Monthly Showbench

Each month, members are encouraged to bring exhibits from their garden. These are placed on the Show bench according to the schedules set out below.  We are fortunate to have members in our Club who are horticultural judges, accredited by the Australian Horticultural Judges Association. In a spirit of friendly competition, our exhibits are judged for their freshness and excellence according to the rules of the Australian Horticultural Show and Judges manual. Winning points are accrued over the year and small prizes are awarded at the December meeting. Members enjoy this aspect of the meeting where we look at all the exhibits. It is always a source of discussion and learning, and it is a very effective way to improve and broaden our growing skills.

We need all exhibits to be placed on the show bench by 7.30pm for our 8pm meeting. There are always four stewards there to help you and please do not hesitate to ask if you would like to join us.

FOR VIRTUAL SHOWBENCH SEE PHOTOS

SECTION 1: BEST EXHIBIT FROM A MEMBER’S GARDEN

Classes

  1. Container of cut flowers 1 var. ANS (any number of stems) (senior and novice)
  2. Container of flowering berry/shrub 1 Var ANS 
  3. Specimen, bloom, spike, stem or truss
  4. Container of foliage 1 Var ANS
  5. Something of interest
  6. Plant of your choice in an unusual container
  7. Container plant/s in flower 
  8. Container plant/s foliage only
  9. Container plant/s Cacti
  10. Container plant/s Succulent
  11. Container plant Orchid (senior and novice)
  12. Bonsai (senior and novice)
  13. Hanging container plant/s foliage only 
  14. Hanging container plant/s in flower
  15. Exhibit of Begonia
  16. Exhibit of fruit (senior and novice)
  17. Exhibit of vegetables (senior and novice)
  18. Exhibit of herbs (named)

 


SECTION 2: FLORAL ART

Class 19 See monthly schedule below:

Feb 7 - Summer Holidays

Mar 6 - Green with Envy

April 3 - Easter Design

May 1  - Mother’s Day Basket

June 5 - Tall and Slim

July 3 - Foliage Design

Aug 7 - Camellias go Contemporary

Sept 4 - Succulents and Bark

Oct 2 - Fruit and ......

Nov 6 - Black and White

Dec 4 - Christmas Wreath (Judged by Popular Vote)

 

 

SECTION 3: SEASONAL EXHIBIT FROM A MEMBER’S GARDEN

Class 20-30 See monthly schedule below:

Seasonal exhibits for the monthly Show Bench:

February:

20 - 1 stem Fuchsia (no laterals)

21 - 1 bloom Fuchsia single CC (staged on a cardboard collar)

22 - 1 bloom Fuchsia double CC

23 - Container of Roses

24 - 1 truss of Pelargonium

25 - Container of small flowers- 1 cultivar or mixed (max 15cm x 15cm x 15cm)

26 - Container of small foliage - 1 cultivar or mixed (max 15cm x 15cm x 15cm)

27 - Bowl of floating flowers (must float)

28 - Container of Australian foliage NND (not necessarily distinct)

29 - Container of Dahlias NND

30 - Container of Begonia flowers

March:

20 - 1 stem Fuchsia (no laterals)

21 - Fuchsia single CC (staged on a cardboard collar)

22 - 1 Fuchsia double (CC )

23 - 1 Rose

24 - Container of Roses NND (not necessarily distinct)

25 - 1 truss of Pelargonium

26 - 1 head of Hydrangea

27 - 1 stem of Dahlia

28 - Container of mixed flowers

29 - Bowl of floating foliage (must float)

30 - Container of Begonia flowers

April:

20 - Bowl of floating Fuchsia (must float)

21 - 1 bloom Fuchsia single CC

22 - 1 bloom Fuchsia double CC

23 - 1 Rose

24 - Container of Roses

25 - Container of Lavender

26 - 1 bloom Azalea

27 - 1 bloom Sasanqua Camellia

28 - Container of mixed flowers

29 - Container of Salvia

30 - Container of Begonia Flowers

May:

20 - Container of floating flowers

21 - Container of small flowers, one cultivar or mixed (15cm x 15cm x 15cm)

22 - Container of small foliage, one cultivar or mixed (15cm x 15cm x 15cm)

23 - Container of autumn foliage

24 - 1 bloom Sasanqua Camellia

25 - Container of Australian foliage and/or flowers (seedpods permitted)

26 - 1 bloom of Chrysanthemum

27 - 1 bloom of Cyclamen

28 - Container of flowering bulbs

29 - Container plant of flowering bulb (s) one variety.

30 - Container of Begonia flowers

June:

20 - Container of floating flowers

21 - 1 bloom Azalea

22 - 1 bloom Camellia under 90mm (senior and novice)

23 - 1 bloom Camellia over 90mm (senior and novice)

24 - 3 blooms Camellia NND (not necessarily distinct)

25 - 1 bloom Sasanqua Camellia

26 - Container of bulbs in flower

27 - Container of winter stems, berries and/or seed heads.

28 - 1 truss of Pelargonium

29 - Container of small flowers (15cm x 15cm x 15cm)

30 - Container of small foliage (15cm x 15cm x 15cm)

July:

20 - 1 bloom Azalea

21 - 1 bloom Camellia under 90 mm (senior and novice)

22 - 1 bloom Camellia over 90 mm (senior and novice)

23 - 1 stem of daffodil

24 - Container pot of mixed flowering bulbs (container max 25cm diameter)

25 - Container pot of flowering bulbs one variety. (container max 25cm diameter)

26 - Container of flowering bulbs

27 - Container pot of mixed succulents (container max 25 cm diameter)

28 - Container of Australian foliage/ flora. (seed pods permitted)

29 - 1 truss of Pelargonium.

30 - 1 small potted fern (container max.15cm diameter) 

August:

20 - 1 bloom Camellia Japonica single or double. (senior and novice )

21 - 1 bloom camellia Japonica Elegans form. (senior and novice)

22 - 1 bloom Camellia Japonica formal double. (senior and novice)

23 - 1 bloom Camellia Japonica informal double. (senior and novice)

24 - 1 bloom Camellia, any type, miniature or small up to 90 mm. (senior and novice)

25 - 1 bloom Camellia, any type over 90mm. (senior and novice) 

26 - 3 blooms Camellia, one variety, any type. (senior and novice)

27 - 3 blooms Camellia, distinct varieties, any type. (senior and novice)

28 - Bowl of floating flowers (must float)

29 - Container of mixed bulbs

30 - 1 stem of flowering tree or shrub

September:

20 - 1 bloom Camellia up to 90 cm any type. (senior and novice)

21 - 1 bloom Camellia over 90 cm any type. (senior and novice)

22 - 3 blooms Camellia, one cultivar SS (senior and novice)

23 - 3 blooms camellia, distinct varieties SS (senior and novice)

24 - Container of miniature flowers (15cm x 15cm x 15cm)

25 - Container of Magnolias

26 - Container of Daffodils

27 - 1 stem of Daffodil

28 - Container of Australian native flowers NND

29 - Container pot of Australian native Orchid (container max. 25cm diameter)

30 - Container pot of mixed plants (container max. 25cm diameter)

October:

20 - 1 bloom Azalea CC

21 - Bowl of floating Azalea blooms (must float)

22 - Container of Pansy ANS (any number of stems)

23 - 1 spike of Orchid

24 - 1 truss of Rhododendron

25 - Container of mixed Australian native flowers

26 - Container of mixed flowers

27 - Container of Lavender

28 - 1 bloom of Bearded Iris (no stem)

29 - Container of mixed flowering bulbs

30 - Container of flowering creeper, vine or climber.

November:

20 - 1 stem of Rose single or clustered 

21 - Container of Roses NND

22 - 1 bloom of Pansy CC

23 - 1 truss of Pelargonium

24 - 1 stem of Iris

25 - Container of Lavender

26 - Container of Australian native flowers

27 - Container of mixed Spring flowers

28 - Container pot of mixed Succulents (container max 25cm diameter)

29 - Container pot of mixed Cacti and Succulents (container max 25 cm)

30 - Bowl of floating flowers (container max 25cm diameter)

December:

Christmas Dinner Meeting. The Show bench is divided into three sections:

From Your Garden

Bonsai

Floral Art

You are encouraged to exhibit in any ( or all ) of these sections and the best exhibits

are judged by ‘Popular Vote’ amongst the people who attend on the night.