Lavant Horticultural Society, Lavant, Chichester

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ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW 2019  Saturday 3rd August

The Show is for the whole local community, open to entries from any resident of Lavant or Summersdale and also from any Lavant allotment holder, as well as from LHS members.

Download your Show Schedule & Entry Form here >

For juniors, the idea of local community is even wider: children or grandchildren of anyone eligible to exhibit in the Show are entitled to put in entries as juniors, wherever they live, as are any pupils of Lavant Primary School.

If you have never shown before, or just want to check how you can make the most of your produce, we have several advice sheets which should help you prepare and present your exhibits.                                Download help sheets here >

So, what's new this year?

Flower arrangements: Every individual can now enter their own Flower Arrangement exhibits – the restriction of only one entry per
                 household now only applies to Vegetables & fruit (classes 1-23 & 201-203) and Flowers (classes 28-50 & 211)

             If you lack experience, don't worry. There is a list of 10 useful basic tips, which you can download here >

Flowers: in addition to the classes of the past few years, we have added two new ones:

                 Gladioli and Lilies – please see the notes in the Show Schedule.

Class 8 Garlic: Following comments from last year’s judge, this year’s Show Schedule makes it clear that Elephant garlic should
                  not be entered in this class, as it is not a true garlic; it will, however, be most welcome in class 18.

If you ever have any queries, just contact the Show Secretary, Roger Hart, at

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and there was useful information in Barry Newman's talk:

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Look back at last year's Show

In spite of a freezing spring, then the summer's exceptional heat & drought; the high number of entries and their good quality was very encouraging. At 416, the number of individual entries even exceeded the record set in 2017.

Flower Arrangements

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Winning Photos

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Spring Flower Competition

Wednesday 13th March

Although the stormy weather will certainly have damaged some potential entries, the number and quality of the exhibits was surprisingly high, giving one of the best Spring Flower Competitions of recent years.

It was really competitive, with 8 different winners of First Prizes over the 10 classes                        click any picture to enlarge

For the full results, click below

Link to 2019 results

The overall winner was Eileen Morris.

Autumn Flower Competition

Helped by the unseasonably warm weather, entries were at an exceptionally high level:

15 members brought 41 exhibits in total, compared with 34 in 2017 and 33 in 2016.

Particularly impressive were the Vase of Garden Flowers and Autumn Flower Arrangement classes, not only in respect of the number of entries, but also of their quality. Together with the dahlias, they put on a really glorious display.

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Browse through the various exhibits


The overall winner was Roger Hart,

particularly successful with his dahlias.

Thanks to Connie Ellison for many of the photos used in this report