RECORD ENTRIES IN SPRING SHOW - AGAIN
On a glorious spring day, a record number of 222 entries was submitted at the Wellesbourne and Walton Horticultural Society's Spring Show on Saturday April 10th. It was easy to forget what a cold spring it had been thus far; but the very few tulips and very many daffodils served as a reminder.
The Challenge Cup for Horticulture was won by David Smith who gained most points overall; he also won the Diploma for Excellence in Horticulture with a container of flowers of one kind.
The Oldham Cup for Floral Art was won by Pam Tasker, and Helena Hemming won the Certificate of Merit.
The Granville Cup for cookery was won by newcomer Sheila McDougald.
Photography attracted 19 high quality entries of trees in Winter. The adult section was won by Joe England.
The children’s classes were less strongly contested than usual - perhaps because of Easter holidays; Winner of the Ken Wheeler Trophy was Elena Aiello.
The People's Choice of the most popular exhibit in the whole show was won (again) by Stephen England for his miniature garden in a seed tray.
This year, greater effort was put into the plant sale, and to the provision of homemade cakes along with the tea and coffee. This was widely agreed to have been a great success which will be reflected in the financial figures for the show.
The prizes were presented by the Society's President – Mrs Wendy Bryan – who said the judges had praised both the quantity and quality of entries. They were again impressed that Wellesbourne's show continues to flourish.
This year's Autumn Show will be on September 4th.
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