By Gay Jordan - 1st May 2019 8:30am
Gay Jordan, lead organiser of the Haddenham Horticultural Society's Spring Show reports on this year's event, held in the village hall on Saturday 27th April 2019.
The Spring Show and Plant Sale was very successful and we were pleased to see a slight increase in the number of people exhibiting in the Show classes, as well as a small increase in the actual number of classes entered.
The number of visitors seemed about the same, but we took less money from a couple of stalls compared with last year, particularly the "White Elephant", although the takings from the others were slightly up. As local residents will be aware, the main point of the "sale" part of the event is to raise funds for the Horticultural Society's other events during the year, particularly the Autumn Show, but we also seek to maintain both shows as village events to be enjoyed by all.
The Bob Hutchings Cup for the most points gained in the flower classes (classes A to O) was won by Jeanne Marshall, who also won the £10 garden voucher for the exhibitor gaining the second highest total points across all the Show classes 15 points.
The Ken Lane Memorial Trophy for the most points gained in the floral art classes was won by me (Gay Jordan). I also won the £5 garden voucher for the exhibitor gaining the second highest points in total 14 points.
The £15 voucher for the most points gained overall 16 points was won by Sue Towersey, who was second in each of the floral art classes as well as picking up places in some of the flower classes.
The results from the individual show classes are shown below — only the class winner has been listed in each case, but if you want a note of those who were placed, do get in contact.
We were pleased to see quite a good spread of winners in the flower classes this year; in the past it has sometimes been dominated by just one or two exhibitors. Now if we could just attract a few more exhibitors for the floral art.
- Class A: 3 flowering stems of Tulip, one variety: Jacky Stevens
- Class B: 3 flowering stems of Tulip, more than one variety: Sue Towersey
- Class C: 3 flowering stems of Narcissus or Daffodil, one variety: Shelagh Hallaway
- Class D: 3 flowering stems of Narcissus or Daffodil, more than one variety: Pat Jones
- Class E: 3 stems of any other bulb or corm flower: Jeanne Marshall
- Class F: 3 stems Polyanthus, one or more varieties: Christine Wheeler-Cherry
- Class G: 3 stems Pansies or Violas: Sue Towersey
- Class H: An alpine, in flower: Gay Jordan
- Class I: An alpine, foliage: Jacky Stevens
- Class J: A cactus or succulent: Claire Risdale
- Class K: A Pot Plant, in flower, not more than 23cm diameter pot: Hilary Maton
- Class L: A Pot Plant, foliage, not more than 23cm diameter pot: Jacky Stevens
- Class M: 3 stems Shrubs/Trees, flowering, one or more kinds, not to exceed 70 cms overall,
- including container: Jeanne Marshall
- Class N: 3 stems Shrubs/Trees, foliage, one or more kinds, not to exceed 70 cms overall, including container: Hilary Maton
- Class O: 3 stems any other flower not listed in Classes A to N: Fiona Porter
- Class P: "A NEW BEGINNING". An exhibit using natural plant material. Accessories permitted. (In niche approximately 61 cm wide, 45 cm deep and 79 cm high.): Gay Jordan
- Class Q: "RED, WHITE OR ROSE?" Arrangement of natural plant material in a wine glass, not to exceed 40cm in any direction. No accessories: Gay Jordan
- Class R: "A SPRING POSY" A tied or wired posy of spring flowers and foliage, not to exceed 22cm in any direction: Gay Jordan
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