Goring Gardening Society flourishes at spring show

David Gardner with one of his exhibits W11691h12
David Gardner with one of his exhibits W11691h12

DESPITE a couple of “cold snaps” earlier this year, there was still a good crop of entries at Goring Gardening Society’s spring show.

Show secretary Ron Sullivan said although entries were slightly down this year due to some chilly weather, a good number of competitors still took part, displaying good-quality plants and flowers.

There was also a healthy number of people entering the cookery classes, with the chocolate cake category drawing the most attention.

Ron said: “The chocolate cake had to be made with mayonnaise, instead of eggs, which amazed the crowds. The category was won by Carol Sullivan (no relation to me!).”

One of the other big winners at the event, held at St Mary’s Church hall in Compton Avenue, Goring, on Saturday, was Pat Molloy. She won the Peat Trophy, which is given to the person who gets the most points in total across the society’s three annual events – the summer, autumn and spring shows.

The society’s next meeting is on Thursday, April 5, at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church hall. Martin Jarvis will be giving a talk on market gardening and all are welcome. The summer show will be on Saturday, July 7, at the same venue, from 2.30pm.