Yapton and District Cottage Gardeners' Society



                                                                 

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Our Society was founded c. 1890 - it is one of the oldest horticultural societies in West Sussex.  The first flower show was shared with the neighbouring parish of Walberton.  Towards the end of the 20th century (1970's) the annual and spring shows were joined by an autumn show and an early summer show.

As well as our four shows per year, we hold a series of talks for members and guests, two plant sales and some entertainment events including an annual barn dance and concerts.

Although we are based in Yapton for our events, our members come from many local villages.  Everyone is welcome!

Our shows : all horticultural exhibits are judged under RHS rules; dahlias are judged under NDS rules; floral art is judged under NAFAS rules.  Copies of the rules may be borrowed from the Show Secretary (see contacts).  Exhibitors may only enter one exhibit per class (one exhibit per household in the horticultural classes).  All exhibits of flowers, fruit and vegetables must be grown by the exhibitor, except in Floral Art and Childrens sections. Exhibits in handcraft, photography, cookery and childrens sections must not have won any of the Society's classes in any previous show and must have been made or prepared by the exhibitor.  For full rules, and special rules for the Annual (Summer) Show, please see the current Schedule - free to members and 2 to non-members.


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