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Competition classes :: Open to all
The heart of Taunton Flower Show is the competitive classes that have been a feature of the show since 1866.The competitive classes have divisions for fruit, vegetables, flowers, homecrafts, floral art floristry, winemaking and photography. There is also a division for young people (aged under 17). Everybody is eligible to enter these classes and there are more than 50 trophies and £4000 of prize money to be won. Taunton Flower Show incorporates the annual show of Taunton and District Amateur Winemakers Circle.
How to enter the classesThe schedule of classes is published in January each year and can be downloaded here. If you would like a schedule sent by post, please use this email link. Your entry forms must be received by us by 26 July 2013. More detailed guidance on how to enter the show can be found here.. You may enter the competitions by email. Submit entry by email ::
Taunton Flower Show Master GardenerNew in 2011, was the Master Gardener class In the display classes.This is open to individuals and is designed for a gardener to showcase all-round gardening talent by exhibiting a collection of vegetables, flowers and fruit. We have a new cup that has been presented in memory of Les Pring to award to the winner of this class. More details about the class can be found on the Master Gardener page.
PhotographyThe photography classes remain a popular and colourful event at the show and is an ideal way for competitors to take part in the show for the first time. This year we continue the Photography challenge cup which is designed for the very best and most spectacular photograhs. This sponsored by Porter Dodson and the PORTER DODSON PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE CUP will be awarded to the winner of this class. Class 707 is on the theme of "Windows" and is for a set of three pictures on the theme to be exhibited in a single mount. All the photography classes are aimed to encourage good presentation and style and the photographs will be judged on this as well as the artistic merit.
Young Peoples ClassesThese classes are themed around "London 2012". We are very pleased to be able to present the Taunton Flower Show Young Photographer of the Year. This open class will allow our young photographers to exhibit their very best pictures and we have a new trophy kindly donated by Porter Dodson to present to the winner. More details will be available on the Young Photographer of the Year web page.
Club Growing and ShowingThis is one of the most spectacular classes at the show. Garden club members contribute to create a display of cut flowers, pot plants, fruit and/or vegetables. This is a great way for club members to work together on a team exhibit that can showcase the work and interest of the club. The space we make available is a table 1.8m long x 0.75m deep. It is against the side of the marquee so most clubs supply a back board to support exhibits and to make an impressive display. In our goal to encourage more clubs to enter this class, we are offering a first prize of £50 plus the Sampson Trophy. This year we also offer £15 expenses to every club that enters and we will also provide one free pair of show tickets for each entry. Further details see club growing page
Flowers, Fruit and VegetablesIn the flowers and pot plant classes, we have reintroduced a class for three begonias and have introduced a new class for a display of ornamental grasses. We have completely overhauled the dahlia classes and we will now present the National Dahlia Society Silver Medal for the best dahlia exhibit. We have eased the pot restrictions on the standard fuchsias which will mean larger specimens can be exhibited. In the vegetable classes, we have reintroduced the championship vegetable class where a gardener can display a collection of 7 kinds of vegetable. These always make a tremendous display. We have picked up on the popularity of tomato growing and have widened these classes so that a greater variety of tomatoes can be shown.
Hints and Tips Pages
Cups and trophiesDetails of our cups and trophies
Competition Schedules Archives
You can download schedules from previous years. These are not valid for the current year.