Spring Flower Show Schedule

Seeding daffodils should have the division noted on entry card.

Premier Blooms only to be chosen if they are outstanding examples of their division or sub-division

CHAMPION ROSETTE & TROPHY

Awarded to the champion daffodil.

PREMIER

Awarded to the best bloom in each of the following:

Division 1 - Trumpet:

1Y-Y, 1Y-Coloured

1W-W, 1W-Coloured

Division 2 - Large Cup:

2Y-Y, 2Y-Coloured

2W-W, 2W-Coloured

Division 3 - Small Cup:

3 Yellow Perianth

3 White Perianth

Division 4 - Double:

4 Yellow Perianth

4 White Perianth

Intermediate Daffodils 50mm to 80mm

Division 5 - Triandrus daffodils

Division 6 - Cyclamineus daffodils

Division 7 - Jonquilla daffodils

Division 8 - Tazetta daffodils

Division 9 - Poeticus daffodils

Division 10 - Bulbocodium daffodils

Division 11 - Split corona daffodils

Seedling

Amateur

First Time Entrant

School Children

Camellia

Rhododendron

Cut Flower Vase

 

NARCISSI - Special Classes

All Narcissi to be named. Seedlings to be numbered.

  1. NATIONAL DAFFODIL SOCIETY RIBBON CLASS
  2. 6 Varieties, 1 bloom of each from not less than 3 divisions, staged in 6 vases. Open only to members of the National Daffodil Society.

    The following classes open to all exhibitors

  3. THE DAVID ADAMS MEDAL CLASS
  4. 12 Varieties, one bloom of each from not less than 6 R.H.S. Horticultural Divisions to be represented in the entry, staged in 12 vases.

  5. TRUMPET DAFFODILS Division 1 (Trophy)
  6. 6 blooms, 2 vases, not more than 3 of any one variety.

  7. LARGE OR SMALL CUP DAFFODILS Divisions 2 or 3 (Trophy)
  8. 6 blooms, 2 vases, not more than 3 of any one variety.

  9. DOUBLE DAFFODILS Division 4 (Trophy)
  10. 6 blooms, 2 vases, not more than 3 of any one variety.

  11. OTHER DIVISIONS (Trophy)
  12. 6 blooms from Divisions 5 - 13, 2 vases, not more than 3 of any one variety

    SEEDLING DAFFODIL CLASSES (Raised by exhibitor)

  13. 1 Trumpet

  14. 1 Large Cup

  15. 1 Small Cup

  16. 1 Narcissus, other than specified.

  17. OPEN SECTION

  18. The J & M Hunter Class, 1 stem, pink or pink toned corona, any division, no restrictions.

    SINGLE BLOOM DAFFODIL CLASSES

  19. 1 Trumpet, all yellow, sulphur or deep cream

  20. 1 Trumpet, yellow perianth coloured corona

  21. 1 Trumpet, all white

  22. 1 Trumpet, white perianth coloured corona

  23. 1 Large Cup, all yellow, sulphur or deep cream

  24. 1 Large Cup, yellow perianth coloured corona

  25. 1 Large Cup, all white

  26. 1 Large Cup, white perianth coloured corona

  27. 1 Small Cup, all yellow

  28. 1 Small Cup, yellow perianth coloured corona

  29. 1 Small Cup, all white

  30. 1 Small Cup, white perianth coloured corona

  31. 1 Double, all yellow

  32. 1 Double, yellow perianth coloured corona

  33. 1 Double, all white

  34. 1 Double, white perianth coloured corona

  35. 1 Triandrus

  36. 1 Cyclamineus

  37. 1 Jonquilla

  38. 1 Tazetta

  39. 1 Poeticus

  40. 1 Bulbocodium

  41. 1 Split Corona Daffodil, yellow perianth

  42. 1 Split Corona Daffodil, white perianth

  43. INTERMEDIATE DAFFODILS Between 50mm-80mm

  44. 1 Trumpet Intermediate

  45. 1 Large/small cup Intermediate

  46. 1 Double (Division 4) Intermediate

  47. 1 Split Corona (Division 11) Intermediate

    Division 1 - TRUMPET DAFFODILS

    Entries Staged 3 blooms in 1 vase

    Distinguishing characters: One flower to a stem, corona (trumpet) as long as or longer than the perianth segments (petals)

  48. 3 Blooms, all yellow, one or more varieties

  49. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth coloured corona

  50. 3 Blooms, all white, one or more varieties

  51. 3 Blooms, white perianth coloured corona, one or more varieties.

  52. 3 Blooms, 3 varieties

    Division 2 - LARGE CUP DAFFODILS

    Entries Staged 3 blooms in 1 vase

    Distinguishing characters: One flower to a stem, corona (cup) more than one-third but less than equal to the length of the perianth segments (petals)

  53. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth, one or more varieties

  54. 3 Blooms, white perianth, one or more varieties

  55. 3 Blooms, 3 varieties

    Division 3 - SMALL CUP DAFFODILS

    Entries Staged 3 blooms in 1 vase

    Distinguishing characters: One flower to a stem, corona (cup) not more than one-third the length of the perianth segments (petals).

  56. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth, one or more varieties

  57. 3 Blooms, white perianth, one or more varieties

  58. 3 Blooms, 3 varieties

  59. Division 4 - DOUBLE DAFFODILS

    Entries Staged 3 blooms in 1 vase

    Distinguishing characters: One or more flowers to a stem, with doubling of the perianth segments or the corona or both.

  60. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth, one or more varieties

  61. 3 Blooms, white perianth, one or more varieties

  62. 3 Blooms, 3 varieties

  63. Division 5 - TRIANDRUS DAFFODILS

    Distinguishing characters: Characteristics of N. triandrus clearly evident: usually two or more pendent flowers to a stem; perianth segments reflexed.

  64. 3 Blooms, 1 or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  65. Division 6 - CYCLAMINEUS DAFFODILS

    Distinguishing characters: Characteristics of N. cyclamineus clearly evident: usually one flower to a stem; perianth segments reflexed; Flower at an acute angle to the stem, with a very short pedicel (neck).

  66. 3 Blooms, 1 or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  67. Division 7 - JONQUILLA AND APODANTHUS DAFFODILS

    Characteristics of sections Jonquilla or Apodanthi clearly evident: one to five (rarely eight) flowers to a rounded or somewhat compressed stem; leaves narrow, semi-cylindrical or channelled, green or glaucous; flowers yellow or white (exceptionally green), but other colours are accepted in cultivars in this division; perianth segments spreading or reflexed; corona cup-shaped, funnel-shaped, or flared, usually wider than long; flowers strongly or faintly fragrant.

  68. 3 Blooms,1 or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  69. Division 8 - TAZETTA DAFFODILS

    Characteristics of sections N.tazetta clearly evident: usually three to twenty flowers to a stout stem; leaves broad; perianth segments spreading not reflexed; flowers fragrant.

  70. 3 Blooms, 1 or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  71. Division 9 - POETICUS DAFFODILS

    Characteristics of N.poeticus group: usually one flower to a stem; perianth segments purewhite; corona very short or disc-shaped, usually with a green or yellow centre and a red rim, but sometimes of a single colour; flowers fragrant.

  72. 3 Blooms, one or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  73. Division 10 - BULBOCODIUM DAFFODILS

    Characteristics of section Bulbocodium clearly evident: one flower to a stem; perianth segments insignificant compared with the dominant corona; leaves narrow; anthers dorsifixed (ie attached more or less centrally to the filament); filament and style usually curved.

  74. 3 Blooms, one or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  75. Division 11 - SPLIT-CORONA DAFFODILS

    Distinguishing characters: Corona split - usually for more than half its length

  76. 3 Blooms, one or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  77. INTERMEDIATE DAFFODILS 50mm-80mm

    An Intermediate daffodil must clearly show characteristics that rend it too large to be classed as a miniature and too small to compete as a standard daffodil. As a guideline, flowers are expected to measure between 50 and 80mm in diameter with the perianth spread out. Entries must be identified by either their registered name or by the raisers seedling number. Exhibitors are advised that if uncertain, advice and confirmation can be obtained from any National Daffodil Society of New Zealand member.

  78. 3 Blooms intermediate, one or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  79. MINIATURE DAFFODILS UNDER 50mm

    No daffodils may be shown in this class unless they clearly show the characteristics of miniature daffodils

  80. 3 Blooms, one or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  81. AMATEUR SECTION

    Exhibitors in this section are also eligible to enter special classes 2 - 10. Blooms to be named where possible.

    • Premier award for the best entry.

    • Trophy for most points.

    • Denny Marshal Cup for Champion Bloom.

    Division 1 - TRUMPET DAFFODILS

  82. 1 Bloom, all yellow

  83. 1 Bloom, yellow perianth coloured corona

  84. 1 Bloom, all white

  85. 1 Bloom, white perianth coloured corona

  86. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth, one or more varieties 1 vase

  87. 3 Blooms, white perianth, one or more varieties 1 vase

  88. Division 2 & 3 - LARGE & SMALL CUP DAFFODILS

  89. 1 Bloom, all yellow

  90. 1 Bloom, yellow perianth coloured corona

  91. 1 Bloom, all white

  92. 1 Bloom, white perianth coloured corona

  93. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth, one or more varieties 1 vase

  94. 3 Blooms, white perianth, one or more varieties 1 vase

    Division 4 - DOUBLE DAFFODILS

  95. 1 Bloom, yellow perianth

  96. 1 Bloom, white perianth

  97. 3 Blooms one or more varieties 1 vase

  98. INTERMEDIATE DAFFODILS 50mm-80mm

  99. 1 Bloom, Division 1 – 4

  100. 3 Blooms, Division 1 – 4, one or more varieties / vase

  101. 1 Bloom, Division 11

  102. OTHER DIVISIONS

  103. 1 Triandrus

  104. 1 Cyclamineus

  105. 3 Blooms, Cyclamineus 1 or more varieties, 1vase

  106. 1 Jonquilla

  107. 3 Blooms Jonquilla, one or more varieties, 1 vase

  108. 1 Tazetta

  109. 3 Blooms Tazetta, one or more varieties, 1 vase

  110. 1 Split Corona

  111. 3 Blooms Split Corona, one or more varieties, 1 vase

  112. 3 stems miniature, one or more varieties, 1 vase

  113. 1 other than specified

  114. FIRST TIME DAFFODIL ENTRANT

    • Rosette Class

    This section is open to anyone who has never entered daffodils in a show before. Enter your favourite daffodil flower(s) from your garden.

  115. 1 Trumpet daffodil any colour

  116. 1 Large or small cup daffodil any colour

  117. 1 Double daffodil any colour

  118. 1 Split Corona daffodil any colour

  119. 1 Miniature daffodil any colour, under 50mm

  120. 1 Multi headed daffodil, any colour

  121. Vase of daffodils 3 or more, 1 or more varieties

  122. SCHOOL CHILDREN’S SECTION

    • Premier Award for best entry

    • Cash Prize for most points

  123. 1 Trumpet daffodil

  124. 3 Trumpet daffodils, 1 vase

  125. 1 Large or Small Cup daffodil, yellow perianth

  126. 1 Large or Small Cup daffodil, white perianth

  127. 3 Large or Small Cup daffodils, 1 vase

  128. 1 Double daffodil

  129. 3 Double daffodils, 1 vase

  130. 1 Multi-headed daffodil

  131. Pot grown daffodil

  132. 1 Other than specified

  133. FLORAL ART - DISPLAY CLASSES (Open to all)

    Exhibitors may use own containers/vases unless otherwise stated.

    • Rosette for best entry in this section.

    J.L Hildyard Memorial Bowl for most points in decorative floral art.

  134. An arrangement of spring flowers and any foliage

  135. Dried arrangement using dried flowers, foliage, cones, leaves etc.

  136. One flower only - using 1 flower, no buds, any foliage

  137. An Asian inspired arrangement

  138. A native study - using only our native foliage, flowers berries etc.

    CUT FLOWERS

    Where not specified, the number of stems per vase is left to the discretion of the exhibitor, but not less than three. Leaves optional, but must be of the plant specified. Buds acceptable. Names of exhibits, where possible, are appreciated.

    • Premier for the best vase of cut flowers.

  139. COLLECTION OF CUT FLOWERS - Rosette class

  140. 6 kinds, 6 vases, 1 kind per vase. Flowering shrubs excluded.

    • Trophies for the most points in the following classes:

  141. Anemones

  142. Calendulas

  143. 1 vase Sparaxias

  144. 1 vase Ixias

  145. Tritonias

  146. Cyclamen

  147. Dianthus

  148. Freesias, cream

  149. Freesias, white or coloured

  150. Grape hyacinths

  151. 1 Hyacinth

  152. Iceland poppies

  153. Iris, bulbous (Dutch)

  154. Iris, dwarf bearded, under 38cm

  155. Iris, other than specified

  156. Daisies, small flowers, under 50mm

  157. Daisies, large flowers, 50mm and over

  158. Narcissi

  159. Narcissi, miniature

  160. 1 Stem orchid

  161. Pleione

  162. 3 Pansies, in 3 small vases

  163. Polyanthus

  164. Primroses, single

  165. Primroses, double

  166. Ranunculi

  167. Sweet Williams

  168. Tulips

  169. 3 Violas, in 3 vases

  170. Violets

  171. Wallflowers

  172. Rock garden plant, low growing, 1 variety

  173. Rock garden plant, low growing, 3 or more varieties, 1 vase.

  174. Annuals, other than specified, 1 variety

  175. Perennials, other than specified, 1 variety

  176. Azaleas

  177. Rhododendron, 1 stem, small flowered

  178. Rhododendron, 1 stem, large flowered

  179. Flowering shrub or tree, other than specified

  180. Flowering shrubs or trees, 3 varieties other than specified, 3 vases

  181. 1 flowering climber

  182. Native trees and/or native shrubs, flowering or foliage

  183. 1 vase ferns

  184. CAMELLIAS

    Camellias should be named if possible and be from the varieties named in Camellia Nomenclature published by the Camellia Society of New Zealand.

    • Premier bloom

  185. 1 Bloom Very large over 12.5cm

  186. 3 Blooms Very large over 12.5cm variegated or striped.

  187. 1 Bloom Large over 10.5 under 12.5cm

  188. 3 Blooms Large over 10.5 under 12.5cm two or more varieties.

  189. 1 Bloom Medium over 8.5 under 10.5cm

  190. 3 Blooms Medium over 8.5 under 10.5cm two or more varieties.

  191. 1 Bloom Small over 7 under 8.5cm

  192. 3 Blooms Small over 7 under 8.5cm two or more varieties.

  193. 1 Bloom Miniature

  194. 3 Blooms Miniature two or more varieties

  195. 1 Branch of Camellia Miniature

  196. RHODODENDRONS

    Named if possible

    • Premier Bloom.

  197. 1 large, any colour

  198. 1 medium stem, any colour

  199. 1 Miniature stem, any colour

  200. 1 bloom, judged on fragrance

  201. CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS

    Containers may have more than one plant of the specified variety. Remember to remove dead flowers and leaves - presentation counts.

    • Special Award Ribbon for best in section

    • Cash for most points

  202. Container of Spring Flowers in Bloom – not Daffodils

  203. 1 Cymbidium orchid, small flowered

  204. 1 Dendrobium orchid

  205. 1 Orchid of any other type

  206. African violet

  207. Succulent, 1 or more varieties, 1 container

  208. Cactus, 1 or more varieties, 1 container

  209. Plant with variegated or mottled leaf

  210. Foliage plant/s, other than specified

  211. Plant/s in bloom, other than specified

  212. Container of Daffodils

  213. Container of Cyclamen

  214. HOBBIES AND CRAFTS

    Items that have previously won 1st prize twice are not to be entered in this show.

    • Rosette for best entry

  215. Any article - hand knitted or crochet

  216. Any article - cross stitch or embroidery

  217. Any article of patchwork

  218. Any other fabric article

  219. Painting (no larger than A3)

  220. Drawing (no larger than A3)

  221. Greeting card - handmade

  222. Photograph* - Spring in the Garden

  223. Jewellery - handmade

  224. Other hobby or craft item not listed above

  225. *Photography 6x4 print mounted on black A5 card

    CHILDREN Ages 11 and 12 years old

    • Special Award Ribbon for best entry in section

    • Cash Prize for most points in section

  226. Machine or hand sewn article

  227. Something made from wool

  228. A toy, any medium

  229. Hand made card

  230. Woodwork

  231. Metalwork

  232. Posy bowl for table centre

  233. Bulb growing in a glass

  234. Flowers in a vase

  235. Cacti and/or succulent garden in a dish

  236. CHILDREN Ages 8, 9 and 10 years old

    • Special Award Ribbon at judge’s discretion

    • Cash Prize for most points in section

  237. A toy made by you

  238. Article from junk

  239. Decorated hard boiled egg

  240. Paint a picture or computer art

  241. Sand saucer

  242. Vase of flowers

  243. Potted plant

  244. Cacti and/or succulent garden in a dish

  245. Bulb growing in a glass

  246. Hand made Card

  247. CHILDREN Ages 5, 6, 7 years old

    • Special Award at judge’s discretion

    • Cash Prize for most points in section

  248. Model using vegetables and/or fruit - to be named

  249. Spring flowers in a vase

  250. A sand saucer

  251. Dinosaurs not to exceed 45cm

  252. A miniature Garden not to exceed 45cm

  253. A miniature farmyard not to exceed 45cm

  254. A model, Duplo, Lego etc

  255. Decorated hard boiled egg

  256. Bulb growing in a glass

  257. Spring bulbs grown by you in a pot

  258. PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN Under 5 years old

    • Special Award Ribbon at Judges discretion

    • Cash Prize for most points in section

  259. Spring flowers in a vase

  260. Junk construction

  261. A model, Duplo, Lego, Torro etc

  262. Sand saucer

  263. Spring Bulb growing in a glass

  264. A miniature farmyard under 45cm

  265. A miniature Garden not to exceed 45cm

Spring garden with daffodils

NEXT flower Show - SPRING 2024

STAGING
From 11am Friday 20th September 2024

JUDGING
7pm Friday evening

SHOW DAY
Doors open 9am Saturday 21st September 2024

PRIZE GIVING
4pm Saturday afternoon

Society Rules

1 All exhibits for competitions must be bona fide property of the competitor, and must have been in his (or her) possession for at least two calendar months previous to the exhibition except (a) in the case of an exhibitor who has just recently imported any new or rare plants; (b) flowers for decorative exhibits. All pot plants must have been in pots for a like period.

2In the main flower sections for all shows, the following will apply: 
Open sections may be contested by ALL (includes commercial growers, professionals, home gardeners, instructors, etc).
Amateur sections Persons who grow flowers for enjoyment only, NOT for profit on a commercial scale. This does not exclude persons who sell surplus stock occasionally.

3NO exhibits may be removed without permission before closing time on the final day of the show (4.00pm). Prize giving is at 3.45pm.

4All protests against the awards of Judges must be made in writing and delivered to the secretary on the first day of the Show. Such protests shall be considered by the Committee or a duly appointed Sub-committee as soon as possible after the receipt and the decision of the Committee or Sub-committee shall be final.

5TROPHIES, ROSETTES, AWARDS, and CERTIFICATES will be awarded according to the schedule. In the event of there being no entries in a trophy class, the trophy will be awarded for the most points in the corresponding section.

6Entries must be staged between the hours of 11am and 6.45pm.

Results Archive

Flower show results after 2017 can be found on the News | Results page, simply search using the ‘Show Results’ Category to locate the Show.

Become a Member

Memberships are offered at an annual cost of $10.00 for singles and $12.00 for couples/families.

Membership entitles you to free entry (normally $5*) to both the Spring and Summer Flower Shows. Please contact the Society Secretary for further information or to obtain your membership.

*Adult admission for a single visit.

Brightwater Hall

Brightwater Public Hall is located in Centennial Park off Lord Rutherford Road in Brightwater.

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