Spring Show

Our very first Spring Show was in 1996. We had been talking about the possibility of running a Spring show for some time; the Summer Show being a very long established event on our horticultural calendar. At that time we had a well respected member of our committee, Violet Rolfe, who had for some time been urging us to consider establishing this second show to take place at the beginning of April. She had a great love of Spring flowers and with her enthusiastic support we went ahead with the plan. Violet gave us our first trophy which was awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points in the daffodil classes. It is ‘The Violet Rolfe Daffodil Shield’ and is still awarded to this day.

For the first few years the show was quite small and it took place in the Anthony Hall. As its reputation grew as a fine daffodil show it attracted a few skilled exhibitors from far and wide. In the meantime we ran workshops to help our members to develop their skills when growing and staging their daffodils and our local talent increased.   Soon it had to be moved to the Aston Clinton School as exhibitors increased in number and it became a popular event for the families in the villages to attend.

As always, the weather leading up to the event plays a big part in the success of the Spring Show. With very cold weather, it is a real challenge to bring the daffodil flowers to exhibition quality, and when the weather is mild it is difficult to hold them back!! Thank goodness there are other really enjoyable aspects of the Show such as the popular plant sale, refreshments and of course the domestic, handicraft, floral art and children’s sections to enjoy.



Our Spring Show in 2022 will be on Saturday 9th April at Aston Clinton School.

By kind permission of The School Governors

A copy of the schedule and entry form can be found below -

Spring Show Schedule 2022 PDF

Spring Show Entry Form 2022 PDF


Below is a summary of the classes that have changed in 2022 -

Section 1 (daffodils)

Class 1 Grow for Show is Cheerfulness 4w/y plant as many bulbs in a pot measuring a maximum of 12 inches (30cms) in diameter. Judged for effect

Class 34 Society bloom this year is Rainbow Division 2 w/wyp

Class 38 The Penrice Cup this year is Sealing Wax 2y/r

Section 2 (Spring Flowers) – No Change

Section 3 (Floral Art)

Class 52 the NOVICE class this year will read as follows

Floral arrangement with a Candle or Candles Maximum size 30cms 12” Diameter.

Class 55 Floral Art In Celebration of the Queens Platinum Jubilee

(in the usual niche 24” x 24” x 30” height)

Class 56 An Easter arrangement in a Basket width 60cms (24”) Max Length 76cms (30”)

Max Height 60cms (24”)

Section 4 Domestic No Change

Section 5 Children No Change

Section 6 (Handicraft)

Classes 82  A Handmade Cuddly Toy any medium Maximum height 300mm 12”

Section 7 Photography this year 2022 Please note the Master Class

Please state child’s age on the exhibit (but not their name)

Note the children’s Photography has now been move into section 7

Class 83   Children’s entries 9 to 14 years A Holiday Snap Not to exceed 8” x 6”

Class 84 British Wild life Birds, Animals, Insects or Reptiles Not to exceed 8” x 6”

Mounted not Framed. The mount should not exceed 12.5mm (1/2”) round the photograph        

Class 85   Dawn or Dusk (anywhere) Not to exceed 8” x 6”

Mounted not Framed. The mount should not exceed 12.5mm (1/2”) round the photograph

Class 86

Mobile phone photograph “Capturing the moment”, Not to exceed 8” x 6”

Mounted not Framed. The mount should not exceed 12.5mm (1/2”) round the photograph

(Catch that fleeting, never to be repeated instant)

Class 87 New Class for 2022 The Master’s Photography Class

Moving Water  Not to exceed 8” x 6” (Exhibitor’s choice but should be in colour)

Mounted not Framed. The mount should not exceed 12.5mm (1/2”) round the photograph


The report for the 2022 Spring Show held on Saturday 9th April can found below -

Spring Show Report 2022


A guide on daffodil classifications and growing and showing tips can be found below -


Daffodil Classiffication & Growing Tips