Hundreds of entries to Stamford Horticultural Society Summer Show

Stamford Horticultural Society Show. Alan Hart, the outgoing show secretary, receiving an award from Nick Hamilton. EMN-150819-171056001
Stamford Horticultural Society Show. Alan Hart, the outgoing show secretary, receiving an award from Nick Hamilton. EMN-150819-171056001
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The Stamford Horticultural Society Summer Show held on Saturday at the United Reformed Church Hall was a great success with over 250 entries and an increase in the number of visitors attending.

Many expressed their surprise at the quality of the entries, despite a difficult growing season.

The focus of the Summer Show is flowers, mainly dahlias, vegetables and fruit but there are also sections for floral arrangements, cookery and a junior section for under 16s.

Judges were Rachel Parry-Arch, Jeff Dale, Jim Osborne, Sue Lee and Pat Simmonds, while Nick Hamilton of Barnsdale Gardens presented the prizes in the afternoon.

Organisers said it was particularly pleasing that the show did so well as it is the last one to be organised by Alan Hart, who has been show secretary for the last five years. He now intends to concentrate on growing and exhibiting in future shows.

Prizewinners:

SECTION 1 - DAHLIAS

DAHLIA SOCIETY SILVER MEDAL- best exhibit: William Pickwell

DAHLIA SOCIETY SILVER MEDAL- second best exhibit: William Pickwell

FELIX VINE MEMORIAL CUP: William Pickwell

JIFFY POT TROPHY: Judith Measures

SECTION 2 – FLOWERS AND POT PLANTS

TOM DALTON VASE (Gladioli): Judy Wilmott

JE DOLBY MEMORIAL TROPHY (Asters): Alan Hart

JH NAYLOR MEMORIAL PRIZE (Zinnias): Alan Hart

E WALKER MEMORIAL VASE (mixed flowers): Hazel Williams

DICKON SINKER O.B.E. TROPHY (Sweet Peas): Alan Hart

HART ROSE BOWL - maximum points in Section 2: Stephen Harris

W&J BROWN TROPHY – Best exhibit in Section 2: Stephen Harris

SECTION 3 – VEGETABLES

RW PARKER MEMORIAL TROPHY (Carrots): Al Perna

REG CLIPSTON TROPHY (Heaviest onion): Al Perna

BOB BARFORD CUP (5 tomatoes & 1 cucumber): Stephen Harris

WILKO PRIZE – Best exhibit in section 3: Al Perna

SECTION 4 – FRUIT

GARDEN NEWS SHIELD – best exhibit in section 4: Al Perna

MRS M RASELL CUP – most points in section 4: Al Perna

SECTION 5 – MEMBERS ONLY

FRANK FITCHETT MEMORIAL TROPHY (Roses): Angela Rudkin

ARTHUR HOLMES MEMORIAL PRIZE (vegetables): Stephen Harris

ALAN DAWN PRIZE (orchid): Maureen Rennie

SECTION 6 – FLORAL ARRANGEMENT

DOLBY TROPHY – best exhibit: Honor Harris

SOCIETY FLORAL ARRANGEMENT CERTIFICATE – most points in section 6: Hazel Williams

SECTION 7 – COOKERY

SOCIETY COOKERY CERTIFICATE – most points: Honor Harris

JUNIOR PRIZE CERTIFICATE: Alex Williams; Runner up – Marcus Williams

THE JOHN BLOOM CERTIFICATE: Stephen Harris

BANKSIAN MEDAL: Stephen Harris

DT BROWN TOP TRAY 2015: Al Perna

MR FOTHERGILS TOP VASE 2015: William Pickwell

STANLEY ATKIN CHALLENGE SALVER: Stephen Harris

WEIGHMAN SHIELD: Honor Harris

LADY EXETER’S TROPHY: Stephen Harris

QUINCENTENARY TROPHY: Sandra Naylor