Elm Park Horticultural Guild Hosts 2022 Spring Flower Show

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Published:
12:00 p.m. April 5, 2022



Update:
01:23 PM April 5, 2022

A historic flower show saw groups of people gather and watch keen gardeners compete for a series of awards.


People gathered at Elm Park Assembly Hall to enjoy the show.
– Credit: Sandra Rowse


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A selection of daffodils on display at the show.
– Credit: Sandra Rowse

On April 2, the Elm Park Horticultural Guild (EPHG) held its Spring Show – the first of four scheduled for the year, where daffodils and floral art were displayed among many others.


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Guild members David Smith and Brian Cawte sold guild-grown plants at the show.
– Credit: Sandra Rowse

Green-fingered members and aspiring horticulturists displayed their flowers from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Elm Park Assembly Hall.


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Melanie Sanderson won the best entry in the Homecraft section.
– Credit: Sandra Rowse

Formed in 1937, the group now has nearly 1,000 members. However, last year, due to Covid, its tradition of four shows was reduced to two towards the end of the year.


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Mavis Rome won first place in the Green Shoots section.

– Credit: Sandra Rowse


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Barbara Smith won the award for Best Display in Floral Art Classes
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EPHG President Bernie Williams said the show went “well” and was “as busy as always” thanks to the support of the community.


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Perfect daffodils filled the room on April 2.
– Credit: Sandra Rowse

He added, “It was great to see everyone together this year, really enjoying the show, meeting all their friends, having a good chat and the community coming over for a piece of cake and a cup of tea.”

EPHG Life Member Jeremy Wilkes won a medal for his daffodil and also received the Halifax Cup for scoring the most points in the entire show.


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Jeremy Wilkes’ Daffodil was also crowned Best Bloom in Show.

– Credit: Sandra Rowse

Bernie added: “The shows bring a sense of community and keep people entertained for a few hours.”


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A basket of Easter floral art.
– Credit: Sandra Rowse

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