Warsash Village Garden Show - 8th September 2018
This event was hosted by the Warsash Horticultural Society who would like to say a huge “thank you” to everyone who entered items, or supported them in other ways, by making the Village Garden Show a great success. Despite the unfavourable spring and summer weather conditions for growers this year, there were an impressive number of entries on the day, 240, which made for an interesting, and colourful, result overall.
The stage was beautifully decorated and included entries from the Hook with Warsash CE Academy.
Reverend Nicky-Sue Terry of St. Mary’s Church, Warsash, awarded cups to the best entries from the following Classes:
Fruit and Vegetables Andrea Buchan-Hepburn
Flowers Suzanne Holleyoak
Baking Sandy Gravestock
Photography Mike Dymond
Children’s Ruby Goddard
Nicky-Sue’s Favourite Abigail Harrison
Entries from Hook with Warsash Academy school children were judged separately and were so creative; we hope that their interest will remain with them as they grow up.
The overall atmosphere in the hall was one of light-hearted enjoyment due partly to the hard work of the Warsash Horticultural Society committee but also the coming together of the residents of the village and local neighbourhood in the afternoon (200+) on a beautiful sunny day.
Western Wards Allotment Association also hosted a table encouraging people to take up allotmenteering. This generated some interest so it is hoped that there will be an uptake of plots at all sites. Of the exhibits submitted by Sarisbury Allotment Site for the first year at this show, Abigail Harrison 31B won a first prize and the Cup for 'Best In Show' for her Dahlia's exhibit. In vegetable categories, Pam Barber 34B won 2 x 1st prizes and 2 x 2nd prizes, the Sarisbury Junior School 32A won 2 x 1st prizes and 2 x Highly Commended and Robin Green 32B won 1 x 2nd prize and 2 x Highly Commended
The next Village Show will be in 2020 as this a biennial event and we hope to introduce a wider variety of entry classes on that occasion to encourage plotholders to take part.
Here are some pictures from the Show. A full list of prizewinners can be viewed here.