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 2012/13 is £tbc. Payable at the Annual Gardening Show on the 17th August
2013. 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 2013
Friday, 22 March Margaret Edge from Chesterfield Beekeepers will present an illustrated
talk on ‘Flowers and Plants for Bees and Wildlife throughout the year' - in the Moore Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.
- Evening visit to a local garden of interest. Watch this website and local notice boards for details nearer
Saturday, 17th August - 98th Annual Garden Show in the Bamford
Friday, 27th September - Jane Collins from Staveley Hall Garden Centre will
be demonstrating 'How to prepare winter containers and baskets' - 7.30pm Moore Memorial Hall
Friday, 29th November - Christmas Floral Art Demonstration in the Bamford
Village Institute - 7.30pm.
Bamford Garden Show Winners 2012
The William Flemming Cup
- Mrs Janny Hadfield
The M Sharman Cup
- Mrs Sandra Orford
The Firth Brown Cup
- Mrs Janny Hadfield
The Dorrie Platts Memorial Salver
-Mrs Margaret Gartside
The Willis Ollerenshaw Trophy - C
The Tindall Sweet Pea Vase
- Mrs Helena Platts
Book Token Most Points
- Charlie Pill
in the Children's Classes
The Charles Swindells Trophy for Best
Exhibit in Children's Classes - Charlie Pill
The Hart Dyke Trophy -Mrs
The Mary Batty Salver
-Mr Stan Willis
The Les Harrison Trophy
-Mr Terry Osgerby
The Goodlad Rose Bowl for
- Mrs Janny Hadfield
The Jake Bronnum Trophy Class 11 - Mrs Ruth
Best in Show Certificate Class 47
- Mrs Norah Midgley
Hanging Basket & Container
The House Hanging Basket
Shield - T Ridgeway
Business Hanging Basket/Floral Container Display Shield - The Ladybower Inn
Carrington Trophy for Floral Container - Mrs Margaret Gartside
School Picture Entry Class 1 - 1st Rowan Lewis; 2nd
Max Fitzsimmons; 3rd Emily Howell
Class 2 - 1st Abi Holden; 2nd Frank (Shark); 3rd Molly (Horses)
Show Class Winners
Rodger Mather, Norah Midgley, Ruth Willis, Sandra Orford, Angela Dziubak, Janny Hadfield,
Jenny Mather, R Bardell, G Thompson, Mary Bloxham, Jo Fairbairn, A Spence, D Sheen, Stan Willis, Barry Fox, S Wilkes, Sally
Soady, Terry Osgerby, Anne Beckett, Andrea Spurling, Sheila Wainwright, Janet Treacher, Jenny Ainsworth, C Wickham, Pat Chatburn,
Margaret Gartside, Arlene Priestley, Mime Bernau, Helena Platts, S O'Connor, J Wickham, M Wickham, E Ibbotson, T
Ibbotson, C Pill.
The 2012 Bamford
Garden Show took place at the Bamford Institute on Saturday, 18th August 2012 and had a good turnout in most sections
of the Show. Considering the very wet summer this year we had a very good turnout in the vegetables and flower classes
and the judges were very pleased with the entries in the classes. Again the flower section provided the Best in Show
with the winning entry going to Mrs Norah Midgley.
Both the Cookery and Flower arranging sections of the show had very
high turnouts of produce and floral displays of a very high standard.
When the doors were open to the public in the
afternoon, the show turnout was well attended. The refreshments and cakes/ scones went down well once again served by
Mrs Sue Beckett and her helpers. The raffle was again organised by Mrs Joan Carrington and assisted by Mrs Elaine Johnson
and other helpers.
The Trophies were presented at the end of the show by Mrs Carole Parker (Bamford Dental Practice),
and a resident in Bamford. Mrs Carole Parker also agreed to assist with the Raffle prize draw, with over 60 winners.
Chairman : Ian Orford
Show Secretary : Stefan Dziubak
General Secretary : Ruth Willis
Committee Members : Janny Hadfield, Angela Spence and Don Johnson