12:00 p.m. April 5, 2022
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.
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.
Green-fingered members and aspiring horticulturists displayed their flowers from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Elm Park Assembly Hall.
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.
EPHG President Bernie Williams said the show went “well” and was “as busy as always” thanks to the support of the community.
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.
Bernie added: “The shows bring a sense of community and keep people entertained for a few hours.”