IT WAS a blooming good event as a gardening club held its summer show.

After an enforced break of two years the Bridport & District Gardening Club's show returned and was a great success.

Outside on East Street, the proceeds from the plant fair were donated to The Living Tree charity on its 10th anniversary.

Club secretary Tim Gale described the scene inside the show's venue, the United Church Hall: "Dahlias the size of dinner plates, roses with heady perfumes, luscious loganberries, pungent onions, delicious scones and enormous pumpkins were all on show with their proud producers enjoying the return of this friendly competition."

The event was organised by a small and dedicated team led by club president Monique Pasche who compered the cup presentation made by Clive Groves, club patron.

Overall show winners were the evergreen Stephen Tribe with an incomparable array of vegetables with runner up and a welcome new member Vic Barnard whose flowers excelled.

Club chair Margaret Genender voiced the club’s appreciation and thanks to Monique who is handing over the organising role to a new team ready for the spring 2023 show.

*Photographed with Monique Pasche (centre in blue) are from left to right David Aplin (best Dahlia); Alan Finch (homecraft); Ann Brown (roses); Ken Hunt (Dahlias); Stephen Tribe (fruit & vegetables): Vic Barnard (flowers & pot plant); Bob Adams (photography); Cathy Wilson (best photograph) David Townsend (best rose).