Report on Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society Spring Show 2019


The Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society Spring Show was held in the Stewart Hall, Little Kimble on Sunday 7th April.

There were 139 exhibits on the benches provided by 15 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.

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Sue Towersey won the Spring Challenge Cup, for the most points in the Show, as well as best domestic exhibit, David Ridgway won the Wingletang Trophy, for the most points in the bulb classes, as well as the Pot Plant Trophy. Dee Floyd won the Ray Taylor Cup for Sweet Preserves; Mary Redding won the Open Floral Art class. Graham Talbot exhibit of three small cup daffodils was awarded best in show. The Shefford brothers Kieran and Oliver both won first prizes in the junior classes. Great Kimble school entered for the first time also gaining a first for their joint effort.

A large number of visitors viewed the Show during the afternoon, many partaking of the cakes and tea which did a roaring trade.


Number of entries:   139                                                     Number of exhibitors: 15  


   SPRING CHALLENGE TROPHY- Most points in show                            Sue Towersey            

   WINGLETANG CUP – Most points in Bulb classes                                  David Ridgway

   POT PLANT TROPHY – Most points in Pot plant classes                        David ridgway

   THE RAY TAYLOR CUP – Most points in classes 70,71,77,80 and 81     Mrs D Floyd


   FLORAL ART – First prize in class 52 (Petite) : £5.00                               Sue Towersey

   MASTERCLASS – First prize in class 130 : £15.00                                   Graham Talbot

   BEST HORTICULTERAL EXHIBIT IN SHOW : Champagne                     Graham Talbot

   BEST DOMESTIC EXHIBIT IN SHOW : Champagne                                Sue Towersey      


   First prize in class 201 (Narcissus) : £15.00                                               Graham Talbot

   Second prize in class 201 (Narcissus) : £5.00                                            Doug Ball

   First Prize in class 202 (Floral Art) : £15.00                                                Mary Redding

   Second Prize in class 202 (Floral Art) : £5.00                                             Sue Towersey

Spring Show 2019 Prize Winners