Fantastic success with 400 entries to show

Cowfold Horticultural Society's Summer  Show held on Saturday 5 July as part of Cowfold Village Fete
Cowfold Horticultural Society's Summer Show held on Saturday 5 July as part of Cowfold Village Fete

Almost 400 colourful, tasty and crafty entries from around 100 adults and children made Cowfold’s Summer Show a fantastic success. The show was part of Cowfold Fete on Saturday July 5 and visitors flocked to the marquee on the Village Green to view high quality exhibits ranging from vegetables, flowers and foliage to cookery, handicrafts, floral art and photography.

The flower and foliage classes were particularly well supported with gorgeous roses, scented sweetpeas and vibrant geraniums. The two cookery judges sampled and assessed a range of cakes, savoury quiche and cheese straws, jam, chutney, wine and cordials. The photography classes continue to grow in popularity with 70 entries over the five categories.

The cup winners were:

Hodgson Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best vegetable garden – Barry Sowton

Lovett-Cameron Cup for the best flower garden – Don Fuller

K P Herron Cup for the best hanging basket or container – Pat Fairhall

Innes Cup for the most outstanding flower exhibit – Lesley Etherton

CHS Challenge Cup for the most prize money in the flower classes – Julie Palmer

Kleinwort Cup for roses – Julie Palmer and Susan King

Allen Cup for sweet peas – Peter Fairhall

Mrs Godman Cup for the most outstanding floral arrangement – Jenny Blythe

Doreen Davis Memorial Cup for floral art – Lesley Etherton

Merritt Memorial Cup for the most outstanding exhibit in the vegetable classes – Barry Sowton

Banksian Medal – Pat Fairhall

Stephen J Townsend Memorial Cup for potatoes – Adrian Standing

CHS Challenge Cup for the most prize money in the cookery classes – Chris Collins

Muriel Childs Cup for cookery – Pat Fairhall

Beatrice Townsend Memorial Cup for the most outstanding handicraft exhibit – Lesley Etherton

J & M Hall Cup for photography – Glynis Docker

The President’s Cup, children 4 years and under – Amy Sowton

CHS Challenge Cup, children 5-7 years – Thomas Feist

Colvin Cup, children 8-10 years – Emily Barnett

Dorit Lock Memorial Cup, children 11-16 years – Arianne Puttock

Contributed by Show Secretary, Lesley Etherton