Spring flower show hailed as ‘success’ despite adverse weather

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 March 2018

Burnham-on-Sea and District Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show trophy winners.

Burnham-on-Sea and District Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show trophy winners.

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The recent cold weather hit the region hard, and affected the gardening community, too.

Lakin Earl with a fine collection of first prizes.Lakin Earl with a fine collection of first prizes.

Burnham-on-Sea’s Horticultural Society hosted its spring show on Saturday, despite recent conditions having an impact on the entries.

However, show secretary, David Bryant, still hailed the event a ‘success’.

He said: “We had more than 150 entries, which is remarkable when you consider how bad the weather has been.

“This is testament to the growers, as only those who are committed managed to get their displays ready in time.

“Overall, it has been a success and there were some beautiful floral and domestic entries on display.”

Linda Britton with her prize winning Basket of Mixed Spring Flowers.Linda Britton with her prize winning Basket of Mixed Spring Flowers.

Top prize went to Paul Ware, whose blooms were named best entry, he also won the most points in photography classes.

James Newman took home two prizes, for his children’s and junior growing achievements.

Paul Ware and his prize winning blooms, he also took most points in the photography classes.Paul Ware and his prize winning blooms, he also took most points in the photography classes.

James Newman with some of his prize winning exhibits.James Newman with some of his prize winning exhibits.

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