Show Reports

Spring Show Report 2018

Horsham Horticultural Society’s Spring Show was held at North Heath Hall on Saturday 7th April 2018.

In spite of erratic spring weather Society members put on a fine display of spring flowers and cookery/handicraft entries. Paul Dalby demonstrated his expertise in the daffodil and narcissi class with a spectacular entry of a bowl of mixed daffodils and narcissi. Other delightful entries of specimen flowers and displays made the hall a seasonal picture.

The Committee were delighted to see many new members entering exhibits for the first time and winning their classes from painting to flower arranging and cookery skills coming to the fore.

Members bought in plants to sell at bargain prices and contributed many prizes to a Grand Raffle which was drawn after the trophies were awarded.

The trophies were presented by Mr Bob Taylor the Society’s President after members and visitors took time out to enjoy refreshments including a delicious range of cakes made by the members.

Mrs Ashby, Chairman, thanked the President for officiating, all the committee, refreshment team, judges, stewards and members for their hard work and effort to ensure the day was a success.

The trophy winners were:

Stanley Cup – for the best exhibit – daffodils and narcissi: Paul Dalby

Irene Crackston Cup – best exhibit- pot plants: Molly Gould

Spring Floral Cup – best exhibit- spring flowers:    Paul Dalby

Secretary’s Cup – best small floral exhibit           Alison Best Dufour

Woods Mill Cup – for flowering shrubs and arrangements: Liz Baguley

Butcher’s Trophy – for the best painting, drawing or other handicraft: Sue                    Hammond

Domestic Cup – for the most points gained in cookery: Sue Hammond

Weald Cup – for the highest number of points gained overall in the show:          Paul Dalby

Jubilee Cup – for the member gaining the highest number of points for exhibits at winter meetings: Joint Winners: Sue Hammond and Janet Girdlestone

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