A floral fiesta

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Cabus Village Hall was ablaze with colour on Saturday as Garstang and District 
Gardening Club held its annual show in the rural venue.

The floral fiesta included 
delightful dahlias and colourful chrysanthemums plus pot plants, fruit, vegetables, homecraft and photography classes.

Judging took place during the morning before the hall was opened to club members and the public in the afternoon.

Prizes were presented by club president and founder Ben Andrews, assisted by show organiser June Gornall and club chairman Ray Pearson. Among the main winners were familiar names from the band of Garstang’s talented horticultural enthusiasts, including regular winners Andrew Thompson, Richard Kellet and Ruth Cowell.

Following the prize presentations an auction of most of the flowers and produce was held, with the proceeds going to club funds.

The club starts its 2014/15 series of meetings next Monday, September 8, with a talk on antiquarian and cottage gardens by Mr Tim Smith, of Lytham St Annes, a member of the Cottage Garden Society.

Trophy winners

Roses – Best in Class: Andrew Thompson.

Sweet Peas – Best in Class: Ray Pearson.

Flowers – most points: Andrew Thompson.

Flowers – Best Exhibit (Dahlias): Andrew Thompson.

Plants in Pots – Most Points: Ben Andrews.

Cacti and Succulents: Mary Curwen.

Vegetables – longest bean (18”): Richard Kellet.

Vegetables – heaviest pumpkin (21 lbs): Roger Broadbelt.

Vegetables – Most Points: Ruth Cowell.

Vegetables – Top Tray: 1st Richard Kellet; 2nd Ruth Cowell.

President’s Trophy: Richard Kellet.

Floral Art Trophy: June Gornall.

Floral Art – Most Points: Gladys Bradshaw.

Homecraft – Best Victoria Sandwich: Ruth Cowell.

Homecraft – Most Points: Ruth Cowell.

Photography – Best Colour Print: Maureen Stuart.