Ickenham and Swakeleys Horticultural Society

Spring Show 2012

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ANOTHER EXCELLENT SHOW!

Almost 300 exhibits provided a superb display with a great variety of daffodils greeting the many visitors who packed the hall all afternoon.  We were visited by a representative from The National Daffodil Society who remarked on the quality of the entries and said that it was one of the very best daffodil displays he had seen this season.

In addition to numerous other horticultural classes, this show includes cookery and handicraft, all of which produced some splendid and inventive contributions. Of particular note was the number of entries in the ‘Men’s Challenge’ cookery class which attracted no fewer than ten entries and was won by Cavin Higgins!

Among the exhibitors, we were gratified to see some new names as well as regular supporters and the ‘best in section’ winners were as follows:
DaffodilsRoger Trigg
Pot PlantsPamela Hendy
HandicraftRosemary Murrell
CookeryLynne Davey
WineMargaret Mayes
Junior ClassesBen Cason
 

Roger Trigg was also awarded the  Daffodil Society Bronze Medal and the Bill Naylor Trophy for Spring Bulbs, and Rosemary Murrell the Keith Briggs Millennium Bowl.

Glebe Junior School staged an excellent display featuring the activities in their flourishing school Gardening Club and this was complemented by many exhibits in our Junior competitive classes for handicraft, cookery and horticulture.  The Best in Section for Juniors went to a very creative miniature garden in a seed tray.

The Show ended with the presentation of prizes by our Guest of Honour - Doug Neilson, Vice-Chair of the Ickenham Festival.

 

 

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General view of the horticultural exhibits
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Arrangements of daffodils and narcissi
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Red tulips contrasting with the daffodils beyond
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Camellias and cactus looking good together
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Wine exhibits in front of the many daffodils
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Some of the handicraft entries
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A tasty selection of the domestic entries
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'Scrap' Easter bunny with its creator
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Junior miniature gardens in a seed tray
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Glebe students with their winning handicraft
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Beautiful Amaryllis and other pot plants
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Champion daffodils variety Arkle
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Flowering shrubs
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Prize winning orchids
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Amazing rhubarb and more daffodils
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Winning royal handicraft entry
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Record number of entries for the men's challenge class
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Glebe School Gardening Club's wonderful display
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'Scrap' creatures in Junior Handicraft class
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Miniature garden is overall winning junior entry