Past Shows and News Reports of Sturminster Newton Garden Club
1996 or 1997
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’
FIRST PRIZE WINNERS
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
Fruit – Mrs D. Hardy Flower – Mr P. Stroud Vegetable – Mr Percival
Miniature – Mrs G. Dawes Petite – Mrs g. Dawes
Posy – Miss M. Barber Foliage – Mrs N. Macfarlane
Arrangement in cup and saucer - ?