Whiteparish Garden Club: 2007 Activities Reports
2007 FLOWER & HOBBIES SHOW REPORT

49 adults and 15 children supported this event with a total of 298 exhibits (43 adults, 17 children 321 entries last year), a very pleasing number, as this year the rules were changed to only one exhibit per class per person compared with two items per class in 2006. On one of the few hot, sunny days this summer, a lot of people dropped in to admire the display, have a cup of tea and buy some raffle tickets. The Flowers and Floral Decorations Sections in particular looked stunning, as did the tea table decorations of sweetly scented roses and greenery, which were subsequently raffled. As usual the judges praised the quality of the exhibits and the overall appearance of the Show, which made all the hard work of the committee and the people entering their produce worthwhile. The cups and prizes were presented by our Community Beat Officer, Henry Clissold, who, arriving in uniform, gave rise to some speculation on whether the village hall had become a crime scene!!

Cup Winners

ADULTS:
Fruit and vegetables
- Stella Gardener
Flowers - Stella Gardener
Floral Decorations (and John Lear Memorial Cup) - Brenda Long
Preserves and Cookery - Sarah Skeates
Handicrafts - Rita Marshall/Alison Wildhaber

 
Art - Richard Hocking/P James
Bryan Rose Bowl - Dorothy Hobbs
RHS Banksian Medal - Stella Gardener
(awarded by the RHS and presented by the Club to the exhibitor with most points in the horticultural sections)

The Sir Alfred and Lady Wort Perpetual Challenge Cup (for highest points in show):
Stella Gardener

CHILDREN:
The Udel Perpetual Challenge Cup - Alexander Bishop

RHS Junior Certificate of Merit - Under Eights - Eloise Bishop
Over Eights - Alexander Bishop

Prizewinners

Class
First
Second
Third
Vegetables & Fruit
(Classes 1 to 28)
Stella Gardener Craig Dyson Janette Munro
Flowers
(Classes 31 to 48)
Stella Gardener Janette Munro Veronica Iles/Kate Roberts/Dorothy Hobbs
Floral Decorations
(Classes 51 to 54)
Brenda Long Veronica Iles Sarah Skeates
Preserves & Cookery
(Classes 61 to 70)
Sarah Skeates J Austin Dawn Nichols/Sue King
Handicraft
(Classes 71 to 76)
Rita Marshall/Alison Wildhaber S Payne/Dorothy Hobbs
Art
(Classes 81 to 85)
Richard Hocking/P James S Burr/Keith Hobbs/Noreen Lamacraft/K Weymouth
Children (Classes 91 to 96)
For a detailed list of prizewinners, click here.
Under 8 Eloise Bishop James Skeates Georgia Higgins
8 to 13 Alexander Bishop Amy Higgins Max Gould-Hocking

YEAR'S PROGRAMME

The programme from January 2007 to early 2008 is as follows:

MEETINGS START AT 7.30 PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
Date Subject Presenter
Jan 25 Impressions of Coasts and Isles David Poynter
Feb 22 Plants for Shade Irene Bowron
Mar 22 Abbotsbury Past, Present and Future Stephen Griffith
Apr 26 Clematis, Queen of Climbers Roy Prior
May 12 Plant Sale – Village Hall - 0900-1200 hrs (Saturday)  
May 24 Visit to Abbotsbury Gardens - 1430 hrs (Meet there) Abbotsbury, Chesil Beach - £7 per person (Seniors £6.50)  
Jun ?? WHITEPARISH FETE Plant Stall  
Jun 28

Visit to Mill House Garden, Berwick St James 1900 hrs. £2.50 per person

 
Jul 26 Garden Club Barbecue at 1800 hrs. Members £4, Guests £5  
Aug 25 FLOWER AND HOBBIES SHOW in Whiteparish Village Hall (Saturday)  
Sep 27 Talk on 'A Cottage Geden for the 21st Century' Diana Guy
Oct 17

Inter-Club Quiz (hosted by Landford) 1930 hrs (Wednesday) in Whiteparish Village Hall

 
Oct 25 Pumpkin and Halloween Fancy Dress Competition 1800 hrs  
Nov 22 AGM at 7.00pm followed by Members' Social  
December NO MEETING  
Jan 24 2008 Talk on 'Rosemoor RHS Garden' Douglas Patterson
 
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