An influx of new exhibitors helped the Creakes Gardeners’ Club’s annual horticultural show on Saturday produce a bumper entry.
Show secretary, Alan Crisp, said the number of exhibits was close to a record.
Fruit entries were up 100 per cent, there were 93 entries in vegetables, 62 in flowers and 46 in cooking and preserves”.
Chairman Peter Phillips praised Mr Crisp saying that some of the success was due to how well he organised the show.
He picked out in particular the vegetable section. It produced the biggest entry for a number of years and a very high standard of entry despite the mainly dry conditions this summer.
The show held at the North Creake Village Hall produced a steady stream of visitors all afternoon.
The day ended with the presentation of awards by the president, Jean Richards.
Of the 13 trophies presented only four were retained by last year’s winners with two having to share their retained trophy as joint winners this year.
A remarkable three-way tie meant the Great Walsingham Gallery Cup for the craft section could not be awarded.
Although Mr Crisp was delighted with the success of the show he also had to announce that two gardeners’ club members were leaving the village which meant there were two vacancies on the committee.
“We are looking for people who can continue the good work of the club.
“Young blood from the Creakes and the surrounding villages would be especially welcome. It’s not an onerous job and it can be very interesting.”
RESULTS: The Everitt Cup (overall points winner) – Pam Green; The Bob Richards Cup (Best Exhibit in Show – Ian Hudson; The Rose Trophy (best rose in show) – Lindy Kemp; Silver Sauceboat (best exhibit in cookery and preserves) – Jo Goodall; Crafts Cup (best craft exhibit in show – Sophie Bobbins; Belton County Estates Trophy (Vegetables and Salads, most points in Section 1) –Peter Holl; All Exhibitors’ Cup (vegetables and salads, most points in Section 2) – Barbara Lynn/Mick Cooper; Couzens Cup (fruit, most points in Section 3) – Clare Browne; Fakenham Garden Centre Shield (flowers, most points in Section 4) – Alan Crisp; All members Cup (flowers, most points in Section 5)– Pam Green; Committee Cup (flower arrangement, most points in Section 7) – Jane Faire; Silver Salver (cookery and preserves ,(most points in Section 8) – Pam Green/Brenda Cooper; Great Walingham Gallery Cup (crafts, most points in section 9) – Not awarded this year due to a three-way tie; Photographic Cup – Lindy Kemp.