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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)
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.