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Allotment Competition 12 July 2020

Judging will take place, both Temple Lane and Recreation Ground allotments, on the morning of Sunday 12 July. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after and results published in this magazine. Good luck to allotment holders!

Lockdown Flower Show 2020

CHS members are invited to exhibit up to three photographs in each of the following categories in our virtual Flower Show. There are no entry fees. Photos can be taken any time this summer up until the closing date of 12 noon on Saturday 15 August. Digital images should be submitted to the Show Secretary by email: Please include your contact details and make it clear in which classes your photos are to be judged. They will be independently judged and results circulated as soon as possible. We would like to post some of the images on our website. Please let us know if you are not happy for us to do so.

1.  Mixed herbaceous bed or border
2.  Kitchen garden, bed or equivalent
3.  Patio garden
4.  Secret garden or area (within a garden)
5.  Wildlife garden or area
6.  Cutting garden, bed or border
7.  Beginner’s garden, bed or border
8.  Greenhouse
9.  Children’s garden, bed or border
10.  Children’s summer project. This could be any item of craft, art, cookery, garden on a plate, etc usually exhibited at the show
Age groups for classes 9 & 10: up to 7 years; 8 – 11 years and 12 – 15 years.

Potato Competition

Judging will take place on the Recreation Ground at 11.00 Saturday 15 August. Please bring your sack and completed entry form (see above) along (wheelbarrows will be available). Judges will weigh each crop and results will be available by 12 noon. Why not bring a picnic to the Rec along with your entry?


Each year the Society stages two shows, the first in the Spring and the second every August.

At both shows we aim to provide a broad range of opportunities for exhibiting in varied and interesting classes.

Summer Show

Saturday 15th August 2020 – CANCELLED

Our Summer Show is part of the annual Capel Show . Always on the 3rd Saturday in August our Grand Marquee can be found on Capel Recreation Ground.

Following guidelines set by the Royal Horticultural Society, the National Vegetable Society, the Women’s Instituteand the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, qualified judges assess entries before awarding trophies, places and prizes. Each year the number of entries varies as many are dependent upon our fickle climate.

Whether your interest is growing flowers, fruit and vegetables, floral artistry, cookery, handicrafts, art work or photography, do take a look at the show schedule for a class you could enter. Masses of opportunity for adults and children alike. If you have yet to try entering, make this the year to have a go. Who knows you might just win a prize.

Should you want to take part in our Colouring Competition click here to download.

Then we have a terrific Group Competition.  To see full details download the information sheet and entry details here.

Judging of our popular Potato in a Sack Competition takes place too. For details click here.

Even if you don’t want to make an entry, do keep the date free. All the usual wonderful fun of a traditional village show. Craft stalls, brass band, animals to pet, plants to buy, all sorts of food including amazing teas. Then there is the Fun Dog Show which is always a great attraction – dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes competing just for the fun of it.  Details can be found in the Show Schedule.

As if that wasn’t enough the classic cars and bikes exhibited on one half of the recreation ground attract great interest. Over 700 vehicles are showcased providing something of interest for everybody. More information relating to the classic cars and bikes can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Spring Show

The Spring Show is a smaller event held in Capel Memorial Hall usually on a Sunday afternoon. It is always a pleasure to see a display of spring flowers, children’s handicrafts, photography and home baking skills. Click here for Schedule. Do come along to Capel Village Memorial Hall this Sunday 5 April as there will be loads to see. Exhibits can be staged and membership renewed from 08.45 to 10.15 and the Show opens to the public at 14.00 finishing around 16.00.

Do encourage your children/grand children to make an entry (chocolate treat for each of them!), or just come along to view the exhibits, enjoy an afternoon cup of tea with delicious home made cakes and maybe even win a raffle prize.

Members can also collect their seed potato and bag for the great Potato in a Sack Competition which will, as usual, be judged in August at the Summer Show.

Click here to view the Spring Show Schedule.