Barby Gardening Club

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The Gardening Club meets in the Middle Room of Barby Village Hall during the winter months from October to April (except December).  The meetings are usually on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and start at 7.45pm.  We have a variety of interesting speakers who entertain and educate us on all things related to Gardening.  
If you are interested in Gardening then we would welcome you to our club and you may be interested in looking at the Royal Horticultural Society website www.rhs.org.uk/ and the National Vegetable Society website www.nvsuk.org.uk/. We are affiliated to both societies.

For further information, please contact one of the officers:

Chairman James Wood
0774 030 2062
james@jwoodworld.com
Treasurer Sue Hives
01788 890682 or 0752 316 9909
s.hives611@btinternet.com

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Annual Produce Show

2022 Barby Produce Show

2022 Produce Show

2022 Produce Show


2022 Produce Show

Annual Produce Show

One of the highlights of our year is the annual Barby Produce Show which in 2022 was held on Sunday 4th September in Barby Village Hall. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Annual Produce Show did not take place in 2020 and 2021.  The 2023 Show will take place on Sunday 3rd September in Barby Village Hall.  The Schedule is available below 

Downloads for this years show (2023):
Schedule
Rules
Tips for Showing at the Show

2023 Entry Form 

2022 Show Details
We held the 2022 show despite the extremely challenging dry summer weather and that the show had not been held for 2 years.  The total entries were 157 compared to 232 in 2019, the number of exhibitors also showed a decrease of 11 to 35.   
Thanks to the gardeners of Barby there were 103 entries (2019, 135) for the George Elkington Shield (flowers, vegetables & fruit). This year there were 25 entries for the WI Shield (cookery, flower arranging and handicrafts) (2019, 49).   In addition, there were 2 entries for the Bernard Scott tallest sunflower competition - the tallest being 3.13m

 

The special prizewinners at the 2022 show were:
George Elkington Shield for most points in Classes 1 - 44 Ann Luntley
Audrey Pittom Shield & NVS Card for the most meritorious Vegetable Exhibit in the Show Sally Robins
N.V.S. Silver Medal for the Best Tray of Vegetables (Class 38) Daphne Rouke
W.I. Shield for most points in Classes 47 - 58 Mary Lintern
Certificate for the Best Pot Plant in the Show Hazel Parsons
Certificate for the Best Flower Exhibit in the Show Ann Luntley
Tallest Sunflower Competition Winner Sam Foster
Sunflower Competition Second Tallest Joshua George