynch
Willshire Shield Highest points 1-78 Redlynch
RHS Banksian Medal Class 1-31,43-78 Iwerne Minster

Show Secretary: Peter Yeates