The 69th Ellens Green and Rudgwick Gardening Association Autumn Show was held on Saturday September 13 in Ellens Green Memorial Hall.
The show dazzled: the rainbow colours of the dahlias with the varied range of autumnal fruits and vegetables plus the Ellens Green Art Club’s picture exhibition, combined to assault the visitors’ visual senses.
The floral displays were highly imaginative, especially the “Berried Treasure” Class, won by Liz Ockenden with her combination of autumn berries cascading from a vase into a treasure chest.
The Home fare section was worthy of a Great Rudgwick Bake Off, the Dorset Applecake class in particular drawing a large entry.
Mike Clarke, EG&RGA Chairman commented: “It was a great Show and we were pleased it was so well supported. We now have to put every effort into next year’s three shows as it will be the Society’s 70th year.”
The Murphy Cup (for most points in Classes 2 – 17) Ian Clemens
The William Port Memorial Cup (best exhibit of apples) - Richard Griffin
The Jim Hale Trophy (best vegetable) Ian Clemens
The Pratt Barlow Cup (most points in Classes 33-43) Ian Clemens
The TW Foreman Dahlia Cup (winner in Class 44) Vera Clarke
The Bob Sutton Plate (best pot plant) - Anne Nuttall
Report and pictures contributed by Kate Robertson, Hon Sec.