Ninfield Horticultural Society enjoyed a successful Summer Show with 359 entries creating a fine display.
Show organiser Rose Franks said: “Unlike most shows, Ninfield does not include handicraft in its summer show, so it is very encouraging to achieve this number of exhibits.
“Due to challenging growing conditions, dahlia numbers were down. Those that were shown displayed the wonderful variety in form and colour of this sometimes underrated flower.
“Overall the numbers in the vegetable and flower classes were up and it was good to welcome new exhibitors. We hope their success will encourage them to enter even more classes next year.
“ The new classes were well supported. After many years absence the ‘eggs’ class was reintroduced. Many people in the area have chickens in their back garden, so we hope this will continue to be a cracking new addition.
“The Parish Produce Award was another new class and gave the opportunity for those living in Ninfield and Hooe, with perhaps with smaller gardens, to show a range of their produce.
“The photography judge commented favourably on the quality, range and interpretation of the six photo categories.
“A stream of visitors throughout the afternoon enjoyed a lovely colourful show in an informal, friendly and buzzing atmosphere.
“The tea and homemade cakes were very much appreciated too. It is gratifying for the committee to see such a successful outcome for all their hard work.”
The vegetables section was dominated by Brian Fryer, who won three awards, and Brian Croft, who won two. Jackie Langley won the Parish Produce Award.
Pete Saunders won three awards for his dahlias.
Pauline Parks won an award for floral art and Shelley Squance won an award for photography.
Winners in the children’s sections were Max Collinson; Tyler Sharp; Iris Wadmore; Ruby Wadmore; Noah Wadmore; Phoebe Goldsmith; Jacob Goldsmith and Alex Richardson.
Jane Bartlett won an award for jams and preserves and Kaye Crittell won in the domestic section.
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