As I said in the previous blog post, we were given an inspirational send off as July 22nd week took Chester Garden club and community members to their own and to friends gardens assessing and gathering for the much anticipated annual flower show. Each year our members and community participants have this opportunity to display and view examples of the many beautiful flowers grown in our area.
“The Islands Of Mahone Bay”
This years Theme for our Flower Show and Tea
If you were one of the more than 170 who attended on July 25th, you know just how much there was to take in. The late wet spring had many organizers and participants concerned.
Welcome… click on any picture in a group for a slide show.
The judge and clerks have the first view:
And then the guests:
However, as soon as guests walked in, the georgeous display showed off the available garden gifts and the many talents found in our community.
Many hands are always needed to ensure a smooth day. Pre – planning is a must. Our Vice President and convener Esther ensures this event is on track. She is always seen with her notes. There are bookings to be made, the show schedule to design, the tags and signage to procure, not to mention all those needed to help with set up, kitchen help and donations, serving tea, welcome and ticket sales at door and more.
Every entry was a winner in someone’s eye. The judge, president and guests all have opinions. Trophies are awarded. And this year’s winners are:
The Dudley Lees Trophy: Best in Show – Sheila
Chester Garden Club Trophy: Popular Choice – Joanne Jellett
The Johnson Cup: Best Annual Sweet Peas in Class 5 – Sylvia
The Dena Hennigar Memorial Trophy: Best Wildflower Design in class 54 – Sidney
The MacAlpine Trophy: Best childrens entry (age 9 to 16) awarded to Danika who was not present. Passed president Mrs Peggy McAlpine’s friend reminded all that Chester Garden Club holds a special place for Mrs. McAlpine.
The Rose Barkhouse Painting: Best use of Roses in Section D – Sidney
The F.C. Winfrey Memorial Trophy: Best Specimen in Section A&B- Anita
The Ruby Pulsiver Award: Best indoor plant in section C – Sheila
The President’s Award: Members only in Class 49 – Joanne
Janet Piers Awatd: Best design incorporating water in class 50 – Myra
The Wilkins Cup: Best Childrens Entry (age 8 & under) Rylan
The McNeill Trophy: Novice Best in Show – Isabel
AND NOW FOR A FEW MORE PICTURES:
Thanks to all.
Pictures: Kay, Brian & Brenda