VIDEO: Beeding and Bramber spring show

There was much delight at Beeding and Bramber Horticultural Society this weekend when the spring show saw some of the largest displays for many years.

Keen gardeners put their flowers and produce on show at Beeding and Bramber Village Hall on Saturday and competed for prizes.

Alisdair MacCulloch won Best in Show DM17311657a

Alisdair MacCulloch won Best in Show DM17311657a

Pat Nightingale, one of the organisers, said: “We were very pleased with the number and quality of the entries.

“The mild spring weather seems to have produced a bumper crop of gorgeous daffodils and narcissi, leading to 93 entries, the highest number for 20 years.

“The many visitors enjoyed the floral display as well as coffee and cakes, the raffle and plant sale.”

Alasdair MacCulloch won the Spring Show Cup for gaining the most points in the show and the Vincent Cup for the best exhibit in the section for flowers.

Pat Nightingale was first in the  nine stems, any spring flower, category. Picture: Derek Martin DM17311672a

Pat Nightingale was first in the nine stems, any spring flower, category. Picture: Derek Martin DM17311672a

The Hilda Philips cup went to Tony Hills for his nine perfect blooms in the daffodil of one variety category.

The George and Hilda Newman Trophy went jointly to Julie MacCulloch and Roger Hornsby for gaining the most points in the section for floral arrangements.

Gillian Woodrow won the Saltings Cup for her photography.

In the children’s section, there were only two entries – Esther Toe, seven, produced a delightful poster to promote wildlife conservation and her sister Rachel, three, grew cress in a brightly decorated egg-shell.

Roger Hornsby won first for foliage DM17311663a

Roger Hornsby won first for foliage DM17311663a

Pat added: “We hope they will enter again in the future, and that other children will give them some competition.”

More good news came during the morning when two people offered their services, so the future of the society could be secured for a few more years.

Pat explained: “The society had thought that this might be their last spring show as they were struggling with a lack of committee members and no secretary. Fortunately, two people came forward.”

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Liz Johnson was first for three stems miniature DM17311688a

Liz Johnson was first for three stems miniature DM17311688a

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Alan Baker won second prize for nine blooms DM17311636a

Alan Baker won second prize for nine blooms DM17311636a

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