Clitheroe Garden Club Show is a blooming success!

Prize winner Joshua Pinnington
Prize winner Joshua Pinnington

Dozens of green-fingered enthusiasts enjoyed an excellent range of exhibits at this year’s Clitheroe Garden Club annual show.

The event, held on Saturday at St James Primary School, Clitheroe, saw numerous entries over 60 categories including vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, photos, paintings, cakes and delights.

Garden show exhibits

Garden show exhibits

Trophies and awards were presented by local businessman Mr David Shackleton, owner of Shackletons Home and Garden, Chatburn and some of the produce and exhibits were later auctioned by auctioneer Mr Gordon Woodward.

A spokesman for the show said: “It was a great day with fine weather and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks to everyone who exhibited and to Noel Hodgson for coordinating the successful annual show.”

Prize winners:

The Rose Bowl - best exhibit classes 1 and 2: Eddie Moorcroft; The Dahlia Cup - best exhibit classes 5-9: Eddie Moorcroft; The Floral Cup - best exhibit classes 15: Brenda Fenton; The Flower Head Cup - best exhibit classes 18-19: Brenda Fenton; The Geoff Sainsbury Award - best fuchsia class 21: Mrs J. Devaney; The Cissy Sainsbury Award - best sweet peas class 3: Eddie Moorcroft; The Ernest Manning Award - best pot plant classes 20-26: P. Dryden; The Tattersall Shield - best tomatoes classes 29, 30 and 32: Mary Alty; The Neville Garside Award - best onions classes 33 to 37, plus The Small Onion Cup - best exhibit class 35: Eddie Moorcroft; The Pea and Bean Cup - best exhibit classes 46-49: Iris Gregson; The Frank Dickens Award - best vegetable classes 29-51: R. Tillotson; The Oval Tray - best basket of vegetables, class 50: Mary Alty; The Horticultural Cup - best fruit classes 53-56: A. Berry; The Ann Huson Award - most promising newcomer: Sarah Pinnington; The President’s Award for services to the club: Ted Woodend; The Novice Trophy for best plants or flowers: Hazel Whitfield; The Photography Trophy - best photograph classes 68-70: Josh Pinnington; Young Photographer - best photograph class 75: Josh Pinnington; Floral Art Award - best exhibit class 60: B. G. Holmes; Textiles Award - best exhibit, class 71: J. Leap; The Cookery Trophy - most points classes 62-67: Iris Gregson; Royal Horticultural Society most points (money won) in horticultural classes: Eddie Moorcroft.