Spring Show 2017


This spring has been both drier and warmer than usual. March was one of the warmest ever recorded, with the warmth continuing into April. As a result we were concerned that the daffodils would be over by the time of the Show. However we were fortunate to catch both the end of the daffodil and the start of the tulip seasons with the result that this was one of the most colourful and well supported spring shows for several years. In particular we have never before had a comparable display of tulips, brought on by the sunshine and high temperature. The accompanying photos tell it all.

In addition we had a record number of entries for a spring show in the Domestic classes with a mouth watering display of cakes, scones, quiches and marmalades. We were also very pleased to have seven entries in the Junior Classes with some really lovely exhibits of spring flowers, Easter cards, decorated eggs and iced cup cakes.

Many thanks to all those who exhibited this spring without whom the Show would not have been so successful. Despite a difficult season the number of entries were well up on last year. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to enter the shows. This is a show for the local community so we hope that you will continue to support it or if you have not entered before to put in something from your garden, your kitchen or your camera! Many thanks also to all those who came to the Show in the afternoon. It was pleasure to see such a good attendance.


The  Boyles Cup for the most points in both the daffodil and other flower  classes – Harriet Bretherton

The Prince Cup for the best single entry in the daffodil classes – Joan Airey

The Sherlock Shield for the best entry in the other flower classes – Harriet Bretherton

The Stevens Trophy for the most points in the domestic classes – Jane

The Tighe Cup for the most points in the Junior Classes – Dan Campbell and Bethany Woodward

The Parker Trophy for the most points in the photographic classes – Jane

The Parker Trophy for the best entry in the photographic classes – Jane

The next show will be on Saturday 9 September 2017. Now is the time to plant your vegetables and flowers, and there is plenty of time to take your photos. The photographic subjects for the Autumn Show are: The Dreaming Spires of Oxford, Best Garden photo taken on holiday, Amazing clouds, Water in the garden, Fun in the Park, Raindrops on roses.





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