THE return of Beeding and Bramber Horticultural Society’s spring show brought the highest number of entries for 17 years.
Last year’s show had to be cancelled due to the snow, but even the floods couldn’t stop members growing for Saturday’s show.
Pat Nightingale said: “Members of Beeding and Bramber Horticultural Society were overjoyed to receive 82 entries in their 32nd spring show on Saturday.
“A search of the records found that it was the highest number since 1997, when there were 112 entries. In fact, numbers had reached a low of 38 in 2007 and have been climbing ever since – except for last year, when the show had to be cancelled altogether because of the extreme weather.”
With the sun shining for the previous ten days, it meant entries were of high quality.
The only disappointment was the low number of entries from children and none at all for the floral art section.
Winner of the Spring Show Cup, with most points in the show, was Alisdair MacCulloch.
Charles Ashby took the Vincent Cup for the best exhibit in the show and the Hilda Phillips Cup for the best entry in the class for nine blooms of narcissi of one variety.
In the children’s section, nine-year-old Brooke Wells was the winner of the spring flower arrangement. Finlay Smith, three, won a prize for the birthday card he entered and his brother, Fraser, six, came second.