Spring Fun Show
Spring Fun Show on Monday 18th March 2019
On the evening of Monday 18th March Meavy Garden Society members gathered to exhibit their spring blooms in the Spring Fun Show. There were more exhibits than in 2017 (the 2018 spring show had been cancelled due to ‘the beast from the east’) and the hall looked very colourful. There were 15 different classes.
The judge and guest of honour was Dr Frances Howard Pearce, who was accompanied by her husband David. Frances had previously given three talks to the Society. One of them being the historic daffodils of the Tamar Valley. During the judging the members were treated to finger food, and were occupied with two competitions compiled by Brenda Burt and Stephen Pine, and there was also a raffle.
After completing the judging, Frances gave a delightful short commentary on the exhibits saying that it was a good display together with tips for `showing exhibits`. Presentation is important! This was much enjoyed by the members. Thanks go to David Winter the Show Secretary and to all the committee for their help and to those who contributed in any way.
Results: Best in Show – The Joice Reith Bowl: Kirsty Winter (flowering shrub or tree). For full results list see Spring Show 2019 - Results.
Spring Fun Show on Monday 19th March 2018
Cancelled due to ‘the beast from the east’.
Spring Fun Show on Monday 20th March 2017
Meavy Parish Hall looked very colourful for the annual Spring Fun Show of the Meavy Garden Society on the evening of Monday 20th March. Members mustered one hundred exhibits to include narcissus, hellebores, camellias and stems of spring flowering shrubs. Bulbs in pots, pot plants, and flower arrangements.
Emily Cannon from South West Lakes Trust, Burrator Reservoir, was our very welcome guest of honour and judge. She said that the exhibits were of a very high standard.
Members enjoyed two quizzes organised by Brenda Burt and Stephen Pine and tasty finger food provided by the committee and a raffle.
The `best in show` trophy, the `Joice Reith Bowl` was awarded to Brenda Burt for her beautiful spring flower arrangement. The special prize of an Easter egg was awarded to Kay Moore for her `arrangement in a nest` - this year`s `fun `class. The three entries in this class were delightful.
Thanks go to David Winter, the Show Secretary for his organisation and to the committee.
Other results; Daffodils or Narcissi over 12” - Stephen Pine, under 12” - Kay Moore, hyacinths or tulips - Brenda Burt, any other pseudo bulbs or corms - Joice Reith, any flowering pot plant - David Carter, any foliage pot plant - Stephen Pine, any succulent or cactus - Janet Pattison, Daffodils not miniatures - David Stratford, Narcissi not miniatures - Brenda Burt, miniature Daffodil or Narcissi - Kay Moore, Hellebores - Derek Hall, Camellias - Brenda Burt, any flowering shrub or tree - Stephen Pine.
Here are some photos from the show.
Spring Fun Show on Monday 14th March 2016
Spring Fun Show on Monday 16th March 2015
Things became quite busy in Meavy Parish Hall at 7:00 pm on a the evening of Monday 16th as members prepared their exhibits to display the results of their efforts through Winter and Spring in garden and conservatory. There were good quality entries in all fifteen flower classes in quite good numbers considering the cool weather; but many Daffodils are reported to be three weeks late.
There was tea, prepared by Mary Helby, and lively chat at the café-style tables until 7:45 pm when the judges Jenny and David Miles, from Crapstone, began their deliberations but were soon interrupted, by a line of mannequins. Six members were brave enough to parade wearing the hats they had decorated with fresh flowers for class 16. Amongst great laughter, the three best were selected and Kay Moore was delighted to receive a chocolate egg for first prize.
Brenda Burt then distributed two competitions she had devised. A trivia quiz offered the choice between three answers to some odd questions. This proved rather difficult and the best table achieved only fifteen out of twenty; but enjoyed their prize of mini chocolate eggs.
The other required the identification of the names of, fairly, well-known plants and flowers by re-inserting all the missing vowels. Several tables scored all answers correctly and Brenda struggled to find enough mini eggs, amongst more laughter.
Jenny and David pronounced themselves much impressed with both the variety and quality of the exhibits and duly selected the three best in each class. The glass bowl trophy for the “Best-in-Show” was presented to Stephen Pine for his magnificent Maranta prayer plant from class 8 for “a foliage plant”, Pauline Hamilton-Leggett won 3 classes, while Dair Henderson, Brenda Burt, Stephen Pine and Pru Cooper won two each, and it was pleasing to find other fresh faces also winning. Full Results
All enjoyed an excellent buffet supplied by the committee members, while the raffle, well organised by Janet Moore, was drawn.
Spring Fun Flower Show on Monday 17th March 2014
Winners in Each Category
|Spring arrangement||Joan Sparey|
|Daffs/Narc - over 12"||Stephen Pine|
|Daffs/Narc - under 12"||Annie Inman|
|Hyacinths or Tulips||Stephen Pine|
|An Orchid||Pauline Hamilton-Leggett|
|Any other bulb etc||Pru Cooper|
|Any flowering house plant||Stephen Pine|
|Any foliage house plant||Pru Cooper|
|Any succulent or cactus||Joice Reith|
|Miniature daffs or narcissi||Brenda Burt|
|Any other flowering shrub etc||Pauline Hamilton-Leggett|
The winning flower arrangement - the winner was Joan Sparey
The Show "overall winner" - won by Stephen Pine and he was awarded our new "Reith" Trophy which is a gorgeous crystal cut glass bowl donated by Joice Reith.The winning exhibit was a Clivia, common names are Natal Lily or Bush Lily.
Janet Moore kindly ran the raffle at the Spring Show