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 and the National Vegetable Society website We are affiliated to both societies.

For further information, please contact one of the officers:

Chairman James Wood
0774 030 2062
Treasurer Sue Hives
01788 890682 or 0752 316 9909

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Annual Produce Show

2019 Produce Show

2019 Produce Show

2019 Produce Show

2019 Produce Show Trophies

2019 Produce Show

Annual Produce Shows - Unfortunately due to the limitations imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, it is with regret that it was not possible to hold the 2020 & 2021 Barby Produce Shows.  However the 2022 show is now planned for Sunday 4th September 2022.  

One of the highlights of our year is the annual Barby Produce Show which in 2019 was held on Sunday 8th September in Barby Village Hall. Full details of the show are included in the schedule and is available below.  

Downloads for this years show (2019):
Entry forms
Class 61 Entry Form
Hints and tips for showing

2019 Show Details
The 2019 show was again a successful show despite the challenging weather again this year. The total entries at 232 was higher than 214 in 2018.
Thanks to the gardeners of Barby there were 135 entries (last year 126) for the George Elkington Shield (flowers, vegetables & fruit). This year there were 49 entries for the WI Shield (cookery, flower arranging and handicrafts) an increase of 4.  In addition, there were 13 entries for the tallest sunflower - the tallest being 2.13m (won by Peter Hyde)
The special prizewinners at the 2019 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 Jenny Cregg
N.V.S. Silver Medal for the Best Tray of Vegetables (Class 38) Steve Bradnam
W.I. Shield for most points in Classes 47 - 58 Hazel Parsons
Certificate for the Best Pot Plant in the Show Ian Hopper
Certificate for the Best Flower Exhibit in the Show Doug Lintern
Tallest Sunflower Competition Winner Peter Hyde
Sunflower Competition Second Tallest Jacob Durham
Sunflower Competition Third Tallest Isla Van Werkhoven

Tallest Sunflower Competition

Following the unfortunate death of Bernard Scott in 2021 it was decided to name the competition in his memory.  Bernard initiated and ran the competition for a number of years.  The competition was held in 2021 and the results were  as follows.   Sunflower Competition Winners