Colour­ful day out for gar­den­ers at show

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

Aa­maz­ing ar­ray of colour greeted vis­i­tors to the Ick­en­ham and Swake­leys Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety Au­tumn Show at Ick­en­ham Vil­lage Hall on Satur­day. Af­ter judg­ing, the prizes and awards were pre­sented by the Mayor of Hilling­don John Hens­ley with the Lady May­oress Diane Hens­ley – a keen gar­dener her­self.

Or­gan­is­ers were de­lighted with the suc­cess of the show and vis­i­tors filled the hall all af­ter­noon, en­joy­ing the beau­ti­ful flow­ers, plants and su­perb ar­ray of veg­eta­bles grown by mem­bers.

Also on dis­play were some fab­u­lous pho­to­graphic ex­hibits, as well as de­li­cious cook­ery and wine en­tries.

There was also great in­ter­est in the many var­ied ju­nior en­tries and great ex­cite­ment, with the fi­nal judg­ing of our tallest sun­flower com­pe­ti­tion won by Umika Upad­hyaya, aged nine, whose gi­ant sun­flower reached 3.8m.

Tro­phies for the over­all win­ners through­out the year will be pre­sented at the So­ci­ety’s an­nual meet­ing in De­cem­ber. A raf­fle with plenty of prizes from lo­cal traders also raised money for the mayor’s char­i­ties.

Dahlias: Ralph Hughes

Pot Plants: Roger Trigg

Veg­eta­bles: Harry Dixon

Fruit: Zoe Lo­max

Do­mes­tic: Patt Trigg

Flo­ral: Mar­garet Mayes

Wine: Chris Lane

Men’s Chal­lenge: Roger Trigg

Ju­niors: Ben Ca­son

n n n n n n n n n n FINE PRO­DUCE: (Clock­wise from above) Mar­garet Christie, a clear win­ner of the ‘weird veg­etable’ class with her Tromba d’All­benga squash; Elis­a­beth Moun­tain, seven, with her col­lage and pota­toes; some of the flow­ers on dis­play; the mayor in­spects; more pro­duce; ju­nior win­ner Ben Ca­son

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