DONNINGTON GARDENING CLUB  (www.donningtonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk)

Shows 2018

Reports and pictures - courtesy of Lawrence and Anne Holloway

Owing to extensive building work at the Parish Hall, space was at a premium for our AUTUMN SHOW on SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER, and regretfully the Produce & Preserve Classes had to be cancelled. However, our Show was a great success despite all that the weather had thrown at us over the last few months. The Fruit & Vegetable Classes were well supported and the Flower Classes were outstanding with their autumnal colours. In addition, there was a very colourful display of knitting, embroidery and photographs. Very many thanks to all contributors, supporters and the general public who helped make a successful Show.

 

PRIZEWINNERS: left to right in the picture:

Kingswell Cup (Flowers):  April Janman

Handicraft Cup:  Ann Holloway

Photography Cup:  Anthony Freeman

Stockbridge Cup (Fruit & Veg)):  Jacqueline Coombes

Best in Show (Flower Arrangement):  April Janman

Best in Show (Grapes):  Mary Thrasher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Club held another very successful and colourful SUMMER SHOW on SATURDAY, 9th JUNE in Donnington Parish Hall. Despite the very long, bad Winter with very low light levels, followed by a cold and difficult Spring, there were many entries, and the Roses and Sweet Peas were excellent with their bright colours and exquisite scent. Many thanks to all contributors and supporters of our Club and Show who came along to join in a happy and social occasion with tea and cakes, a raffle and an auction.

 

The Prize Winners were:

Pat Arthur Cup (Sweet Peas): Richard Emery

Fruit Cup: Jacqueline Coombes

Bunty Ison Cup (Other Flowers): April Janman

Photography Cup: Jill Gatehouse

Rose Cup: Mandy Davis

Vegetable Cup: Jacqueline Coombes

Best in Show: Jill Gatehouse (Violas)

 

 

 

 

The CLUB met on Friday, 6th April, to hold its Spring Bulb Show and AGM. In spite of a difficult season yet again, there was a good display of spring bulbs and early flowers delighting Members with their bright colours and fragrant scents heralding the arrival of Spring. The Bulb Competition was won by April Janman and the Monthly Table-Top Competitions for Flowers, and Fruit/Vegetables were won by April Janman and Brian Turbefield respectively.  

Winners :-

Spring Bulb Show 2018

1st  April Janman  27 points

2nd Mary Thrasher  24 points

3rd  Jacqueline Coombes  19 points

4th  Phylis Nicols  17 points

 

Table Top competition 2017/2018

Flowers

1st April Janman 45 points

2nd  Mary Thrasher 37

3rd Jacqueline Combes 34

Veg

1st  Brian Turbefield  57 points

2nd  Jacqueline Combes  44

3rd  April Janman  21

 

 

 

 

 

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