TOP VASE & TOP TRAY are no longer being commercially sponsored, Mullion Horticultural Society will provide the prizes


Prize Money:   1st  10,  2nd  5,  3rd  3


Vase of between 5 and 10 mixed flowers taken from a minimum of 2 different KINDS of plants. Up to 35 points can be awarded, 25 for the colour, form, condition, quality and freshness of the flowers on display and 10 for the overall presentation and effects of the flowers in the vase. The vase will be viewed from all directions.

Stems must show flowers only, no seed heads or berries will be allowed. The vase can be any shape and size and made from any material, but must be in proportion to the display. No marks are awarded for the vase itself.

No accessories such as bows and additional foliage will be allowed. Foliage growing naturally from the stem is allowed. Packing material, including floral  foam, to keep the stems in place is allowed.


Prize Money:   1st  10,  2nd 5,  3rd  3


The Top Tray competition is for a collection of 3 types of vegetables taken from the following list of 15.  The quantity of each vegetable required for the collection is given in brackets: carrots(3), cauliflower(2), onions(3), parsnips(3), peas(6 pods), potatoes(3), runner beans(6 pods), tomatoes(6),  French beans(6 pods), sweetcorn(2), pepper(3), cucumber(2), courgettes(3), red beet(3), aubergines(2).

Up to 60 points can be awarded, 20 for each TYPE of vegetable.  7 points for size, shape and colour; 7 points for condition; 6 points for uniformity.   The vegetables must be displayed within an area measuring 18x24 without bending any part of them.  No part of any exhibit may exceed the size of the tray.  Where a tray has a lip or edge, it is the internal measurements that must not exceed 18x24)

A black cloth is permitted, and the tray may be painted. Parsley is allowed for garnishing, but no other foliage or accessories, such as plates, sand, rings and so on, will be allowed. Onion tops may be tied or whipped using raffia or string.


Carrots & parsnips must have foliage trimmed back to 3.

Peas & beans must be displayed with some stalk attached.

Tomatoes must be displayed with Calyces (green flower bud case).

Tray, board or staging must not be cut or mutilated in any way. E.g. cutting  holes.