Blooms abound at spring show

ks180123-6 Mid Hart Hort Show  phot kate'Heather Shearing with her Simnel cake.ks180123-6 SUS-180325-112011008
ks180123-6 Mid Hart Hort Show phot kate'Heather Shearing with her Simnel cake.ks180123-6 SUS-180325-112011008

The Harting Horticultural Society held its Annual Spring Show last Saturday.

Hosted at the Community Hall on Tipper Lane from 2.30pm to 4pm, the event showcased exhibits of flowers, cooking, and crafts.

ks180123-4 Mid Hart Hort Show  phot kate'Tim Bonner with some of his photographs.ks180123-4 SUS-180325-111951008

ks180123-4 Mid Hart Hort Show phot kate'Tim Bonner with some of his photographs.ks180123-4 SUS-180325-111951008

Vivien de Beer, society member, said: “Unsurprisingly with the recent weather the exhibits of flowers were down this year but nevertheless what there was made a colourful display.

“The cookery and photographic sections had an increase in numbers and Harting has numerous wonderful cooks.”

The Lady Wallace Challenge Cup was awarded to Stephen Hugh-Jones, who also placed first in several categories in Section One: Narcissi, whilst the Charles Cooper Challenge Cup went to Clare Twisk and Liz Cordery.

Roth Bonner took home the President’s Cup, and Sue Wright was awarded the Reg Budd Memorial Cup for best exhibit.

ks180123-5 Mid Hart Hort Show  phot kate'Sid Shearing with his entry.ks180123-5 SUS-180325-111913008

ks180123-5 Mid Hart Hort Show phot kate'Sid Shearing with his entry.ks180123-5 SUS-180325-111913008

In the children’s section, Bea Northey was awarded the Jean Bird Cup. Bea took home two other first place awards for her handicrafts, and Darcie-Rose Betteridge placed first for her paper towel tube decorated with pasta and pules.

There was also a number of photography categories: something beginning with G, black and white, Let’s Eat, and Dusk.

In Section Two: Spring Flowers, Jane Whitaker placed first for her vase of polyanthus, primroses and primula, while Clare Twiss came out top in two categories: vase of hellebores and vase of flowering shrubs or trees.

The third section, which covered food and handicrafts, saw Heather Shearing take home first place for her Simnel cake on a plate, as well as Tim Bonner place first in the piece of handicraft category.

ks180123-2 Mid Hart Hort Show  phot kate'Julie Nash with her entry into the craft section.ks180123-2 SUS-180325-111805008

ks180123-2 Mid Hart Hort Show phot kate'Julie Nash with her entry into the craft section.ks180123-2 SUS-180325-111805008

For more information about the society, visit www.harthortsoc.org.uk.

ks180123-8 Mid Hart Hort Show  phot kate'Clare Twiss with her daffodils.ks180123-8 SUS-180325-111704008

ks180123-8 Mid Hart Hort Show phot kate'Clare Twiss with her daffodils.ks180123-8 SUS-180325-111704008

ks180123-7 Mid Hart Hort Show  phot kate'Jane Whitaker with her entry.ks180123-7 SUS-180325-111651008

ks180123-7 Mid Hart Hort Show phot kate'Jane Whitaker with her entry.ks180123-7 SUS-180325-111651008