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St Mary's Church
By Gay Jordan - 6th May 2023 8:00am
Having worried what effect the strange weather would have on the entries in the various classes for Spring flowers we were delighted by the numbers, and the other classes, including the floral art, were also well supported. In fact both the number of classes entered and the number of exhibitors showed a healthy increase on those of recent years.
Thanks to the amazing and very greatly appreciated generosity of HHS members and friends, 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.
There are more photos to see in the Galleries section of this website.
As always, the success was achieved in no small part by the hard work put in by everyone on our committee and our helpers, as well as the donations for the stalls, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved.
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. Cherry Waller won the £10 voucher and Jeanne Marshall the £5.
The Ken Lane Memorial Trophy for the most points gained in the floral art classes was won by Cherry Waller.
The results from the individual show classes are as follows:
Class A 3 flowering stems of Tulip, one variety: Christine Wheeler-Cherry
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: Jan Backhouse
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: Cherry Waller
Class G 3 stems Pansies or Violas: Jeanne Marshall
Class H An alpine, in flower: Jeanne Marshall
Class I An alpine, foliage: Carol Saetta
Class J A cactus or succulent: Christine Wheeler-Cherry
Class K A Pot Plant, in flower, not more than 23cm diameter pot: Cherry Waller
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 cm overall, including container: Carol Saetta
Class N 3 stems Shrubs/Trees, foliage, one or more kinds, not to exceed 70 cm overall, including container: Jeanne Marshall
Class O 3 stems any other flower not listed in Classes A to N: Jeanne Marshall
Class P "It's Springtime!". An exhibit using natural plant material. Accessories permitted. (In niche approximately 61 cm wide, 45 cm deep and 79 cm high.): Cherry Waller
Class Q "Anyone for Wine?" Arrangement of natural plant material in a wine glass, not to exceed 40cm in any direction. No accessories: Cherry Waller
Class R "A Spring Posy" A tied or wired posy of spring flowers and foliage, not to exceed 22cm in any direction: Cherry Waller