Daffodil Day a great success
THE DELGANY and District Horticultural Society's annual Daffodil Show and Plant Sale will take place in the Old Schoolhouse, Delgany from 3pm to 5 pm on Saturday. Society Chairperson, John Markham, says there will be a world-class display of daffodils to be seen and a visit to the show should not be missed. ' The remarkably mild weather we have enjoyed means that gardens are teeming with daffodils, other spring flowers, vegetables and wonderful pot plants. All will feature at this show.'
The society can trace its roots back all the way to 1877 when shows were held in a marquee in the grounds of Bellevue House. In the early 1940's Mrs. Turton, whose Dad was a former Rector in Delgany, recalled such events for the Delgany Guild of the ICA and felt they would make life a little brighter during the War years and raise funds for the anti-tuberculosis campaign then under way. On February 14 1944 the Guild 'discussed whether the ICA would run a fete on 15 August for the anti-tuberculosis fund'. Shows have been held in the Delgany/Greystones each year since then. In 2010 the Delgany Guild celebrated its 70th anniversary and will commemorate this anniversary by presenting the 'ICA Delgany Guild 1940-2010 Cup' to the best exhibit of Daffodils in this coming Delgany Show. Current Guild President, Maureen Beirne, will present this Cup for the first time.
For the second year running the Society will welcome back the flower arrangers with members of Greystones, Bray and neighbouring Flower Clubs pulling out all the stops for arrangements to the Theme 'Spring Awakening'. The Myra Stokes Salver for best exhibit, Hazel Manning Cup for most points and The Budding Cup will be awarded to the best newcomer in these classes.
Whether you have a passing or greater interest in the garden this Show is bound to provide something of interest and the Society's Plant Sale always is always worth investigating.