Bill Knight

On leaving school at the age of 15, Bill went as a “garden boy” for three years and then went on to work in Commercial Greenhouses for another two years. Bill started showing in the early 70’s and continued right up till 2011. He has been judging with his wife Chris since 2003/4 and is […]
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John Negus

Trained at Wisley Gardens and Merrist Wood Horticultural colleges, photo-journalist John Negus (Dip. Hort. Wisley) enjoys sharing his passion for gardening and other outdoor pursuits. Specialising in trees, shrubs and climbers, he lectures regularly, with slides, at gardening clubs, W.I.s and many other societies. He is also a member of the Surrey, Hampshire, Kent and […]
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Sheila Rapley

Started exhibiting at my local horticultural show 35 years ago, worked up through the “ ranks “ to finally achieve some top places. Exhibiting at all three shows: Spring, Summer and Autumn with both flowers and vegetables. I have been a qualified Guild Judge since 2003, doing 2years training with Harold White, Bill Cox and […]
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Rosemary Hucker

Rosemary has been judging shows for well over 25 years and has tasted many cakes and jams over the years; mainly in Hampshire and just into the borders of Berkshire. She joined the Surrey Guild last year after meeting fellow judges at a show in Cobham who said the Guild was always on the lookout […]
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Geoff Peach

Geoff began his horticultural life in Sussex, having been encouraged to exhibit at Crawley Horticultural Society after wandering into one of their shows and asking questions about the classes. This turned into a bit of an obsession with Geoff and his wife Lindsay becoming familiar faces at shows in the Horsham area, particularly at Barns […]
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