BOVINGDON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
The second annual show of the Society, reorganised since the war, took place at the Memorial Hall on Saturday.
The judges, Mr. Avery (he was gardener at Gaddesden Place to Sir Walter Halsey and his father for many years) and Mr. Bedford were extremely pleased with the improvement shown in the vegetable section, particularly in the peas, runner beans, onions and beetroot. The judges also commented on the schools section, especially in the miniature gardens and bunches of wild flowers. The display of roses by Messrs. Lane of Berkhamsted, was one of the chief attractions to the onlookers at the show, and many people were saddened to hear that Lanes will not be appearing at any more shows as the business is being transferred. Oaklands College sent an exhibition of bee keeping under the direction of Mr. Marsh. Mr. Dixon of Bovingdon held a trade exhibit of garden utensils which was very interesting. Miss Ritchard of the County Authority judged the children’s section and the domestic section and remarked on the great care taken over the fruit bottling.
Mrs. Banks, Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Cooley ran and organised the side shows and Mrs. Banks was in charge of the refreshments, ably helped by a team of willing workers.
The Women’s Institutes of Bovingdon, Felden and Flaunden had three beautifully arrangement tables of flowers on exhibition. The many children at the show enjoyed the races arranged for them by Mr. Pritchard and Mr. Phillips. Only one child, Master Richard Phillips, won two races in the under eight class.
The committee as a whole and Mrs. Aronson, the secretary in particular, are to be congratulated on a very successful and enjoyable afternoon.
Society Cup, given for the most points in show: Mr. S. Franidin, Yarburgh Bateson, given for the most points in opposite section to above: Mr. S. Franklin. Crawley Cup, given for basket of flowers: Mrs. E. M. Bryant. Yarrow Cup, given for the best collection of vegetables: Mr. Friday of Tring.
Winner of the “Day Out’ draw, Mrs. Green, of Westbrook Hay.