The next Flower Show in Borgue Village Hall will take place on Saturday 20th August 2022.
As usual, there are a few things to note in the schedule:-
- The title for the Open Floral Art is ‘MOODY BLUES’.
- the Lady Claren Hope-Dunbar Cup will be awarded to the best exhibit in the ‘DAHLIAS’ cut flower classes,
- for bakers, the cake for 2022 is a ginger cake with or without icing,
- as advised in last year’s schedule, the theme for the related photographs is ‘COUNTRY LIFE’ and the requirement is again just two photographs.
- 2022 sees the return of the President’s Challenge, with a fantastic prize of £25 to the grower of the heaviest tomato. Open to all, this was a well-supported competition when last held and we look forward to admiring a handsome display in August. Why not have a go?
- and finally, we are also offering a special prize for the miniature gardens in the Under 18 classes.
When to bring your entries
Exhibits should be brought at 7 – 9 pm on Friday 19 August 2022 or at 7 – 9 am Saturday 20 August 2022.
You will need to complete an entry form and to have a competition label to attach to each entry. (Maximum of two entries per class.) An entry form is available here or in the printed Show Schedule.
Entry forms may be brought to Borgue Village Hall and competition labels collected at the following times:
Wednesday evening before the Show: 7 – 8.30 pm
Friday evening before the Show: 7 – 9 pm
Morning of the Show: 7 – 9 am
Postal entries can be sent to the Entry Secretary by Tuesday before the Show. The membership fee of £2 should be included with payment.
In order to give the stewards time to ensure the displays are ready for judging, entries need to be placed by 9 am on Saturday morning. This is slightly earlier than in previous years.
Where to put your entries?
The Home Industry, Photographs and Under 18 baking and handicrafts will be displayed in the Back Hall and all the classes of flowers and pot plants will be in the Front hall. A marquee outside the front of the Village Hall will house the vegetables. This will not be secure on the Friday night, so for peace of mind you may wish to bring your entries on the Saturday morning.
Click on the links below to find more information about how to enter the Flower Show
For those who live outside Borgue. Those who live in Borgue are also eligible to enter these classes
(office bearers, Committee members and patrons)
1. Classes can be OPEN or CONFINED. OPEN classes will be open to both residents of Borgue Parish and those from outside the Parish. CONFINED classes shall be for residents of Borgue Parish only.
2. OPEN and CONFINED classes will be held for Cut Flowers, Pot Plants and Vegetables. OPEN CLASSES ONLY will be held for Decorative, Fruit, Honey, Eggs, Baking, Preserves, Handicrafts and Hobbies and Schoolchildren’s classes.
3. Exhibitors are allowed up to two entries in each numbered class. Entries must be in an individual name only.
4. Competitors must exhibit the exact number of articles stated in the schedule.
5. All articles exhibited in the Horticultural and Honey classes must have been under the care of the exhibitor for six weeks prior to the show and must be his or her bona fide property, except for classes 1 – 8, which must be the work of the exhibitor. Violation of this rule shall involve forfeiture of all prizes awarded or paid and shall disqualify the offending exhibitor from future competition. Representatives of the committee have authority to visit the gardens of successful competitors.
6. On receipt of an entry form, the Entry Secretary will provide competition labels, which must be firmly attached to exhibits where possible. Any exhibit without a label will not be judged. Competition labels for all children’s exhibits should state in the address section whether or not the child lives in Borgue.
7. Show vases to be used in Cut Flower classes.
8. All exhibitors must also become Members. Fee for 2022: Adult: £2.00, Under 18: free
9. Admission to Show: Members and Under 18: Free, Non-Members: £1
10. Entries: All classes 10p.
11. All articles for competition must be brought to the Village Hall from 7 – 9 pm on the day before the Show or from 7 – 9 am on the morning of the Show. No exhibits may be removed before 4 pm. Exhibitors are requested to remove exhibits personally.
12. Stewards will be appointed to arrange the articles on the show tables. The tables will be numbered to correspond with the schedule and competitors are requested to place their exhibits in the space beside the number.
13. Only the stewards, secretaries and necessary attendants may be present when the judges are awarding the prizes.
14. The judges (whose decision shall be final) shall award prizes as detailed in the schedule if they consider the exhibits of sufficient merit. The season shall be taken into consideration.
15. A committee of three shall be appointed to deal with protests. Protests must be lodged with the Honorary Secretary by 3 pm on Show Day.
16. Prize money will be paid out on the afternoon of the Show.
Prizes for all classes (unless specifically mentioned in the schedule).
1st prize – £1 2nd prize – 80p 3rd prize – 50p
17. Complaints concerning prize money must be lodged before the close of the Show.
18. All prizes not claimed within three weeks after the Show will be forfeited to the funds of the Society.
19. Schedules may be obtained from:
The Borgue Hotel, Borgue
Kennedy Store and Lily Knowles, Florist, Kirkcudbright
The Garage, Twynholm or the Society secretaries.
Exhibitors from the previous year will be sent a copy of the schedule and the schedule and entry form can be viewed and downloaded from the Borgue Community website, www.borguecommunity.org.uk
At the close of the Show, cut flowers and vegetables will be sold and the money given to the Society unless clearly marked ‘not for sale’ on the competition labels by the exhibitor.
Winners of cups are personally responsible for having them returned to the Village Hall on the morning of the Show, duly cleaned.
Cup winners are requested to attend the Presentation of Trophies at 2pm on Show Day. Exhibits are not to be removed until 4.pm
You can enter these Open Classes if you live outside Borgue. Those who live in Borgue are also eligible to enter these classes
1A INGLESTON CUP CLASS An exhibit depicting the title “Moody Blues” Prizes: 1st - £5, 2nd - £4, 3rd – £3. (All arrangements in class1A to be shown in bays with 2’6” frontage)
2. Table Centre
3. Arrangement without flowers
4. Arrangement of flowers in a Basket
5. Floating arrangement in a Bowl
6. Arrangement in Miniature (not exceeding 4”)
7. Arrangement in Wine Glass
8. Arrangement of 5 blooms, 1 variety, with any foliage
9. Patio Container
10. Asters – Three Double or Single
11. Alstroemeria – Four stems
12. Six Pansies or Violas in any container
13. Five stems of Leucanthemum (eg. Shasta Daisy) – Single or Double
14. Four spikes Phlox
15. Four spikes Antirrhinums
16. One vase Herbaceous – one variety
17. One vase Herbaceous – mixed
18. Three spikes Gladioli, any variety
19. One Rose Bloom
20. Four Rose Bloom
21. One vase Floribunda Roses
22. One vase Rambler Roses
23. Two large Cactus Dahlias (over 8”)
24. Four Pompom Dahlias (not over 2”)
25. Four Miniature Ball Dahlias (2” to 4”)
26. Four small Cactus Dahlias (4” to 6”)
27. Three medium Cactus Dahlias (6” to 8”)
28. Four small Decorative Dahlias (4” to 6”)
29. Three medium Decorative Dahlias (6” to 8”)
30. Two large Decorative Dahlias (over 8”)
31. One vase Sweet Peas, mixed or one variety, nine spikes
32. One vase Annuals – mixed
33. One vase Annuals – one variety
34. Three blooms Marigolds, any one variety
35. Three stems Sunflowers, any variety
36. Vase of Flowering Shrubs – one or more variety
37. MILL OF SENWICK TROPHY class for the best collection of mixed garden flowers (not less than 8 varieties) grown by the exhibitor. To be shown in Show vase.
PLANTS IN POTS
61. One Fuchsia in flower (Standard)
62. One Fuchsia in flower (Pot)
63. One Foliage plant
64 One Geranium or Pelargonium in flower
65. One Begonia, Double or Fringed Double, in flower
66. One Indoor Orchid, any variety
67. Cactus or Succulent in or out of flower
68. Any other plant, exclusive of above varieties
69. JOHN BEATTIE MEMORIAL ROSE BOWL for a group of three Tuberous Rooted Begonias – any variety (not eligible for the Henderson Cup)
78. Four stalks Rhubarb, best quality
79. Three Beetroot (any variety)
80. Vegetable Marrow, quality
81. One Cauliflower
82. One Cabbage
83. Six pods Broad Beans
84. One Cucumber
85. Six Pods Runner Beans
86. Six Shallots
87. Six pear-shaped Shallots
88. Three carrots, long root
89. Three carrots, stump root
90. Best single Long Carrot
91. Two Courgettes
92. One pot of parsley (single plant)
93. Three Turnips
94. Four Potatoes, White
95. Four Potatoes, Coloured
96. Six Tomatoes
97. Six Tomatoes, Cherry
98. Three Onions, Quality
99. One dressed Onion, Heavy
100. Three Onions from Sets
101. Best Single Onion
102. Six Pods Peas
103. Three Trench Leeks (Long)
104. Three Pot Leeks
105. Any other vegetable
106. Best Collection of vegetables in a basket, 6 kinds (can include greenhouse/exotic). Prizes: 1st - £3, 2nd – £2, 3rd – £1
109. President’s Challenge: Heaviest tomato £25 first prize – open to all
135. Four Apples, dessert
136. Four Apples, cooking
137. Plate of any other fruit
HONEY AND EGGS
138. One jar Clear Honey
139. 4 Eggs (to be shown, supported by sand, on a white cardboard plate)
All baking to be freshly baked at home by the person exhibiting. All exhibits to be shown on white cardboard plates, with labels attached to plate.
140. Three Dropped Scones
141. Three Oven Scones, any flavour
142. Fruit Loaf
143. Plain Gingerbread
144. Apple Tart/Pie
145. Five Shortbread Biscuits
146. Swiss Roll, any flavour, filled
147. Three Muffins, sweet or savoury, undecorated
148. Banana Loaf
149. Three decorated Cupcakes
150. Three Cookies, any flavour/type.
151. Five slices of Traybake, any one variety
152. Home baked bread, one loaf, any variety
Prize: 1st - £2, 2nd - £1, 3rd – 50p
153. GINGER CAKE ICED OR NOT
Prize: 1st - £5, 2nd - £3, 3rd – £2
Cellophane or screw top seal. Leave on. Attach label to jar.
154. Jar Blackcurrant Jam
155. Jar Raspberry Jam
156. Jar Strawberry Jam
157. Jar Marmalade
158. Jar Redcurrant Jelly
159. Jar Lemon Curd
160. Jar of any other jam/jelly/curd
161. Jar Chutney
162. Vanilla tablet
163. Fudge, any flavour
164. Bottle home-made Wine or Liqueur (named) in a clear bottle
HANDICRAFTS AND HOBBIES
165. Article in Cross-stitch
166. Article in Hand Knitting
167. Article in Patchwork
168. A Painting
169. A Drawing
170. Article in Woodwork
171. Article in Tapestry
172. Child’s hand knitted Jersey or Cardigan
173. Child’s Toy
174. An item created by upcycling
175. Any article in Handicrafts exclusive of the above
NB: Classes 176 – 180 inclusive to be unframed and unmounted (size not to exceed 6”x 4”). Please hand to Steward to display.
176. Photograph – Landscape (black and white)
177. Photograph – Landscape (colour)
178. Photograph – Life (black and white)
179. Photograph – Life (colour)
180. Photograph – Human Life
181. 2 photographs mounted on A4 paper or card on the linked theme of ‘COUNTRY LIFE’
(Please state age on each entry form)
UNDER 18 YEARS FLOWER CLASSES
182. Arrangement of local seashells arranged in sand on a dinner plate
183. Best arrangement of Flowers
184. Hand posy of Garden Flowers (under 12 years)
185. Collection of Wild Fruits, named and arranged, and glued onto a paper plate
186. Animal made with vegetables/fruit
187. Picture made with leaves/petals arranged and glued onto a paper plate
188. Miniature Garden, any shape, not exceeding 45cm x 45cm (5 – 10 years)*
189. Miniature Garden, any shape, not exceeding 45cm x 45cm (11 – 17 years)*
* Special Prize of £10 to winner of each of these classes
UNDER 18 YEARS BAKING CLASSES
190. Decorated pizza face on bought or homemade base
191. Three pieces of Flapjack
192. Three Brownies
193. Three decorated Cup Cakes
194. Three Iced Gingerbread Biscuits
195. Three items suitable for a party, presented on a fancy plate
UNDER 18 YEARS HANDICRAFT CLASSES
196. Painted paper plate, under 12 years
197. A Painting, under 10 years
198. A Painting, 10 – 17 years
199. Sewn article
200. Article in Woodwork
201. A Model in Lego
202. Decorated Hard Boiled Egg
203. Photograph – Landscape (Classes 203 & 204: unframed and unmounted with size not to exceed 20cm x 15cm)
204. Photograph – Life
205. Any article in Handicrafts exclusive of above (under 12 years)
206. Any article in Handicrafts exclusive of above (12 – 17 years)
Classes confined to those living in Borgue Parish
1B One bunch of cut flowers (not necessarily grown by the exhibitor and can be purchased flowers) informally arranged in exhibitor’s own vase.
Prizes: 1st - £3, 2nd - £2, 3rd - £1
38. Three spikes Antirrhinums
39. Two spikes Phloxes
40. Four Carnations or Pinks
41. Four Pansies or Violas in any container
42. Asters – Two Double or Single
43. Three stems Crocosmia, any variety
44. One vase Herbaceous – one variety
45. One vase Herbaceous – mixed
46. One spike Gladioli
47. One Rose Bloom
48. Three Rose Blooms
49. One vase Floribunda Roses
50. One vase Rambler Roses
51. One large Cactus Dahlia (over 8”)
52. Four Pompom Dahlias (not over 2”)
53. Three Cactus Dahlias (small or medium)
54. Three Decorative Dahlias (small or medium)
55. One large Decorative Dahlia (over 8”)
56. One small Decorative Dahlia (4” to 6”)
57. One vase of mixed Sweet Peas, six stems
58. One vase Annuals – one variety
59. Two blooms Marigolds, any one variety
60. Vase of Flowering Shrubs – one or more variety
PLANTS IN POTS
70. One Fuschia in flower
71. One Foliage plant
72. One Geranium or Pelargonium in flower
73. One Begonia, Double or Fringed Double, in flower
74. One Begonia, fibrous rooted
75. One Indoor Orchid, any variety
76. One Cactus or Succulent in or out of flower
77. Any other plant, exclusive of above varieties
109. President’s Challenge: Heaviest tomato £25 first prize – open to all
107. Best Collection of vegetables in a basket, 6 kinds (can include greenhouse/exotic). Prizes: 1st - £3, 2nd – £2, 3rd – £1
108. Tied bunch of mixed culinary herbs
110. Two Beetroot, any variety
111. Two Lettuces
112. One pot of parsley (single plant)
113. One Cabbage
114. Four pods Broad Beans
115. Four Pods Runner Beans
116. One Cucumber
117. Four Shallots, red
118. Four Shallots, white
119. Any other greenhouse vegetable
120. Two carrots, stump root
121. Two Courgettes
122. Vegetable Marrow, quality
123. Two Turnips, garden varieties
124. Four Tomatoes, any variety
125. Four Tomatoes, Cherry
126. Three Potatoes, White
127. Three Potatoes, Coloured
128. Two Onions, Quality
129. One dressed Onion, Heavy
130. Two Onions from Sets
131. Four Pods Peas
132. Two Trench Leeks (Long)
133. Any other vegetable
134. Two stalks Rhubarb, quality
BORGUE SCHOOL ENTRIES
207. Artwork, Borgue Primary 1 – 3
208. Artwork, Borgue Primary 4 – 7
Theme: ‘MY FAVOURITE ANIMAL’ (A5, unmounted)
Hints and Tips for Exhibitors
The important thing is not to be put off from entering. All are welcome, and even one entry is appreciated, as without your effort there will not be a show. The key is to enter for the fun and enjoyment of growing or making things of merit which can be shared and enjoyed with others.
It is important to understand what’s required e.g. number of stems, type of flower, vegetable or container. Anything wrong will not be judged. Read the class specification and rules of the show. Ask if unsure.
Allow time to stage your exhibits as well as possible and to complete your entry labels, attaching them firmly to your items with tape or a staple. The following points may be helpful.
Flowers, Foliage and Plants:
The judges take note of colour, form, condition, quality and freshness of the flowers on display: the vase may be viewed from all directions. Exhibits should, wherever possible, be free from damage due to the weather, pests and disease. Pot plants should be cleared of debris and any dead parts. Dahlias should be circular with closed firm centres: the type of bloom should match the class description. Gladioli should ideally have an erect spike with one third in full bloom, one third in colour and one third in green bud. Roses should be presented with petals regularly arranged in a circular outline with a well-formed centre. Sweet peas should have strong stems with, ideally, 4 well-spaced blooms on each.
To distinguish home grown from shop bought, exhibits are in general displayed with stalks/roots attached. Size is not the overriding consideration: the judges will also take account of shape, colour, condition and, where appropriate, uniformity. Beans should be straight, a good green colour and with no outward sign of the seeds. Beetroot and turnips should have an undamaged tap root, and be about tennis ball size with a smooth, clean, uniform skin. The tops should be cut off to 75mm (3”) and tied with raffia or string. Carrots should be of good shape, colour and equal size with clean skin and no side roots. Treat the tops as for beetroot. Courgettes should be shapely, 100-150mm (4-6”) in length and well matched. Cucumber should be fresh, green and straight with uniform thickness. Lettuce should have any damaged leaves removed and the roots cut off. Onions and shallots should be of even size, the roots trimmed and outer papery leaves removed; so that they sit up straight, onions are often placed on a wooden/cardboard ring and shallots on a paper plate in dry sand. Tie tops at the thinnest part of the neck and cut immediately above.
Where possible, display with stalks attached. Rhubarb should be fresh, straight with a well-developed red colour. The leaves should be trimmed back to 50mm (2”) and the stem tied at both ends with raffia or string.
(office bearers, Committee members and patrons)
BORGUE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 2022
President: William McMath 01557 870262
Vice President: Alex Nixon 01557 870333
Honorary Treasurer: Anne Bannatyne 01557 870138
Honorary Secretary: Jo Mercer 01557 870149
Entry Secretary: Angela Paul 01557 870202
Entry Secretary: Sarah McCarthy 07766 805642
Alec Paterson Mark Paterson Philip Mathieson
Matthew Moodie Steve Maddox Penny McLean
Ann McCrea Wallace McCrea Graham McLean
Judith Simpson David Simpson Rachel Lucas
Gabrielle Shields John Shields Lynne Kirk
Fiona Proctor Kathy Sproat Syd Davison
New committee members are always welcome – experience of gardening is not essential.
Mrs E Caig R Raphael Mrs K W Sproat
Mrs E Watson T Gillespie Mrs I Bell
Mr & Mrs I Steele Dr A Muir Rt. Rev. G Mursell
All awards to be won annually
THE PRESIDENT’S CUP (presented in 1954 by J. Douglas Brown, Roberton, President of the Society 1951 – 1967) for the MOST OUTSTANDING EXHIBIT IN THE HORTICULTURAL CLASSES.
LORD DALZIEL CUP (presented in 1932 by The Rt. Hon. Lord Dalziel P.C., Borgue House) for the MOST OUTSTANDING EXHIBIT IN THE CUT FLOWER SECTION.
CORONATION CUP (presented in 1937 by Mr Bruce, Knockmullock) for the BEST EXHIBIT IN THE CUT FLOWER SECTION CLASS II – CONFINED TO RESIDENTS OF BORGUE.
MILL OF SENWICK TROPHY (presented in 1973 by Miss K Hilton and Miss D Allan for the BEST COLLECTION OF MIXED GARDEN FLOWERS GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR (Class 37)
THE JOHN DUNLOP CUP (presented in 1922 by Robert T Dunlop in memory of his father, John Dunlop, FEIS, Borgue Academy, President of the Society 1880 – 1903) for the MOST POINTS IN THE HORTICULTURAL CLASSES CLASS I - OPEN.
THE W. R. WALKER MEMORIAL ROSE BOWL (presented in 1951 by the family of the late W. R. Walker, Ivy Cottage) for the MOST POINTS IN THE HORTICULTURAL CLASSES CLASS II – CONFINED.
LADY CLAREN HOPE-DUNBAR CUP (presented in 1991 by Sir David Hope-Dunbar) for the BEST EXHIBIT IN CUT FLOWER CLASSES, ROTATING ANNUALLY BETWEEN SECTIONS. 2019 – DAHLIAS
JOHN BEATTIE MEMORIAL ROSE BOWL (presented in 1991) for the BEST GROUP OF 3 TUBEROUS ROOTED BEGONIAS.
INGLESTON CUP (presented in 1966 by Mrs A Gray, The Knowe) for the BEST FLORAL ARRANGEMENT IN CLASSES 1A and 1B.
THE HENDERSON CUP (presented in 1963 by the family of the late Mr John Henderson, Borgue Academy, President 1936 – 1939) for the BEST EXHIBIT IN POT PLANT CLASSES, CLASSES I and II - OPEN AND CONFINED (excluding class 69).
SUTHERLAND CUP (presented in 1963 by Mrs Sutherland, late of Knockbrex) for the BEST EXHIBIT IN VEGETABLE AND FRUIT CLASSES – OPEN CLASSES.
THE CARNOCHAN CUP (presented in 1961 by the family of the late James Carnochan) for the BEST EXHIBIT IN VEGETABLE CLASSES – CONFINED.
THE FRANK SNEDDON MEMORIAL TROPHY (presented in 1984 by Mrs M Sneddon, Barlocco) for the MOST POINTS IN VEGETABLE CLASSES – CONFINED.
SILVER SALVER (presented in 1955 by Mr Kinghorn, Fishercroft in memory of his father) for the MOST POINTS IN THE BAKING SECTION (Classes 140 – 153).
THE NAN RAPHAEL MEMORIAL ROSE BOWL (presented in 1990 by the Raphael family) for the BEST EXHIBIT IN BAKING CLASSES – CONFINED TO RESIDENTS OF BORGUE PARISH (including Under 18 Baking Classes).
MRS R SNEDDON MEMORIAL PRIZE (presented by Mrs R Watson) of a bottle of wine for the MOST POINTS IN PRESERVES.
TURNRIGHT GALLOWAY SPECIAL PRIZE of £10 for the MOST POINTS IN HANDICRAFTS, classes 165 – 175.
CAPTAIN McNISH MEMORIAL CUP (presented in 1960 by Mrs McNish, The Dhoon, in memory of her husband) for the BEST EXHIBIT IN THE HANDICRAFTS SECTION.
ROBERTON CUP (presented in 1990 by A J M Brown, Roberton) for the BEST PHOTOGRAPH IN THE SHOW.
L.D. HALLIDAY MEMORIAL SPECIAL PRIZES of £10.00 (presented by J Halliday) for BEST PHOTOGRAPHS IN BOTH OPEN AND UNDER 18 CLASSES
AGNES DONLEY MEMORIAL ROSE BOWL (presented in 1969 by the family of Mrs Donley, Littleton) for the MOST POINTS IN THE UNDER 18 BAKING CLASSES.
MRS BRUCE CUP (presented in 1937) for the BEST EXHIBIT in the CHILDREN’S OPEN FLOWER CLASSES.
THE SENWICK HOUSE CUP (presented in 1992 by John & Geraldine Austin) for the BEST EXHIBIT IN SCHOOL CHILDREN’S UNDER 18 OPEN CLASSES.
MRS CROSS CUP (presented in 1951 by Mrs Cross, Earlston) for MOST POINTS FROM PERMANENT RESIDENTS IN BORGUE PARISH IN SCHOOLCHILDREN’S CLASSES.
THE DOUGLAS GILLESPIE, SOUTHPARK, MEMORIAL PRIZE (presented in 1999) to the winner of the Mrs Cross Cup, in the form of a book purchase up to the value of £20.
Borgue Flower Show 2023: Saturday, 19th August 2023 (2023 group of photographs: theme ‘Sea Life‘)