Blooming Ninfield boasts a wealth of gardening talent

Ninfield Horticultural Society show
Ninfield Horticultural Society show

Spring in all its glory was celebrated at the Ninfield Horticultural Society show on Saturday, March 24, which was well attended and much admired.

A sunny warm day was the perfect backdrop to the event at Ninfield Memorial Hall.

Show organiser Rose Franks commented: “The lovely narcissi and other Spring flowers reminded us all of the freshness and beauty of this time of year. At 266, the number of entries was above average. Entries in the photography classes had increased and the standard was high. The varied handicraft items and beautiful flower arrangements again demonstrated how skilled local people are. The colourful hand print fishes entered by the Ninfield pre-school group showed how talent shows itself at a very young age.”

She said the committee was “encouraged to see just how many people of all ages enjoy taking part in this popular village event” and it is hoped to continue to attract new exhibitors and visitors in future.

The society’s next event is the Plant Sale on April 28.


Ninfield Horticultural Society Spring Show Awards March 24 2012

Maurice J Cornford Memorial Cup: Ivan Luck

Society’s Shield for Best Exhibit (Classes 1-29): Doug March

Society’s Award for Pot Plants: Sybil Clarke

Vi Simmonds Shield for best Pot Plant: Sybil Clarke

Perpetual Challenge Cup for Floral Art: Pauline Parks

Cynthia Pettet Memorial Award: Beryl Harmer

Ted Ive Shield for Photography: S J Garrett

Preschool Class Winners age 1-2: Daisy Russell, age 3-4 Olivia Selmon

Maurice J Cornford Memorial Shield for Children’s classes up to 8 years:

Gold - Ollie Tomasetti

M J Corley Challenge Cup for Children’s classes aged 8 - 13 years:

Gold - Alvin Scott, Silver - Fallon Scott

Handicraft Cup: Lynda Scott

Ninfield Horticultural Society Spring Show Winners 24 March 2012

Narcissi and other flowers

1 Ivan Luck

2 Derek Parks

3 Diana Pilbeam

4 Ivan Luck

5 K. Waller

6 Ivan Luck

7 Derek Parks

8-9 Ivan Luck

10-14 Doug March

15 Robin Goldsmith

16 Mrs P Smith

17 K. Waller

18 Mrs P Smith

19-20 Doug March

22 Doug March

23 Barbara Strevett

24 Di Whitworth

25 Brian Croft

26 Sybil Clarke

27 J. Pont

28 Mrs P Smith

29 Ivan Luck

Pot Plants

30 Di Whitworth

31 - 33 Sybil Clarke

34 Christine Govier

Floral Art

35 Beryl Harmer

37 Di Whitworth

38-39 Pauline Parks


40 Rose Franks

41 Robin Goldsmith

42 S J Garrett

43 Jackie Langley

44 Robin Goldsmith

45 Gary Pharo

Preschool class under 5 years

46A Daisy Russell

46B Olivia Selmon

Children up to age 8

47-50 Ollie Tomasetti

Children aged 8 and under 13

51 Alvin Scott

52 Fallon Scott


56 Lynda Scott

57 Diana Pilbeam

59 Terry Austen

60 Lynn Denton

62 Christine Govier

64 Rose Franks