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Standard soars at Gardener's Society Show: PICTURES + RESULTS
2:00pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
Held at the Methodist hall, the show had already been postponed from two weeks previously, but happily the delay and the wet conditions did not prevent plenty of people from the parish supporting it.
Although entries were slightly down, the standard was typically high and it remained a challenging task for the judges to select the winners.
Decide they must, however, and after much deliberation the top award of the Barnes Shield for Excellence – together with the best in the flower section trophy – went to a delighted Marilyn Hebbron who was showing a white and pink orchid.
The winner of most points in the show was Mandy Pound.
Gaining most points overall in the horticulture classes was Doug Stevens, which led to be him being presented with the Banksian Medal – something the St Keverne Gardeners’ Society is able to present due to its affiliation with the Royal Horticultural Society.
Trophies were presented by society chairman Pippa Englefield, while Jill Bosustow spoke about the show and its place in the community.
Society secretary Sylvia Day said: “It was torrential rain all day, but the village turned out and supported the show. It was most enjoyable and we’re very pleased overall with the show.”
She added that sales of teas and cakes went “very well indeed.”
Trophies: Member with most points in vegetable section, Gerald Townsend; member with most points in vegetable and flower section, Mandy Pound; member with most points in flower section, Sandra Williams; open best exhibit in flowers decided by judges, Marilyn Hebbron; open most points in fruit and vegetables, Alec Foreman; scorer of the highest total points in the preceding classes (who has not won in last three years), Douglas Stevens. Member or resident of St Keverne only – highest score in domestic and cookery class, Mandy Pound; best cookery exhibit decided by the judge, Mandy Pound; most points in floral art, Andrea Laity; best exhibit in flora art decided by judge, Ann Nicholson; most points in fruit, Douglas Stevens; most points in handicrafts joint winners, Sylvia Day and Andrea Laity; most points in photography, P Hodges; most points in painting and drawing, J Bracegirdle; top vase competition, Mandy Pound; Barnes Shield for Excellence, Marilyn Hebbron; most points in show, Mandy Pound. Children’s prizes – under eight, Edward Buchanan and Gracie Downing; age eight to 11, Louis Sanger; age 12 to 16, Hannah Stock.
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