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Flower show in Whiteparish
THE biggest event of the gardening year for Whiteparish took place on Saturday.
The Whiteparish Flower and Hobbies Show was this year held at Courtens Garden Centre in Romsey Road, as the village hall is currently unavailable.
Children had their own categories and produced some imaginative work, including miniature gardens in a tray and animals made from vegetables.
There was an array of fruit, flowers and vegetables on show, as well as artwork, photography, cookery and needlework.
Stalwarts of the Garden Club, Colin and Veronica Iles presented the trophies to the winners, tea and cakes were consumed and a raffle was held.
Winners were: Vegetable Cup: Stella Gardener.
Ings Fruit Cup: Jackie Hawker.
Flower Cup: Lyn Ward.
Gilbert Dahlia Shield: Marion Guard/Lyn Ward.
The Bryan Rose Bowl: Lyn Ward.
The John Lear Memorial Cup for Floral Decoration: Janet Burr.
Cookery Cup: Dawn Nichols.
Art Cup: Richard Hocking.
The Udal Children’s Cup: Beatrice Vernon.
RHS Banksian Medal: Karon Dyson.
Sir Alfred and Lady Wort Cup for most points overall: Sarah Skeats.
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