Sutton on Sea flower show is bloomin’ marvellous

Prizewinners at this year's Horticultural Show in Sutton on Sea, held in July.
Prizewinners at this year's Horticultural Show in Sutton on Sea, held in July.

SUTTON on Sea Horticultural Society recently held their annual flower show at the Meridale Centre, the 70th staging of the occasion.

The show was officially opened by Dorothy Baker, who at 91 years of age, is the longest serving member of the society. She commented on how beautiful the arrangements of flowers were.

There was an extremely high standard of entries with each competing for prizes.

Meridale Secretary John Monk MBE said: “The show had something for everyone. Stunning floral art, prize winning vegetables, intricate craft work and scrumptious cakes and scones.”

The full list of prize winners is below:

Tansley Challenge Cup for Most points flowers: LJ Turner

Bromwich Cup for Runner up flowers: Janet Ware

Sanders Trophy for Best in show flowers: Steve Ridley

Tom Vickers Challenge Cup for best exhibit of hydrangeas: Angela Lamond

Lady Handon Challenge Cup for best exhibit of hybrid tea roses: Bud Shields

Acre Gap Rose Bowl for best exhibit of mixed roses: Bernie Smith

Society Rose Shield for best exhibit of scented roses: LJ Turner

CM Wood Challenge Cup for best exhibit roses grown in Sutton on Sea: Shirley Bevins

ME Rutter Cup for best exhibit of vase of floribunda roses: Janet Ware

Willow Bank Challenge Bowl for best exhibit of fern of foliage plant: Kath Riggall

Holland Cup for best hanging basket, mixed varieties: Richard Foye

Navenby Challenge Cup for best exhibit of single variety planter: Steve Ridley

Brian Middleton Shield for best exhibit of mixed vegetables planter: Bernard Dobbs

GH Sanders Trophy for most points, vegetables: Alan Burbidge

Savoy Trophy for runner up vegetables: N & Z Dring

Brader Memorial Trophy for best vegetables exhibit: GM Crane

Katy Wagstaff Trophy for most cookery points: Sandra Dring

Novice Cooks Tray for most cookery points (novice): Kay Raby

Tom & Blanche Monk Trophy for best in show, cookery: Mr & Mrs B Reynolds

Williamson Shield for best handicraft exhibit: Susan Hayes

Captain Marshall Challenge Cup for best exhibit picture: Paul Reynolds

Mrs A Bloomer Cup for best arrangement platinum dinner party: Sue Mager

End M Ricks Challenge Bowl for most floral art points: Sue Mager

Maurice Grundy Trophy for best gentleman’s buttonhole exhibit: Paul Reynolds

25th Commemorative Salver for best floral art exhibit: Kath Riggall

Gibbons Children’s Cup for monster fruit/veg: Ryan Dawson

Marisco Nursery School Cup for children’s fairy cakes: Neeve Dring

Children’s birthday card cup: Bethany Summers

Gladwell Shield for children’s flower arrangement: Eleanor Monk

Des Ashe Trophy for growing a garden in a seed tray: Charlotte Boothe

Mrs M Agar Bowl for best small garden: Linda Perkins

Mrs AS Yates Cup for best large garden: Ian Bainbridge

MRS EA Church Challenge Bowl for best patio: Shirley Williams

Bud Shields Allotment Trophy for best allotment: Mr I Foote

70th Anniversary Cup for most points overall: Allan Burbridge