Summer Show Report 2012

Saturday 11th August 2012  


Meavy Garden Society were very pleased with the high standard and good number of the entries for their annual August show; the only sign of the strange Spring weather was that the Gladioli class attracted just a single stem.  One hundred and thirty entries filled Meavy Parish Hall with a colourful display to delight members and the public attending.   

Special for the Society’s Golden Jubilee year, an array of golden flowers by Brenda Burt and Joan Sparey greeted visitors at the entrance.  Brightening a far corner of the hall was a large pedestal arrangement of sunflowers and gerberas prepared by Lis Mawhinney.   All were taken to St Peter’s church as the show closed.  

Joan Sparey and Christine Gibson persuaded purses to open for a highly successful  raffle; while Annie Inman and helpers, serving many cups of tea and cakes, also made a handsome profit.  Stephen Pine dispensed advice  and knowledge while selling plants from member’s gardens and Martin & Brenda Burt took turns to collect the entrance fees.   

Guest of Honour, Joyce Williams long serving member and past Chairman, presented the trophies; current Chairman, Brenda, gave her a clematis in memory of Joyce’s late husband, Bill.   

The visitors votes for their personal favourite from each class were collated on computer by Jenny Sharp to select the winners of trophies,  the children’s class, and the Gordon Cross Cup for the best overall results in the show.  David Winter and Mary Helby, current and past show secretaries, were everywhere – ensuring the show ran smoothly.  

New this year was a class for children to design and draw a seed packet.  Thanks to assistance from Meavy Junior School there were 55 entries, (ages 6 to 11) from which each visitor must choose just one!  Special prizes for the top three selected will be presented later.