News from Easton on the Hill Horticultural Society

Thank you all for your entries so far, the photography and swiss roll made by a gentleman classes have received many entries.

Entry is open for floral art and juniors.  The box of mixed vegetables and Easton top vase can be entered anytime before August 2nd.  For any late entries please submit to eastonshow2020@yahoo.com 

For all entries and any questions do contact us eastonshow2020@yahoo.com 

We look forward to publishing the virtual show day on Sunday 9th August.

We are also now on Facebook, please visit and like our main page for updates on our events and other horticultural and craft news.

Easton on the Hill Horticultural & Crafts Society 

Horticultural News...


Welcome to the Easton on the Hill 101st 'Virtual' Show.

We have received 87 entries from 26 entrants over 30 classes.  The show is displayed below over 3 presentations.  

The Society advised at the start of the show that there would be no official judging and no awarding of the usual trophies.  Last year was the Society centenary, in the same year shortly before the show a former Society treasurer and committee member, Harold Gregory, passed away.  Harold's commitment to the Society, among other village groups and activities, has been recognised with an award kindly donated by a villager.  The winner of Harold Gregory Centenary Award has been chosen by the committee.  We are also awarding the Banksian Medal and runner up prizes.

We do have one last class to go.  The sunflower competition for junior members.  Look out for instructions on how to enter at the end of the month.

Thank you to all our entrants this year, without whom there would be no show.  A special shout out to Olly Beardsall with 15 entries.  

Many thanks to Graham Lilley for supporting the publishing of the show on the website.

See you next year!

Show Team

Click on the pictures below to view the entries, winners and runners up.

(please allow a short while for the images to load as they are quite large files)

Update from Easton-on-the-Hill Horticultural & Crafts Society


Following a successful plant fair last weekend we do have plenty of tomato plants left.  If you would like to grow a variety of tomatoes this year we have the following varieties.

Money Maker



Coure di Bue

Black Russian

Sweet Aperitif

Marmande (Beefsteak)

Contact eastonshow2020@yahoo.com  for delivery or pop by the entrance path to 48 High Street where you’ll find plants and an honesty box. 50p per plant.


We also want to share with you our plans for the society’s 102nd Annual Show – scheduled for Sunday 8th August.  We are delighted, that we will be hosting a “real” Show.  There will be fewer categories, restricted to Easton Residents only and members, and again we have decided not to have our usual judges as many of them have to travel to do so.  Instead, we are having a system similar to the Rose Day formula – whereby all visitors to the Show pick their favourites.

Full details on how to enter will follow in due course, meanwhile get planting, growing, photographing, crafting and arranging your entries ready for Show Day. List of classes detailed below.

All our members receive newsletters from the Society with handy tips and advice for the current season so please do look out for these. We also have a growing Junior Horti membership (under 16s) who will shortly be receiving a Spring pack of Horticultural and Crafts activities. 

If you would like to join the Society please do contact the Membership secretary, Christine, 01780 767917

For a full list of the rules and guidance, please refer to the Horti Soc section of the village web-site: http://www.eastononthehill.com.

Any questions please contact us eastonshow2020@yahoo.com   

Best Wishes

Show Team

Show Schedule – 2021

Vegetables, Flowers and Fruits:

Runner beans (5)

Any root vegetable (5) max 15cm top

Tomatoes Any (standard or large) (6)

Potatoes, any colour (5)

Disaster Corner (the thing that didn’t work out as expected….)


Roses 6 blooms  or Floribunda 3 clusters(same variety or mixed)

Mixed annual flowers

Spray Chrysanthemums

Mixed Sweet Peas

Mixed perennial flowers

Vase of Dahlias


Basket of mixed fruit (minimum 3 types, maximum 7)

Dish of Dessert Apples (6)

Dish of Cooking Apples (6)

Dish of Pears (6)

Dish of plums (6)

Easton Rules Top Tray and Top Vase:

Easton Rules Top Tray – see detailed rules

Easton Rules Top Vase–see detailed rules


Photography should be in colour.  Max size 17cms x 12cms. Photographs may be mounted on plain card, with border not exceeding 1cm all round

Covid Capers – perhaps things you made/baked/did during lockdown

Pandemic People

Plant Life

Four Legs

Extreme Weather


Painting, any medium, mounted but framing not necessary

Pen/pencil drawing, mounted but framing not necessary


A bouquet made from re-cycled items (min. 3 flowers)

An item made from wood, stone or clay

Vegetable Art – an artwork made out of vegetables and/or any plant material

An item of wool: knitted, crocheted or felted

Your home-made Covid mask

Floral Art:

A Summer / seasonal door wreath (home made please!)


A display of succulents

Big, bold and beautiful blooms (minimum 50 cm in height)

Display in a Cocktail Glass

Juniors: (Children up to 16 years of age)

A painting or picture from any medium

A piece of jewellery made from any material

A model made from a kit

A model made from scratch (i.e. not from a kit)

Any vegetable or fruit grown by the entrant




University of Lincoln’s Institute for Agri-Food Technology are running a citizen science initiative and are inviting our local community to get involved. Photos of garden crops are needed with the goal of amassing a database that will be used by researchers in various agri-tech projects. Everything from leeks to lettuce to blackberry brambles in all stages of growth will all help towards the project goals.

If you would like more information or would like to take part contact eastonshow2020@yahoo.com