And the Winners Are…

And the Winners Are…

As a follow-up to the earlier blog showing some of the Annual Flower Show and Tea exhibits, we are pleased to post these additional photos taken by Sandy Dumaresq of Chester. The elegant figure on the right, ready to greet all comers, is the creation of club member Nancy Guest.

Inside the doorway, the visitors were greeted by volunteers selling tickets, and handing out ballots to use in voting for the popular choice award. Madge Cook, Jane Wilkins and Joan Cleather shared those duties.

The room was closed to all but the judges and recording clerks, while they moved from table to table in thoughtful consideration of the many entries.

Following their busy morning, the judges and volunteer recording clerks had a quiet moment to compare notes over lunch. From the left: Sheila Knowlton-McRury (clerk), Tracy Martin of Falmouth(judge), Carolyn Downie of Halifax (judge), and Myra Knight (clerk).

Diana Hilchie displays the Ruby Pulsiver Award, a plaque given for the best entry in the indoor container plant class. Looking on is Brenda Garland, president of Chester Garden Club, who made all the presentations.

Brenda Garland presents Sidney Spahr with the Dena Hennigar Memorial Trophy for the best arrangement of wildflowers. Sidney also won the Dudley Lees Trophy for “best in show.”

Brenda Garland presents Myra Knight with the F.C. Winfrey Memorial Trophy, awarded for the best entry in the horticulture specimen class.

Janet Piers and Brenda Garland congratulate Jocelyn Cameron, winner of the trophy named in honour of Mrs. Piers.

The Flower Show and Tea is an annual event organized and run by members of Chester Garden Club. It provides members and non-members alike the opportunity to try their hand at specific types of floral design and draws a large number of visitors who come to admire the creative presentations and enjoy a tasty tea. The competition includes nine distinct classes of exhibits, running from individual specimens of plants to elaborate arrangements and compositions, and has separate categories for children and novice exhibitors. The club also awards a trophy for the best “outdoor business-front floral display” in the area. This year, that award went to Fiasco, of Chester.


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