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Spring Show, 2018

Spring Show, 2017

Summer Show, 2014


Spring Show - Saturday 14 April 2018.

The Piddle Valley Gardens Club Spring Show took place on Saturday 14 April in the Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall.

Despite the "Beast from the East" threatening our gardens and plants, and also the high March rainfall (six inches were reported in the Piddle Valley ) there were again some 200 entries in all show categories, which showed the determination by Club members and non-members to exhibit their displays - congratulations to you all for your efforts.

The many visitors to the show were once again treated to a delightful display, with colourful arrays of spring flowers, a beautiful presentation of floral art, along with vegetables and photographs, with some excellent exhibits on display.

The exquisite Floral Art display categories for 2018 included Dance, The Artists Palette and Music, whilst the well subscribed Cookery section covered such delicacies as Easter Biscuits, Simnel cake, Hot Cross buns and Seville Orange marmalade.

This year, both the Awards were won by Rosemary Agg, so congratulations to Rosemary for her outstanding achievement - the first was The Challenge Cup for most points gained overall in the show, the second was the "Eric Groome Award" for best exhibit in the flower section, awarded by judge Ian Hallet, for Rosemary's stunning Mammillaria Bombycina (silken pincushion cactus)

Categories in the photography section were "Winter, Clouds, Reflections and Travel". The "Best in Show" photograph, depicting "The Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen was submitted by Sally Condon, and will be included on the front cover of the 2019 Spring Show schedule - judge Mr M Macnaughton said it had been more difficult to select winning photographs this year due to the increased number of entries.

Floral Art judge Mrs S Gilliam described the Piddle Valley Spring Show as "A Lovely Lovely Show"

Finally, I would like to express my thanks to Show Secretary Ian Condon and the other members of the Club committee for arranging this excellent Show, also to Hilary Latimer and Liz Larpent for organising the teas and scrumptious cakes.

Neil Herbert, Chairman, Piddle Valley Gardens Club


Piddle Valley Gardens Club Spring Show, 8 April 2017

The Piddle Valley Gardens Club Spring Show took place on Saturday 8 April in the Piddletrenthide Memorial hall.

Despite the absence of many club members due to the twinning visit to France, visitors were treated to a delightful display, with colourful arrays of flowers, a wonderful presentation of floral art, also vegetables and photographs, with some truly outstanding exhibits on display.

The recently introduced Cookery section was well subscribed, with Easter themed biscuits, Simnel cake, preserves and of course, hot cross buns. A new award, the "Eric Groome Award", was presented by Jean Groome in memory of her late husband Eric. The award, a framed 'hellebores' illustration painted by Eric, was presented to Susan Chance for her flowering tulips, which was judged to be the best exhibit in the flower section of the show.

The Challenge Cup, awarded for the most points gained overall in the show, was won by Richard Agg.

Horticulture judge Mr RC Hayward stated that in his opinion the Piddle Valley Spring Show was the best local show he had seen.

In total there were over 200 entries in all categories, which reflected the great enthusiasm shown by both Garden Club members and non-members to exhibit their displays. Neil Herbert, Chairman


Gardens Club - Summer Show, 2014.

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