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Bourne Valley Horticultural Society & Gardening Club Annual Show 2022

A relaxing afternoon was enjoyed by both visitors and the committee despite the fact that the Show was not quite as busy as in previous years. The last Show prior to the pandemic was held in 2019. Before this an Annual Show had been held every year without a break since 1945.

 

Despite the three year gap, there were twenty entrants who, between them, produced entries for all the divisions, totalling over 100 exhibits. The Glebe Hall showcased these, making pleasing and interesting viewing. We are very grateful to all those who made the effort to take part and make the event such a success.

 

Due to the low numbers we were only able to give out eleven awards. There was the usual keen competition for the Banksian Medal, awarded this year to Neil Grace who gained the most overall points for his exhibits in the vegetable, fruit and flower divisions. The flower division was the best supported in the Show, with the Daisy Cottle Award for the most points overall going to Katie Shepherd. Although there were not enough entries in craft to award the division trophy, the ‘Best in Show’ for craft was given to Sue Cane for her vibrant crocheted bag.

 

The ‘Vicar’s Choice’ Trophy, after much deliberation by Rev. Peter Ostli-East, was awarded to Gomeldon School for their trug of produce from their school garden, a lovely display of wild flowers and courgette plants.

 

This year committee created a life time award presented to Terry Cox for his long-standing contribution to previous Shows with his home made wines and outstanding sweet pea displays. We will miss his exhibits.

 

Our gratitude goes to all who participated in making this a successful comeback. A big thank you especially to Joanne Sankey who not only organised the refreshments and three superb food hampers which assured a very successful raffle, but also sponsored all the children’s prizes.

 

The last word goes to our Flower Arrangement Judge, Sue Clissold, who left us this note

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARD WINNERS LIST

Reed Challenge Cup                    Division 1, Vegetables              Neil Grace

                                                                                                2nd Charles Penn, 3rd David Baker

Skyrme Cup                                  Division 2, Fruit                Charles Penn & Bob Dunster

Daisy Cottle Cup                           Division 3, Flowers                              Katie Shepherd

                                                                                                           2nd Clare Grace,

                                                                                                3rd Clare Dunster & Margaret Ward

Gordon Sale Cup                 Members only, plant from plug                   Jenny Head

                                                                                                2nd Clare Grace, 3rd Pam Taylor

Banksian Medal                    Divisions 1,2,3, most points              Neil Grace

(excludes winners in 2 previous years)

Pitt Cup                                         Division 6, Domestic                 Elizabeth Lester

                                                                                                2nd Katie Shepherd, 3rd Clare Dunster

Nathaniel James Salver                Division 7, Photography            Clare Dunster

                                                                                                2nd Neil Grace, 3rd Lexie Baker

Earls Manor Trophy            Division 8, Craft, Best in Show           Susan Crane

Vicar’s Trophy                               Vicar’s Choice                                Gomeldon School

Grace Staff Shield              Division 9, Children, most points                    Hollie Baker

Daphne Adlam Cup            Best school garden produce trug           Gomeldon School

 

(Due to low entry numbers, the following trophies could not be awarded this year: Feltham Award for flower arranging, Tipple Award for wine, beer, cider & spirits, Sankey Trophy for craft)

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Open Gardens - Sunday May 16th 2022

Well despite the change in weather, a nice steady stream of visitors browsed the seven gardens kindly opened for the afternoon.

An eclectic mix of gardens were a delight and enjoyed by all. The Glebe Hall was buzzing with chatter over the afternoon teas.

Over £700 was raised between the village hall and the BVHS Gardening Club. A big thank you to all who opened their gardens and to all who helped out in the Glebe Hall.

Also many thanks to Chris Brown who assisted with the map and programme.