Slideshow: Standard high at Chiddingly Horticultural Society Spring Show

Chiddingly Horticultural Society’s Spring Show proved a great success on Saturday (March 21).

Organisers said entries in the flower classes were down, but the standard was high.

Chiddingly Spring Show

Chiddingly Spring Show

There were more than 90 children’s entries thanks to work from the Brownies, Rainbows and Guides, and the cooking and photography classes were well supported.

A special attraction was a particularly good (non-­competitive) show of art and craft.

Trophies were presented to winners by Diane Rosborough.

The Spring Challenge Cup for most points overall went to ­Holly Dann, Cup for Best Daffodil went to ­­Dennis Brown, and the Millennium Mayor’s Cup for Collection of Flowers went to ­Pauline Thorpe. The Longley Cup for Decorative Classes went to Julie Biggs, the Lilian Taylor Shield for Cookery went to Georgina Carter, the Queenie Cornford Cup for Cookery went to ­Melissa Rosborough and the Children’s Trophy went to Jessica Cherry.

Green-fingered Dennis Brown and Holly Dann were challenged in the floral classes by John Ford, Sue Stoveman, Janet Gasson, Winnow Hardy, Christine Fairway, Ann Nicholls, Julie Biggs, Robin Symingon, Pauline Thorpe and Bea Gatrell, among others.

Showing strongly in the cookery classes were Terence Fairway, Melissa Rosborough, Joan Harriott, Georgina Carter, Phyllis Simmonds, Christine Fairway, Helen Miness, Sue Stoveman and Christine Brinkley. Holly Dann won all three categories in the photography classes, with the subjects ‘Yellow,’ ‘Spring Blossoms,’ and ‘Water Everywhere.’

Organisers said the children’s classes saw particularly good entries from Amelia Rae Emery, Jocelyn Jeary, Rosie Fox, Jessica Cherry, Robyn Clark, Finley Rosborough, Jessica Emery, Martha Lillicrap, Tori Packham, Eliza Coles and Mia Lyons. To see a slideshow of pictures from the event visit