Introduction by Show Secretary
My Name is Derek Cullen I have taken over the job of Show Secretary for 2017.
To Introduce myself I am retired, married to Chris, we have been an allotment tenants since 2002 we started at May Lane because I worked for B’ham Uni and it was convenient, when I retired 2010 May lane became too far to travel.
In 2011 Mick Merrill made us an offer we could not refuse and we moved to Ward End Gardeners Northleigh Road just a short distance from home.
I have been exhibiting since 2008 with moderate success and for the last five years I have shadowing Mick judging. I have been Ward End Gardeners Show Secretary since 2012.
I am not a gardener in the Horticultural sense but I love growing veg, each year I try to do better allotment growing and showing is complementary because we show the best and eat the rejects/surpluses and start again.
As Show Secretary, I am only concerned with what happens inside the show tent, to get the exhibitors in and out without hassle. To make the show the best experience for the Exhibitor and in the long term to grow the show into the completion that everyone what’s to enter which take a little longer.
Any questions/interest about Exhibiting in this year’s Show Please contact me
To find out more about the Show and get a Schedule download click here
If you are new to showing and want some advice click here
To view 2016 show trophy awards click here