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Whether you are a member of Sway Gardening Club or someone living in the village who likes growing flowers or vegetables, we would love you to join in with the village flower shows. On this site you will find a list of the 'classes' you can enter. You can bring flowers, pot plants, vegetables, fruit, flower arrangements and cakes.

Our shows are normally held in St Luke's Church.

We hold both Spring and Summer Shows, which have their own pages on this site with more details of classes you can enter and also the Entry forms.

How to enter

It helps to know in advance how many entries we have to find room for so your Entry Form (found on the Spring or Summer Show page) needs to be with us by 4pm the Thursday before the show. There is a fee of 20p per entry. If you are new to this and are not sure what goes in which class, then have a best guess and someone will help you sort out the entries on the day.

Check the 'Show Rules' section for further details.

What to do on the day

Come to St Luke's Church between 8 am and 10.30 am with your entries ready to display, you need to have completed your setup by 10.30, and then exit. You will need to provide your own vases and plates.

The show opens

The show opens to the general public at 2:00pm (Admission £1). Please don’t take your entries home until the end of the show (approx 4pm). Come back between 2 pm and 4 pm to see the wonderful displays you have contributed to and find out what the judges thought of your entries. There will be tea and delicious home made cakes on sale

Presentation of Trophies

Trophies will be presented to the winners at 3.30 pm.

Show Rules

1. To enter you must be at least one of the following:
  • A resident of Sway
  • A paid up member of Sway Gardening Club
  • A member of Sway Allotment Holders
  • Under 18 years and living in Sway, going to school in Sway or visiting relatives in Sway
  • Sway Flower Club Members can compete in Floral Art (Section D)

2.   Entry fee: 20 pence per entry to be included with entry form.   Junior entries are free.

3.   You can only put one exhibit in each class.

4.   All plant exhibits must have been grown by the exhibitor (except in Floral Art).

5.   Flower, plant and vegetable classes are judged to current RHS rules.

6.   A Pot Plant must have been owned for least three months.

7.   An annual is a flower raised from seed during the 12months preceding the show.

The Venue will be open between 8am and 10.30am on show day for you to bring your entries, set them up and then exit, so judging can start at 11:00am. 

How to enter

Your Entry Form and fees should be placed in an envelope and delivered to: Sue Gent, Fuchsias, Station Road, Sway.

  • by 4pm Thursday TBC for 2022 for the Spring Show
  • by 4pm Thursday TBC for 2022 for the Summer Show
  • We will accept one late entry per person on the day.
Judges’ marking

Points will be awarded for the following placed entries. The most accumulated points in each section will win the trophy for that section.

1st place                         4 points
2nd place                       3 points
3rd place                       2 points
Highly Commended     1 point

(Double points for the President’s class at the Spring Show and for classes 17, 18, 48 and 49 at Summer Show.)


Certificates are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and highly commended. 1st place card holders may collect £1 prize money from the club treasurer at the end of the show.