The North Luffenham Garden Club held its 16th Annual Autumn Show this Sunday 14th September in the village Community Centre and school hall.
We were thrilled with the turn out, with 55 people entering one or more classes and a total of 389 entries overall, an all-time record! On Sunday morning when the entries were arriving, I was concerned we weren’t going to fit everything in! But that’s a brilliant problem to have!
The show has a really friendly, family feel to it. It really was a celebration of what everybody had achieved in their gardens, and a showcase of hidden talents with some stunning craft and photography entries.
We were also delighted that there were more children’s entries this year which included some from the School gardening club and the North Luffenham Beavers.
A campaign earlier in the year to encourage more flower arranging entries, with a series of free classes held in the village run by one of the members, Sally Lambert and a new prize of an RHS Grenfell Medal certainly paid off too, with 20 in total.
The hall was a wonderful sight – thank you to everyone who made the effort to put in entries, and to all the hardworking volunteers who helped the day run so smoothly.
Overall Winner (most points in the show) – President’s Cup
- 1st- ALan Lambert
- 2nd – Finola Timmins
- 3rd – Linda Ellis
Best in Show – The Freddie Clyant Trophy
Winner Jeanette Holdstock (stained glass lamp)
RHS Grenfell Medal (for most points in flower arranging categories)
Best Photograph in Show
Andrew Robinson (butterfly migration)
Under 16 Best Photograph in Show
Jessica Ellis (garden at Prebendal House, Empingham)
Children’s Best in Show
Jessica Ellis (homemade decorated cupcakes)
Overall Winner – under 8s joint 1st
George Morris, Sam Sheppard, Nat Conant
Overall Winner age 8-12
- 1st Emily Barrett
- 2nd Ellen Marson
- 3rd – Jessica Ellis
Overall Winner age 13-16
- 1st Emily Martin
- 2nd Thomas Ellis