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The London Flower Show – Competition Guidebook
London’s passion for planting and produce comes alive on the world stage in
Summer 2016 at the inaugural London Flower Show.
This summer, historic Osterley House will host a thriving celebration of the UK's blooming season
with displays, exhibitions, live entertainment, show gardens and growing competitions open to all.
From September 9th to 11th The London Flower Show will bring people together from all walks of
life in a celebration of all that is good and green.
There are a host of opportunities available to horticultural practitioners, artisans, designers and
makers to compete and get involved in the show; this guidebook contains all the information you’ll
need to take home a gold medal.

GARDENS
1. Garden Design
The London Flower show will feature 20 stunning show gardens designed and built by a hand
picked selection of world’s best garden designers alongside designs from outstanding hobbyist and
amateur designers.
After the close of competition entries on April 1st 2016, a short list of just twenty designers will be
selected to make their creations come to life. The final twenty will compete to take home Gold and
Silver medals in a range of competition categories as well as cash prizes.
Amateur and hobbyist garden designers are warmly welcomed to apply, as are designers from
overseas.
Unlike most other horticultural events, The London Flower Show will sustain a large portion of the
cost associated with building her show gardens, allowing designers to dream big without curtailing
their creativity due to costs. A set budget will be applied to each garden depending on it’s
competition category and size.
Participation in the competition is subject to a selection process managed by a panel of industry
experts, Participation in the competition is subject to a selection process managed by a panel of
industry experts, the competition rules and criteria can be found in the “Get Involved” sectioned on
the website. Competition entries open on Monday 2nd of November.

SUB CATEGORIES:
1) Garden Macro Sites (Reserved for practicing garden designers)
a. 6 x 10 metres in size
b. 5 sites in total
2) Garden Micro Sites (open to all)
c. 3 x 5 m in size
d. 15 sites in total

 

GARDEN DESIGN APPLICATIONS:
Applications for both categories of garden design can be found online; alternatively application forms
can be downloaded and posted to:
The London Flower Show
Suite 117
115 Coventry Road
Bethnal Green
London
E2 6GG
All garden applications must include the following drawings as a minimum, drawings must be
submitted in a jpeg / pdf format.
1. Perspective drawing – showing a view into the garden.
2. Outline plan – showing the garden from above, to scale and annotated with measurements.
3. Sections and/or elevations – showing excavation depths and key heights.
4. Preliminary planting plan with key structural plants – this does not have to be a final definitive
list, it just needs to be an indication of the plants to be used.
5. Construction drawings – where possible construction drawings should be supplied at
application stage for building, walls and any load bearing construction, including conservatories,
glasshouses, prefabricated garden buildings and walkways. If not supplied with the initial
application, construction drawings will be requested later in the application process. Structural
engineer’s drawings will be required at allocation.
Designs can be submitted to info@thelondonflowershow.co.uk

Storage
A temporary outdoor space will be made available for product storage in the build up to the event.
There is no overnight/covered storage for equipment – please ensure that mixers, disc cutters and
so forth are removed from site at the end of each day.
Services
Water and electricity is provided free of charge for the construction period only. If you require
electricity for your garden during the show (a separate supply must be ordered and paid for at the
time of application) Water is available and you are required to bring your own hose to reach your
garden.
Security of Exhibits
Security coverage will commence on the evening of 06/09/16 but particular care should be taken
regarding valuable items while on site. All materials and valuable items remain the property of the
contractor and/or designer and are to be covered by the designer/groups insurance.

 

Prizes and Recognition
The London Flower Show will award prize money based on the medal awarded:

• Division 1 (Macro Sites) - £5000 (inc VAT) set budget per garden
* Gold Medal - £1000 cash prize -- Awarded to best overall design in show
* Silver Medal - £750 cash prize -- Awarded to most artistic design and species mix
* Bronze Medal - £500 cash prize -- Awarded to most exotic design and species mix
• Division 2 (Micro Sites) - £1000 (inc VAT) set budget per garden
* Gold Medal - £750 cash prize --

Awarded to best overall design in show

* Silver Medal - £500 cash prize --

Awarded to most artistic design and species mix

* Bronze Medal - £250 cash prize -- Awarded to most exotic design and species mix

PRODUCE
3. Produce Display & Propagation
In keeping with London Flower Show’s pastoral vision and commitment to environmental support
and sustenance, the nurture of fresh fruit and vegetables, particularly when using traditional farming
methods and organic or macrodynamic practice is seen to be at the heart of horticulture, in many
ways it’s point of origin, its heart and soul.
The London Flower Show will present the country’s richest fresh produce competition with an
emphasis on producers who take an organic or sustainable approach to farming. Cash prizes will be
awarded to the best entries, along with gold and silver medals in a diverse cross-section of
categories including several Produce Display divisions. Pukka produce from across the nation will
be on display the London Flower Show, so if you think your beets and the very best or your carrots
take the cake we want to hear from you. Amateur and hobbyist entrants are warmly welcomed to
apply.
Participation in the competition is subject to a selection process managed by a panel of industry
experts, Participation in the competition is subject to a selection process managed by a panel of
industry experts, the competition rules and criteria can be found in the “Get Involved” sectioned on
the website. Competition entries open on Monday 2nd of November.

 

Produce Sub Categories
ARRANGEMENT
The London Flower Show 2016 Produce Arrangement Themes

Division 1 - Harvest Moon
Pastoral celebration of the harvest season here and overseas, fruiting flowers, edible blossoms,
evening blooms and nocturnal flowering species synonymous with nature's bounty and the late
blooming varietals synonymous with the final days of Summer.
Division 2 - Deep In The Jungle
Thriving jungle undergrowth and flowers of paradise, a riot of tropical vines, orchids and cycads.
Carnivores and sub tropical ground dwellers, perennial rainforest ferns and blooms framed by the
fecundity of the temperate zones.
Division 3 - Temple Bell
An offering to the gods, flower chains adorning Hindu Temple Altars or Buddhist offerings to the
great divine oneness. Asian and African species set against a backdrop of ancient religious artifacts.
Division 4 - Island Time
Tropical island welcome arrangements, the adornment of tribal fishermen retuning home to their
loved ones after a day on the open water, aquatic species, salt water species and coastal shrubs.
Hardy dune dwellers and celebratory sub tropical blooms bathed in sand, sunshine and tropical
finery.
Division 5 - Peace & Love
A British celebration the armistice of World War 2 in London, an arrangement to honour the soldier
returning from the front to his family in the glow of new found peace, English rural species that
exemplify the best of British and return to the simple rural life after the rigours of war

 

STAGING

An exhibit staged on a circular board 1m in diameter at ground level and painted matt black
emulsion. Space allowed 100cm diameter, maximum height 210cm. To be viewed and judged all
round.

A staging exhibit incorporating a stand 61cm in diameter x 75cm high, overall space allowed 80cm
diameter, height optional. Staging painted Crown Mimosa Solo emulsion. To be viewed and judged
all round.

PROPAGATION
Display must consist of one cultivar only.
The London Flower Show is accepting entries for the following fruit and vegetable exhibits.
Fruit






Strawberry’s
Kiwi
Apples
Raspberries
Peaches

Citrus Fruits
Damsons
Grapes
Plums
Blueberries

Vegetable






Carrots (Long pointed)
Courgette
Broad Bean
Runner bean
Large Tomatoes

Cauliflower
Onions
Cos lettuce
Beetroot
Squash, winter

 

FLOWERS
2. Floral Arrangement & Propagation
At the heart and soul of the London Flower show is its Floral Arrangement and Propagation
(growing) Competition. It celebrates the work of the country’s best amateur and professional floral
designers and growers, with an emphasis on innovative design and high quality propagation.
Competition categories will be diverse with an emphasis on international varieties and cross-cultural
flavour while also staying close to home by championing the best of British. Gold and silver medals
will be awarded to competition winners in each category, along with cash prizes.
Amateur and hobbyist entrants are warmly welcomed to apply.
Participation in the competition is subject to a selection process managed by a panel of industry
experts, the competition rules and criteria can be found in the “Get Involved” sectioned on the
website. Competition entries open on Monday 2nd of November.
Arrangement
Guidelines for staging
1.In each exhibit natural plant material must predominate with emphasis on fresh flowers and
foliage.
2. Use of cultivated moss is allowed.
3. Dried plant material is permitted but fresh flowers and foliage should form the major part of the
exhibit.
4. While some dyed surface or manipulated (e.g. plaited, stapled, glossed etc) plant may be used
exhibitors should remember that that The London Flower Show is held to display excellence in
plants and all other aspects of horticulture.
5. The London Flower Show does not permit the use of wild dug plants and artificial

Staging
Class A
An exhibit staged on a circular board 1m in diameter at ground level and painted matt black
emulsion. Space allowed 100cm diameter, maximum height 210cm. To be viewed and judged all
round, Two exhibitors only per entry.

 

Class B

A staging exhibit incorporating a stand 61cm in diameter x 75cm high, overall space allowed 80cm
diameter, height optional. Staging painted Crown Mimosa Solo emulsion. To be viewed and judged
all round.
Class C
A small exhibit staged within an arched niche with divisions. Space allowed 45cm wide x 45cm deep
x 45cm high on staging raised 75cm from the ground and painted Crown Mimosa Solo emulsion.
Class D

An exhibit staged in a lighted niche with a rectangular front opening of 60cm wide x 76cm high.
Space allowed 76cm wide x 61cm deep x 99cm high on staging raised 75cm from the ground.
Interior of niche painted matt black emulsion, fascia painted Crown Mimosa Solo emulsion. To be
viewed through the opening.
London Flower Show 2016 Arrangement Themes

Division 1 - Harvest Moon
Pastoral celebration of the harvest season here and overseas, fruiting flowers, edible blossoms,
evening blooms and nocturnal flowering species synonymous with nature's bounty and the late
blooming varietals synonymous with the final days of Summer.
Division 2 - Deep In The Jungle
Thriving jungle undergrowth and flowers of paradise, a riot of tropical vines, orchids and cycads.
Carnivores and sub tropical ground dwellers, perennial rainforest ferns and blooms framed by the
fecundity of the temperate zones.
Division 3 - Temple Bell
An offering to the gods, flower chains adorning Hindu Temple Altars or Buddhist offerings to the
great divine oneness. Asian and African species set against a backdrop of ancient religious artifacts.

 

Division 4 - Island Time
Tropical island welcome arrangements, the adornment of tribal fishermen retuning home to their
loved ones after a day on the open water, aquatic species, salt water species and coastal shrubs.
Hardy dune dwellers and celebratory sub tropical blooms bathed in sand, sunshine and tropical
finery.
Division 5 - Peace & Love
A British celebration the armistice of World War 2 in London, an arrangement to honour the soldier
returning from the front to his family in the glow of new found peace, English rural species that
exemplify the best of British and return to the simple rural life after the rigours of war

Prizes and Recognition

* Gold Medal - £500 cash prize

– Awarded to best overall design in show

* Silver Medal - £250 cash prize

– Awarded to most artistic design and species mix

* Bronze Medal - £150 cash prize

– Awarded to most exotic design and species mix

Propagation
The London Flower Show is now accepting entries for the following floral propagation.






Roses general
Helianthus
Helenium
Carnations
Chrysanthemums

Carthamus
Germini
Lilies
Alstroemeria
Leucospermum

Prizes and Recognition
* Gold Medal - £500 cash prize

– Awarded to best quality specimens in show

* Silver Medal - £250 cash prize

– Awarded to most exotic varietal breed specimen

* Bronze Medal - £150 cash prize

– Awarded to most exotic designer breed specimen


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