Seaford and Peacehaven gardeners’ success

Seaford Horticultural Society
Seaford Horticultural Society

Horticultural societies in Peacehaven and Seaford have held successful shows this summer.

Peacehaven Horticultural Society said it had an excellent day with more visitors than previous years visiting the show on Saturday August 2.

The exhibition included cut flowers, flower displays, preserves, vegetables, baking and the children’s competition which had more entries than last year, with a staggering 32.

Alison Standing, from the society, said: “The standard was wonderful with many entrants winning more than one trophy.

“The auction of produce went brilliantly with many items making the show more than we had hoped for.

“Thank you to everyone who entered and those who visited the show and we look forward to welcoming everyone next year.”

Visitors treated themselves to refreshments in the cafe, had a go at the raffle, and bought plants.

The trophies were presented by the mayor of Peacehaven Robbie Robertson.

A week later it was Seaford Horticultural Society’s annual show, where the standard of flowers, fruit and vegetables was said to be amongst the best in the South East.

More than 500 people packed into Seaford Head School on Saturday August 9 to view the exhibits.

Entries were up on last year as there was a better growing season for vegetables and there were more visitors than last year too.

Society spokesperson Gary Carter said: “Several of the judges who judge at most of the shows in the South East said that the standard of entries this year was one of the best they had judged at.

“As far as a success, we had a large amount of members who helped us to set up, take part and take down the show, so it was a big team effort.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s show.”

There was also flower arranging, arts and crafts, photography and paintings.

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