Denton a village in South Norfolk, England

Denton Gardening Club logo of a watering can surrounded by the club's nameDenton Gardening Club Open Show

Recent Shows Cancelled

Because of the Coronavirus Emergency, the 2020 and 2021 Shows both had to be cancelled.
Fingers were crossed for 2022, but it all went very well and 2023 followed suit!

The 2024 Open Summer Show

This year's Show will be held on Saturday 31st August at the Village Hall.

The results of previous shows can be seen on the Show History Page.


It must be emphasised that our Shows are open to all, not just members of the Club. In the usual Denton spirit, it is the taking part that is important, not the winning.
There is a special class for "gentlemen".

The show schedule etc. appear below.

Timetable -
09.00 - 11.45 Entries arrive.
12.00 - 14.00 Hall closed - judging.
14.00 onwards Viewing - refreshments.
15.00 Presentations.
15.30 Auction.

For further information contact:
Adele Godsmark, 788352.

The Schedule


(Exhibitors are asked to supply their own simple containers)

  1. 3 Dahlias, one variety
  2. 3 Dahlias, mixed varieties
  3. Jug of Roses, mixed or one variety
  4. 1 Perfect Rose
  5. 1 Rose to be judged on scent
  6. Vase of any Shrub in flower (one variety)
  7. Vase of mixed Foliage, minimum of 4 varieties
  8. Vase of Perennials
  9. Jug of Herbs
  10. Hedgerow Vase
  11. Succulent/Cactus in a pot
  12. Flowering Houseplant (not Succulent/Cactus)
  13. Vase of Grasses, mixed or single variety
  14. Fuchias in a pot.


(Paper plates will be available for staging but are not compulsory)

  1. 5 Potatoes, one variety
  2. 3 Beetroot
  3. 3 Carrots
  4. 3 Onions
  5. A comedy vegetable (misshapen)
  6. 6 Runner Beans
  7. 6 French Beans
  8. 7 Cherry Tomatoes
  9. 5 Tomatoes, not cherry
  10. One Sweet Pepper
  11. 3 Courgettes
  12. 5 Apples, any single variety eating or cooking types
  13. 5 Plums, one variety
  14. Plate of Summer Fruit, not apples or plums
  15. Sunday Lunch: A Box (max size 10” x 15”) of produce not exceeding 5 varieties.
    One variety may be fruit.
  16. Salad Box, (max 10” x 15”) not exceeding 5 varieties
  17. Any Vegetable not in the schedule
  18. 3 Tomatoes (washed) – on a plate – unnamed until after judging
    (To be judged on flavour alone by the Domestic Class Judge)


(Paper Plates will be provided for staging)

  1. Ginger Cake
  2. 5 pieces of Apple Traybake
  3. Bakewell Tart, not less than 8 inches diameter
  4. 5 Granary/Seeded Bread Rolls
  5. 5 Shortbread Fingers
  6. 5 Cheese Scones
  7. Jar of Jam
  8. Bottle of home-made Fruit Cordial
  9. Jar of Chutney
  10. 6 Eggs
  11. Gentlemen's Class – Banana Loaf - Recipe Provided


(Flowers may be purchased for classes 44-46.
Entries for classes 47-53 must be items not entered in previous shows)

  1. Circular Table Arrangement Diameter max 200mm, height max 150mm
  2. Arrangement in an unusual container. Max width 300mm, max depth 250mm, max height 400mm including container
  3. Arrangement in an egg cup.
  4. Photograph – Garden Birds
  5. Photograph - A view from a Window
  6. Painting – Sunset
  7. Drawing using Pencil, Pen and Ink, Pastel or Charcoal of a flower, a bunch or a vase of flowers
  8. A simple pot of hand-crafted flowers (made from any craft material)
  9. A pair of handmade placemats (made from any craft material)
  10. Any other handcrafted item e.g. pottery, woodcarving, textiles etc.

There are no designated Children’s Classes. Exhibits in any class from entrants aged under 14 are encouraged and should be marked as such.
Under 14s will be eligible for an award in their own right.

The “Sandie Jones Trophy” will be awarded for the best Individual Flower in any class (not Decorative Class).


All classes are open to anyone eligible for the class. All exhibits must be the bona-fide produce of the exhibitor, excluding decorative classes where flowers may be bought for the flower arranging classes.

The decision of the judges is final. The committee, in consultation with the judges, may withhold any points in any class and award points at their discretion.

Entry Fees
The entry fee is 10p per class.

Trophies will be awarded to the Club Member with the most points in each category.
The overall Show Trophy, which is open to all, will be presented to the entrant with the highest total points.

Prizes and Points

	lst		8 points
	2nd		6 points
	3rd		4 points

One point will also be awarded for each class entered.

All entry forms, duly completed and accompanied by the total entrance fee, can be handed in to committee meembers in advance.
Entries will also be accepted on the morning of the Show.
All entries must be staged ready for the judges between 9.00 a.m. and 11.45 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Doors will close between 12 noon and 2.00 p.m. for judging.

Doors open to the public at 2.00 p.m. Teas will be served.
Exhibitors who do not wish their produce to be auctioned will be asked to remove them before the Auction. Please DO NOT remove them until requested.

Auction of exhibits about 3.30 p.m.



Please print and deliver this form when completed to:

Adele Godsmark, Mill Farm, Darrow Green Road, Denton, Harleston, IP20 0AY.
or bring to Denton Village Hall on the morning of the Show.

Please put a circle round the number of those classes you wish to enter.
Entry costs 10p per class.



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Entrant's Name ................................................................................

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All entry forms, accompanied by entrance fees (10p per class), to be returned by 7 p.m. on Thursday, 29th August or handed in on the morning of the Show.

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