Blooming brilliant Ardrishaig Flower Show
THIS summer’s poor weather may have been challenging for some greenfingered gardeners, but there was no sign of that at the Ardrishaig Flower Show.
Held on Friday August 18, the 66th annual show saw stunning exhibits from budding new gardeners to the cream of the crop experts, and an array of tasty treats and crafty creations in the baking and craft classes.
Committee member Neil John MacLean commented: ‘ This year’s show really has been excellent. The committee are delighted with the amount of entries and produce on show.
‘The schools have really excelled themselves this year and it is great to have them involved, as they really are the future of shows like this.
‘It has also been brilliant to see the dedication of gardeners, with folk coming from further afield, even as far as Benderloch, to enter.’
Coronation Cup for the most points in the open section, classes 1-62 – Hugh McLeod.
Coronation Cup for roses, class 63 – Sandra Galbraith.
Thompson Cup for the most points in dahlias, classes 69-79 – J Docherty.
Thompson Cup for the best fuchsia no 95-96, amateur–N J MacLean
Coronation Cup for the most points in the vegetable section, classes 104-130 –N J MacLean.
Coronation Cup for the most points in baking and preserves, classes 131-162 – E Scott;
Anderson Cup for the best sultana cake, class 142 – E Scott.
Crawford Cup for the best exhibit in show – Hugh McLeod.
Presidents Cup for most points in amateur classes, classes 104-130 –N J MacLean.
Alice Wood Memorial Cup for the best exhibit in floral art – I Souden.
Catherine Smith Memorial Trophy – I Souden.
Cup for the most points in floral art, classes 1-6 – I Souden.
Colin Wilson Memorial Quaich for carnations, class 9 – NJ Mac Lean. Ormsary Cup for the most points in baking, classes 131-152 – E Scott.
Cup for the most points in preserves, classes 153-162 – E Scott.
Crawford Cup for school art – Alysha Johnston for Ardrishaig Primary School.
Shelia MacIntosh Memorial Trophy – I Souden.
Bob Simmers Memorial Trophy, chrysanthemums, class 7 – Hugh McLeod.
MacFarlane Memorial Trophy, sweet peas, class 66 – Helen Hope.
Jeanie MacKenzie Memorial Trophy, classes 173-186 – K Ballantine.
Archie J MacDonald Memorial Trophy, pansies, class 11 – Sandra Galbraith.
Donald Moir Memorial Trophy – A Pearson.
M Reid MEmorial Trophy, gladioli, classes 4-5 – Hugh McLeod.
Cup for best fuchsia in the open section, classes 25-26 –N J MacLean.
Millennium Cup for the most points in show – Hugh McLeod.
Tommy Tyson Memorial Cup for best begonia in show – Hugh McLeod.
A K Memorial Cup for the best shallots in show –N J MacLean.
Mervyn Kessell Cup for the most points in photograph section – A Brown.
Ardrishaig Community Council Cup for best Ardrishaig garden – Jamie O’May.
ACHA Diamond Celebration Cup for best exhibit for amateur classes 131-162 – E Scott.
Balliemore Youth Trophy – S Doy.
Red rosette for best exhibit in horticultural section, classes 1-130 – Hugh McLeod
Red ribbon for second best exhibit in horticultural section, classes 1-130 –N J MacLean
Rosette for best exhibit non horticultural section – A Wilson
Rosette for floral art section – 1 A Pearson; 2 I Souden; 3 I Souden.
Rosette for most points in children’s section – G Small.
Rosette for most points in knitting section – K Ballantine.
Garden news top tray class –1 N J MacLean; 2 S Doy; 3 A MacFarlane.
Garden news top vase – 1 Sandra Galbraith; 2 N J MacLean; 3 S Doy. Special prizes: Cut flowers – class 21, begonia – Hugh McLeod; Class 67, gladioli – Hugh McLeod; Class 68, single gladioli – Hugh McLeod; Class 82, asters – Fiona MacLachlan; Class 83, antirrhinums – S Doy; Class 85, scotch marigold – D Carrick; Class 87, pansies, 1 board – Helen Hope. Baking: Class 143, chocolate log – E Scott; Mrs P MacLean, class 144, swiss roll – C Robertson; Class 146, rhubarb tart – E Scott.
Vegetable section, amateur: Class 110, carrot 3 long – Hugh McLeod; Class 128, collection of veg – A MacFarlane.
Vegetable section, open: Class 44, round beetroot – Hugh McLeod.
Handicraft section: Class 179, patchwork – A Wilson; Best vase of herbaceous plants in show – Helen Hope; Best onion in show – Hugh McLeod; Best potatoes in show – Hugh McLeod; Best tomatoes in show – Fiona MacLachlan; Best leeks in show – N J MacLean
Hugh McLeod was the star of the show.
Sandra Galbraith from Carradale had a very successful year, taking home three first place prizes.
Jodie Cook was very impressed with grandad Neil John MacLean’s entries this year.
Gavin Small, of Lochgilphead scored the most points in the children’s section.