The Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society holds shows twice a year, in June and September.
Show dates for 2017:
- Saturday 17 June
- Saturday 9 September
The 283rd show will be held on Saturday 17 June 2017, from 3.00-5.30pm at the Free Church Hall, Northway, London NW11. (Map here). Entry Night Tuesday 13 June at Fellowship House, Willifield Way, from 7.00-8.00pm. A Children's Fancy Dress Parade on the theme of 'Flowers, Trees, Birds and Bees' for Juniors under 17 and an Adults' Fancy Hats Competition on the same theme for anyone over 17 will be judged at 3.30pm
The 284th show will be held on Saturday 9 September 2017, from 3.00-5.30pm at The Free Church Hall, Northway, London NW11 (Map here). Entry Night Tuesday 5 September at Fellowship House, Willifield Way, London NW11 from 7.00-8.00pm. Grimsdyke Brass will play throughout the afternoon.
Regulations - together with some handy hints - can also be found in the handbook. If you are new to showing, the Show Coordinator will be happy to explain anything you need to know beforehand, and on the day of the show there are always committee members around in the hall during the entry period, who will be pleased to help.
Are you a keen photographer? Photography classes in the shows are open to all ages (adults must be members of the Society). In June the two subjects are: A Place of Worship and Wildlife in my Garden, and in September the two classes are: Trains, Planes and Automobiles and a Floral Portrait.
Or perhaps you enjoy baking. Traditionally, one cake at each show is made to a recipe published in the members' handbook. In June the recipe is for a simple and delicious Victoria Sandwich and in September for an Apple Cake.
There are also classes for Juniors aged from under five to 12+ at both shows.
Entry fee for all shows: 20p per class, children free. Entry forms may be sent in advance to:
HGS Horticultural Society
4 Asmuns Hill
London NW11 6ET