Calendar clashes led to reduced turnout at a host of gardening shows
THE number of visitors and entries to the 27th annual Fenns Showroom flower and vegetable show may have been down but the event was still dubbed “an all- round success”.
The show at the Derby Road showrooms was an annual fixture in the gardening calendar. However, with similar events taking place on the same weekend at the town hall, the attendance figures were low.
The event was organised by the Derby Road Allotments and Cottage Garden Association.
The show’s secretary, Dick Appleby, said: “The reason for the low turnout was because of three other shows taking place in the area at the same time.
“However, the quality of exhibits was good - particularly with the vegetables, flowers and pot plants. And at the end of the show, all of the produce was sold.”
Prizes were presented by the president of the association, Stan Foster.
The judges on the day were Dick Plant and Dennis Brooks for the vegetables and plants with Dorothy Borton judging the cakes and Mary Burton judging the children’s section.