Summer show 2014

Summer show (Aug 30, 2014)

Officials and judges at the summer show,
Cabus Village Hall, August 30, 2014.

Among the winners were:

Andrew Thompson

Ruth Cowell

Roger Broadbelt

Mary Curwen

Ben Andrews

CABUS village hall, near Garstang, was ablaze with colour on Saturday, August 30, 2014, as Garstang and District Gardening Club held its annual show in the rural venue.


The floral fiesta included delightful dahlias, colourful chrysanthemum as well as pot plants, fruit, vegetables, homecraft and photography entries.


Judging of the entries took place during the morning before the hall opened to members and the public during the afternoon.


Prizes were presented in the afternoon by club president and founder Ben Andrews, assisted by show organiser June Gornall and club chairman Ray Pearson.


Among the main winners were familiar names from Garstang's talented horticultural enthusiasts, including regular winners Andrew Thompson, Richard Kellett and Ruth Cowell.


Following the prize presentations an auction of most of the flowers and produce was held, with the proceeds going to club funds.


Garstang and District Gardening Club starts its 2014/15 series of meetings on Monday, September 8, with a talk on antiquarian and cottage gardens by Mr Tim Smith of Lytham St Annes, a member of the Cottage Garden Society.


Trophy winners


Roses – Best in Class: Andrew Thompson

Sweet Peas – Best in Class: Ray Pearson

Flowers – most points:  Andrew Thompson

Flowers – Best Exhibit (Dahlias): Andrew Thompson

Plants in Pots – Most Points: Ben Andrews

Cacti and Succulents: Mary Curwen

Vegetables – longest bean (18”): Richard Kellet

Vegetables – heaviest pumpkin (21 lbs): Roger Broadbelt

Vegetables – Most Points: Ruth Cowell

Vegetables – Top Tray: 1st  Richard Kellet; 2nd Ruth Cowell

President’s Trophy: Richard Kellet

Floral Art Trophy: June Gornall

Floral Art – Most Points: Gladys Bradshaw

Homecraft – Best Victoria Sandwich: Ruth Cowell

Homecraft – Most Points: Ruth Cowell

Photography – Best Colour Print: Maureen Stuart