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Flower Show

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2023 Flower Show
The Flower show was held on August 12th.
Trophy winners were;
Flowers, Jane Bird, Planted Tub/Pot.
Pot Plants, Hilary Chapman, Foliage Plan.
Vegetables, Steve Ellis, A Trug of Vegetables.
Photography, Zoe Richards, Wildlife in my garden.
Homecraft, Hilary Chapman, Gooseberry Jam
Childrens' U11, Inara Page, Animal made from Vegetables.
Childrens' U6, Aoife McDermott, A plate Celebrating the Coronation.

2022 Flower Show
On the 13 th August our Flower Show was held at St Paul’s Church Hall, Weston super Mare. This was the first show since the Covid lockdown period and was well supported with many fine specimens on display.
The trophy winners were;
Steve Ellis for Three Dahlias.
Georgina Heathcote for the Specimen Orchid.
Steve Ellis for Three Leeks
Zoe Richards for Cake to include a vegetable.
Harry Kemp for Build an Animal from a Vegetable up to 6 years old.
Inara Page for Build an Animal from Vegetables, up to 11 years old

2021 Flower Show
This year we were able only to present a virtual flower show due to the continuing pandemic.

2020 Flower Show.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic we were unable to present this years flower show.
However we did hold an online virtual show that consisted of 20 classes and attracted around 80 entries.
Here is the list of the winners, and the winning entries.

2019 Flower Show
This years show was held in Weston super Mare Winter Gardens.

2018 Flower Show
It has been a difficult season for gardeners so it was really good to see that the exhibits were as good and as plentiful as ever.  Visitors from other parts of the country were very complimentary about the quality of the show overall, and the welcome they received.  Two exhibitors in particular, Steve Ellis and Amanda duRose were the standout gardeners, scooping most of the cups between them but many others were pleased with their seconds and thirds and occasional firsts.  The mayor was with us for quite a period in the afternoon and presented the prizes.  He arrived early and seemed to enjoy looking around the show before the formal presentations.  Looking on Facebook on Sunday there were some really pleased people who were posting selfies of themselves with their trophies and exhibits.  Well done to everyone.  When we come to think of next year’s show which will be the 75th we must remember just how involving it has been not just for members but for gardeners right across the town.  The Mercury was caught up in the enthusiasm and gave the show a great write up and photo double page. We really need to say a big thank you to our Show Secretary, John Chapman, who has done such a wonderful job.  Long time former Chairman and flower show guru, Bert Filer, has written to me in these terms  “I would just like to congratulate John and the committee  for all their hard work  in organising such a wonderful show.  This is only John's second year as Flower Show Secretary and my goodness he has certainly kept the show going and has made it even more successful. Well done “

2017 Flower Show
We are delighted that John Chapman took on the very important role of Show Secretary which this year was held on 12th August 2017.
See report and photos from the Weston Mercury.

2016 Flower Show
Thanks to our main sponsors, BID & Weston Town Council, we returned to The Town Square again this year. The weather was very kind to us and the number of visitors was greater than last  year. The standard of entries was high despite a difficult growing year. Entry numbers were on a par with the previous year, handicraft entries were lower but photography entries were higher.
It was good to see some new names on the list of winners.
There were plants for sale, and a tombola that attracted many customers all day.
Our visitors were also impressed by the display “The MadHatter’s Tea Party”. The winning entries in the schools’  “Plant  a Wheelbarrow Competition” were on show.
See coverage courtesy of the Weston Mercury

The 2015 Flower Show was held on 8th August at The Italian Gardens, Town Square, Weston super Mare.
There were a number of changes to the schedule including;
In the vegetable classes - one for the longest cucumber and one for a selection of herbs.
For flowers one for a specimen orchid.
There was a Master Gardener class sponsored by Rev Steve Hartree to test your skills.
Men had two baking challenges –
one for butterfly cakes and the other for Victoria Sponge cake.
Photographers were challenged by one for Wild Weather and one for Humour.
In Handicraft we added a class for an item of crochet and children decorated a pebble and made butterfly cakes.

Click here for a list of Trophy winners
Click for report and photos by the Weston Mercury

Our 2014 Flower Show, its 70th year,  was held at Worle Community School.
Click here to see the schedule of classes and a list of the Trophy winners

Trophies available to be awarded
Webber Cup
Nesdie Shield
Kathleen Hartree Shield
Golden Jubilee Shield
The 1990’s Cup
Norton & Herman Memorial Cup
Albert Tripp Shield
Society Dahlia Trophy
Weston & Worle Shield
Rock 20 Point Trophy
Horticultural Society Challenge Bowl
Beach Lawn Trophy
Kathleen Miller Trophy
Wensar Memorial Trophy
Martock Trophy
Jo Miles Cup
Champion Growers Trophy
Norman Kellaway Shield
Mrs B Burns Cup
The Dan Bradley Shield Floral Art
Weston-s-Mare Allotment Association Members Bowl
A L Carpenter Cup
Seymour Roofing Trophy
Weston-s-Mare Allotment Association Trophy
Summer Carnival Trophy
J L Baker Cup
D M & M E Rock Trophy
Absent Friends Memorial Trophy
Silver Anniversary Cup
Harold Milner Rose Bowl (Best Gents Allotment)
Allotment Group Trophy (Best Ladies Allotment)
H.C. Wiltshire Memorial Trophy
Couch Challenge Bowl
Miss T Hares Trophy
R.H.S. Banksian Medal
National Vegetable Society Medal
J.G. Brenner Trophy
Barbara Hartree Salver
Browning Cup
A Meadows Rose Bowl
Gallery Tray
Grand Pier Trophy
Jack Hartree Memorial Trophy
G Coles Memorial Trophy
Mazer Cup
Cyril Airey Memorial Trophy
Ted’s Trophy (Fuchsia)

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