By far the largest number of entries in recent years provided a glorious display at the Autumn Flower Competition. It was encouraging to see a good number of members submitting entries, some for the first time.
This was reflected in the spread of prize winners, with the 10 first prizes being split amongst 8 different entrants.
In spite of the damage caused by winds and heavy rain, the number of dahlia entries was roughly in line with recent years. There was an increase in the entries for the Autumn Flower Arrangement, but most impressive was the Vase of Garden Flowers class (from members’ own gardens) with about twice the number of entries of recent years (you’ll see that it needed two photos to cover them).
ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW
Saturday 7th August
Lavant Memorial Hall
The Annual Flower Show turned out to be a spectacular community event, with 361 entries on display. The judges were particularly impressed by the quality of the entries in all of the Show’s classes. Exhibitors really rose to the occasion in spite of the weather to create a lovely Show.
In spite of the rain there was an encouragingly large number of visitors, with many enjoying a chat over a cup of tea and cake after looking round the exhibits.
Mike Kingsford had a lot of success in the vegetable and flower sections, winning all four horticultural trophies, as well as the cup for the most points in the Show.
However, in the Show overall success was very widespread, with two thirds of the 52 exhibitors winning at least one first prize and almost all winning a prize of some category (first, second or third).
Spring Flower Competition – March 2021
The response to this, our first ever online competition, was really encouraging, with entries even exceeding those of past physical Spring Flower Competitions.
- 20 members submitted entries;
- The total number of entries submitted was 66;
- 41 of our members voted for their choice in each Class.
How did it work?
Members prepared their entries in accordance with the schedule below, the same as in previous years.
They submitted a photo of each entry by email.
With all the photos posted on the website, all members were able to vote for their choice of the best entry in each Class.