The St Wulstan’s Dahlia Trophy will be awarded to the winner of the Floral section.

Please note that the Floral Section will be staged and judged on Sunday 11th August.

Section Rules

Please read section rules very carefully. Failure to comply may lead to disqualification.

  • All exhibits must be the property of, and cultivated by, the exhibitor.
  • Exhibitors must provide their own vases, pots etc.
  • Pot plants and bonsai trees must be in the ownership of the exhibitor for at least six months prior to the show.
  • Pot plants may be indoor or outdoor varieties.
  • The use of floral foam (oasis) is strictly forbidden. Entries found to be using it may not be judged.
  • An exhibitor may enter up to two entries per class.
  • Display the name of the variety of the exhibit; if the variety is unknown then the exhibit should be marked “unknown”.
ClassDescription - Floral
Class 101One vase of mixed flowering stems, containing a total of between 5 and 10, taken from a minimum of two different kinds of plants.

*Prize Winning Class*
Class 102Rose, one vase, one stem
Class 103Rose, one vase, one stem, scented
Class 104Gladioli, one vase, one spike
Class 105Gladioli, one vase, three spikes
Class 106Three decorative Dahlias in one container
Class 107Three cactus or semi cactus Dahlias in one container
Class 108Three Pompon Dahlias in one container
Class 109A container of mixed Dahlias, not less than six blooms, not more than twelve blooms
Class 110Three Dahlias, one type (excluding those in Classes 107 to 109) in one container
Class 111One bonsai tree
Class 112Foliage pot plant (pot not to exceed 250mm across rim)
Class 113Flowering pot plant (pot not to exceed 250mm across rim)
Class 114One single stem of your choice (not to include added foliage)
Class 115A growing pot of flowering annuals (pot no larger than 250mm)
Class 116 A terrarium
(must be the property of the exhibitor for at least six months prior to the show)
Class 117One vase of flowers to include foliage, arranged for decorative effect


Judges will look for meritorious and defective features. The Worcester Show aims to encourage the competitive spirit amongst amateurs. Therefore the ‘professional’ judging using a points system will not be used but Judges can refer to the RHS Horticultural Show Handbook guide to organising, judging and competing in a show’.

Notes compiled by Bill Simpson, Previous Worcester Show, Floral and Fruit & Vegetable Judge.

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