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Updated: Aug 1, 2019

Past Shows and News Reports of Sturminster Newton Garden Club


Prizewinners 2019 - Left to right, Sue East, Gwen Francis, Pat Gale, Dennis Hewitson, Peter Jukes, Paula Harris, Trudy Simpson, Sue Stroud, Daphne Eavis


2016 Prizewinners, left to right - Lynne Vazquez Daphne Eavis, Paula Harris, Peter Jukes,Sue Stroud, Dennis Hewitson, John Tinsley


2014 - The Stour Hall set up ready for judging.


Tree planting ceremony at the High School in memory of Harry Dawes.

Jo Curtis, our Chairman overlooking proceedings.

Harry Dawes wife Gracie who did all the work.


2002 Prize Winners, left to right - Philip Stroud, Sue Stroud, Paula Harris, Jean Lewis, Di Morgan, John Tinsley, Sylvia Crouch, Joy Rose

Vases of mixed Flowers

Judging over.

ca 2000

Cake Sale ca 2000


1999 Sturminster Newton Show

1996 or 1997

Prizewinners - left to right - top row - Felicity Harrison, John Tinsley, Philip Stroud, Brian Baker, John May, - seated - Brenda Wright, Sylvia Corden, Di Morgan, Audrey Rigg, Muriel Rooms,


1995 Prizewinners. left to right - back row - Win Stokes, Brian Baker, Elsie Horne, Gill Chapman, Audrey Rigg, Philip Stroud, Dorothy Williams., - front row - John May, Jo Curtis, Terry Morgan


1986 Sturminster Newton Show


1984 Sturminster Newton Show


Home-made Wines Impress

A bottle of vegetable wine made by Mr. K Percival was singled out for high praise at Sturminster Newton Horticultural Society’s sixth annual show. The judge in the domestic section, Mrs R Hunt was impressed generally by the improved standard of home-made wines and preserves.

The weather took slight toll in the flower section entries, but there were still some excellent exhibits, in particular a vase of annuals which won the flower cup for Mr. J. Macfarlane.

The high standard of the vegetables on show and the flower arrangements won the judges commendation.

The judges , as well as members of the public, also expressed their appreciation of the general layout and presentation of exhibits, and congratulated the society on another highly successful show.

Altogether there were nearly 350 entries in the 43 classes, a big increase on previous years reflecting the enthusiasm of members.

In addition to the flower cup, there are two other trophies, the vegetable and novice cups. These were won respectively by Mr. H Williams and Mr. H. Robinson. A Royal Horticultural Society Banksian medal was awarded to Mrs S. Gillam’



Potatoes - Mr H. Robinson. Carrots – Mr R. Gillam

Onions – Mr J.May Cabbage – Mr L. Wallis

Lettuce – Mr P. Stroud Shallots - Mr V. Frizzle

Peas – Mr M. Williams Broad Beans – Mrs N. Graham

Beetroot – Mrs S. Martin Dwarf Beans – Miss M. Bradley

Runner Beans – Mr R. Gillam Courgettes – Miss E. Trubody

Tomatoes – Mr. E Thompson Collection of vegetables – Mr R. Gillam.


HT Roses - Mr J. Macfarlane Specimen HT Rose – Mrs D. Williams

Floribunda Roses – Mr J. Macfarlane Pansies – Mr H. Robinson

Perennials – Mr J. Macfarlane Sweet peas – Mr B. Duffett

Annuals – Mr J. Macfarlane Gladiolus – Mrs A. Rigg

Pot Fuchsia – Mrs S. Gillamb Pot Geranium – Mrs E. Horne

Pot Plant foliage – Mrs O. Hardy Pot Plant Flowering – Mrs P. Scarth

Flowering Shrubs – Mrs S. Hatcher Special Novice Class – Mr H. Robinson


Black Currants – Mrs S. Gillam Red currants – Mr. H Robinson

Loganberries – Mrs S. Hudson Any other fruit – Mrs E, Horne


Marmalade – Mrs G. Dawes Jam – Mrs S. Gillam

Home-made wine

Fruit – Mrs D. Hardy Flower – Mr P. Stroud Vegetable – Mr Percival

Floral decoration

Miniature – Mrs G. Dawes Petite – Mrs g. Dawes

Posy – Miss M. Barber Foliage – Mrs N. Macfarlane

Arrangement in cup and saucer - ?


1982 Sturminster Newton Show


1981 Sturminster Newton Show






Western Gazette 2nd September 1870

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