Picture gallery: Blooming success of Saffron Walden ­Horticultural Society Autumn Show

Saffron Walden Flower Show

Saffron Walden Flower Show - Credit: Archant

FROM colourful dahlias to cabbages, fruits and meringues, there was an array of ­exhibits at the Saffron Walden ­Horticultural Society Autumn Show, on Saturday.

In the flower classes, Jose Rumbeo was awarded the John Coe Trophy for his chrysanths, while Robin Crouchman’s winning dahlia was called Mary’s Jomanda.

Other classes were for roses, orchids, fuchsias and cacti, also containers of plants as grown, and arrangements of foliage.

The subject for floral arrangements was ‘sunset’ and the entries were colourful using mostly yellows and orange. The winner was Claire Cox, who was awarded the Harry Green Cup, and Doreen Townley’s red rose was judged the Best in the Rose section, for which she was awarded the Harry Green Trophy.

Peter Cranfield gained most points in the vegetable section, with Hamish Davidson runner-up. Very large cabbages, leeks and onions were on display, as well as tomatoes including trusses of ripe and unripe varieties.

The Acrow Bowl was awarded to Mr Crouchman for gaining most points in the fruit and vegetable sections, and the Babington Smith Trophy for most points in show. Ken Peck was runner-up.

In the domestic section, Annie Erdman won the Walker Trophy for most points, and Kath Bartram was awarded the Rickett Shield for her meringues which were judged ‘best entry’.

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Lucy Henderson did well in the junior classes and won the Scrivener Trophy. Her miniature garden in a seed tray was best in section.