It is with regret that we have had to make the decision to cancel the Chipstead Village Flower Show and Fair for 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
With all the uncertainties about the future and how long it will be until current restrictions are lifted, we have had to safeguard the future financial position of the Show, and make this decision now before committing ourselves to the many costs involved.
The planning for this year’s show was well advanced, so we will be able to carry this over for next year’s show on Saturday 17th July 2021.
Would the trophy winners from 2019, please remember to return their trophies to Mrs Rosine Traisneau, 22 Portnalls Rise, Coulsdon, CR5 3DA, Telephone: 01737 556575 by 30th June.
We are writing to all the judges, stall holders and helpers shortly to advise them.
Thank you for all your support in the past and looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday 17th July 2021.
Many thanks to all of you who entered the competition this year. Our judge, David Peterken, commented on what lovely gardens there were, absolutely at their best and not a weed in sight.
To all of you who entered, please do not be disheartened if you were not in the top three. Our judge said that all the gardens were very pleasing to the eye and obviously had a lot of work put into them. The blending of shapes, textures and colours was superb.
For your information the judging each year is done to the RHS standard and all entrants should be very pleased with their efforts.
Congratulations to the winner Lynne Hall, Southern’s Lane, and to the second Maria Hood, Hollymeoak Road and to the third Anita and John White, Coulsdon Lane.
Well done to the other entrants: Andrew Presho, Martin Richardson, Kaye Guest, Caroline Humphries, Tina Brett, Jason Patterson, Geraldine Binstead, David Boulton and Michael Guppy.
We hope you are planning for next year. The Show will be on the 18th July.
Peter Quiney, Chairman
Hello Everyone! As the more observant amongst you may have noticed the website has received a small makeover in preparation for next year’s show. Some of the new features include a redesigned gallery where you can view photographs from previous shows (dating back to the 1950s), a news section where you can keep up with new developments, sub-sections detailing what attractions are on offer, and perhaps most importantly it is now possible to enter your application to exhibition classes online.
Applications for next year’s show will not open until early 2018 when the schedule has been finalised; until that time you can use the “Exhibiting” section to browse through last year’s categories and see what classes can be expected. The details for some classes will be amended from year to year and so it should be stressed that the current classes have the potential to change (in case anybody is eager to get started!). In the meantime, we hope the new website is easy to navigate and provides all the information you need.
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