Au­tum­nal colours a big at­trac­tion at show

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

HARE­FIELD Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s au­tumn show was ‘bright with colour and buzzing with ac­tiv­ity’ ear­lier in the month.

An ar­ray of flow­ers, pot plants, cacti and neat groups of veg­eta­bles and fruit were care­fully and at­trac­tively dis­played for the judges to con­sider and ev­ery­one to ad­mire.

Cakes, bis­cuits, pre­serves and pick­les were en­joyed as part of the do­mes­tic sec­tion.

Rosa Crockett, com­mit­tee mem­ber of the so­ci­ety thought the show was a ‘great suc­cess’.

She said: “There was a large num­ber of en­tries across all the sec­tions, in­clud­ing the young peo­ple’s sec­tions, and the show was very well at­tended by vil­lagers and visi­tors through­out the af­ter­noon.

“The hor­ti­cul­tural shows in Hare­field are very much part of our vil­lage tra­di­tion.”

The fun sec­tion drew smiles at the un­usu­ally shaped veg­eta­bles and some gasps at the heav­i­est, in­clud­ing a 98lb pump­kin.

Jean Nevin took the Peo­ple’s Choice prize, draw­ing in the most au­di­ence votes for her pro­duce ar­range­ment.

To end the af­ter­noon, the chair­man Peter Mitchell pre­sented cups, shields and medals to the win­ners.

Young peo­ple were en­cour­aged to take part, with sev­eral en­tries from Hare­field Brown­ies and Hare­field Gar­den­ing Club.

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