Stokeinteignhead Gardening Club Summer Show – 23rd July 2016
The Organising Committee would like to thank everyone who took part and helped to make this year's Show a successful event, with over 170 exhibits on display –- all of a very high quality which gave the judges a tough time across the categories.
Despite lots of produce not being quite ready for showing the Fruit and Vegetable Sections were very competitive which resulted in a tie between Fred Cornes, Paul Nash and Kate Templeton who were jointly awarded the Community Shop Cup for scoring the most points across the Fruit and Vegetable classes. Neil Kirwin won the French Cup for Best Onions.
There were some fabulous exhibits in the Flowers Section, with Vidas Cooling winning the Gardening Club Cup for scoring the most points across the classes. Vidas was also awarded The Royal Horticultural Society's Banksian Medal (highest points scorer in Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables) along with the Coombe Cellars Cup for accumulating the most points across the whole Summer Show classes.
The Floral Art Section provided some stunning displays interpreting the categories of Greenery (a foliage arrangement); Celebration Centrepiece; a Royal Bouquet; and Beside the Sea - a miniature display in a sea shell. The Wild Goose Cup was awarded to Barbara Fearn.
The Domestic Section once again had some delicious offerings with the Old Bakery Cup awarded to Katherine Chudleigh who scored the most points across in this category.
The Homemade Wines, Ciders and Cordials proved a difficult contest for the judge, who was very impressed with all the entries and awarded the Church House Inn Cup to Cathy French.
Children competed for 2 trophies - the Shoe Zoo Cup (11 years and under) and the Bob Cross Cup (12 - 16 year olds) and we were delighted that our winners were first time exhibitors Luke Dunn and Emme Hunt.
The Orestone Cup will be jointly shared between Ruby Jackman and Jasmine Hunt for consistently submitting entries into the Show.
In the Photography section we had some amazing entries representing the themes of: Light & Shade; Flower Power; Fun & Frolics; Summertime, with the award for scoring most points across the classes going to Karen Setter.
The Orrell Cup for Special Achievement was awarded to Rebecca Good.
Many thanks to our team of Volunteers for making the Show a great community event: Anna, Ros, Paul, Jenny, Mike and Jenny. We would also like to thank the Church House Inn for their sponsorship towards the event.
If you have any comments or ideas or to help us run next year's Show, please let us know at the Stokeinteignhead Gardening Club (contact Barbara Fearn or Ros Purkis).
We have already set the date for the 2017 Summer Show, which will take place on Saturday 22nd July in Stokeinteignhead Village Hall and we look forward to seeing you all then.