Nunney and District Flower Show

Nunney Flower Show
Photo: John Webb

Nunney and District Flower Show 2014 takes place on Saturday 6 September. The Nunney & District Flower Show Committee hopes that participants from both inside and outside Nunney will take part.

Nunney Flower Show
Photo: John Webb

There are no fewer than 154 different categories this year, ranging from vegetables and pot plants to handicraft and bakery. Children under the age of 16 can submit entries in 28 categories, including a potato animal (3 years and under), decorated cup cakes, poems, drawings and computer-generated posters.

There are many trophies available for the best entries in various categories. Men can receive the Stan Smith Trophy for the best plate of four rock cakes. The judges can also award cups, salvers and trophies for the best flower arrangements, vegetables and many more categories. Rosettes will be awarded for outstanding exhibits in all sections.

Nunney remembers

As 2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, Nunney and District Flower Show remembers the villagers lost in the war. A special class themed ‘War and Peace’ invites co-operative entries from not less than a group of three, from any organisation or family to be displayed on a table (supplied) measuring 28″x28″ (71 x 71 cm).

Exhibits to include 2 different handicrafts, 2 different cooked items, a jar of preserve and a flower arrangement (6 items in all to be judged). Drapes and accessories may be used to enhance exhibits, interpretation and display. Also, props may be used but height must not exceed 1 metre. If entries include exhibits from under 16 year olds, the age should be clearly shown.

Other categories themed to mark the war include photographs of the Nunney war memorial and poems written by children entitled ‘Peace’ and ‘War’.

flower show
The Nunney and District Flower Show has a long and proud history that goes back to the 1890s.

The Garden Challenge

Something new for the Nunney Flower Show starts at 2pm. Two couples will compete to design and build a garden in one and a half hours. They will each start with a blank ‘canvas’ and be provided with a selection of plants from which to choose.

At the halfway point (2.45pm) they will be presented with a mystery ‘joker’ item that must be incorporated in their garden.

Come and watch the gardens taking shape throughout the afternoon. You will see designs and colour schemes emerging and be delighted with the creative talents displayed by the competitors.

At 3.30pm the Challenge will end, the competitors efforts will be judged and the result announced at 4.45pm, followed by the sale of plants used in the competition.

Cookery demonstation

Cookery school owner Rosie Davies of Penny’s Mill will give a cookery demonstration at 3.00pm. Rosie will demonstrate how to make delicious finger food, ‘small plates’ for parties including pasties.

Come along for some great ideas and see how you can wow your guests next time you entertain. The demonstration will last about 40 minutes.

How to enter

The schedule and entry forms for the 2014 Nunney & District Flower Show are available at the SPAR village shop in Nunney and online by clicking the button below.


Entry fees are 50p per entry or 3 entries for £1. Children’s classes are free. Prize money consists of £2.00, £1.50 and £1.00 for the top 3 entries (except where otherwise stated). Children’s classes have price money of £1.30, £1.00 and £0.75. Prize cards are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class.

Anyone wanting to take part should first decide which categories to enter. No exhibitor may enter more than one exhibit in each class.

You then take the completed entry form to Nunney Village Hall on Wednesday 3 September between 6pm and 8pm, where you will be given entry cards.

Alternatively, you can post your entry form with fees to:

Ann Hutchings
Bradley House
Fulwell Lane
Somerset BA11 4LQ

You form should arrive no later than first post on Thursday 4 September 2014. In this case you can collect your entry cards on the morning of the show from the secretary at Nunney Village Hall.

You must then bring your exhibits to Nunney Village Hall from 7.30am on Saturday 6 September. All exhibits must be staged by 10.00am, when the venue will be cleared promptly of all exhibitors and their assistants to allow the judging to take place. No entries will be accepted after 10.00am and this will be strictly adhered to.

All entry cards must be attached to the exhibit to avoid confusion. In the children’s classes the age of the child must be clearly marked on the entry card.

The exhibits will be on view from 2.00pm, with trophies being presented at 4.15pm. Prize money will be payable from 2.30pm.

Exhibitors can collect their exhibits from 5.00pm and those not removed by 5.30pm will be sold.

Admission to the village hall to see the exhibits costs £1 (children 10p). Exhibitors can enter free of charge.

Friends of Nunney Flower Show

Would you like to become a ‘Friend’ of Nunney Flower Show? For just £6 a year you can support your village flower show. You will be invited to enjoy days out during the year with other Friends and Committee members, visiting various gardens and nurseries. You will also receive newsletters.

If you would like to become a Friend of Nunney Flower Show, please ring Colin Cross on 01373 836 555.

Contact information
Jennifer Bowskill
Vice Chairman
Nunney & District Flower Show Committee
Telephone 01373 837 256

Jean Bryer
Nunney & District Flower Show Committee
Telephone 01373 463 409

Nunney Village Hall
Berry Hill
Somerset BA11 4LZ

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