Ickenham and Swakeleys Horticultural Society

Autumn Show 2015

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Full of autumn colour

The many people who visited the show in Ickenham Village Hall on a fine autumn afternoon were greeted by a dazzling display of colour from the plants and flowers, as well as a superb display of vegetables.  There was also great interest in the various junior exhibits, as well as adult entries in photography, cookery and wine classes – a total of over 250 entries. As ever the keenest competition was in the Mens’ Challenge cookery class!

Tea and cakes, mostly home-made, were particularly popular and the hall was crowded with visitors all afternoon.

The awards and prizes were presented by the Rector of St Giles, The Reverend Felicity Davies, herself an enthusiastic gardener.  The trophies for the overall winners throughout the year will be presented at the Society’s AGM in December, meanwhile here is a summary of ‘Best in Section’ certificate winners for this Show.

Dahlias

John Stokes

Floral

Margaret Mayes

Pot Plants

Tony Ridler

Vegetables

David Saunders

Fruit

Margaret Mayes

Domestic

Patt Trigg

Wine

Chris Lane

Men’s Challenge

Chris Lane

Juniors

Sophie Cason

 Please scroll down to see the photographs, and click on each photo to display in full size.

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Exhibits fill the Village Hall

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Colourful flowering annuals and shrubs

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Mixed vases of dahlias

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A huge pot plants behind colourful annuals

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eye catching bright red dahlias

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Colourful flowering pot plants

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Vegetable root crops, courgette and beans

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A bumper display of dessert apples

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Delicious trifles and raspberry cakes

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Juniors show their exhibits to the Rector

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Pretty junior flower posies

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Vegetable section; just look at those cabbages!

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Show visitors admiring the floral displays

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Huge vase of mixed grasses and annuals

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Very hot chilli peppers!

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Magnificent trusses of miniature tomatoes

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Rhubarb was a popular 'any other vegetable'

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The men challenge you to taste their cakes!

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Society's youngest member with her prize winning collage

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Prize winning fruit and veg 'creatures'