Summer Show 2019

The Summer Show went well!

Saturday 13 July saw a very successful Show. The horticultural marquee was packed with high quality exhibits, while crafts and photography were on show in the village hall where cream teas were also being enjoyed. Mrs Ethelston’s primary school choir gave an uplifting opening for the afternoon and the children’s colourful display of marigolds (grown from seed) was one of the high points of the horticultural marquee.

Quilters and spinners ran demonstrations in the entrance to the village hall, while woodturners and a farrier were busy outside demonstrating their skills. The wildlife and butterfly conservation stand attracted a lot of interest; llamas toured the field to be shown to visitors, while a static display of owls also proved popular. The circus skills area was packed with budding acrobats.

At the end of the day Pam Corbin, president of the Society, presented cups and trophies to the class winners, with the Horticultural Society’s own member Neil Croton winning the RHS Banksian medal for the highest number of points in the horticultural classes.

Adult visitor numbers were up around 20% on 2018, which will help the Society and the charities to which it makes donations from any show surplus – the 1st Lym Valley Scouts and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

July: Closing date Approaches for entries for 90th Horticultural Society Summer Show!

Exhibitors for the 90th Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Summer Show at Uplyme Village Hall are invited to submit their entry form by 8pm on Wednesday 10th July. Entry forms are available here, or on page 42 of the printed Summer Show Schedule.

People can choose from 148 categories to enter, including flowers, fruit and veg, floral art, preserves, cookery, wine, craft, photography, junior and fun classes.  Twelve classes are solely for those aged 16 and under and there are ten classes including the potato – the theme of this year’s show.

Animals, birds and craft demonstrations

Outside the horticultural marquee on the King George V Playing Fields there are plenty of attractions. Owls ‘R’ Us are new to the Summer Show with a static display of 6 different types of owl plus a hawk and a falcon. People will be able to touch the birds and take their photographs with them.

There will also be llamas, alpacas, a farrier shoeing horses, wildlife and butterfly conservation. A circus skills workshop will be available for all ages, while woodturners, spinners and quilters will also be running demonstrations.

Musical feasts

Mrs Ethelston’s School Choir will open the show and the Lyme Regis Town Band and HiDDeN will provide music throughout the afternoon. Free train rides, a family dog show, bouncy castle and stalls from local groups, charities and businesses will all add to the occasion. And of course there will be excellent refreshments including cream teas, a bar and ice creams.

The Show runs from 1-5pm. Entry is £2.50 for adults and free for accompanied under-16s.

The Show programme and schedule is available free from Uplyme Post Office, Raymonds Hill Post Office and Ginger Beer in Lyme Regis.

April 15th: Get Growing for Uplyme & Lyme Regis Summer Show and Country Fayre

If you’re just planting your veg and flowers for the summer, or if you’re a dab hand at baking and preserves, why not think entering for the Summer Show of the Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society on Saturday 13th July.

The latest Summer Show programme and schedule is now out to help you choose what to enter.  Robin Britton, chairman of the Society, shown with copies of the 2019 programme, says: “Whatever your interests there are competition classes that you can enter so do not be afraid to have a go – entries are free.” Printed copies of the programme and schedule are available free from Uplyme Post Office, Raymonds Hill Post Office and Ginger Beer in Broad Street, Lyme Regis. You can also download a PDF version of the 2019 Schedule here.

Robin plus schedule

There are 148 categories to enter including: flowers & foliage; fruit & vegetables; floral art; preserves & honey; cookery; wine; craft; and photography. Twelve categories are solely for those aged 16 and under.

As well as the competitions, there are plenty of entertainments on the day: a circus skills workshop; train rides; country craft demonstrations; dog show; bouncy castle; cream teas and bar; HiDDeN blues, folk and soft-rock music; Lyme Regis town band; and a wide range of stalls.

2019 is the 90th year of the Horticultural Society, which was originally set up for the gardeners of the local ‘big houses’ to exhibit the produce from the estates. At that time prizes were worth two or three weeks’ wages! Today, 27 cups, rosettes and some special prizes are awarded. Full details and much more in the programme and schedule.

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