S. Anselm's Horticultural Show 2021

We are delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural

S. Anselm’s Horticultural Show, which will take place on:

Thursday 1st July 2021

There will be 36 exciting show categories for pupils to enter, from garden produce and flowers to conserves, lego to needlework, miniature well dressing to baking and photography to collage.  Now is the time to plan entries to ensure seeds are planted in good time, creative designs can be nurtured and skills honed to perfection.

All pupils are invited to enter the competition in as many classes as they choose.  For each competition class, be sure to select your best produce or item as only one entry per pupil can be allowed in each class.  All entries must be home grown or hand made by the pupil entering.
It is important to remember that you don’t need a large garden to grow fruit or vegetables.  They can be grown very successfully in plant pots or on window ledges, although if you can get outside to be among nature and enjoy some fresh air, it is a perfect excuse to do so.  Remember to try to use recycled containers and labels wherever you can!

Competition Classes

Home grown fruit and vegetables

3 beetroot with tops

5 baby carrots with tops

5 spring onions

3 radishes with tops

3 juicy strawberries with a leaf

6 pods of peas

3 new potatoes

3 sticks of rhubarb (leaves trimmed to 3″)

8 gooseberries (identical size)

Home grown flowers and produce

3 hen or duck eggs (identical size and colour)

Vase of cut flowers & foliage (home grown)

Small vase of sweet peas (any variety)

Small vase of freshly cut herbs

Most beautiful rose (single stem)

 Most perfect peony (single stem)

Most spherical allium (single stem)

Most exquisite hydrangea flowerhead

Fresh from the kitchen

Lemon Drizzle Cake (plate with 5 pieces)

Plate of 5 flapjacks

Plate of 5 biscuits

Homemade bread (any type, shape or design)

Jar of homemade jam (any flavour)

Jar of homemade chutney (any flavour)

Creative skills

Garden on a plate (12″ plate)

Miniature Well Dressing in clay (5″ square)

Animal Magic (animal can be made from bought fruit, veg, flowers – cocktail sticks also allowed)

Homemade scarecrow

A piece of needlework (up to 10 years old)

A piece of needlework (11-16 years old)

Decorative cushion (max 2ft)

A collage made from any natural materials (on A4 card – up to 7 years old inclusive)

A collage made from any natural materials (on A4 card – 8-16 years old)

A Lego model (2 ft max designed and titled by exhibitor – up to 7 years old inclusive)

A Lego model (2 ft max designed and titled by exhibitor – 8-16 years old)

A photograph of a Derbyshire scene taken by the exhibitor (up to 16 years inclusive)

A painting of a pet/animal (up to 16 years inclusive)

How to enter

First, decide which classes you would like to enter to allow time to get planting or work on your designs!  We have published the list of classes early to ensure there is plenty of time for you to plan ahead.


Download an entry form here and submit it to the School Office no later than 5.00pm on Thursday 24th June.  Whilst we don’t expect entrants to submit their entry forms until the Summer Term, early receipt of your entry form during the term will help the organising team in school!  Should you subsequently decide to enter additional classes, this can be done via the School Office.


Don’t forget to keep a copy/note of the classes you have enter before submitting your form.
For logistical reasons, we cannot accept new or additional class entries on the day of the Show.
Entries should be brought (complete/finished), on the day of the Show, to the drop off or display points as signposted, between 8.30am and 9.30am.  Entries may then be collected at the end on the Show, after judging and recording has taken place.

Save the date

The 2021 S. Anselm’s Horticultural Show will take place on:

Thursday 1st July 2021

Deadline for entries

All entries must be submitted by email by

5.00pm on
Thursday 24th June 2021

Click here to download an entry form