The BAF Horticultural Show

The Federation’s first horticultural show which took place in August 2014 was so successful that it was decided to make it an annual event. It is a successor to the horticultural element of the Friern Barnet summer show which was discontinued in 2012. Federation allotment holders and their immediate families may enter produce in one or more of over 150 different classes; including vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, potted plants and home made produce.

The show is held on a Sunday, with time for setting up and staging on the previous day. The judging takes place on the Sunday morning, following which the show is open for viewing during which time the prizes are awarded and the day ends with an auction of the produce exhibited. Both Barnet allotment holders and the general public are welcomed to the viewing.

Any queries about the show should be addressed to the competition secretary, Isobel Exell, at barnetallotmentfederation@gmail.com.


The 2019 BAF Horticultural Show will take place on Sunday 18 August, with staging taking place on Saturday 17 August. 

This year the show is being held at Martin Primary School, Plane Tree Walk, East Finchley N2 9JP.  There is good parking provision by the school and parking is available in the High Road.

The show schedule, which includes the competition categories and rules, an entry form, and posters for advertising the show to society members may be downloaded by clicking on the links below

Entries are invited from both allotment society members and the general public. Entry forms should be completed by participants and brought to registration on 17 August.

In addition to members entering their produce, jams, cakes, preserves and flowers, we’d also like to invite members to bake cakes for sale with teas and would appreciate you letting your members know about this.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with the organiser Isobel Exell by email to barnetallotmentfederation@gmail.com.


The 2018 show took place on Sunday 19 August at Rathbone Allotments, Ryalls Court, Oakleigh Road South, N20 0RY.

Click here for a report of the show.


The 2017 show took place on Sunday 20 August at Rathbone Allotments, Ryalls Court, Oakleigh Road South, N20 0RY.

Click here for a report of the show.

Click here to see a selection of photographs of the show. (To enlarge a picture, or to see a slideshow, just click on the image.)

 

The 2016 show took place on Saturday 20th August at Rathbone Allotments, Ryalls Court, Oakleigh Road South, N20 0RY.

Click here for a report of the show.

Click here for a list of those who were successful in the various classes, to whom cups and certificates were presented.

Click here to see a selection of photographs of the show. (To enlarge a picture, or to see a slideshow, just click on the image.)


The 2015 show took place on Saturday 22 August at Rathbone Allotments, Ryalls Court, Oakleigh Road South, N20 0RY.

Click here for a report of the show.

Click here for a list of those who were successful in the various classes, to whom cups and certificates were presented.

Click here to see a selection of photographs of the show. (To enlarge a picture, or to see a slideshow, just click on the image.)