The Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society Spring Show was held in the Stewart Hall, Little Kimble on Sunday 8th April.
There were 93 exhibits on the benches provided by 14 members; some of these were members new to the Society and showing for their first time. The competition was very close with only a few points separating the winners from the runners-up for many trophies. Sue Towersey won the Spring Challenge Cup, for the most points in the Show, Doug Ball won the Wingletang Trophy, for the most points in the bulb classes, as well as winning the Best Horticultural Exhibit, for his entry in the Three Vase Championship class, David Ridgway won the Pot Plant Trophy and the Master Class, an exhibit of four items. Cathy Gray won the Ray Taylor Cup for Sweet Preserves and also the Best Domestic Exhibit, for her Lemon Curd. Mary Redding won the Petite Floral Art class as well as the Open Floral Art class, which was awarded Best Exhibit in Show. The Shefford brothers Kieran and Oliver swept the board in the Junior classes.
A large number of visitors viewed the Show during the afternoon, many partaking of the cakes and tea which did a roaring trade.
Spring Show Cup Winners
Spring Challenge Trophy – S. Towersey
Wingletang Trophy – D. Ball
Pot Plant Trophy – D. Ridgway
Ray Taylor Cup – K Gray
Three Vase Narcissus – D. Ball
Floral Art - M. Redding
Best Horticultural Exhibit – D Ball
Best Domestic Exhibit – C. Gray
Best Exhibit in Show – M. Redding
Master Class – D. Ridgway
Members Section Floral Art- M. Redding
Open Section Classes
201- 1st D. Ball - 2nd D.Ridgway
202- 1st M. Redding - 2nd S.Towersey