SWEET PEAS stole the show at Shoreham Horticultural and Allotment Society’s first exhibition of the year.
There were a good number of entries for the early summer show, held at the Shoreham Centre on Saturday.
The roses also proved popular, alongside exhibits of vegetables, pot plants, photography and homecraft.
Show secretary Daphne Thomas said: “The many colours and displays of sweet peas were admired by visitors.
“The fragrance of the roses added the perfect setting to sit and enjoy the homemade refreshments and admire the exhibits.”
She said the show was held in two rooms, instead of the main hall, which had been ‘a bit difficult’ but organisers were still pleased with the number of entries and visitors.
Best in show prizes were awarded in two categories, flowers and vegetables. Ted Banks was awarded best in show for his long-stemmed sweet peas and society president Barry Hillman won best in show for his peas.
The Jubilee Trophy for one specimen flower/spike, or one vegetable, any variety – Jack Rudland.
Thornberry Challenge Cup for pinks – Julie MacCulloch.
Brenda Young Cup for sweet peas – Jayne Pumfrey.
National Sweet Peas Society Bronze Medal – Ted Banks.
Len Speller Shield for roses – Julie MacCulloch.
Bill Hobbs Memorial Challenge Bowl for pot plants – Ron Yetman.
R.R.Ebbetts Challenge Shield for vegetables and fruit – Barry Hillman.
Caroline Cup for homecrafts – Alison Tanner.
W. Earl Shield for photography – Ian Swyer.
Dunn Memorial Cup for floral art – Gill Robbins.