70th Annual Show

Press Release: On Saturday 24th August the Burton & Rossett Horticultural Society held their annual flower show as part of the Rossett Village Festival. The weather was glorious, and the exhibits were of a very high standard. 

There were 412 exhibits for the visitors to admire from 99 exhibitors – both these numbers slightly up on last year.  The Junior’s section was particularly strong with 76 exhibits by 40 children covering 8 classes.  Also, very strong was one of the classes in the cookery section – the Bara Brith made to a set recipe where there were 18 entries.  There were 65 entries in the Flower section, 80 in Vegetables, 69 in Craft and 56 in Cookery.

Mike Jarvis virtually swept the board winning 15 first prizes in the 29 classes in Flowers and Vegetables he entered.  He picked up the prestigious Banksian medal - the highest award the Royal Horticultural Society allows a village society to award.  Along with this he collected the Nat Maurice Jones Bowl and Special Award for the most meritorious exhibit. Afterwards he said “I really enjoy my involvement with the very well run BRHS Show, with its huge range of classes. This includes helping prepare the hall on the eve of the show, preparing and staging my exhibits and acting as steward for one of the judges.  I was surprised to win so many prizes this year, but was especially pleased to win the best exhibit in show award, for my tray of vegetables”.

Mike’s Best in Show entry in “5 A Day Class” and receiving his trophy from Councilor Hugh Jones.

Dave Burrows won the cup for the highest points in the Cookery section and Sally Gosmore won the most meritorious exhibit for her jam.  Fiona Morris was awarded first in all of the 4 Floral Art classes and won both cups in this section. Janice James was awarded the cup for the most meritorious exhibit in the Craft section with Helen Roberts winning the highest points in that section of the show.

For the first time three classes were included in the schedule for wine and liqueur and there were 16 entries.

As already mentioned, the competition in the Junior section was strong and Sophie and Ellen Montgomery shared the honours for the highest points while Alice Keeble, age 5, was awarded the cup for the best exhibit with her painting of a cockerel.  Here she is receiving her cup from councillor Hugh Jones and the Show Secretary.  Also, the Junior Section judge Sian Hatton Jones with some of the entries.

As the show drew to a close Carolyn Bates, Show Secretary, said "The judges at the Show were very impressed with the entries and all enjoyed coming”. She also said "A big thank you to our  superb team of helpers who set up the show, steward  and clear away.  Without them we could not manage ". 

For further information please contact David Weir on 01244 571353 or david.weir888@btinternet.com

Note: Burton & Rossett Horticultural Society (BRHS) is a registered charity with a programme of talks and visits during the year and organises two local flower shows of which the August Show is the largest.It is part of the Rossett Village Festival which is managed independently.