Floral delight at Goring and Ferring shows

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AROUND 300 exhibits were entered into this year’s Ferring Horticultural Society autumn show.

The show was held at Ferring Village Hall and included a “dazzling array” of dahlias in many colours and types.

Judge Eric Norrel praised the high standard of entries, despite the chrysanthemum and tomato classes being down in numbers.

Cup winners this year were:

Ron Sullivan won the Chrysanthemum Cup; Penny Heath won the Frank Braisby Photography Cup; Marylin Collis won the Dahlia Cup and the Autumn Trophy for gaining most points in the show. Her bougainvillea plant also won the Best Exhibit in Show Cup.

Elizabeth Green won the Floral Art Cup for most points in the floral art classes at the society’s three shows this year.

The Homecraft Cup was won by Mabs Welch for gaining most points in the homecraft classes at this year’s three shows. And, Tom Hillier won the Cunliffe Cup for achieving the most points at the three shows.

Over in Goring, another society’s annual autumn show was also deemed a success.

Goring Gardening Society hosted its autumn show at St Mary’s Church hall in Compton Avenue, Goring, on Saturday, September 8.

The group’s chairman, Carol Sullivan, said: “Our show on Saturday was very well attended and as we were lucky with the weather, some visitors were able to sit outside the hall enjoying their tea and home-made cakes in the sun.

The society meets every Thursday, at 7.30pm, at St Mary’s Church hall.

Annual membership is £6, giving free admission to all shows and newsletters. All are welcome.