HIHS Shows

Autumn Show - 2nd - 5th September 2020

Peter Hickson
Taken by Peter Hickson - awarded 2nd Prize.

Well done to all of those who took part in our Virtual Autumn Show, a round up of the event, full results and some photos of the winning entries will be available on the website soon.

We had an amazing response and there were some great entries.


Winning entries will be publicised in the local press, on our website and our facebook page. You will be notified by email with a list of winners by mid-September .


(open to members and non-members)
  1. Dahlias (any variety) - three stems in a jar
  2. House or pot plant (in bloom or fruiting)
  3. Seasonal flowers arranged in a jam jar
  4. A cut flower and a vegetable on a plate
  5. Apples (dessert) 3 on a plate
  6. A. Peppers Sweet – 3 on a plate, B. Peppers-hot (chili) 4 on a plate
  7. Note: Both types of pepper can be entered.
  8. Tomatoes (any variety) 5 on a plate
  9. Courgettes – 3 on a plate
  10. Beetroot – 2 on a plate
  11. Longest cucumber (please photograph alongside tape measure)
  12. Any other craft item/handiwork
  13. Photography - a photo in jpg format - Any Subject
  14. A decorated cake – judged solely for design
  15. A Harvest themed loaf of bread (whole loaf and with a slice cut)
  16. Honey Bee Class – Honey Cake with appropriate decoration. RECIPE HONEY CAKE
  17. For our Junior Members: 14 years and under

  18. Decorated biscuits (may be purchased) - 5 on a plate.
  19. Finally for a bit of fun

  20. Any oversized or misshapen fruit or vegetable (this can include pumpkins and squash)
  21. We are not charging for entries but any donations can be made to the account below and all proceeds will go to charity.

    HIHS Sort Code 30-15-42 Account 0076198


    2020 Show Rules and Standards

    Rules For Exhibitors: Direct Link.

    Hayling Island Salver Competition Rules: Direct Link.

    Showing And Judging Standards: Direct Link.

    Notes for Exhibitors and Judges: Direct Link.

    2020 Shows: Cookery Recipes

    Spring Show Saturday 28th March 2019:
    Class 75 Men only: RECIPE CHERRY CAKE

    Summer Show Saturday 27th June 2019:
    Class 96 Men only: RECIPE GINGER TRAY BAKE

    Autumn Show Saturday 5th September 2019:
    Class 124 Men only: RECIPE BARA BRITH
    Class 155: RECIPE HONEY CAKE

    A Toy Donkey

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    HIHS 2020 Spring Show Handicraft Section.
    Class 76: A Toy Donky - any medium
    approximate size 240mm high x 170mm.

    Guidance to what Judges of toy entries are assesing: Direct Link.
    Sample knitting pattern: Direct Link.

    Junior Exhibitors Poem

    HIHS 2020 Spring Show Junior Section.
    Classes 57 and 63: Write out the poem below and decorate.

    I wandered lonely as a Cloud
    That floats on high o'er vales and Hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden Daffodils;
    Beside the Lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    By William Wordsworth

    Lined or plain paper maximum size A4 (210mm x 297mm.

    Chief Steward Vacancy

    A vacancy has arisen for a Chief Steward
    to cover the Horticultural Society’s three shows
    staged in March, June and September
    and to manage the show preparation
    and to assist the Show Manager.

    They will be well supported
    by the outgoing Chief Steward
    and the Show Sub-Show Committee.

    Link to: Chief Steward Job Description in pdf form.

    For further information or an informal chat please contact
    Tim Speller on 023 9246 6292 or John Lark on 023 9246 3538.

    Trophy Co-Ordinator - Help Needed

    A vacancy has arisen to act as
    Trophy Co-Ordinator for the Society.

    Your task to keep track of the items
    and to assist at the presentations.

    For further information or an informal chat please contact
    Show Manager Tim Speller on 023 9246 6292.

    2020 Year Book

    Take this link
    To view the HIHS 2020 Year Book.
    in pdf format.

    New Venue For HIHS Shows

    Hayling College
    The venue for the HIHS Shows is now Hayling College
    Church Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0NU.
    Click to display an enlargement of location map.

    The Buzz of the Show

    It is a real social occasion with a buzz from
    setting up the hall on Friday evening,
    then Saturday morning staging of exhibits and judging,
    the afternoon public opening and trophy presentations,
    until the final clearing away late Saturday afternoon.

    Additional Attractions

    An afternoon tea room offers home made cakes.
    There are plant sales, traiding centre stall, tombola
    guest tables and at the summer show a raffle.
    Can you assist? Email the Chief Steward John Lark.

    Unwanted gifts! Please consider for the Show Tombolas.
    Take your elements to Norman at 27 Park Road,
    to a lecture meeting or to the Trading Centre.
    Every little helps to make the tombola exciting
    and profitable for the HIHS.

    Email Contact Links

    Show Manager: Tim Speller

    Chief Steward: John Lark.

    Show Recorder: Gill Swift.

    Become An Exhibitor

    Exhibiting in a Show is fun, first timers are offered help,
    with classes exclusive to novices in every show.
    A wide range of categories are open for non members.
    Cash prizes and trophys to be won.
    Free afternoon entry to adult exhibitors
    with two or more entries.


    Showing Guides For Novices

    Links to specific pages:
    General Basics
    Cookery Classes
    Floral Art Classes
    Flower Classes
    Fruit Classes
    Handicraft Classes
    Photography Classes
    Vegetable Classes

    Show Dates 2021

    show bench
    Spring Show 2021

    Saturday 27th March 2021

    Summer Show 2021

    Saturday 26th June 2021

    Autumn Show 2021

    Saturday 4th September 2021

    2019 Shows: Reports and Photos

    Spring Show 2019

    Link to Report with Photos.

    Summer Show 2019

    Link to Report and Photos.

    Autumn Show 2018

    Link to Report and Photos.

    2018 Shows: Reports and Photos

    Spring Show 2018

    Link to Report, Photos and Trophy Winners.

    Summer Show 2018

    Link to Report and Photos.

    Autumn Show 2018

    Link to Report with Photos.

    Cookery Classes Previous Recipes

    To access the recipes specified for the cookery classes
    in the HIHS show schedules since 2014,
    Use this direct link: Historic Recipes Page.

    2020 Show Sponsors

    hayling island
    We offer our grateful thanks to those
    who give financial support to assist the HIHS
    in running our three Shows this year.

    List of 2020 Show Sponsors and web links.

    Other Horticultural Societies Shows

    show bench
    The Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies,
    Calendar of Events.

    Royal Horticultural Society Show Dates 2020.

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HIHS 2020 Year Book
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New Venue For
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Chief Steward
Vacancy has arisen.

Trophy Co-Ordinator
Volunteer required.

Holiday Organiser
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