Summer Show Report and Results 2017

Saturday 12th August 2017

Meavy Parish Hall was bedecked with colour on a sunny afternoon for Meavy Garden Society’s Summer Show. At the entrance a beautifully embroidered table frontal, donated to the society by the recently closed Meavy WI, was displayed together with a large flower arrangement by Brenda Burt.

There were exhibits of a high standard in all 18 classes ranging from flowering shrubs, to flower arrangements, to pot plants, and vegetables. Among interesting vegetables shown were purple peas and a nearly black tomato!

Over a hundred people visited the show and were given a voting sheet to identify their personal choice of the best in each class. The results of the voting were computed by Jenny Sharp, to identify the prize winners.

The class for an ‘Arrangement of Garden flowers to include a beer bottle’ received two highly imaginative entries.

Some children at Meavy School had made gardens “in a tyre”. Several entries were judged at the school, and photographs displayed at the show. The other part of the children’s class – ‘Make a bloom from recycled materials’ – received only one entry.

Joice Reith and David Carter were kept busy selling donated plants and the highly successful raffle was run by Janet Moore assisted by Ros Knight. Delicious cream teas, scones and cakes provided by the committee and members, were served by Gill Knight & a team of helpers.

The prizes and perpetual trophies were presented by Cyril Sparey, the society’s President. Overall winner with the most success in the whole show was Stephen Pine who received the Gordon Cross trophy.

Thanks go to all who helped prepare and run the show, and to the show secretary David Winter.



  1.  Pot Plant Flowering, Joice Reith

  2.  Flowering Shrub, Sonja Cheadle

  3.  Hydrangeas Mophead, Annie Inman

  4.  Hydrangeas Lacecap, Cyril Sparey

  5.  Flower Arrangement, Lis Mawhinney

  6.  Roses, Barbara Walsh

  7.  Dahlias, Stephen Pine

  8.  Cut Flowers, Sue Boylett

  9.  Salad or Vegetables, Brian Wills

10.  Herbs, Brenda Burt

11.  Soft Fruit, Andrea Allen

12.  Pelargoniums, Stephen Pine

13.  Fuchsias, David Carter

14.  Foliage Pot Plant, Stephen Pine

15.  Small Pot Plant, Stephen Pine

16.  Miniature Arrangement, Lis Mawhinney

17.  Arrangement with Beer Bottle, Brenda Burt

18.  Children’s Bloom, Oscar DeSave

(See the winners at Summer Show 2017 Photos)