The Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society Summer Show was held in the Stewart Hall, Little Kimble on Sunday 1st July.
There were 110 exhibits on the benches which is good considering what the weather has been like, provided by 13 members.
The competition was very close with only a few points separating the winners from the runners-up for many trophies. David Ridgway won the Presidents Cup , for the most points in the Show, Graham Talbot won the won the Sweet Pea Trophy, for the most points in the Sweet Pea classes, as well as winning the Best Horticultural Exhibit, for his entry in the Sweet Pea Bowl summer class, Rod Pengelly won the Rogasa Trophy for most points in Rose classes. Sue Towersey won the Domestic Trophy for most points in domestic classes in the Spring and Summer Shows. Mary Redding won the Floral Art class as well as the Open Floral Art class. Oliver Shefford won the Junior class for his garden in a seed tray.
A large number of visitors viewed the Show during the afternoon, many partaking of the cream teas which did a roaring trade.
List of Prize Winners
Number of entries: 111 Number of exhibitors: 13
PRESIDENT’S CUP –Most points in Show David Ridgway
SWEET PEA TROPHY – Most points in Sweet Pea classes Graham Talbot
ROGOSA TROPHY – Most points in Rose Classes Rod Pengelley
THE DON TAYLOR ROSE BOWL – Best large flowered (HT) Rose in class 3 Graham Talbot
THE NATIONAL SWEET PEA SOCIETY’S BRONZE MEDAL –Best Sweet Pea exhibit . Graham Talbot
DOMESTIC CUP –Most points in Spring and Summer Shows in Domestic classes. Sue Towersey
THE RHS JUNIOR COMPETITORS AWARD OF MERIT – Winner class 110 --------------------
THE RHS JUNIOR COMPETITORS AWARD OF MERIT – Winners class111 --------------------
KIMBLE AND ELLESBUROUGH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY PRIZES
FLORAL ART – Frist prize in class 93 : £5.00 Mary Redding
MASTERCLASS – First prize in class 120 : £15.00 Graham Talbot
WINDOW BOX – First prize in class 100 : Bottle of wine Sue Towersey
BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW – Bottle of Champagne Graham Talbot
First prize in class 201 (Roses) : £ 15.00 Rod Pengelley
Second prize in class 201 (Roses) : £ 5.00 -------------------
First prize in class 202 (Sweet Peas) : £15.00 Graham Talbot
Second prize in class202 (Sweet Peas) : £5.00 Kathy Gray
First prize in class 203 (Vegetables) : £ 15.00 Graham Talbot
Second prize in class 203 (Vegetables) : £ 5.00 --------------------
First prize in clas 204 (Floral Art) : £ 15.00 Mary Redding
Second prize class 204 (Floral Art) : £ 5.00 Sue Towersey