Society was formed over 90 years ago to promote an interest in gardening in people of all ages in Bamford and the surrounding
area. Membership fee for 2013/14 is £tbc. Payable at the Annual Gardening Show on the 16th August
2014. This entiles members to a 10% discount on certain items at 3 local garden
centres. The Society is supported by patrons who are thereby members and also entitled to priority booking
for any of its events.
The main event each year is the Show in August
which has approximately 120 classes covering fruit, vegetables, flowers, floral display, cookery, arts and crafts.
Other events are Floral Art demonstration, illustrated talks and trips to Gardens.SHOWING ADVICE
general fruit and vegetables are judged on condition, uniformity, shape, size and colour. Obviously small
village shows are not judged as strictly as larger ones!Beetroot to be shown with 76mm tops and taproot intact.
Broad beans should have good coloured pods, long, straight, well filled
and seeds of good size.
beans should have long, straight, shapely, fresh pods of good colour with no outward sign of seed in the pod.
Cabbage to be shown with
76mm stem, fresh, solid head and unblemished, pest free heads and outer leaves.
Carrots should be well-grown specimens, fresh, firm, clean with no
disease, pest damage or splits, with a decided stump and taproot intact, with no side shoots or greening of top.
Foliage to be trimmed to 76mm.
foliage to be neatly trimmed and root stems pruned to 50mm. Heads to have solid curds, white, free of pests
and other damage.
to be tender fruits of good uniform shape and colour with florets attached.
Cucumbers to be fresh, tenders fruits of good overall colour and bloom,
uniform in thickness and length with short handles.
Leeks to have firm, solid barrels with no sign of softness or splits, foliage turgid, pest and disease-free.
Fresh roots with root plate intact.
to be good-coloured, firm, fresh-leaved specimens of good size and shape, pest and damage free.
Onions to be well-ripened bulbs with unbroken skins, free from any
form of disease, no moisture under the skin, outside skin with no sign of blistering. To have thin necks,
free from ribbing, roots trimmed and stems neatly tied with natural raffia.
Peas to have long, fresh, well-filled pods with good bloom and colour, pest
Potatoes all of
any variety, with clean, unbroken skins, disease and pest free, shallow eyes with no evidence of greening.
Rhubarb to have fresh, straight stalks of uniform length and weight.
Leaves trimmed to 40mm, good red colouring.
ripe yet firm, well coloured, blemish free with fresh calyces attached.
Turnips showing no sign of age, pest and disease-free, with no evidence of multi taproots.
Vegetable marrows to be fresh, young, tender
yet not soft fruit.
Events for 2014
Friday, 14th March -
Compost, Mulching and Soil Improvement - A talk by Ken Thompson - 7.30pm Moore Memorial Hall - £3.00 includes wine &
June - Evening visit to a local garden of interest. Watch this website and local notice
boards for details nearer the time.
Saturday, 16th August - Annual Garden
Show in the Bamford Village Institute
Friday, 28th November - Christmas Floral Art Demonstration
in the Bamford Village Institute - 7.30pm.
Bamford Garden Show Winners 2013
The William Flemming Cup
- Terry Osgerby
The M Sharman Cup
- Angela Spence
The Firth Brown Cup
- Janny Hadfield
The Dorrie Platts Memorial Salver - Margaret Gartside
Willis Ollerenshaw Trophy - Pam Hogg
The Tindall Sweet Pea
Vase - Mary Bloxham
Book Token Most
Points - Matthew Eyre
the Children's Classes
The Charles Swindells Trophy for Best Exhibit in Children's Classes
- Matthew Eyre
The Hart Dyke Trophy -
The Mary Batty Salver
- Stan Willis
The Les Harrison Trophy
- Terry Osgerby
The Goodlad Rose Bowl for
- Sandra Orford
The Jake Bronnum Trophy
- Helen Platts (Class 11)
Best in Show Certificate
- Matthew Eyre (Class 47)
Hanging Basket & Container
Hanging Basket Shield - Margaret Gartside
Business Hanging Basket/Floral Container Display Shield - The Yorkshire
The James Carrington Trophy for Floral Container - Georgina Hodgson
- 1st Kate Riley aged 7: 2nd Sam Corcoran aged 7: 3rd Leah Firth aged 5
2013 Show Class
Ruth Willis, Angela Dzuibak, Norah Midgley, Sandra Orford, Richard Bardell, Richard Clemons, Janny
Hadfield, C Osgerby, T Osgerby, Stan Willis, Mary Bloxham, Geraldine Thompson, R Galloway, L Parker, Helen Platts, J Fairbairn,
Margaret Gartside, Jennifer Fox, Barry Fox, Angela Spence, Jennie Pederson, Christine Jackson, Pam Young, T Hoggarth, D Sheen,
Christine Oxley, Joan Carrington, Helen Eyre, Jennie Ainsworth, Pam Hogg, G Priestley and S O'Conner.
The 98th Annual Bamford Garden Show took place
at the Bamford Institute on Saturday, 17th August 2013. As in previous years most sections of the Show were
well represented. The weather this year couldn't have been more different from last year and therefore we had
plenty of entries in the vegetable and flower classes. The children's classes shone this year with the best in show
going to Matthew Eyre for his model made from vegetables.
Both the Cookery and Flower arranging
sections of the show were well supported but there were no entries from the gents in these classes, so come on guys, lets
see what you can do.
2.30pm doors opened to the public to view the exhibits and for
those who entered to see if they had won. It was a very pleasant afternoon. The refreshments went down well and
were once again served by Angela Spence and Sue Beckett. The raffle was, as usual organised by Mrs Joan
Carrington and assisted by Mrs Elaine Johnson.
The Trophies were presented at the end of the show
by Mrs Rachel Frost (daughter of Geoff Eyre from Brough Mill) who also assisted with the Raffle prize draw.
Chairman : Ian Orford
Treasurer : Geraldine Thompson
General Secretary :
Ruth Willis (Contact)
Committee Members : Janny Hadfield, Angela
Spence, Richard Bardell,
Pam Young and Dave Treacher.