Sadly, today the Federation learned of the unexpected death of Dinah Swaby.
Dinah lived in Alton, and as an HFHS affiliated judge, was well-known and valued in horticultural circles around Alton and throughout Hampshire.
On behalf of the Federation & its members, we would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Dinah’s husband and family.
We know Dinah was booked to judge two spring shows in the next few weeks, and we are looking to provide alternatives. But her engagements thereafter are not known by the Federation or her family.
Show secretaries affected by this sad news should make other arrangements. The Federation will provide help & support where possible.
Jim Arbury, Fruit & Trials Specialist at RHS Garden Wisley, spoke at the Federation Day on 25th February about the changes between the 2008 & 2016 RHS Show Handbook.
He has kindly provided the slides from his talk – download from here Judging Fruit 2017