The Summer Show provided a reminder of what the Horsham Horticultural Society stands for. There were lots of entries giving members and their families the chance to examine flowers, fruit and vegetables up close and we had a lot to enjoy. There was much uncertainty over Covid-19 regulations which we were obliged to follow, the hall was clean and well ventilated, there was outdoor seating arrangements provided, disposable plates, cups and cutlery and the option of wearing masks, we even had our own QR code for “Track and Trace”. Our judges arrived promptly. Ron and Brenda Thomas from Pulborough spent nearly two hours in heated discussion about the relative merits of entries, they were dedicated and professional in their task. During the morning the hall was filled with the delicious aroma of sausage rolls as family rivalry played out in the food section. Our Judges Gillian and Vic Mansell from South Holmwood, took great care in admiring and sampling the edible entries and assessing the merits of artistic creations. Many thanks must go to our judges who maintained a critical eye on the proceedings.
Our guests had time in the afternoon to examine the entries, buy raffle tickets and plants as well as enjoy tea and cakes. Prizes were presented as a finale and it was a chance to thank all the competitors for the time and love they had put into their gardening to make the show so enjoyable. Well done everyone!
Maybe we can look forward even better shows in 2022 as we recover from the pandemic.