SHOW - OUR BEST FOR MANY, MANY YEARS!
Ickenham & Swakeleys Horticultural Society Spring
Saturday 9 April 2011.
Please scroll down to see photographs and go to the Junior Sections for more photographs
of the school entries and winners.
A record number of over 300 exhibits was our best supported
show for many years and the superb display ensured a hall packed with visitors on a beautiful sunny, warm day.The best Horticultural exhibit was judged to be a huge Clivia
plant in excellent condition exhibited by Gaynor Lasch. While in the daffodil classes, awards for ‘Best
bloom’ and ‘Best vase of daffodils’ both went to Roger Trigg.Among the adult domestic
exhibits, the most closely contested class with 11 entries was a ‘Men’s Challenge’ class. This featured
a carrot cake, which though made to a given recipe, produced a great variety of results! The winner was Michael Davey.The
adult Handicraft section included a win in two of the classes for Gill Roker, one of which was a most innovative and striking
picture made in various fabrics and textures. The section winner was Emma Hawkesworth with a new logo design
for the Society.This year we divided the photographic classes
into 3 types (plant close-up, horticultural general view and a picture taken in Ickenham. This attracted
a total more than 30 super quality photos which proved quite a challenge for our new judge in that section. Suzanne
Gould won first in two categories and Ken Faille in the other.
Our two local Junior
Schools (Glebe and Breakspear) both staged substantial displays of the activities in their flourishing school Gardening Clubs
and these were complemented by an amazing amount of support in our Junior competitive classes. All the entries were
interesting and inventive in the three Junior sections for Horticulture, Cookery and Handicraft. The overall section winner
was a novel patriotic posy for the forthcoming Royal Wedding entered by Katie Hawkesworth.
We now look forward to our Autumn Show on Saturday 10 September,
in Ickenham Village Hall; open to visitors from 2.30 when once again refreshments will be available.