Gardening gurus put on a show in Potters Bar

Marie White with Show Secretary Derek Edwards.

Marie White with Show Secretary Derek Edwards.

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An annual Potters Bar summer gardening show was a huge success once again after nearly 200 exhibits were displayed for visitors.

Mike Freakes with show secretary Derek Edwards.Mike Freakes with show secretary Derek Edwards.

The Potters Bar and District Horticultural Society held its Summer Show at Elm Court Community Centre.

There were 169 exhibits on display of summer flowers, plants in pots, hanging baskets, summer fruit, vegetables, floral arrangements and domestic produce.

Of the many successful exhibitors, Penny Newland was awarded the Abbeyfield Trophy for the best pot/container exhibit.

Suzanne Edwards was awarded the Beechwood Championship Trophy for the best Rose Exhibit, and the Frank Eldrett Trophy was awarded to Marie White for the best Hanging Basket exhibit in Class 36.

Hosta leaves at the Horticultural Society Summer ShowHosta leaves at the Horticultural Society Summer Show

Mike Freakes was awarded both the Beaumont Trophy for the best exhibit of Sweet Peas and the Naylor Trophy for the highest number of points gained in Classes one to seven in the Summer Show.

The prizes were presented by the Society’s Show Secretary, Derek Edwards.

Visitors enjoyed tea and home-made cake, and there was a well-stocked plant stall, offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor plants, together with plenty of ready advice.

The society meets fortnightly at 8pm on Wednesdays at Elm Court, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar.

Horticultural Society Summer Show  Horticultural Society Summer Show

There is a regular programme of interesting and informative talks, and new members are always made very welcome.

For more information about the society or a copy of the programme, contact the secretary, Margaret Brand, on 01707 643557.

Horticultural Society Summer Show  Horticultural Society Summer Show

Penny Newland with Show Secretary Derek Edwards.Penny Newland with Show Secretary Derek Edwards.

Suzanne Edwards with Show Secretary Derek Edwards.Suzanne Edwards with Show Secretary Derek Edwards.

Streptocarpus at the Horticultural Society Summer ShowStreptocarpus at the Horticultural Society Summer Show

Perennials at the Horticultural Society Summer ShowPerennials at the Horticultural Society Summer Show

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