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Bridport Garden Club's show is a growing success
1:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A well-stocked plant and produce stall drew the crowds to Bridport Gardening Club’s late summer show.
“A record number of entries in floral art and handicrafts, including decorative hats for the Hat Festival, enhanced the show, which was declared excellent by the many visitors,” said show co-ordinator Margaret Genender.
“Good entries in flowers, fruit and vegetable classes gave the judges plenty to examine. Runner beans, beetroot and tomato classes gave stiff competition to the rival growers. “Squashes, although not in a class of their own, appeared in their many shapes and colours on the mixed vegetable trays.” Delicious baking, preserves, treacle tarts, breads and nine scrumptious chocolate cakes caught the eye and tempted the taste buds.
A good standard of photographic entries, including quartets, gave the keen photographers a chance to show their skills.
Monique Pasche, former show manager, was the guest of honour, who delighted the audience by wearing one of the decorated hats whilst presenting the silverware, including two new cups awarded for the first time this year.
The Redwood Bowl for the best exhibit in the floral classes – Shirley Brewster.
The Stanley Dean Cup for the highest aggregate score in the floral classes – Shirley Brewster.
The Palmers Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best entry in the dahlia classes – Pauline Busk.
The Oliphant Perpetual Challenge Cup for the highest aggregate score in the dahlia classes – Pauline Busk.
The Northover Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the best entry in the rose classes – Ann Brown.
The C W Groves Bowl for the highest aggregate score in other flowers classes – Basil Malyon.
The Greenham Cup for the best pot plant – Ken Hunt.
The Fowler Cup for the highest aggregate score in the fruit classes – Mike Rogers.
The Colin Sparkes Cup for the best entry in the vegetable classes – Stephen Tribe.
The Bridport News Challenge Cup for the highest aggregate score in the vegetable classes – Stephen Tribe.
The Samways Cup for the highest aggregate score in the art and handicraft classes – Mary Keens.
The Walker Cup for the best entry in the cookery classes – Pam Cant.
The Salon Culinaire Salver for the highest aggregate score in the cookery classes – Mary Keens.
The Deakin Trophy for the best photograph – Ron Wilson.
The P E Payne Memorial Trophy for the highest aggregate score in the photography classes – Cathy Wilson. The EM Page Perpetual Challenge Cup for the overall show runner-up (32 points) – Basil Malyon.
The Bob Mills Memorial Cup for the overall show winner (58 points) – Mary Keens.
Bridport Gardening Club has two Shows each year, in spring and summer. For more information, go to bridportgardeningclub.co.uk. Membership enquiries to Mike Rogers 01308 420755.
- Broadwindsor and District Horticultural Society celebrated its annual show in glorious sunshine with hundreds of exhibits.
Fruit, vegetables, flowers, handicraft and home cooking filled the Comrades Hall – and there was afternoon tea in the courtyard to enjoy afterwards.
Local residents Pauline Busk, Pat Armes, Sue Eccles, Joy Wright, Fran Waters and Johanna Poyntz were recipients of cups for their winning exhibits and local children showed off their winning rosettes.
Society chairman Angela Frampton said it had been a wonderful afternoon, thanked her committee for the support she had received and invited local people to support the society with ideas for future events. l Flowers, vegetables, crafts and baking attracted scores of people to Bothenhampton as the village held its annual village show.
There was hot competition in many of the 40-plus classes.
Cut flowers sat alongside vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, courgettes and herbs.
Three classes did not receive any entries, onions, beetroots and misshapen vegetables. Even though we have had a much better summer there were still problems for green fingered gardeners.
Alongside the horticulture, home baking was keenly contested with some very mouth-watering entries.
Other skills on view were knitted teddy bears which were destined for Bridport Hospital Minor Injuries Unit and cards and articles made from metal or recycled material. There was also a good display of photography and art.
Floral Best arrangement of cut flowers - Heather Harvey Miniature arrangement - Val Roshier One specimen bloom - Renée Gibbs Vase of six flowers (single variety) - Malcolm Newman Three stems of flowering or decorative shrub - Barbara Ffooks Any pot plant - Val Newman Vegetables Potatoes - Bev Newman Onions - No entries Tomatoes - Bev Newman Runner beans - Tom Brown Pair of cucumbers - Ray Gibbs Five different vegetables - Joyce Newton Courgettes - Diane Newman Four kinds of named herbs - Sylvia Bailey Fruit Dessert apples - Sue Gordon Culinary apples - Betty Williams Dish of soft fruit - Ray Gibbs Preserves Soft fruit jam - Betty Williams Stone fruit jam - no entries Chutney - Gil Wood Marmalade - Chris Dobbs Cakes and pastries Fruit loaf - Sylvia Bailey Lemon drizzle cake - Val Adams Dorset apple cake - Heather Harvey White loaf made in bread maker or handmade - Gil Wood Wholemeal loaf made in bread maker or handmaid – Gil Wood Victoria sandwich - Lois Harvey Fruit pie - Jan Staerck Handiwork Knitted teddy - Val Roshier Article made from recycled material - Diane Newman Homemade card - any type - Val Adams Craft item - Diane Newman Amateur artists - Audrey Pearson Amateur photography Colour print of a flower - Diane Newman Colour print of a sunset - Joyce Newton Colour print of an animal - Ray Gibbs Colour print of West Bay - Diane Newman Children’s exhibits Creature made from fruit/vegetable – no entries Decorated cup cakes - Elizabeth Denney Animal mask - Rita Villas-Boas