Flower Show Competitions
Run in conjunction with the Lambeth Horticultural Society, there are 83 different classes to enter each year with prize winnings on offer for each class.
Flower and pot plant exhibits – Cacti and succulents exhibits – Bonsai exhibits – Fruit and vegetables exhibits – Floral art exhibits – Children’s exhibits – Domestic exhibits – Handicraft exhibits.
All classes of the competition are open to amateur exhibitors only. Only one entry per class is allowed.
All entries have now closed.
Scarecrow & Recycled Garden Competitions
Entry is free of charge. First prize for both competitions is £100 in high street vouchers. Entries will be judged by public vote at the show with winners announced the following week.
All entries have now closed.
Scarecrow Competition: ‘Science and the Cosmos’
This year, we’re celebrating all things “Science and the Cosmos”. There’s no denying that science and space is a hot topic right now. We want to see your favourite astronauts, space missions, inspirational scientists and more. It’s time to get your scientific thinking caps on and be as creative as you like.
Recycled Garden Competition
Use any type of recycled container for your garden; an old wheelbarrow, a shopping crate, a washing up bowl or even a old tyre. Plant anything from a mini vegetable plot to a flower bed. Green fingers at the go!
Vegetable Sculpture Competition
Although part of the Flower Show Competitions, this class 68 deserves a section all to itself. Our Vegetable Sculpture Competition attracts unrivalled interest and queues around the block from people itching to see these amazing these vegetable pieces of art – not forgetting puns galore!
Congratulations to Roisein McNulty for creating “The artist formerly known as Quince in his Little Veg Courgette”… out 2017 winner!
Every year there is a big selection of sporting competitions to take part in at our Activate Zone, which is programmed and managed by the Lambeth Sports and Physical Activity Team.
Lambeth Floral Ride
Saturday 21 July – 2pm – Streatham Common
Grab your bike or arrange to try an adapted cycle* to ride to the Lambeth Country Show this year as part of the #LambethFloralRide!
Tickets are £3 and include flowers to decorate your bike. Children are free with an accompanying adult.
The ticket price will ensure that your bike looks fit for a country show with free flowers attached before you set off. Meet at the Rookery on Streatham Common at 2pm for a 2.15pm start. We will travel along the Quietway to take in the glory of some of the cycle infrastructure that takes you off the main road and through some parks and green spaces.
All participants will be able to take advantage of a free bike check and valet parking on arrival at the show.
*If you are mobility impaired and would like to take part, please let us know with at least two weeks notice so we can match you with a bike to suit your needs. We require that anyone borrowing a bike in this way has a session with our partners Wheels for Wellbeing ahead of the ride.
For more info, please email email@example.com
You can register to help out in various roles on show days in either half day or full day slots. As a volunteer you will be offered a lunch voucher for your time, as well as a certificate of recognition signed by the Mayor of Lambeth. It is a great development opportunity to learn new skills and gain new experiences, as well as meeting members of your local community.
Applications have now closed.
We are always looking for experienced and enthusiastic individuals to help us produce the show. There may be further opportunities to work on a freelance basis, as well as the weekend of the event itself.
Please send your CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to add you to our database.
Press & Filming Enquiries
If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, you can contact Lambeth Council’s press team.
Film enquiries for the show are managed by FilmFixer Ltd. Please call 020 7620 0391 or email email@example.com.
Alternatively please visit the Lambeth Film Office website to make an application to film.
Awards / Certifications
2013 – Friendly Event of the Year (Winner) – National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA)
2014 – London Festival of the Year (Finalist) – London Lifestyle Awards
2015 – Major Event of the Year (Finalist) – National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA)
2015 – Public Event of the Year (Finalist) – Event Production Awards
2015/16 – Creative Industry Green certification (3 stars) – Julie’s Bicycle