Tuesday, 11 September 2012
The principal prize winners in the decorative section were Maggie Roberts, Chris Moore, Tim Nichols and Pat Cyprus. The Award of Merit was given to Chris Moore for her exhibit of Autumn fruits, berries & foliage.
In the children’s section Jessica Ridgeway & Paige Nichols were the winners.
In the cut flowers section the principal winners were: Mary Smith; Jean Bennett; Chad Stone; Sue Gollop; Alby Berry; Ann Crawford; Val Diggle; Margaret Grose and Pam Armstrong. The Award of Merit went to Alby Berry for his Pretty In Pink Vase of Dahlias.
In the shrubs, trees and climbers section, the principal winners were: Pam Armstrong; Chad Stone; Ann Crawford and Jean Bennett. Chad was the winner with his vase of heaths.
In the pot plants section the principal winners were: Nora Mears; Mary Coles; Ann Crawford; Chad Stone; Val Diggle; John Mears and first time exhibitor Pat Payne. Chad won the Award of Merit for his large tuberous begonia.
The members class was well supported with 15 entries. Jean Webb won for the best Salvia “Hot Lips” plant, as supplied by Cove Garden Nurseries in the spring; second was Pat Cyprus and third was Denise Budd with Maureen Coldham, fourth.
In the photography section, the principal winners were: Tim Nichols; Yvonne Clark; Margaret Ellwood and Ros Nichols. Tim won the Award of Merit for his Garden Produce photo.
The Jubilee special collection class was very closely contended with Ros Nichols winning by ½ a point from Tim Nichols; third was Sue Gollop.
At the end of the afternoon, the Chairman, Tim Nichols, thanked the judges, Val Maunder; Linda Alexander and Richard Parrott for their hard work and also thanked the committee, helpers, exhibitors and visitors for making this show such a success.