Summer Gardening Event, 14th July 2018

Our Summer Gardening Event was held this year at St Faith’s Church Hall in Havant, which proved to be a great success on a very lovely sunny day!

Continuing in our attempt to reach out to young people and those adults hesitant about putting in show entries with formality involved, we were pleased the event achieved its objective.

Three schools participated in this years Summer Gardening Event, they were Bosmere Junior, Barncroft Primary and St. Alban’s C of E, all of which showed attractive and imaginative displays, this was echoed by the adults who took up the offer and exhibited their various class entries of Flowers, Vegetables and Photographs.

The event saw side attractions with Leigh Park Scouts running a competition to open a prize laden box with a raffled key.

Havant Friends of the Earth’s stall had the environmental message on how to reduce the dependencies of single-use plastic products, and how to make the switch from plastic products to re-usable green friendly alternatives.

The British Legion raffled a marvelous poppy quilt made by Anne Newcombe, there was also a splendid display of Bonsai by Cliff Rowe.

Havant Men’s Shed displayed a wonderful selection of expertly handmade wooden articles.

Plants and Crafts were also on sale as well as refreshments.

Brian Kidd (Society President) ended the very successful day presenting awards and congratulating all who entered in this difficult growing season.

We ended the afternoon with a raffle drawn by Brian Kidd and our Chairman Liam Hutchings closing proceedings with a vote of thanks to all who had contributed to a very enjoyable day.

The Award Winners

BeansPauline Powell
PotatoesPeter Marshall
CarrotsNot Judged
Five a DayAnne Newcombe
Single RoseAmy Beacham
Potted PlantAnn Buckley
Vase of FlowersKaren Hinks
JamPauline Powell
Photograph of Garden SubjectAlan Monks
Victoria SpongeHannah Towler
Children's - Pollination and Bee CollagesBosmere Primary, Barncroft Junior and St. Alban's C of E Schools all won

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