Newhaven Gardening Society show is a success despite tough growing conditions

Winner of the NGS Shield for most points in the Show Colin Cox (left) with Newhaven mayor Graham Amy.

Winner of the NGS Shield for most points in the Show Colin Cox (left) with Newhaven mayor Graham Amy.

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A SUCCESSFUL show was staged by Newhaven Gardening Society despite the difficult conditions created by the wet weather.

The group said although entries were slightly down on last year, the hall at Southdown Junior School in Church Hill on Saturday August 4 was still filled with an impressive display.

Visitors could see colourful flowers, vegetables, home cooking, craft and children’s entries at the free show.

There were also stalls to browse including tombola, raffle and plants, as well as books and a WI stall.

Society secretary Jenny White said the club was always on the lookout for new members and offered a warm welcome.

Jenny added: “We are a small friendly Gardening club that has been in existence for over 60 years and our membership is only £6 a year.

“Members can join a loyalty scheme with Paradise Park Garden Centre.

“We met on the third Thursday of the month except for January and August, at the Age Concern Day Club, West Quay, “Newhaven at 7.30pm and at our meeting we generally have a speaker often accompanied by a slide show.”

The winner of the NGS Shield for most points in the Show was won by Colin Cox.

Newhaven mayor Graham Amy presented him with the prize.

Other winners were: Alf Plimmer Cup, runner up, Sue Evans; Swadling Cup (Best Veg), Gerry Foard; TH Memorial Vase (Best Fruit), Sue Gretton; Simmonds Cup (Best Floral exhibit), Yvonne Garman; Willis Cup (Best Domestic exhibit) - Christine King; Johnson Cup (most points in Veg), - Gerry Foard and Coronation Cup (most points in Flowers), Colin Cox.

The Coronation Bowl (most points in Domestic), Michelle Evans; Gale Challenge Cup (Best Handicraft), Michelle Evans; Plimmer Challenge Cup (Best Flower Arrangement), Jane Ryder; President Rose Bowl (Best Rose), Joyce Terrill and the Feltham Children’s Cup (Best Childs exhibit), Ruth.

For more information call Jenny White on 01273 516433 or president Joyce Terrill on 01273 515610.