Horsham & District Horticultural Society Summer Show Report August 2017
“A very high standard of exhibits”, was declared by many visitors viewing the Horsham Horticultural Society Summer Show. A record number of entries in recent times totalling 204 made this year’s show a spectacular event.
One exhibit was particularly outstanding – an exquisite piece of needlework entered by the youngest participant in the show – Sarah Dart. This was a worthy first place winner in the Handicraft Section.Judging was undertaken by Mrs Gill Mansell, who was also officiating over the Domestic Section and Floral Art.
Peter Hammond another younger competitor again showed his culinary skills by securing 1st place for his cookies and a jug of lemonade, 2nd for Eccles cakes and quiche, 3rd for his lemon curd. This follows on from a similar success in the Spring Show.
The Society is keen to encourage all young people in these traditional skills and welcomes entries from children and grandchildren of members.
Other outstanding entries were made by Mrs Sue Hammond, Show Secretary, and Mr Paul Dalby who took most of the trophies and awards between them.
The Chairman’s Competition won by Mrs Lynda Cheeseman for her ‘Little Leo’ sunflower was judged best on display by Mr Ron Thomas, who also officiated by judging the Flowers, Vegetables and Fruit sections.
After the trophies had been presented by Society President Mr Bob Taylor, the raffle was drawn and the afternoon came to a close.
At the end of the show the committee were delighted to hear that several visitors had taken up membership on the day, most of them benefitting from the bargain prices of plants, fresh fruit, vegetables and jams for sale, the proceeds going towards paying for speakers at our Winter Meetings, details of these and other events can be found at www.horshamhorticulturalsociety.co.uk
PADWICK FLORAL BOWL
|FESTIVAL CUP||PAUL DALBY|
|FOUNDERS’ SALVER||PAUL DALBY|
|LADIES’ CUP||SUE HAMMOND|
|ARUN CUP||SUE HAMMOND/ RAY HARTLEY|
|LAYTON CUP||SUE HAMMOND|
|RON MITCHELL CUP||GEOFFREY KIRK|
|NORA POOLE CUP||RAY HARTLEY|
|ROSE BOWL||SUE HAMMOND|
|SHELLEY CUP||PAUL DALBY|
|GARDEN NEWS SHIELD||PAUL DALBY|
|HANDICRAFTS TROPHY||JANET GIRDLESTONE|
|SUE HAMMOND/MARGRET RODGERS|
|REG SMITH CUP||DIANA HARTLEY|
|BETTY SANTER SHIELD||LYNDA CHEESEMAN|
|BANKSIAN MEDAL||PAUL DALBY|
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