Spring Show Results 2017

Another successful Spring Show, the 35th, was held on Saturday 18th March at Upwey Memorial Hall.

Almost 200 entries, up 20% on last year, produced a wonderful display of colour and scent. The daffodil and hyacinth displays were spectacular.  Other areas to do well included cookery with a surprising surge in gentlemen’s cake-making. The Floral Art classes produced some wonderful exhibits as always.

The judges commented on the high standard of entries across all sections.

Awards were well spread out this year and new exhibitors shone in the daffodil and novice sections.

Well done to all who contributed to a very good show.


Junior Cup, Highest Points, Children’s Classes           Erica Pickard

Downer Cup. Best Photographic Print                          Ron Warner

Nottington Cup. Best Exhibit, Handicrafts                    Anna Banks

Littlemead Cup. Highest Points, Preserves and Cookery, excluding Class 68             Anna Banks

Ridgeway Cup. Highest Points, Propagation                       Bill Howarth

Shield. Highest Points, Novice Section                                Erica Pickard

Best Exhibit, Floral Art                                                        Brenda Woodsford

Grandshaw Cup. Highest Points, Pot Plants                       Bill Howarth

Golds Candelabra. Best Exhibit, Pot Plants, excluding bulbs  Adrian Read

Golds Shield. Best Exhibit, Bulbs in Pots                                 Bill Howarth

Ladies’ Spring Cup. Highest Points, Sections 1 to 6                Mary Edgell

Spring Show Cup. Runner up to Highest Points, Sections 1 to 6  Mark Read

Benson Cup. Highest Points, Sections 1 to 6                               Bill Howarth

Shield. Best Exhibit, Class 23                                                                  ”

Silver Trophy. Best Exhibit, Other Cut Flowers, excluding Class 23      ”

Daffodil Diploma for Best Vase                                             Mark Read

Daffodil Diploma awarded at Judge’s discretion                   Eric Pickard

Best Bloom in Daffodils                                                         Ray Hayward 

Medal for Best Exhibit in Daffodil Classes                          Darlene Hayward                

Broadwey and Upwey Daffodil Championship Salver     Mark Read


Daffodils, Mr D Phillips
Horticulture, Mr. D. Luther
Floral Art, Mrs S Bendall
Cookery, Handicrafts, and Children’s Classes, Natalie Green   Photography, Mr. J. Downer



Brenda Woodsford’s interpretation of

A touch of Magic’