Sun shines for garden show in Polegate

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The sun shone as dozens of green fingered enthusiasts turned out for this year’s Stud Farm and Allotment Garden Society annual show in Polegate on Saturday (August 17).

The sun shone long enough for the local residents to go along and view more than 200 exhibits in the marquee erected on The Lawns at Hyperion Avenue.

Show Secretary Angie James said the day was a great success and there was an increase in the entries in the cookery classes this year.

She said: “For the second or third year in a row conditions for growing have not been good, but once again many of our allotment holders and gardeners came up with entries to test the judges in the vegetable, fruit and floral classes.

“Some classes are not weather dependent and we saw an increase in the number of entries for cookery classes.”

As well as the displays of vegetables, fruit, flowers, floral arrangements, cookery, photography and handicrafts there were stalls and games for visitors to enjoy and the funds raised will go towards the continuation of the event.

Ms James said: “We again welcomed some wonderful floral displays made by two members who attend Hailsham and District Flower Club.

“By 3.45 all of the results were known and the cups were presented to our winners by Councillors Stephen and Daniel Shing, who once again kindly supported our event.

“The winner of the coveted RHS Banksian Medal was Mike James.”

Amy Bracey was presented with the Shing cup for the best exhibit in the children’s classes.