Event Reports

THE GARDENING CLUB SUMMER SHOW 2019 (article written for West Somerset Free Press 26th July)

Growers, bakers, cooks and artisans came together from Sampford Brett and surrounding community to display the fruits of their labours last Saturday in St Georges Church and the Village Hall in the annual Sampford Brett Gardening Club summer show.

The event was well attended and the judges were pleased with the high standards of the entries. It always amazes me how much talent there is in such a small area and the willingness of people to take part in this event, said a club committee member.

Weeks ago, the great potato challenge was conceived with participants being issued with a bucket, a number and a seed potato. Planted out, come sun, rain and wind the little seedlings gradually grew and on Saturday morning they were harvested, weighed and an overall winner found from both adult and junior groups.  

Trophies were awarded to the winners of each category. A very special new cup was presented to the overall winner, Richard Currie. The Florence Plant Cup was donated by Florence’s sons in memory of their mother, president and founder member of the Gardening Club. The cup was presented by Ross McKee, current President of the Club who spoke warmly of Florence her great love of gardening and the legacy she has left. 

CUP WINNERS SUMMER SHOW 2019

CLASS A

Vegetables

Geoff Day

CLASS B

Fruit

Richard Currie

CLASS C

Flowers

Bridgette Burnett

CLASS D

Cookery

Richard Currie

CLASS E

Handicraft

Stephen Pearce

CLASS F

Children’s Section

Olivia Holder & Ruby Holder

Best Novice / Newcomer

Bridgette Burnett

Florence Plant Cup

(most points in show)

Richard Currie

Potato Challenge - Adults

Stephen Pearce (4lb 8oz)

Potato Challenge – Children

Ella Bagg (2lb)

Cup winners 2019
Cup winners 2019
Judge and steward making important decisions
Judge and steward making important decisions
Richard Currie receiving the Florence Plant cup
Richard Currie receiving the Florence Plant cup
Weighing the potatoes
Weighing the potatoes
The cafe staff
The cafe staff
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