Winners and photos from Harborough’s largest garden and flower show

At right, David Brumby, President, presents John Robinson with the Vann-Summers Shield. PHOTO: ANDREW CARPENTER

It is the second largest show in Leicestershire and attracts participants from Rutland, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and North Leicester. In total, there were 320 exhibits in 98 categories. Club chairman David Brumby said members were a bit thoughtful given the weather over the past few months and the effect it would have on growing fruit and vegetables. But with that in mind, 320 exhibits was an “excellent result” and the show went very well. The club is 52 years old and has over 50 members. It meets every last Wednesday of the month at the Market Harborough Conservative Club at 7:45 p.m. Here are the cups and shields winners and photos from the event, taken by Andy Carpenter of the Harborough Mail:

Gardening Club Challenge Shield: Avril Pell Harborough Mail Cup: John Dawson York Trailers NW Tait Cup: Peter Eales York Trailers AJ Westbury Cup: Margaret Cator Watney Mann Cup: Phil Burgess Davis-Dexter-Duckham Cup: Linda Caswell Walter Martin Trophy: Margaret Cator Punton Cup: Margaret Cator Sam Payne Shield: Graham Johnson York Shield Brant Trailers: Eric Kendrick Neville Bailey Cup: Eric Kendrick Lawrence Outwell Cup: April Pell Trophy Kitty Monk: Julie Hilliam George Gregory Cup: Margaret Cator Tony Twynham Cup: Julie Hilliam Gregory Trophy : Susan Gray Medal Most Points – Ladies: Avril Pell Vann-Summers Shield: John Robinson National Dahlia Society Silver Medal and Certificate: Linda Caswell National Dahlia Society Bronze Medal and Certificate: Linda Caswell British Gladioli Society Medal: Graham Johnson British Geranium Society Silver Spoon : Eric Kendrick British Fuchsia Society Silver Spoon : Eric Kendrick National Vegetable Society Award : Mick Naylor Stan Cockerill Cup – top plate: John Dawson Fred Tombs Cup – top vase: John Robinson

Eric Kendrick, winner of the York Trailers Brant Shield and the Neville Bailey Cup. PHOTO: ANDREW CARPENTER
Anne Bird. President for Life, presents Margaret Cator with the York Trailers AJ Westbury Cup for Best Roses. PHOTO: ANDREW CARPENTER
Ann Bird, President for Life, and John Dawson with The Harborough Mail Trophy for Best Exhibit. PHOTO: ANDREW CARPENTER
Ann Bird, President for Life, Avril Pell with the Membership Trophy for Most Points and Kath Outram, Outgoing Secretary of the Show. PHOTO: ANDREW CARPENTER

Terri S. Tomasini