The Spring Show was on 30 March and with the Late Summer show being held on 31 August 2019
They are always held in the United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport and a Charity Plant Stall opens outside the hall in the morning – members are invited to contribute plants and other saleable garden equipment. Since we started the Plant Stalls we have raised hundreds of pounds for local charities.
The Schedule and Entry form are available for you to download on this page.
All queries to Ann Brown on 01308 424055
The twice yearly shows held in Bridport are a highlight of our year and the good news is that you don’t have to be a gardener to take part, and you don’t even have to be a member as all the classes are “open”. Can you cook, knit, crochet or sew? Can you paint, arrange flowers, make things, recycle things? Well, there is probably a class for you. The photography classes are very popular and if you think we haven’t got the class for you, let us know. We would love to hear from you.
The Late Summer Show is on Saturday 31st August 2019.
We really want to put on a couple of good Shows in 2019 and we need you to help us by exhibiting.
If you really think you can’t do that, just come and visit and have a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. Or even consider helping in other ways – we are always looking for people to help set up/take down the tables for the Shows.
Sadly village and small town shows all over the country are disappearing at a tremendous rate – don’t let the Bridport Gardening Club shows join them!
What a Spring Show – record figures – with 60 exhibitors and over 500 entries. The daffodil and other flowers were looking and smelling wonderful and the Hall was a riot of colour and industry.
Visitors looked as if they were enjoying themselves and we certainly did. The Hall was busy and the refreshment team took over £165, well done.
The Daffodil Society Medal, donated each year by David Downton, was won by Bridport exhibitor Dave Townsend and the Tamblyn Trophy for best bloom by Bill Howarth from Mudeford, a very welcome first time exhibitor at our Show. To complete the daffodil winners, Ken Hunt from Beaminster won the Elms Challenge Cup for a beautiful pot of Salome.
Our President Monique Pasche presented the trophies and helped us say a fond farewell and thank you to Win Walker. Win has been actively involved with the Club since the mid 1990’s, initially as Secretary for 10 years and Club photographer for over twenty years. She has taken photographs for our publicity of AGM’s, meetings, outings, Shows and Christmas Lunches and has printed and produced very comprehensive montages of our activities. On her last official assignment Win won the Bill Scadden Trophy for her photograph of a Little Egret eating an eel. Taken behind Morrison’s car park on the Asker River. Win had also been looking in the archives and purely by chance had chosen to display photos of the presentation of a gift from our Club to the same Bill Scadden on his 100th birthday in 2008.
A very successful plant sale made possible with generous donations of plants etc. from Garden Club members raised £230.51. Our chosen charity this year is the Bridport branch of Age Concern who are still offering services at the back of the shop on West Street.
Thank you to everyone who helped put on the Show, those who exhibited and those that came to admire, we really do appreciate your support.
Having a flutter
Judges at work
Art & Handicrafts Entries
You have made it - Let us see it Entries
Camellias & Chitted Potatoes Entries
Some of the Photographic Entries
Floral Art Entries
Fantastic Pot Plants
More fantastic Pot Plants
Good enough to eat
Lots to examine
Shiny cups waiting to be awarded
Some of the Winners
Win Walker - Bill Scadden Trophy for Best Photograph
Dave Townsend - Daffodil Society Medal for best daffodil exhibit
Pam Cant Ewens Trophy for Floral Exhibits
Alan Finch – Whitfield Trophy & Samways Cup for Cookery & Preserves
Sylvia Bailey - D W Legg Cup for Art & Handicraft
Bill Howarth from Mudeford - Bob Mills Trophy for All Horticulture
‘Worzel Gummidge’ – our publicity agent