Results from Annual Autumn Show 2015
The North Luffenham Garden Club held its 17th Annual Autumn Show on Sunday 13th September in the village Community Centre and school hall
Last year was a bumper year, and we knew it would be a hard act to follow. Indeed there were fewer entrants (32 in total) and entries (270) overall, but the
hall was still filled with a glorious array of fresh and home produce, flowers and crafts.
Village shows such as ours are an important tradition both as a community event and as a celebration of the traditional pastimes and skills in growing, making
and baking. Jim Bolton, the Club’s president echoed this sentiment in his speech, emphasising the importance of passing on and encouraging these skills in the
It is fair to say we were deeply disappointed by the lack of children’s entries. However the boost in popularity of flower arrangements continued with the new
prize of an RHS Grenfell Medal was awarded for a second year, and for the first time we also awarded the RHS Banksian medal for most points won in the home-
grown fruit and vegetables categories.
Hopefully some people will have been encouraged to have a go themselves next year – ANYONE CAN ENTER NOT JUST MEMBERS, and we can drum up some enthusiasm from
the younger generation. We would like to make some changes to the children’s classes and would be grateful for suggestions at any time.
A big thank you to everyone who made the effort to put in entries, and particularly to the Garden Club committee and a small army of volunteers who helped the
day run so smoothly.
Overall Winner (most points in the show) – President’s Cup
1st- Finola Timmins
2nd – Alan Lambert
3rd – Linda Ellis
Best in Show – The Freddie Clyant Trophy – Winner Fay Cummings (knitted animals in hot air balloon
RHS Grenfell Medal (for most points in flower arranging categories) – winner Sue Rennard
RHS Banksian Medal (for most points in fruit and vegetables categories) – winner Alan Lambert
Best Photograph in Show – winner Katy Ellis (Waterperry Garden vista)
Children’s Best in Show – Freya Morris (miniature garden)
Overall Winner – under 8s
North Luffenham Beavers (largest sunflower head)
Overall Winner age 8-12
1st Freya Morris
2nd George Morris