NZ Camellia Society
NATIONAL CAMELLIA SHOW AND CONVENTION
FRIDAY 21 TO 23 AUGUST
Kapiti's estuary which leads to the sea and beyond to Kapiti Island
SHOW SATURDAY 22 AUGUST
Kapiti is hosting the event with the show being held in the Waikanae War Memorial Hall, 3-5 Pehi Kupa Street, Waikanae, which is to the east of the city centre, across the railway lines, first street to the left which will lead directly to the hall.
All blooms will be judged from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm The show will open at 12.30 pm and close at 4.45 pm. Everyone is invited to attend to view up to 1,000 magnificent blooms of different sizes, shapes and colours.
A "Top Table" will display all the winning blooms including the Champion Bloom of the Show and the Best Novice Blooms along with their trophies and a number of Honour's Blooms for those that just missed out on higher awards. These will be the outstanding blooms of the show.
A Reticulata, Brian a previous winner
FRIDAY SETTING UP AND ENTERING BLOOMS
The hall will be set up during the morning and early afternoon. You are invited to bring your blooms from your garden and enter them in the Novice Classes from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm and on Saturday from 7.00 am until 8.30 am. For single blooms, the classes will be in colours of White, Pink, and Red and also Variegated of any species. shape and size. And there will be two classes for groups of three blooms of the same variety or three different varieties. Name your blooms if you can, but it is not a requirement to do so. Assistance will be available to enter your blooms. You may win a prize.
WHANGANUI 2019 NATIONAL SHOW AND CONVENTION
SHOW SATURDAY AFTERNOON 24 August
On a showery wet Saturday morning, all of the blooms were judged. The two top blooms, the Champion Bloom of the Show and the Best Novice Bloom were selected. Overall a total of 30 trophies were awarded for the excellence of the blooms in their classes.
The show opened at 12.30 pm and closed at 4.45 pm. The blooms 982 were spectacular and presented a sea of colour in differing shapes, sizes and species in their different classes.
The blooms in all their glory
Mayor Hamish McDouall formally opened the show at 1.30 pm.
The "top table" displayed the Champion Bloom of the Show, the Best Novice Bloom, and those blooms who won their classes with outstanding blooms of different sizes, shapes and colours. Overall a total of 30 trophies were awarded to those blooms. For those blooms who did not quite make it to the top table they were awarded "Honour's Bloom Certificates" and they were all very deserving of that award.
CHAMPION BLOOM OF THE SHOW
This was won by Derek and Jenny Beard from Western Bay of Plenty with an outstanding Hybrid bloom Spring Daze and they were presented with the Bethwaite Memorial Trophy. And for the same bloom, they also won the Council Trophy for the best Hybrid bloom, and the American Camellia Society's Trophy for the best bloom of American Origin. They also won four more trophies, the Harold Austin Memorial Trophy for the best small bloom, the Rayner Memorial Trophy for the best white bloom with Elegan's Champagne, and the Australian Rhea Egg Trophy for three blooms of Australian Origin with different varieties, and the Sir Victor Davies Trophy for six hybrid blooms of different varieties.
In addition, they won four Honour's Bloom Certificates with Liz Carter, Little Babe, Winter's Own, and Franck Houser Variegated, along with two Certificates for twelve blooms with at least three different, and three Reticulaltas same variety with Frank Houser Variegated.
Our gratulations go to Derek and Jenny for their outstanding results.
They also had significant successes at the 2018 National Show including winning the Champion Bloom of the Show with an outstanding Hybrid, Jamie.
The winning Trophy and certificate along with Spring Daze
The winning Trophy along with three others the Council Trophy, the Harold Austin Memorial Trophy, and the Australian Rhea Egg Trophy
BEST NOVICE BLOOM
This was won by Margaret Monks from Kapiti with an outstanding Hybrid boom Sweet Emily Kate along with the Iris Gittings Trophy. Our congratulations go to Magaret for achieving this outstanding result.
The winning trophy and bloom
Margaret proudly displaying her Trophy
Downloads or Information
National Show Venues
Champion Blooms NZ National Camellia Show
National Show Trophies and Past Winners