Village Fete Rose Competition

June is a much better month for roses than the end of July, when the Society holds its Annual Show. This year there will be a Rose Competition at the Stoke Poges Fete on Saturday 8th June in the grounds of Stoke Poges School Rogers Lane. This will be sponsored by the Horticultural Society and judged by Brian Christie, a National Rose Society Judge.

There will be four classes:

1 large-flowered  bloom- fully open

1 large-flowered bloom – perfect stage 1/2-3/4 open

1 stem cluster-flowered rose carrying 3 or more flowers

1 stem miniature rose (any small-flowered rose eg. “Flower carpet” or “Seagull” type)

Entry will be free for Society members, on production of their membership card. For others entry fee is 50p

Please bring your exhibit/s to our stand during the first 30 minutes after the opening of the fete and collect them by 5 pm.

Judging will take place once all the exhibits have been mounted.

The best overall exhibit will receive a National Rose Society Bronze Medal. Winners of the individual classes will receive small monetary prizes.


Have you nominated the Horticultural Society to receive Co-op funding?

The Society has been fortunate to be nominated to receive funding support from the Co-op Community Fund which will go towards the cost of our Annual Show.

But what you may not know is:

Co-op members must confirm/reconfirm their choice of charity to receive support for every new period of funding.

The current 12 month payment period started last November and ends on 31st October 2019.

So please consider becoming a Co-op member, if you do, you will receive a 5% discount on Co-op branded products and services and a 1% contribution to your chosen charity.

Co-op members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Or go into But please be sure to nominate our Horticultural Society.

Here’s the unique link for the Horticultural Society cause:

Please sign up, nominate the Society, and ask your family, neighbours and friends to choose us to support the Annual Show.