SPRING SHOW

This year the Sutton and District Spring Show will be on Sunday 15th April.

It has been another very wet and mild winter which the spring flowers seem to enjoy so there should be lots to enter, but the Show is for everyone, not just the gardeners!

We have introduced a novice class in floral art for anyone who has never come first and there is a ‘men only’ class again in this section as well as classes for artists, handicrafts, photographers and cooks. We are also very keen to get the juniors joining in the fun again.

Entries need to be posted in the ‘Show Box’ at Hurst Cottage by 6pm on Friday 13th April and staged on the day by 10.45 am.

Entry forms can be found the the Programme and if you need one please contact Judy Seers – 01798 869765

BAGS OF COMPOST AVAILABLE

The Horticultural Society is once again offering the same bags of superior compost at excellent prices as it has done in previous years. These bags are now available for members at £4.00 per 60L bag.

To purchase your bags, please phone
Tony Saward on 01798 869 533.

This is just one of the benefits we offer to our members.
However, if you are not a member it’s easy to join and only costs £2— just contact our Membership Secretary, Brenda Philips for details on 01798 869345

SUTTON AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY (Affiliated to The Royal Horticultural Society)
President Mrs A Green
Vice President Mr C Dudman
OFFICERS Chairman Dr J Collis (869204)
Vice-Chairman Mr T Saward (869533)
General Secretary Mrs J Shepherd (869268)
Show Secretary Mrs J Seers (869765)
Treasurer Mrs S Bentham (869303)
Entries Secretary Mrs A Cunningham (869238)
COMMITTEE Mrs S Dudman Mrs J Winter Mr S Cemm Mrs B Philips

 

 

 

 

 

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SUTTON & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

BAGS OF COMPOST AVAILABLE

The Horticultural Society is once again offering the same bags of superior compost at excellent prices as it has done in previous years. These bags are now available for members at £4.00 per 60L bag.

To purchase your bags, please phone
Tony Saward on 01798 869 533.

This is just one of the benefits we offer to our members.
However, if you are not a member it’s easy to join and only costs £2— just contact our Membership Secretary, Brenda Philips for details on 01798 869345

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Summer Show

THE SUMMER SHOW

We had a glorious day for our show! The weather was perfect! Everyone had a lovely time with visitors enjoying tea and homemade cakes on the lawn. The raffle afterwards was a great success and bargains to be had in the auction of produce.

The standard of the entries was as usual extremely high across the classes, with Chris Dudman once again going home with most of the cups. Martin Shepherd beat off the ladies for best cake in show with his Victoria sandwich and Martin Buckley from the Graffham Society was victorious again this year in the Potato in a Bucket competition with a massive 15.07 lbs – almost double the weight of the runner up.

The Cup Winners were:
The Perpetual Challenge Cup, for the highest number of points in horticultural classes (vegetable): Chris Dudman, runner up: Brian Verrall.
The Lady Mersey Challenge Cup, for the highest number of points in
horticultural classes (flowers): Chris Dudman, runner up: Brian Verrall.
The GK Neale Memorial Challenge Cup, for highest number of points overall in horticultural classes: Chris Dudman.
The Snipe Dix Trophy, for best decorative dahlia: Chris Dudman.
The Daisy Francis Memorial Trophy, for the most points in the dahlia
section: Chris Dudman.
The Burrell Cup, for best cactus dahlia: Chris Dudman.
The Holland Challenge Cup, for best flower exhibit, excluding the floral
art: Chris Dudman.
-The Ray Challenge Cup, for best vegetable exhibit: Chris Dudman.
The Henry Tupper Tankard, for best rose exhibit: Brian Verrall.
The Symmons Challenge Bowl, for the highest number of points in the
Cookery classes: Janet Shepherd.
The Priscilla Burfield Cup, for the best cake: Martin Shepherd.
The J.B. Nevitt Memorial Trophy, for the highest number of points in the floral art classes: Anne Collis, runner up: Avril Southwell.
The Ackner Trophy, for best exhibit in the floral art: Anne Collis.
The Lady Harding Davis Salver, for winner of the Master Gardener
competition: Chris Dudman.
Top Tray: 1st, Chris Dudman, 2nd, Brian Verrall.
Top Vase: 1st, Chris Dudman, 2nd, Toni Green.
The Howden Hume Challenge Cup, for the most outstanding child’s exhibit in the junior classes: Alex Dudman.
The Winter Cup for the Summer Show, for the most outstanding exhibit in the intermediate age group: Tobias Gillot.
And the fun classes:
The Sir Walter Raleigh Cup, for to the winner of The Grow a Potato in a Bucket competition: Martin Buckley with 15.07lbs.
The best Fuchsia grown from a plant plug: Chris Dudman.
The longest runner bean: Matthew Dudman.
The tallest hollyhock or Sunflower: Sean Cemm.
6 home produced eggs: Toni Green.
Judy Seers – Show Secretary