Summer Show Report 2016

July 10, 2016






Summer Show – Secretary’s Report



Venue:       Memorial Hall, High Street, Bovingdon


Date:          Saturday, 9th July 2016.


1.  Entries

This year we had 35 adult entrants plus 38 children from Bovingdon Academy providing a total of 200 entries which was well up on last year. 


Despite the poor summer to date vegetable fruit and plant entries were excellent with a welcome return of the sweet pea filling the hall with their wonderful colours and aroma.   The Floral Arts Section was down on last year but the quilts section had 30 entries with quilts and patchworks of such a high standard.  It was nice to see the quilt makers participating and winning in the vegetable and plant sections as well.  The children contributed again with 39 entries encompassing vegetables and crafts.  The children also participated in the Vegetable Section winning first place for their peas.


The children now have their own garden called Springfields and it augers well for the future that they join us so enthusiastically.


2.  The Winners

The Banksian Medal for the exhibiter winning the most prize money for the Vegetable, Fruit and Plant Sections combined was Stephen Rickard.  The exhibiter with the most points for Vegetables and Plants was Carole Duke who retained The Bovingdon Horticultural Society Cup the but The National Vegetable Society Medal for the most meritorious vegetable entry was won by May Parker for her collection of salad-ings.   Stephen Rickard was undoubtedly the all-round star of the Show for he went on to win the Mollie Aronson Cup for his roses and the Douglas King Cup for the most meritorious photograph.  He was narrowly pipped on countback for the Crawley Cup for cookery that was won by Shirley Masterson.  Mavis Lawrence won the Doubleday Cup for her Floral Art exhibits and Peter Hurren won the coveted Darley Ash Sweet Pea Cup with a wonderful array of sweet peas.  The Langley Leisure Services Cup was won by Rosemary Fopp for her quilt.  Finally, the Springfield Cup was won by young Kian Mason for his plate of food made from recycled materials.


A full list of prize winners is attached.


John Walker

Show Secretary


Summer Show Cup Winners - 2016                                            Winner

The Banksian Medal                                                              Stephen Rickard

for most prize money in Sections I, II & III


Bovingdon Horticultural Society Cup                              Carole Duke

for the most points in Sections I & II


National Vegetable Society Medal                                   May Parker

for the most meritorious exhibit in Section I


Mollie Aronson Cup                                                              Stephen Rickard

for the most points for rose exhibits in Section III


Darley Ash Sweet Pea Cup                                                Peter Hurren

for the most points for sweet pea exhibits in Section III


Doubleday Cup                                                                     Mavis Lawrence

for the most points in Section IV


Crawley Cup                                                                          Shirley Masterson

for the most points in Section V


The Springfield Cup                                                            Polly O'Donnell

For the most meritorious exhibit of a child from


Bovingdon Academy

Douglas King Cup                                                                Stephen Rickard

for the most meritorious photograph in Section VII