This information was obtained from the Barham & District Horticultural Society website.

Society News & Events 2015

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Halloween Pumpkin Competition at 'The Duke of Cumberland'
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We were fortunate to have a mild, sunny autumn afternoon for our Halloween Pumpkin Competition at 'The Duke of Cumberland' in Barham on the last day of October. The standard of the carved pumpkins from both adults and children amazed all of us! With candles inside they looked magnificently spooky in the dark! The 'best carved pumpkin' had to be seen to be believed and attracted much attention and many compliments. There were fewer entries for the 'Prettiest/Most Perfect Pumpkin'.

We had a lovely afternoon and many people dropped in to view, as well as giving custom to 'The Duke'. Thanks to Jan Borgioli who organised the event and to 'The Duke' who so kindly hosted us. Take a look at some of the photos in the gallery.

Summer Mini Flower Show (View the gallery)

You be the Judge!

This year's summer show was designed to allow the public and entrants to have a go at judging the show entries. The show was held by kind permission of the Reverend at Barham Church which proved an excellent setting. The official judge recorded her results in secret followed by the public who decided their winning choices. The judge then talked us through the results and explained why she had or hadn't chosen the entries as winners. A good number attended just to take part in the judging followed by tea and tasty homemade cakes provided by the committee. There was a display of old farming equipment. Brig. The afternoon was a wonderful success with many favourable comments about the format of the show. Take a look at some of the photos in the gallery.

Plant Sale

The Plant Sale in Kingston Barn was a great success with a good range of quality plants sold.

The Pumpkin Event

The Pumpkin event will be held at The Duke of Cumberland and there will be 6 classes 3 for children and 3 for adults. The 3 classes will be as follows:

  • 1. The largest pumpkin.
  • 2. The best looking pumpkin.
  • 3. The best carved pumpkin.
For classes 1 & 2 the pumpkin must have been grown by the exhibitor.
For class 3 the pumpkin may be bought from a shop or farm but must be carved by the exhibitor.
Pumpkin seedlings will be available at various events throughout the spring, or you can plant your own, but start growing now to enable a nice size for the autumn! There will not be a booking form, just turn up on the day with your pumpkin/s.

Next EventWednesday 8th

'Illustrated talk by Janine Doulton'
Illustrated talk by Janine Doulton 'Gardening in the shade' takes place at Barham Village Hall on Wednesday 8th May at 7.30pm.
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