HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEWS - 2018

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2018 EVENTS

Autumn Show    Tea and cakes with Marie Lloyd    Summer Show   


Autumn Show
Saturday 15th September 2018

This year we had another successful Show, with 228 entries, plus 28 in the 'potato challenge'.

There were some spectacular exhibits, especially in the vegetable, fruit and flower classes, not to mention the floral art and homecraft sections.

flowers
flowers

The 'Best in Show' prize went to Tony Rogers for his 10 large shallots, as well as being the best in the vegetable section.

WW1

As this year is the WW1 Centenery year, a class in the flower arrangement group was to commemorate this in a floral tribute.

Thanks to all those who contributed to making the show such a success.

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Tea and cakes with Marie Lloyd
Sunday 8th July 2018

Marie Lloyd

On 8th July over 80 people enjoyed tea and cakes in the company of 'Marie Lloyd'.

Marie Lloyd

Our speaker gave a great insight to the lady,which was both informative and amusing, as well as giving a rendition of one Marie's famous songs My old man (said follow the van)'. Click link to watch the video.

Everyone enjoyed tea and wonderful home made cakes, from coffee and walnut to raspberry meringues, and raised over £500 for the Village Hall Charity Mind at Basildon, a very worthwhile local charity which has been helping people with mental health problems in the Basildon area for over 40 years.  They offer support, advice and services to enable those experiencing mental distress to be empowered to gain a better quality of life.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the afternoon such a great success.

My old man (said follow the van)


Horticultural Society Summer Show
Saturday 2nd June 2018

Tables

The first major show of the year was held on 2nd June and once again the hall was filled with a wonderful selection of plants, vegetables, cakes and lovely roses which filled the hall with their fragrance.

There were also some great exhibits of violas, alliums and hostas in the general flower section. In the homecraft section we had nine lemon drizzle cakes to choose from.  However, the star of the show was the fantastic floral art exhibits.  There were so many entries we had to put on extra tables.

Best in Show

The Best in Show! award went to a lovely exhibit of broad beans.

Thank you to everyone who made the show a success.

Alliums
Summer Basket
Hosta
Roses
Violas
Lemon Drizzle cake