Girls win all top prizes at Clevedon flower show
By Carol_Deacon | Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:24
The girls took all the top prizes at Clevedon Gardener's Club spring show on Saturday with men only winning a fruit cake bake and a photograph section.
Men manned the door, took a prize in the men-only fruit bake and another for a photograph but other than that is was ladies day
Chairman Carol Raines went home with a clutch of prizes and even the free prize draw was won by a woman.
Despite the February chill Clevedon Gardeners' Club's 55th annual spring flower show proved an outstanding success and a great ladies day!
Mrs Raines said: "Thanks must go to all the people who worked so hard to stage such a successful event, and to everyone who supported it, despite the inclement weather conditions."
A large number of people braved the elements to be met by a rainbow of colour as they entered the Community Centre at Princes Road.
The number of exhibits and exhibitors had increased from last year including children and young adults.
Visitors were met by a sea of yellow daffodils, followed by impressive displays of snowdrops, crocus, hyacinths, iris and hellebores among others.
While taste buds were excited by mouthwatering exhibits of bread, cakes, scones, prserves and such like.
Local arts and craft skills were well represented as was a huge display of colourful photographs covering a wide range of well composed subject matter.
There were a number of stalls selling a wide assortment of books, plants and home made cakes.
Visitors also enjoyed a warming cup of tea or coffee accompanied by delicious home made cake.
Patricia Stewart won the hamper in the free draw and £5 garden vouchers went to all the club class winners of class A Chris Jarvis, class B and class C Mrs Raines.
Mrs Raines also took the Don Everitt cup for the most points in flowers and pot plant classes, the Ellen Burrows trophy for her snowdrop display and a £10 garden voucher for the most points in the garden material classes.
Mrs Jarvis took the £10 garden voucher for the most points in the bulbous classes,
The other winners were: Best exhibit bulbous, Gisela Barnett. Best exhibit garden material, Sheila Newell. Best exhibit pot plant, Pat Davie. Best handicraft item, Rita Bolwell. Most points children u7, Noah Hewards. Most points children 8-11, Rachel Elliott. Most points young adult 12-18, Vikki Richards. Best exhibit photography, Andy Anderson. Most points photography, Rita Bolwell. Most points cookery, Jean Kearley.
To see photographs from the show click HERE.
In addition to a programme of talks on Monday evenings at the Community Centre during the winter months Clevedon Gardeners' Club organises outings and open garden events.
For further information click HERE.