You’ll have a bloom­ing good time at show

Midweek Visiter - - News -

SOUTH­PORT Chrysan­the­mum & Gar­den­ing So­ci­ety is promis­ing to put on a great show this week­end.

It will be hold­ing its Sum­mer Flower Show and mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment at the Botanic Gar­dens in Church­town on Satur­day and Sun­day, Septem­ber 9 and 10.

The show will have dis­plays of sin­gle chrysan­the­mums, large blooms and sprays in won­der­ful sum­mer shades and fo­cuses on the grand tra­di­tional chrysan­the­mums.

As well as chrysan­the­mums there will be classes for dahlias, be­go­nias, fuch­sias, ex­otic or­chids and cac­tus from South Amer­ica.

Due to pop­u­lar de­mand the so­ci­ety will have the gen­eral flower sec­tions which in­clude roses, gla­di­oli and an­nu­als, not for­get­ting a very pop­u­lar fea­ture of the show, veg­eta­bles and fruit, which in­cludes the heav­i­est truss of toma­toes.

There will also be a kitchen gar­den display of veg­eta­bles and fruit.

The flo­ral art sec­tion looks set to be a big at­trac­tion with themes of Vin­tage Finds, For­ward Think­ing, Sewing Bee, Step Into Sum­mer And Stylishly Sim­ple.

This sec­tion at­tracts flower ar­rangers from the com­plete novice to the highly com­pe­tent.

There is also a sec­tion for con­fec­tionery cooks, with par­tic­i­pants vy­ing for the Freda Well Trophy.

Four classes give the cooks a fair choice with these cat­e­gories: six co­conut pyra­mids, five quiche tartlets, one lemon driz­zle cake, six gin­ger bis­cuits, one jar of rasp­berry jam, and five cup­cakes.

For those who en­joy arts and crafts there are classes to chal­lenge their cre­ative tal­ents: twigs and flow­ers, hand made greet­ing card, bowl of float­ing flower heads and pho­to­graph classes ti­tled wild flow­ers and pic­nic time.

Also due to the suc­cess of last year, the so­ci­ety have de­cided to keep the spe­cial classes of: a han­dled bas­ket of chrysan­the­mums with any fo­liage and a han­dled bas­ket of dahlias with any fo­liage.

These proved to be very pop­u­lar with one ex­hibitors.

Also avail­able at the show there will be sea­sonal pot plants and spring bulbs for sale, and a tombola to amuse both chil­dren and adults alike.

Also at the show this year will be live mu­sic from 1pm to 4.30pm on both days.

On the Satur­day the St He­lens Ac­cor­dion Group, Fish­er­man’s Friends Jazz Group and the New Dawn Singers will be per­form­ing and on Sun­day, Tony Hu­ber jazz singer, the Macmil­lan Singers, Fish­er­man’s Friends Jazz Group and Thomp­son Dag­nall – an en­ter­tainer from Brether­ton – will all be per­form­ing.

The or­gan­is­ers warmly wel­come any­one who thinks they may have a re­ally good spec­i­men in their gar­den to come and ex­hibit it – you may even win a trophy.

En­tries for ex­hi­bi­tion will be ac­cepted on Fri­day evening (Septem­ber 8) or on Satur­day morn­ing (Septem­ber 9) be­fore 10.15am.

There will be a chance to win some great prizes in the 2017 Grand Raf­fle, tick­ets will be on sale at the show. The draw will take place at 5pm on Sun­day af­ter the trophy pre­sen­ta­tions have been made.

The show will be open to the pub­lic on Satur­day, 1-5pm and 10am-5pm

Ad­mis­sion is just 50p and chil­dren go free.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Alan Fox­all on 01704 225708. Sun­day,

Mar­garet Latham be­ing pre­sented by chair­man Richard Jenk­in­son with the trophy for her chrysan­the­mums at last year’s sum­mer flower show

Eve­lyn John­son with her stunning flo­ral art display, win­ning first prize in her class last year with so­ci­ety sec­re­tary Alan Fox­all

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