Horticultural Society Annual Show 2015

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Shawford and Compton Horticultural Society Annual Show 2015

Saturday 5 September

The day dawned bright and clear for our 21st Annual Show and by 9.30am the hall was buzzing with members bringing in a wonderful array of exhibits.  There were over 300 entries this year and the Hall looked superb, with the fruit, vegetables, flowers, flower arrangements, homecraft and handicrafts all contributing to a kaleidoscope of colour.

2015 Summer Show - Single RoseThe members had excelled themselves in demonstrating skill, flair and enthusiasm and this was reflected in the judges commenting on the high quality of the exhibits. The collections of mixed annual and perennial flowers were particularly stunning and attracted much interest from members and visitors alike.

This year it was very pleasing to see an increase in the number of entries in the Young Persons’ section.  These were delightful, colourful and imaginative and the judges were very impressed.

Congratulations and well done to all the young people who entered.

In the afternoon, the show opened to the public, and  members and visitors were able to look round all the exhibits and also enjoy some delicious home-made cakes with their teas.  The Society’s Chairman, Margaret Lowman, thanked everyone who had been involved in exhibiting, organising or visiting in helping to make the show such an enjoyable day and a resounding success.

Cups and Trophies

Cups and trophies were presented by the President, George Beckett:

Jack Roberts Trophy (vegetables) Carol Rackham
Jo Pitt Vase (fruit) Barbara Large
Dawson Cup (flowers) Catherine Glenday
Smith Bradbeer Cup (flower arranging) Penny Neyroud
Attwood Cup (homecraft) Jan Brook
Peter Puddle Trophy (handicrafts) Jo Pitt
Young Person’s Trophy Theo Roberts


In addition:

Admiral’s Cup for best exhibit in the vegetable section:

Elaine Pape for her Marrow

Wilmhurst Cup for best individual exhibit in the show:

Margaret Gaines for her Mixed Annuals/Perennials

Kelmscott Rose Bowl for the most points in the show:

Carol Rackham

Next meeting: Tuesday 20 October

At this meeting Kelvin Mason will be talking on a subject dear to many hearts, ‘Composting and Recycling in the Garden’.
The competition for the evening will be  3 Stems of Dahlia (any variety).


Elaine Pape

Exhibits and prizewinners from the summer show Posted by Compton & Shawford Parish Council on Thursday, 10 September 2015

Reprinted from the October 2015 Parish Magazine

 Details about the Summer Show competition classes