HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEWS - 2022

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2022 EVENTS

March Mini Show    Meadowcroft Garden Centre visit    Summer Show   


Summer Show
Saturday 11th June

A huge THANK YOU to all those who supported our Summer Show on 11th June.

We had a fantastic display of roses, flowers, vegetables, handicraft, floral art and cookery from 32 exhibitors and well over 100 entries.

Huge congratulations to the winners including those who received Certificate of Merit for the best exhibits in their respective sections.  The judges were impressed by both the quantity and quality of the entries in the hall.

Winners of the Certificate of Merits were as follows:

Roses - Rusi Hodivala
General Flowers - Val Jones
Cookery - Matthew Carpenter
Handicraft - Salina Tyerman
Floral Art - Gail Carpenter

Thank you to all of those people who contributed to make the show a success.

Some of the lovely displays including:

'Platinum Jubilee arrangement'                            'Hostas'

platinum jubilee
hostas
                                                        'Something from the garden made
                 'Sweet Peas'                               from recycled material'

summer show sweet peas
summer show class 47
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March Mini Show
Monday 20th March

Our March meeting included our Mini Show, which consisted of 14 classes, mainly for daffodil exhibits.

We had a glorious display of blooms which included trumpet, large cup, small cup, multi head and doubles. The scent of spring flowers filled the room.

There were 62 entries from 12 exhibitors with Best in Show awarded to Rusi Hodivala for his large cup daffodil.

Thank you to everyone who supported the show.

daffodils
daffodils class 1
daffodils class 1
daffodils class 1

Meadowcroft Garden Centre visit
Wednesday 2nd March 2022

On 2nd March, the Society was invited by Meadowcroft Garden Centre to see the 'behind the scenes' work which goes into producing their annual Pansy & Viola Festival.

flowers

31 members and friends went along and saw the workings of the propagation and production from seeds to full plants, which was extremely interesting, especially as a lot of the stages are managed by robots.

The owner, Roland and son Michael, were kind enough to show us around.

Some of our group arrived early to enjoy lunch in the excellent restaurant before viewing the process.

The Pansy & Viola Festival is held from 12th to 20th March.

Display
flowers
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