2. The term `rock plant' shall mean any plant suitable for the rock garden, bog garden, wild
garden or alpine house.
3. Section I is open to all members. Section II is open only to members who, at the start of the
show year have not won more than 50 SRGC Section II First Prizes. Section III is for Junior
members. Section IV is for non-competitive exhibits of plants, photographs, paintings,
sketches, etc. Council is anxious to encourage these to make the shows as successful as
possible. Please advise the Show Secretary of the size of the exhibit by the entry date.
displayed. Inaccurate naming shall not be a disqualification.
possession for at least six months before the date of the Show.
6. No competitor may have more than one exhibit in any one class, unless specified for that class
in the schedule.
Show without the permission of the Show Secretary.
final. For Sections I and II at least two of the three Judges shall be selected from those names
on the Club's Panel of Judges which is held by the Chairman of the Show Secretaries'
Committee. At least one of these three Judges shall reside outside the immediate
neighbourhood of the town where the Show is being held. For Sections other than I and II,
Show Secretaries are at liberty to use their discretion. No Show Secretary shall appoint a
Judge who has already served at the Show for the previous two consecutive years.
11. Any protest must be delivered in writing within half an hour of the Show opening on the first
day of the Show to the Show Secretary, who will then appoint a Committee of not less than
three persons who will consider the protest.
12. All cups and trophies (except medals) to be held for one year. Cost of engraving trophies may
be reclaimed from relevant show secretaries.
14.a) All plants entered in classes for plants `grown from seed' must be
accompanied by date of sowing and may be accompanied by botanical notes (unless stated as a requirement)
Orchidaceae, but may give liberal interpretation to plants coming under the other headings.
They should look for established plants.
16. Cyclamen 'groups' - C. hederifolium 'group' includes CC. africanum, confusum, hederifolium and h. crassifolium. C. graecum 'group' includes graecum and maritimum
17. All plants should be free of pests and diseases. Any plants may be removed to a safe place by
the Show Secretary if in his or her opinion a plant is harbouring pests or diseases.
class, enquiry should be made of the Show Secretary.
Club Shows, subject to the discretion of the Show Secretary concerned.
4. There are three joint AGS-SRGC shows each year, in Kendal, Northumberland and Newcastle.
The show notes and rules of each Society are applied in alternate years, with the award of Farrer or Forrest Medals as appropriate. It is important that exhibitors and judges recognise that there are a few differences between the rules of each Society and they should consult and apply the appropriate rules. The key difference is in the definitions used for bulbous plants. For example, the AGS rules allow for rhizomes, as in Iris and Trillium but exclude Cyclamen, whereas the SRGC rules allow for Cyclamen and Rhodohypoxis but exclude Trillium and Oncocyclus Iris. AGS rules referred to are available HERE
At these joint shows members of both AGS and SRGC are eligible for all prizes, medals and other awards. Points count towards seasonal aggregates and merit medals according to membership.
5. Show Secretaries are requested to send a list of `firsts' gained in Sections I and II of their
Show as soon as possible after each Show, using the forms supplied, to Mrs Jean Wyllie,
may be awarded at each club show, to the most meritorious plant or pan of rock plant(s)
(one variety) exhibited in the scheduled classes.
Plants eligible for the award should come from the following:
a. a plant that has won its class outright
b. a plant from a multi-pan entry (the entry need not have won the class)
c. a plant from the non-competitive classes
A Forrest medal shall not be awarded more than once in any one year at the Spring/Summer
Shows to the same individual plant.
To members who have previously won this Medal an Award Card will be awarded
instead of another medal.
Is presented to any member winning a total of ten Forrest Medals, to mark the achievement.
Thereafter members winning subsequent Forrest Medals will receive an Award Card only.
The judges shall have the power to award a Certificate of Merit to any exhibitor for a plant.
The number of such certificates in any one Show shall not be limited, but the standard must
be kept high.
May be awarded at each Club Show to the competitor with the highest aggregate of points in
Section II. A Bronze Medal shall not be awarded unless an exhibitor obtains 20% of the
total points available in Section II of the show, except where, in the opinion of the Show
Secretary and judges, the entries of that exhibitor are of outstanding merit. `Points available'
are calculated by totalling the points available from first prizes in the section. The
exhibitor's aggregate of points must be at least 20% of the total; but may have been obtained
from any prize placings. In the case of a `tie' two Bronze Medals will be awarded. To
members who have previously won a Bronze Medal an Award Card will be awarded instead
of another medal.
may be awarded to a plant, exhibited on a trade or professional display, which in the opinion
of the judges is of the same standard as expected for the Forrest Medal.
may be awarded in each of the following categories:
(i) Built-up Rock Garden
(iii) Floral Display
(v) Display of Paintings or Drawings
is awarded annually to the Plantsman of the Year, the exhibitor gaining the highest
aggregate of First Prize points in Section I of Club Shows in the calendar year
is awarded annually to the exhibitor in Section II who gains the highest aggregate of first
will be awarded for First Prizes gained in Section I. The only exceptions are that no `firsts'
awarded for cut flowers or floral arrangements will be eligible. One Medal only of each will
be awarded as follows:
Bronze Merit Medal after gaining 10 First Prizes
Silver Merit Medal after gaining 25 First Prizes
Gold Merit Medal after gaining 50 First Prizes
Subsequent Gold Merit Medal winners will receive an Award Card only.
A new trophy funded from the sale of seed from the Gothenburg Botanic Garden. To go to
the best plant grown from seed, cuttings or bought from the Garden and exhibited at a SRGC
Show over a year (covers the North of England Shows). Plants that qualify will be
photographed on a digital camera and relayed on the internet to Gothenburg for the final
judging by the Alpine Department. The trophy will be given out at the AGM in
This trophy rotates between the competitive shows in date order. If two shows change
position in date sequence, the trophy moves in such a way as no show has the trophy for
two consecutive years and no shows miss a year. It is awarded for the best cushion plant in
Presented by the AGS Ulster Group to commemorate the 75th SRGC Anniversary. This
trophy rotates between the competitive shows in date order. If two shows change position
in date sequence, the trophy moves in such a way as no show has the trophy for two
consecutive years and no shows miss a year.
This cup will be awarded at the AGM for the best entry to Class 5 of the Twice-yearly
Photographic/Art Competition, exhibited in the current show year. See twice-yearly
photographic/art completion schedule.
Skill in Cultivation………..… 30
Rarity in Cultivation………... 10
Rarity in Cultivation…….….. 30
Garden worthiness………….. 50
Rarity and difficulty………… Nil
(ii) A plant in fruit shall rank equal to a plant in flower.
(iii) No plant, unless in a class for some special quality, shall receive more than half the
points allocated for condition if not in flower or fruit.
(iv) No distinction shall be made between a plant grown in a pot or pan and one lifted
from the open ground.
(v) Only if other points are equal should preference be given to a species over a natural
or garden hybrid.
(vi) The judges are authorised and are requested, to withhold any trophy, prize or award
if they consider the exhibits to be of insufficient merit.
Society, The Alpine Garden Society, and The Scottish Rock Garden Club. It deals with all rock and
alpine house plants other than irises, rhododendrons, narcissi and tulips although it does deal with dwarf members of these genera when these specialist committees are not meeting.