ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW 2020 planned for Saturday 1st August CANCELLED
It is with great regret that we have had to cancel this popular community event this year.Even if there were in the meantime some relaxation of the rules in force to combat the spread of coronavirus, it would be practically impossible to ensure any level of social distancing.
We look forward to seeing you at an even bigger & better Show in 2021 (Saturday 7th August)
Look back to last year’s ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW Saturday 3rd August 2019
This year’s Show was the biggest anyone can remember, with a glorious array of exhibits filling the Hall.
It attracted a very large number of visitors. The café area & the marquee on the green were full of people chatting whilst enjoying the delicious home-made cake.
2018 saw a record number of individual entries at 416. However, this year they rose dramatically to 477.
The quality of exhibits was also high, with judges commending the high standards of the Show.
The number of exhibits in the Flower Arrangement classes was double last year’s – talks by Lyn Constable and Sarah Newman had clearly inspired many.
Hilary Osgood excelled, winning 3 firsts, a 2nd and a 3rd over the 5 classes.
Of the record number of 58 exhibitors, 31 won a first prize in at least one class, whilst 48 won a first, second or third prize.
In spite of the greater competition & wide spread of prize-winners, Michael Kingsford still excelled: not only did he win the trophies for most points in the Show overall, in the Vegetable & Fruit classes and in the Flower classes, but the number of points he accumulated in each of these three categories was twice that of the exhibitor in second place.
Spring Flower Competition Wednesday 11th March 2020
This year’s Spring Flower Competition took place ahead of the March meeting in the unusual but beautiful venue of St Mary’s Church, East Lavant..
We are very grateful to the Rector for helping us overcome the closure of Lavant Memorial Hall, due to drainage problems.
Itlwas really surprising that so many good quality exhibits were entered in all classes, in spite of the rain and wind.
In fact, the total number of entries was 24% higher even than last year’s record-breaking number.
The prizes were quite widely spread among the competitors.
The overall winner of the Competition was Eileen Morris, closely followed by Beryl Starkey and Chris Baldwin
Autumn Flower Competition
Wednesday 9th October 2019
The numbers of entries in the dahlia classes were down due to the weather.
However, there were plenty of good entries in the Vase of Garden Flowers class and the Autumn Flower Arrangements were particularly impressive.
The overall winner with the most points in the Competition was Michael Kingsford.