HIHS Shows

Virtual Spring Show - Saturday 27th March 2021

Following the success of our two virtual shows last year, we are now holding a bigger and better Virtual Spring Show. 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-April. We are offering a prize of a £5 gift voucher to be spent in our Trading Centre for the 1st placed winner in each class. Junior Classes will receive an gift voucher. All junior entries receive a certificate.

All we need are two images sent to us by email – one of your entry and also one of you with your entry (please state that you are happy for us to use this photo). Please state the class number in your email. This should be sent to the following email address from Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th March 2021;

Email: lieseholden1001@gmail.com


(open to members and non-members)
  1. Daffodils (any variety) -five stems in a jar
  2. Spring bulbs (any variety) in a container
  3. Spring flowers arranged in a jam jar
  4. A Vision of Spring – a photo of an area of your garden representing spring (this can be border or a container)
  5. A Spring rockery (this can be in a container or in your garden)
  6. Garden produce – a selection of three items (one of each) on a plate
  7. Crafts and Handiwork
  8. Knitting, crochet, needlework
  9. Art, pictures
  10. Any other craft item
  11. Photography - a photo in jpg format – ‘Spring is in the air’
  12. Cookery: Six Cup Cakes decorated for Easter – judged solely for design
  13. Cookery: Banana Bread – Men Only (Please photograph whole cake and one slice)
  14. Banana Loaf Recipe
  15. Floral Art: “A Spring Surprise” – with or without oasis
  16. FOR OUR JUNIOR MEMBERS 14 yrs & under

  17. Six Decorated eggs for Easter in a box (this can be decorated as well)
  18. A posy of spring flowers in a jam jar (this can be decorated as well)
  19. Something for fun – Easter is the following weekend!

  20. A decorated Easter Bonnet – All ages can enter You can use a hat you have already!

We are not charging for entries but any donations can be made to the account below and all proceeds will go to charity.


2021 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.

2021 Shows: Cookery Recipes

Spring Show Saturday 27th March 2021:

Summer Show TBC:

Autumn Show TBC:
Class 124 Men only: RECIPE BARA BRITH

We are looking for someone to take on the role of Chief Steward in 2021 for our physical shows. If you are interested in this role please contact Tim Speller on the below details.

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.

Recent Posts

Virtual Shows 2020 Latest News
Virtual Autumn Show 2020

Trading Centre
Latest Update.

Trading Manager
Post Open - Job Description

HIHS Newsletter
Latest News
March 2020 Edition.

HIHS 2020 Year Book
Downlopad in pdf form.

New Venue For
HIHS Flower Shows.

Chief Steward
Vacancy has arisen.

Trophy Co-Ordinator
Volunteer required.

Holiday Organiser
Can you arrange?