Horticulture

Written by Clair Bonnett.

The Horticulture Marquee is where you will find the results of hobbies that have been entered into the various classes

Horticultural classes include Vegetables, Fruit, Pot plants, Flowers, Flower Arranging (Floral Art),  as well as Cookery, Handicraft, Photography, and Garden display. 

Also Junior Classes (previously known as Children’s Classes) for Cookery and Handicraft for age groups 4yrs-7yrs, 8yrs-12yrs and a new section for 13yrs-16yrs.

If you are interested in entering this year, even if you have not entered before, please just browse the schedule below and decide what you could enter, then print and complete the entry form or phone Clair Bonnett on 01784 472211 for a schedule to be sent to you.

History of the Horticulture Classes at The Egham Royal Show

The Horticulture classes were first added into the show in 1931. This information has been taken from Egham Agriculture Show reports

“Yesterdays record exhibition” dated 2nd October 1931:

Each year sees an extension of the schedule and for the 1931 show there was a larger number of classes than ever previously. This was due to the inclusion of a horticulture section for cottagers etc. the association to all intents and purposes having taken over the Egham and District Horticultural Society.

"The 1931 Show A.G.M. report” dated 4th March 1932:

The annual show was most successful, and the entries exceed those of the previous by 100, and in addition there were upwards of 200 in the horticulture section. That, together with the increased gate receipts, indicated that the show was growing both in size and popularity. The horticulture section was enlarged by the inclusion of cottagers, gardeners and cookery classes, and provided a most attractive feature to the show. That addition was made possible by the incorporation of the Egham and District Horticulture Society by the association. 

Attachments:
FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (Longacre Leaflet 2016.pdf)Floral Art & Flower Arranging 2016.pdf 3101 kB
Download this file (Photo Competition 2016.pdf)Photo Competition 2016.pdf 15457 kB
Download this file (Showschedule 2016.pdf)2016 Horticulture ScheduleSchedule and entry form669 kB

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Association Membership

Membership to the Egham & Thorpe Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Association entitles you to:-

  • Attendance at the A.G.M. where you may have a say in the organisation of the show.
  • Vote on any issues and the Election and Re-Election of Officers and Committee;
  • Entry to the Show on both days.
  • Parking in the Members Car Park near to the main Show Entrance and if disabled to park even nearer.
  • Priority to purchase tickets to our Social Events e.g. Annual Dinner

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