Blooming success for Haywards Heath horticultural show

Haywards Heath Horticultural Society Flower Show 2015. Town mayor Suman Sujan Wickreamaratchi and society chairman Shirley Anderson - picture submitted
Haywards Heath Horticultural Society Flower Show 2015. Town mayor Suman Sujan Wickreamaratchi and society chairman Shirley Anderson - picture submitted

It was a scene of summer colour at the Haywards Heath Horticultural Society Flower Show earlier this month.

Sylvia Harris, Roy Hayward, Alan Colgate and Jim Turnbull each took three awards at the annual event held on August 1.

Haywards Heath Horticultural Society flower show 2015 - picture submitted

Haywards Heath Horticultural Society flower show 2015 - picture submitted

Sylvia won the National Sweet Pea Society Medal, the John Foyle Rose Bowl and the Hodge Tankard for the exhibitor gaining the most points for fruit.

Among Jim’s awards were the Borde Hill Challenge Cup and National Vegetable Society Medal for the best collection of vegetables.

Alan was awarded the Paddy Henry Trophy for his vases of dahlias and the Jubilee Trophy for gaining the most points in the floral classes.

Roy was given awards in both floral and vegetable categories and also took the Challenge Trophy awarded to the person gaining the most points in vegetable exhibits.

Fascinating horticultural facts

Fascinating horticultural facts

There were two awards for photography won by Michelle and Nigel Branscombe and the two cookery accolades were awarded to Sheila MacBain and Pat Humphrey, who also won the Buxhall Challenge Trophy.

Gill Archer, Micky Figg, Charlie Bristow and Alan Bowles also received awards for their gardening entries.

Chairman Shirley Anderson said: “We had a very colourful and enjoyable afternoon at our show. Haywards Heath Mayor Sujan Wickreamaratchi presented all our winners with their cups.

“The tearoom was very busy with visitors who all enjoyed the homemade cakes amid some beautiful exhibits of flower arrangements, photographs, vegetables, home baking and plants.

Haywards Heath Horticultural Society flower show 2015 - picture submitted

Haywards Heath Horticultural Society flower show 2015 - picture submitted

“It was refreshing to see everyone enjoying themselves. Congratulations to all the winners.”

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