VIDEO: Beeding and Bramber summer show 2014

ONE man scooped most of the prizes at Beeding and Bramber Horticultural Society’s summer show on Saturday.

Jeff Dunstone, an allotment-holder and recent winner of Beeding in Bloom’s best allotment competition, won the Ansdall Challenge Cup for the most points gained in the show.

Top prize winner Jeff Dunstone with his asters LP230814

Top prize winner Jeff Dunstone with his asters LP230814

He also took home the Phillips Cup for the best entry in the flowers and vegetables sections, the Bert Harman Cup for single asters, the Garden News Top Tray and Top Vase awards, a Harry Phillips Memorial Shield and the RHS Banksian Medal for the winner of the most prize money in the horticultural classes.

This year’s summer show, held in Beeding and Bramber Village Hall on Saturday, was a great success, with more visitors through the doors than usual, although entries, at 189, were down on last year’s exceptional figure of 200.

Society chairman David Wells took the Fun Cup, the Committee Cup, the Hobjoin Cup for the best dahlia and the Avon Cup for best gladioli.

Other winners were Bruce Button, who received the Beeding Court Cup for the runner-up in the flowers section, Roger Hornsby, who won the Adur Vale Cup for the runner-up in the vegetables section, and Charles Ashby, who won a Harry Phillips Memorial Shield.

Denise Rose won the Maudlin Cup for the best trug of vegetables, Joan Hornsby the Farrow Cup for cookery, Paula Wells the Arethusa Cup for the best exhibit in the cookery section and Diana Drawbridge the Evelyn Powell Memorial Trophy for her cake.

In the children’s section, Daniel Waldron won the Mrs Harmsworth Cup for the under-tens, and Brooke Wells and Lily Piper shared the Merion Trophy for those aged ten to 15.