Flower Show Preparations

Flower Show Preparations

A sunny weekend in Chester was reason to celebrate both Canada Day on July 1st and, for our American “summer residents”, their national holiday on July 4th.  Temperatures are finally climbing and seasonal activities are in full swing. The boats are back in the water, the golfers are booking tee times, the tennis crowd are arranging games, and the Chester Playhouse is offering live entertainment. In addition, the gardens are full of blooms. It’s a good time to be in the area.

Despite all those distractions, members of Chester Garden Club are now focusing on the next big event in their calendar – the Annual Flower Show and Tea –  to be held on July 28th.  To encourage members to begin planning the arrangements they hope to enter, the board has invited several experienced exhibitors to conduct an informal workshop at the club’s general meeting scheduled for July 18th.  
The theme for this year’s Flower Show and Tea is Chester Gems, and the organizing committee has created some very imaginative scenarios in their descriptions of the 13 sectors of the Design class. Among the headings used to describe the particulars of compositions and arrangements are:  Go antiquing in Chester; Tee off at the Chester Golf Club; Celebrate the restoration of historic Lordly House; and Take a saltwater dip in Chester’s Lido pool.
Full details concerning the regulations for all entries –  whether as horticultural specimens or in the design classes –   as well as information about trophy competitions, childrens’ classes and more, can be found by clicking on the link at the right side of this column (see the sidebar: Flower Show Schedule).  
The Show will be open from 1:30 to 5:30 PM, at the Chester Legion. Members and non-members alike are invited to participate in the floral competitions and everyone is welcome to enjoy the scrumptious tea that will be served from 2 to 4 PM.  Admission to the event is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 16.

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