Congresbury Horticultural Society welcomes a big crowd to spring show

PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 April 2017

Janet Edwards' orchids won Best Exhibit in Show.

Janet Edwards' orchids won Best Exhibit in Show.


Congresbury Horticultural Society enjoyed its annual spring show at the weekend, with the sunny weather ensuring it was a big success.

George with his highly commended painting.George with his highly commended painting.

The show displays a number of different glorious floral arrangements, with prizes handed out for the very best.

Secretary of the horticultural society, Lyn Bacon, told the Mercury the early spring affected the daffodil displays but ensured there were some tulips for people to enjoy.

She said: “It was a bit disappointing on the daffodil front as the weather recently has meant they have been tough to get right.

“But our early spring did mean we had some tulips, which are beautiful.

Sue Dury with her prize winning flower arrangement.Sue Dury with her prize winning flower arrangement.

“However, the day was really lovely as the weather was great and we had a lot of people turn up.”

She also said there were a lot of entries in the children’s competition.

Young budding artists are invited to paint their favourite flower and there are awards for the most creative and colourful pictures.

Lyn added: “We had five classes enter the art competition and it was really great to see all their work.

“It is what the children want to see when they put together a painting.

“All of them were lovely and they made a really nice display on the day, alongside the great flower arrangements on offer.”

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