PICTURES: Southwick and Fishersgate autumn show

Jayne Pumfrey with her third prize winning floral art. Photo by Derek Martin DM16150774a
Jayne Pumfrey with her third prize winning floral art. Photo by Derek Martin DM16150774a

More than 50 exhibitors put on a stunning display at Southwick and Fishersgate Horticultural Society’s 66th autumn flower show.

Held at Southwick Community Centre on Saturday, the show included not only plants, flowers and vegetables but handmade crafts, photography, displays of floral art and a children’s section as well.

Tom Golds with his first prize winning chrysanthemums DM16150771a

Tom Golds with his first prize winning chrysanthemums DM16150771a

There were some lovely chrysanthemums on show. Kent Kressner won both the National Chrysanthemum Society’s silver and bronze medals, while Bruce Button won both the open and members’ sections.

The photography section was particularly well supported and the judge was impressed with the standard of entries. Malcolm Woodham was the overall winner and scooped the best photography exhibit, too.

In cookery, there was a mouthwatering array of cakes, jams, flans and pickles. Alan Langridge took overall top prize in the section.

Crafts on display included embroidery, cross stitch, paintings, knitting and jewellery. Winner of this section was Mrs M. Phillips.

Alasdair MacCulloch and his prize winning marrows DM16150788a

Alasdair MacCulloch and his prize winning marrows DM16150788a

Entries in the children’s section were up on previous years, with awards going to Faye English and Isla Halsy.

There were also some beautiful exhibits in the floral art section, which saw Carol Lathleiff take the open section and Brenda Gifford the members’ section.

Full list of cup winners were:-

Bruce Button, Hide Challenge Cup, Frank Green Trophy and Flinn Autumn Challenge Cup.

Nikki Dabbs with her floral art exhibit DM16150777a

Nikki Dabbs with her floral art exhibit DM16150777a

Julie MacCulloch, Glebe Trophy.

Ruth Stanyon, Bessie Thrasher Memorial Trophy.

A.G. MacCulloch, Lewis Horticultural Cup.

Jayne Pumfrey, The Florence Trophy.

Brenda Gifford and her prize winning arrangement DM16150791a

Brenda Gifford and her prize winning arrangement DM16150791a

Carol Lathleiff, Ward Cup.

Brenda Gifford, Gorringe Challenge Floral Cup.

Alan Langridge, Gooding Cup and Berry Trophy.

Mrs M. Phillips, Marie Agnes Smith Memorial Bowl.

Malcolm Woodham, Brian Wilkins Trophy.

Tony Ascough, Oban Cup.

Terry Boxall and Alan Varney, Harold V. McCallum Trophy.

Kent Kressner, National Chrysanthemum Society Silver Medal and National Chrysanthemum Society Bronze Medal.

The society continues to give gardening advice and support to Glebe Primary School, which deserves congratulations for retaining the Silver Gilt Award in this year’s Schools in Bloom competition.

Forthcoming events include a stall at the Southwick Community Centre Open Day on Saturday, November 26, and a plant sale on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday each month in the Garden Room at Southwick Community Centre. For more details visit www.sfhorticulturalsociety.org.uk

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