Spring flower show in Pulborough

JPCT 220314 Pulborough Garden Society's Spring Flower Show. Holly Sumner with her miniature garden. Photo by Derek Martin PPP-140322-130309003
JPCT 220314 Pulborough Garden Society's Spring Flower Show. Holly Sumner with her miniature garden. Photo by Derek Martin PPP-140322-130309003
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The annual Spring Flower Show of Pulborough Garden Society was held on Saturday 22nd March in Pulborough Village Hall.

There was a very good display of all kinds of spring flowers, and the flower arranging classes were particularly well supported this year.

The flower section judge, Mr Barry Newman, had a particularly difficult task to decide which exhibit should win the ‘Best in Show’ award, as two entries in the container grown flower section were of the highest standard.

After much thought Mr Newman awarded the beautiful apricot coloured Clivia grown by Mrs Janet Dudman the title of ‘Best in Show’, but he was so impressed by Mrs Sheila Cordon’s pot of ‘Bridal Gown’ narcissi that he gave it a special award of ‘Reserve Champion’. Mrs Dudman’s exhibit has been ‘Best in Show’ for two years in succession.

The other sections, cookery, home produce, handicrafts and photography, were also well supported, and the local children were as creative as ever with their exhibits in the junior section. Tesco Metro Store and Sainsbury’s Pulborough, very kindly provided prizes for each child exhibitor, and also for the chocolate tombola stall.

At the end of the afternoon the trophies and prizes were presented to the winners in each section by Mr Peter Cooper, president of the Society.

Report contributed by Hazel Tyte, chairman of the Pulborough Garden Society. Pictures by Derek Martin.