It may not have been the easiest summer for West Norfolk’s gardeners, but one gardening club is still growing in the right direction.
That’s because entries were slightly up on last year at the Greenfingers gardening club’s annual show in Pott Row on Saturday.
And a number of new entrants took part in the event, which is open to residents of Pott Row, Roydon, Grimston and Congham, as well as club members.
Programme secretary Jenny Haywood said she was “very proud” of the club, adding: “The hall was just full of beautiful horticulture and handicraft items.”
Donations will be made to Remap, whose volunteers make equipment for disabled people, and the E-Zone Workshop, which supports youngsters with learning disabilities, from the show’s proceeds.
Trophy winners were as follows: Peter Holborow memorial trophy for best vegetable: Marjorie Peach; Guy Corder Cup for best horticultural exhibit: James Parker; Arthur Meek Memorial Trophy for most points in horticulture: Jenny Haywood; Fred Taylor Trophy for most points in vegetable classes: Jenny Haywood; Phillippo Cup for fruit: Jan Nunn; Mike Alcock Cup for best flowers exhibit: James Parker; Joan Shorter Memorial Cup for best pot plant exhibit: Mae Greig; Finishing Touches salver for best floral arrangement: Shirley Hyde; Parish Council Cup for best novice floral arrangement: Carol Page.
Bell Cup for best home produce exhibit: Tim Cashmore; Roland Pomery salver for most points in home produce classes: Tim Cashmore; Friends’ Cup for most points in non-horticultural classes: Tim Cashmore; Rector’s Cup for best handicraft exhibit: Margaret Chapman; George Lake Cup for best art item: Andrew Williams; Margaret Pomery Cup for under sevens: Seb Thorpe; Sheridan Cup for exhibitors aged eight to 16: Tom Fisher; Secretary’s Cup for children’s photography: Jake Harvey; Committee’s Trophy for photography: Tim Cashmore.