Autumn Show Report 2016

September 11, 2016



Autumn Show 2016 - Cup Winners


Description                                                                                                 Winner                


ERNEST WRIGHT CUP - most points for Vegetables & Fruit                   Mike Leon           

VICTORY HALL CUP - best Vegetable exhibit                                             Doug Leslie         

DAHLIA CUP - best Dahlia exhibit                                                                Gill Cox              

CHRYSANTHEMUM CUP - best Chrysanthemum exhibit                        Doug Leslie 

ALLDAY ROOFING CUP - most points for Fuchsias                                   Maywyn King/Mike Leon

OUTSPAN CUP - best exhibit in Other Flowers                                          May Parker

BOVINGDON HORT. SOC. BOWL - most points for Floral Art                 Mavis Lawrence         

HORWOOD BAKERY CUP – best cake                                                            Stephen Rickard           

COPSE HILL CHALLENGE CUP - most points for Preserves                   Stephen Rickard            

     and cooking

EVA STONE CUP – best exhibit for Homemade Drinks                            Stephen Rickard                        


Bovingdon & District Horticultural Society


Autumn Show – Secretary’s Report



Venue:       Memorial Hall, High Street, Bovingdon


Date:          Saturday, 10th September 2016.



With 240 entries from 30 competitors this was another colourful show.  Our variable summer, although challenging for growers, did not deter our exhibitors who provided us with some beautiful entries.


Mike Leon retained the Ernest Wright cup whilst Doug Leslie won the Victory Hall Cup for his leeks.  Doug Leslie also won the Chrysanthemum Cup for a successive year, and we welcomed returning exhibitor Gill Cox who won the Dahlia Cup. May Parker was awarded the Outspan Cup for her magnificent gladioli. 


Our own Bovingdon Bake Off saw a record entry of thirteen compete for the Horwood Bakery Cup.  This year’s cake was Lemon Drizzle and Stephen Rickard beat 12 ladies to carry off the cup.


It proved to be Stephen’s show as he also won the Copse Hill Cup for preserves and baking and the Eva Stone cup for homemade drinks.  The Floral Art Bowl was awarded to Mavis Lawrence who gained the highest points in this section.


A full list of the cup winners is attached.


Bovingdon Academy youngsters showed their prowess in growing cucumbers whilst the Sunnyside Trust’s giant pumpkin was far and away the heaviest entry.


In addition to prizes and cups awarded in the afternoon the Hanging Basket winners were given their champagne prizes.   This competition was judged earlier in July.  Each year, the Horticultural Society arrange hanging baskets for the High Street shopkeepers.  This is funded by Bovingdon Parish Council together with contributions from the shop keepers and the Society. 

This years’ winners are first, Fyffes the Butchers narrowly beating the Village Memorial Hall, and in third place was Seaways the fish and chip shop.

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