Pictures: Clavering horticultural show is a blooming success

Clavering Horticultural Show

Clavering Horticultural Show - Credit: Archant

ENTRIES were up by more than 10 per cent on last year at the blooming successful Clavering Horticultural Show last Saturday.

Clavering Horticultural Show

Clavering Horticultural Show - Credit: Archant

Despite the extreme hot weather of the past month the vegetable section was well stocked, the flowers and plants looked great and, according to both Robin Carsberg and Ron Eldred – two of the show judges – the standard “was not only excellent but even better than last year”.

Clavering Horticultural Show

Clavering Horticultural Show - Credit: Archant

The cooking section including wines and preserves was slightly down this year with more men entering the cake and bread competitions.

Clavering Horticultural Show

Clavering Horticultural Show - Credit: Archant

The ‘vegetable monsters’ prize created by children was won by Elliot Wood and the award-winning floral display by Marion Pearson.

The main focus of the show was still the wide range of flowers on display along with the magnificent vegetables produced by residents, all of which were assessed by the two independent RHS judges.

The prestigious Clavering Cup (most points in show) was awarded to Alan Gilbertson, the Society Award (most prize money in show) to Robert Abrahams and the Luff Cup (for the excellent vegetable section) to Ken Peck.

The Challenge Plate for most points in the cooking section was awarded to Jenny Milledge, and Angela Bailey received the Clavering Memorial Bowl for the rose section.

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