Topsham Flower and Vegetable Show

Flower and Vegetable Show exhibits

TAGS Show is an annual flower, vegetable and kitchen produce competition for TAGS Members, Topsham Allotment Holders and residents of Topsham and the surrounding areas.
The main aim is to celebrate the growing and enjoyment of plants in the Topsham Community through friendly competition.

We also aim to:

  • To raise funds through sales of produce, a raffle and the sale of tea & cakes to cover the costs of running the Show.
  • To promote the purpose of the Society by advertising the benefits of membership and recruiting of new members.
  • To be an enjoyable event for the contestants, show volunteers and members of the general public.
Show visitors...

About the Show

The first Show was held in 1967 and has evolved to include about 70 Classes, mostly vegetables, fruit and flowers, but including kitchen produce which we are trying to encourage. It also includes a very popular Photography Competition.

The competition is open to anyone living in Topsham and the surrounding area, Topsham Allotment Holders, Topsham Flower Club and TAGS members.  A Schedule of Classes/Entry Form can be found in the link below and printed copies available to collect from The Book Shop and Nancy Potter House from early July.

Entry Forms need to be submitted a few days before the Show, entries are arranged in the Hall in the morning and the Show is open to the public between 2 and 4pm. During that time there is a Raffle, a Produce Stall and Tea & Cakes served, with prize giving at the end. It is a lovely community event!

The next Show will be held on Sunday in August 2024 see you there!

The link for the Show Programme including the Rules for Entry and the Entry Form for 2024 will be published on this website:



TAGS Annual Flower and Vegetable Show - August 2023

The drought this year did not deter people from submitting a wonderful selection of flowers, fruits, vegetables and other produce for us to enjoy. The vegetable creatures class is always a favourite and did not disappoint as you can see from the photograph.

We were delighted with the standard of posters designed by pupils of Topsham First School which advertised the Show around Topsham.

So thank you to the traders who contributed to the Raffle prizes, as well as those who baked cakes, as that is how we raise money to fund the Show. And well done to the whole team for putting it on. The results of the Show and Photography Competitioncan be seen below.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in 2024!

Cup and trophy winners for 2023:

  • The Leger Cup for Best Tomatoes: D & D Hayes
  • Goblet for Best Potatoes: D & D Hayes
  • The Burrows Cup for Best Beans: Maddy Jevon
  • The Stephenson Cup for Best Onions: John Fiddes
  • The McLarin Trophy for Best Cucurbits:  Lesley Vining
  • The Van Oppen Cup for Best in Vegetable Classes: Ralph and Mo Hare 
  • The Thompson Cup for Best Dahlia: Rosie Cobley
  • The Parsons Cup for Best Rose: Jo Paulett
  • The Heptinstall Cup for Best Pot Plant: Christine Harrison
  • The Daphne Burdick Cup for Best in Flower Arrangement: Linda Wilkerson                                                             
  • The Bragg Cup for Best in Preserves: Verity May     
  • Best in Baking: D & D Hayes
  • The Thomas Salver for Best in Fruit Classes: David and Stella McLarin
  • The Vernon Cup for Best in Flowers: Christine Harrison
  • The Marjorie McLarin Trophy for Best in Photography Classes: Kate Halliday
  • The Association Cup for Champion of the Show: David  and Stella McLarin


TAGS Show 2023 Photography Competition

Best in Photography and winner of the Marjorie McLarin Trophy:  Kate Halliday (22)

Garden View:

  • First prize - John Bryant
  • Second prize - Carol Dant 
  • Third prize - Mary Lambert
  • Highly Commended - Angela Daveney
  • Highly Commended - Beth  Daw
  • Highly Commended - Sue Owen

Plant Portrait:

  • First prize - Kate Halliday 
  • Second prize - Sally Ewings 
  • Third prize - Alison Palmer 
  • Highly Commended - Rhona Hope 
  • Highly Commended - Mary Morris 
  • Highly Commended - Anthony Taylor

To the Woods:

  • First prize - David and Stella McLarin 
  • Second prize - Sally Ewings
  • Third prize - Beth Daw 
  • Highly Commended - Kate Halliday 
  • Highly Commended - Penny Wolujewicz 
  • Highly Commended - Penny Wolujewicz 


Judges Choice - Mary Lambert

A full list of the Show Results can be seen in the links below:

TAGS Show August 2023 - Best in Show Results

TAGS Show August 2023 - Competitor Overall Category Results

TAGS Show August 2023 - Competitor Show Results

Raffle Prizes 2023