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HHS Spring Show Results

by Haddenham Webteam – 2nd May 2024
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The Haddenham Horticultural Society Spring Show was held on Saturday 27th April. Here is the summary report from lead organiser, Gayton Jordan.

As sadly is becoming the norm, we were worried what effect the strange weather would have on the entries in the various classes for Spring flowers. However, we were delighted by the number of exhibitors, and the other classes were also well supported. In fact both the number of classes entered and the number of exhibitors was higher than for a good number of years.

Thanks to the amazing and very greatly appreciated generosity of HHS members and friends, as well as contributions from our committee members, the various stalls, particularly the plants, books and "White Elephant", were extremely well stocked by donations.

We were very pleased with the overall financial total, as the main point of the "sale" part of the event is to raise funds for our other events during the year, particularly our Autumn Show, but we also seek to make both our shows village events to be enjoyed by all, and we were very pleased by the number of visitors.

As always, the success was achieved in no small part by the hard work put in by everyone on our committee and our many helpers, as well as the donations for the stalls, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved.

In fact, although the plant stall was extremely busy and we sold many of the donated items, there were still a number left at the end, which will now be on sale in the passageway between numbers 15 and 13 Gibson Lane.

Photographs courtesy of Gayton Jordan. More images from Gayton can be viewed on the Haddenham .net Flickr page – see here

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Show results

The Bob Hutchings Cup for the most points gained in the flower classes (classes A to O) was won by Christine Wheeler-Cherry, and Christine also won the £15 garden voucher for the exhibitor gaining most points across all the Show classes.

Jeanne Marshall won the £10 voucher and Joyce Riley the £5.

The Ken Lane Memorial Trophy for the most points gained in the floral art classes was won by Gay Jordan.

The results for the individual show classes are as follows (I have only listed the class winner in each case, but if you want a note of those who were placed do let me know).

Class A 3 flowering stems of Tulip, one variety: Joyce Riley

Class B 3 flowering stems of Tulip, more than one variety: Christine Wheeler-Cherry

Class C 3 flowering stems of Narcissus or Daffodil, one variety: Karen Eves

Class D 3 flowering stems of Narcissus or Daffodil, more than one variety: Christine Wheeler-Cherry

Class E 3 stems of any other bulb or corm flower: Jeanne Marshall

Class F 3 stems Polyanthus, one or more varieties: Karen Eves

Class G 3 stems Pansies or Violas: Jeanne Marshall

Class H An alpine, in flower: Joyce Riley

Class I An alpine not in flower: Jeanne Marshall

Class J A cactus or succulent: Steph Everitt

Class K A Pot Plant, in flower, not more than 23cm diameter pot: Denise Brady

Class L A Pot Plant, foliage, not more than 23cm diameter pot: Joyce Riley

Class M 3 stems Shrubs/Trees, flowering, one or more kinds, not to exceed 70 cm overall, including container: Christine Wheeler-Cherry

Class N 3 stems Shrubs/Trees, foliage, one or more kinds, not to exceed 70 cm overall, including container: Joyce Riley

Class O 3 stems any other flower not listed in Classes A to N: Christine Wheeler-Cherry

Class P "Spring is Here". 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 "Anyone for Wine?" Arrangement of natural plant material in a wine glass, not to exceed 40cm in any direction. No accessories: Christine Wheeler-Cherry

Class R "A Spring Posy" A tied or wired posy of spring flowers and foliage, not to exceed 22cm in any direction: Christine Wheeler-Cherry

Gayton Jordan
Chair, Haddenham Horticultural Society

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