The Society's annual Best Kept Allotment competition is fast approaching. Plot selection
took place over the weekend of 15/16th June and the judging onSaturday 29th June.
The winner receives the Furze Trophy and £25.
How many plots are selected for judging?
• A maximum of 3 plots will be chosen from each of the five main allotment sites.
N.B. Holme Road and Gamston Bridge are taken as one site.
• Full plots and half-plots are all eligible for selection.
• There is also a section for new plot holders in 2019. This will result in a prize
for Best Endeavour for
the newcomers on each of the five sites. The Best Endeavour awards are decided by
the site Trustee.
How are plots selected?
• A combination of the site Trustee and a WBRHS committee member will select the
sites to be judged. They will try to select the sites that have a wide range of plant
and/or fruit growth, in good condition and are reasonably tidy.
• The plot holders will be contacted soon after the 16th June to confirm they are
happy to have their plot entered.
• The plot holders then have two weeks to “tidy/weed/prettify” their plot to get
it in to tip-top condition for judging.
What is the judging criteria?
• All selected plot will be marked out of 300, divided between the following areas:
◦ Quality of crops 100
◦ Condition of plot 60
◦ Good gardening skills 50
◦ Continuity of cropping 25
◦ Layout and planting 25
◦ Regime overall 25
◦ Cleanliness and finish 20
◦ Composting facilities 20
The judges are local to Nottingham but have no connection to either the Horticultural
Society or the West Bridgford Allotment Holders group and are, therefore, impartial