Entries up on last year at Newhaven Gardening Society annual show

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Despite the difficult weather during spring and summer there were more entries than last year at Newhaven Gardening Society’s annual show.

There were also several first time exhibitors and new members were among the prize winners at Meeching Hall in Fort Road on Saturday August 10.

The hall was filled with an impressive display of colourful flowers, vegetables, home cooking and crafts.

A spokesperson for the group said: “The sun shone for us on Saturday and brought out loads of people, who were able to wander amongst the colourful display, and then enjoy a cup of tea and piece of home made cake.

“There was a huge raffle with lots of prizes, many kindly donated by local businesses and attractions, for which we are extremely grateful for their help.”

The next meeting of Newhaven Gardening Society will be on Thursday September 19 at the Age Concern Day Club, West Quay, Newhaven at 7.30pm.

The speaker will be David Lang with a talk and slide show called Tasmanian Treasures.

The winner of the N.G.S Shield for most points in the show was Michelle Evans and this was presented to her by Graham Amy together with her Banksian Medal from the R.H.S.

And the other winners were:

Alf Plimmer Cup (Runner Up) - Jenny White

Swadling Cup (Best vegetable) – Jenny White

T.H.Memorial Vase (Best Fruit) – Bruce Ford

Simmonds Cup (Best Floral exhibit) – Sue Evans

Willis Cup (Best Homemade Domestic) – Marilyn Southerden

Johnson Cup (Most points in Vegetable classes) – Jenny White

Coronation Cup (Most points in Flower classes) – Colin Cox

Coronation Bowl (Most points in Domestic classes) – Michelle Evans

Gale challenge Cup (Best Handicraft) – Sue Evans

Plimmer Challenge Cup (Best flower Arrangement) – Sue Evans

Presidents Rose Bowl (Best Rose in Show) – Rob Mayo

Feltham Children’s Cup (Best Child Exhibit) – Ella-Mai Harvey