A new trophy was presented for the first time at Ditchling Horticultural Society’s Spring Bulb Show on 11 March. Mrs Valerie Winter, for many years a successful exhibitor of daffodils, donated a silver cup to the Floral Art section of the show. Chairman John Oughton said, ‘It is a big occasion for a Society to receive a new Trophy, and we were delighted that Mrs Winter agreed to present it this first time.’ The trophy, for an arrangement of flowers grown in the exhibitor’s own garden, was won by Mrs Shirley Cox.
The Spring Bulb Show is the first of three annual produce shows in Ditchling. This year saw a record number of entries and the Village Hall was filled with beautiful displays of daffodils and other spring flowers, as well as crafts and cookery. Entries included many Tete-a-Tete daffodils grown by children from St Margaret’s School, from bulbs donated last autumn by Peter Eastwood Plants.
Three other trophies are also awarded at the Spring Show:
Bob Webb Cup: won by Mrs Valerie Winter
Crosby Cook Trophy: won by Mrs Helen Court
Herbert Bannister Cup: won by Mrs Valerie Winter.
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