The annual Burton & Rossett Horticultural Society Show was held on Saturday 27th August, as part of Rossett Festival. This year, we returned to the Main Hall at Darland High School; a wonderful venue for us to exhibit the hundreds of flowers, fruit and vegetables, craft, and cookery entries we received.
As you can see from the photographs below (taken by our Chairman, John Whiteley), the Show featured an incredible array of exhibits across the eleven Sections and over 100 Classes, and the Hall remained busy throughout the Saturday afternoon.
For the eighth year, the Society awarded the prestigious Banksian Medal -- awarded to the exhibitor with the combined highest number of points in all flower and vegetable Sections. This year, with a resounding points total, the Medal was awarded to Mr Mike Jarvis. Congratulations, Mike!
As always, the superb quality and sheer variety of exhibits we received did not disappoint. From giant vegetables to mini loaves of break; from beautiful single roses to dozens of paper-plate clown faces, both judges and visitors commented that the Show—the 68th held by the Society—had been another great success.
The President's Shield was won by Mr Dave Burrows. This year, Members were given a Laurentia plug plant by Gordon Baillie, Head Gardener at Arley Hall, during our trip in May.
The Junior Section was particularly bright and busy this year, with children from local schools and groups contributing to the entries. Congratulations to all who took part, and we hope to see as many entries next year!
The Society would like to thank all those who helped to make this year's Show another great success: the judges and stewards who volunteer their time; Darland High School for allowing us to use the Main Hall; the sponsors and advertisers; and, of course, the exhibitors, without whom we simply wouldn't have a Show!
If you are interested in showing or volunteering at next year's Annual Show, please contact us by clicking here, or sign up to our Newsletter at the top of this page to stay up-to-date. The Committee is always looking for volunteers to help support our events, and we would be very pleased to hear from you if you can spare a few hours of your time to help out.