Wellington Flower Show provided a truly magnificent array of blooms and garden produce – including big tubs of home-produced compost – for display to the public in the Alan Rogers Centre of Wellington School on Saturday 25 August after judging was completed. And contestants can be assured that each and every exhibit was examined with scrupulous attention in time-consuming detail before judgements were made.
The show includes exhibits in nearly 450 different classes including those for children from 4 years old to 16, photographers, cooks, artists and craftsmen and women. The result was a celebration of skills, diligence and expertise which drew crowds in the afternoon. Members of Wellington Women’s Institute were also on hand to sell home-made jam from their stall in the foyer.
A wet spring and hot summer this year have not been entirely ideal growing conditions for flowers, fruit and vegetables but the results were outstanding. Organiser and Flower Show Secretary Sheena Page said simply, “Best ever! A fantastic show with 735 exhibits, well up on previous years despite a difficult growing season. Vic Verrier MBE (a well-respected horticulturalist) who presented the prizes commented on the high quality of the exhibits, in particular the vegetables. We had a huge number of new exhibitors and the Wellington WI gave us great support, particularly in the photography section.”
Sheena added, “Visitor numbers were up if door receipts and cake sales were anything to go by.
All in all, a great show!”
Wellington’s Spring Flower Show is on Saturday 5 April 2019 at Wellington Prep School.