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Entering the show

The Knowsley Flower Show boasts over 100 classes in a range of categories. We’ve got classes for general cut flowers, vegetables, pot plants, crafts and more! There are also classes especially for novices and young people so everyone can feel comfortable with their ability.


Select a class using the links below  You can also download the full list of Flower Show 2018 classes.

Class No. Details
1 Two vases, two distinct kinds of flowers (three stems, spikes, spray etc) two pot plants (one foliage, one in flower – max pot size 7″) and two distinct kinds of vegetables, one dish of each. (Amount of vegetables as per this schedule) Max width of exhibit – 33 inches. All six parts of the exhibit to be judged individually with marks out of 20 for each part. Highest total to be the winner.

Sponsored by Bowring Park Allotments

Class No. Details
2 Basket of cut flowers, any variety or varieties. Any foliage may be used. Baskets will be supplied, flowers must be grown by exhibitor, basket to be prepared on site.

Sponsored by Alan Gabrielsen

Class No. Class Title
3 One vase mixed flowers
4 One vase of annuals, one kind
5 One vase of annuals, mixed
6 One vase of 6 Asters,any variety or varieties, representing the 20th Anniversary of Knowsley Flower Show in memory of Joan Quilliam
7 Two vases of annuals, two distinct kinds
8 One vase of mixed herbaceous perennials
9 One vase of herbaceous perennials one kind, excluding phlox
10 One vase of herbaceous phlox
11 One vase of same variety or mixed annuals or perennials. Maximum 15 stems, max vase size 4″ x 12″
12 Two vases of sweet peas, nine stems per vase, two distinct varieties
13 One vase sweet peas, nine stems, one variety
14 One vase sweet peas, nine stems, mixed
15 One vase sweet peas, 12 stems, one variety
16 One bowl of sweet peas, maximum 30 stems, mixed, max 8″ bowl
17 One vase of three gladioli, large flowered, one variety
18 One vase of gladioli, large flowered, three spikes, distinct varieties
19 One vase of three miniature gladioli
20 One vase, one spike gladioli
21 One vase of six stems, garden pinks
22 Pansies or violas, five blooms in tubes, staged in a 5″ pot of sand
23 One vase of spray chrysanthemums, five stems

No restriction in vase sizes in all classes except class 11 where there is a maximum vase size 4″ x 12″ restriction

Sponsored by Turner Groundscare
Judge: Mr L Jackson

Class No. Details
24 One vase, three blooms, small and/or miniature decorative
25 One vase, three blooms, small cactus and/or semi cactus
26 One giant decorative or giant semi cactus
27 One vase, three blooms, small ball
28 One vase, three blooms, miniature ball
29 One vase, five blooms, pompom
30 One vase, three blooms, water lily
31 Two vases, two single blooms, any variety or varieties
32 Any other classification, three blooms

Judge: Mrs C Bright

Class No. Details
33 One rose, large flowered
34 One vase of three large flowered roses
35 One vase of five large flowered roses
36 One vase of cluster flowered roses, three stems
37 One vase, one stem, cluster flowered rose
38 One vase, miniature roses, three stems
39 One bowl of garden roses, max 8″ plastic bowl
40 One vase of cluster flowered roses three stems and one vase of large flowered roses three stems
41 Three stage blooms. Vase three stems, one variety, one bud stage (showing colour), one perfect stage, one full bloom stage

Sponsored by Friends of Court Hey Park

Judge: Mr R Scott

Class No. Details
42 One vase of five large flowered roses (red only)

Sponsored by Don Sutcliffe

Class No. Details
43 Two specimen pot plants, one flowering, one foliage
44 One pot plant, flowering
45 One pot plant, foliage
46 One pot, double, tuberous begonia
47 One pot, cactus
48 One pot, succulent
49 One fuschia, any variety – max 3.5″ pot
50 One fuschia, single, any cultivar – max 6″ pot
51 One fuschia, double, any cultivar – max 6″ pot
52 One fuschia, variegated/ornamental – max 6″ pot
53 One triphylla – max 6″ pot
54 Any flowering standard, maximum 10″ pot
55 Two fuschias, any cultivars – max 6″ pot.

Standards may only be entered in class 54
Sponsored by Britannia Taxis

Class No. Details
56 One plant, single flowered basic green leaves, max 6″ pot
57 One plant, basic zonal having bronze or golden foliage, max 6″ pot
58 One plant, basic angel
59 One plant, double or semi-double basic green leaves zonal
60 One plant, dwarf zonal
61 Ivy leaf, max 6″ pot
61a One plant, miniature zonal
61b One plant, stellar, max 6″ pot

Judge: Mr R Sumner

Class No. Details
63 Six onions, each to be 250g or under, dressed
64 Heaviest onion, trimmed to 6″ shank
65 Dish of nine shallots
66 Dish of nine pickling shallots/30mm
67 Two pot leeks to a 6″ button, complete with roots and leaves – SPONSORED BY MERSEYSIDE POT LEEK SOCIETY
68 Two blanched leeks, complete with roots and leaves
69 Dish of four potatoes, white
70 Dish of four potatoes, other than white
71 Dish of four potatoes, two white, two other than white
72 Dish of ten cherry tomatoes
73 Dish of five tomatoes
74 Heaviest truss of tomatoes, ripe or unripe
75 Dish of nine pods peas
76 Dish of nine pods broad beans
77 Dish of nine runner beans
78 Longest runner bean
79 Dish of nine pods french beans
80 Three globe beetroot
81 Three long beetroot
82 One cabbage, 3″ stalk
83 One head cauliflower, 3″ stalk
84 Three sticks of rhubarb, trimmed and tied
85 Three of one kind of any other vegetable not mentioned
86 Two vegetable marrows, for quality
87 Heaviest marrow
88 Three carrots, long
89 Three carrots, short
90 Soft fruit – one plate, one variety, with stems
91 Bizarre shaped vegetable
92 Cucumber, one for quality
93 One trug of mixed vegetables (trugs supplied for a refundable deposit) SPONSORE BY ROBY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
94 Herbs, three vases, three distinct kinds

Sponsored by Knowsley Town Council
Judge: Mr J Woods

Class No. Details
95 Three vegetables, any one variety
96 Three tomatoes, any variety
97 Three potatoes, any variety
98 One vase of flowers, any variety or varieties
99 One flowering pot plant, any variety
100 One vase, three blooms, dahlias, any variety
101 One spike, gladioli in vase
102 One large flowered rose
103 One vase, three blooms, roses, any variety or varieties

Vases supplies for novice classes only, see Rule 8.

Sponsored by Mr K Silcock

Special cash prize for Best in Section: £10

Class No. Details
104 Jar of home made jam
105 Jar of home made chutney
106 Jar of locally produced honey
107 One home made cake decorated to represent the 20th birthday of the Knowsley Flower Show
108 Sugar crafted flowers

Judge: Lucinda Antal, Grab Your Spoon

3-7 YEAR OLDS (Sponsored by Miss L Mally & Miss L Formby) Judge: Mrs B Bradshaw
Class No. Details
109 A picture, using paintonly, to celebrate Knowsley Flower Show’s 20th birthday.
Max size A3.
110 A computer generated picture to celebrate Knowsley Flower Show’s 20th birthday.
Max size A4.
111 A miniature garden with a Flower Show them in a standard seed tray
(max size 9″ x 15″)
112 A creative 3D construction of a flower using any materials.
Class No. Details
113 A picture, using any media other than digital, to celebrate Knowsley Flower Show’s 20th birthday.
Max size A3.
114 A computer generated picture to celebrate Knowsley Flower Show’s 20th birthday.
Max size A4.
115 A miniature garden with a Flower Show theme, in a standard seed tray
(max size 9″ x 15″)
116 A creative 3D construction of a birthday cake using any materials.
117 Three asters you have grown.
(vases will be supplied)
12-16 YEAR OLDS (Prize sponsored by Knowsley Youth Mutual – Family Pass for Knowsley Outdoor Education Centre)
Class No. Details
118 A creative design, in any media, to commemorate Knowsley’s 20th Flower Show.
Max size A3.
119 Three asters you have grown.
(vases will be supplied)
120 1 vase of flowers, 1 pot plant and 1 vegetable, any kind.

How to enter

Download a Knowsley Flower Show 2018 entry form

Send your completed entry form (along with your cheque if needed) to:

Mrs C Yates, 58 Larch Road, Roby, Knowsley, Merseyside, L36 9TZ

You can also enter by sending your completed form to or by calling Christine Yates on 0151 480 8666.

Please make your entry no later than 8pm on Friday 3 August 2018.

Things to know before you enter:

  • You must be an amateur to enter the Knowsley Flower Show 
  • There is a 25p entry fee and young person’s classes are free to enter
  • A separate entry form is required for each exhibitor
  • Exhibitors are unable to enter more than two exhibits in any one class 
  • You must not use bottles, glass vases and jars for your exhibits as they are prohibited
  • The entry form MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED and sent together with entry fees (Email or telephone entries are also accepted).
  • Staging cards will be issued at the show

You can read the full list of rules here

Prizes & Trophies

  • The best exhibit in the show will be awarded the Joan Quilliam Trophy in memory of Joan Quilliam, a loved friend and supporter of the Knowsley Flower Show

  • The Bill Sandifer Memorial Trophy will be given to the person with the best exhibit in the gladioli classes

  • The person with the best dahlia exhibit will be given the North of England Dahlia Association E.W Winterbottom Trophy.  Also, whoever earns the most points in dahilia classes will win the Albert Sutcliffe Memorial Trophy

  • Whoever has the most points in vegetable classes will win the Ford Sports and Social Club Gardening Challenge Cup

  • The person with the best exhibit in the vegetable classes will be given a silver plated medal, thanks to the National Vegetable Society for sponsoring it. There will also be an additional plaque given out for class 62: three large onions

Knowsley Flower Show 2018 prize money information is also available to download

The presentation of trophies will take place at 4.30pm near the Floral marquee

Prize Money

All Classes
1st place £3
2nd place £2
3rd place £1
Class 6: A vase of asters of any variety (kindly sponsored by Christine Yates)
1st place £15
2nd place £10
3rd place £5
Class 42: Jack Denson Roses (kindly sponsored by Don Sutcliffe)
1st place £15
2nd place £10
3rd place £5
Class 67: Two pot leeks (kindly sponsored by the Merseyside Pot Leek Society)
1st place £50 6th place £5
2nd place £30 7th place £5
3rd place £20 8th place £5
4th place £15 9th place £5
5th place £10 10th place £5
Class 93: One trug of mixed vegetables (kindly sponsored by the Roby Horticultural Society)
1st place £15
2nd place £10
3rd place £5
The Arthur Jackson Master Gardener class (kindly sponsored by the Bowring Park Allotment Association)
1st place £30 + trophy
2nd place £20
3rd place £10
Freda Gabrielsen class (kindly sponsored by Alan Gabrielsen)
1st place £30 + trophy
2nd place £20
3rd place £10