A blooming great show

Date: 10/03/12. Bearsden Cross Hall. Horticultural Society, Spring Flower Show. Bill Howarth (from Southport-won lots).
Date: 10/03/12. Bearsden Cross Hall. Horticultural Society, Spring Flower Show. Bill Howarth (from Southport-won lots).

SPRING was definitely in the air at Bearsden Horticultural Societies annual Flower Show on Saturday.

Bearsden Cross Hall on Drymen Road was once again filled with the beautiful aroma of flowering plants and shrubs.

In the bulb section a glorious pan of Crocus variety known as Pickwick grown by William Howarth, from Southport, won the Silver Challenge Salver, for Best Exhibit in this section. He also picked up two other awards, the Mrs J J Barr Memorial Trophy for most first prizes in the House/Greenhouse Plant section and the Charles Simpson Memorial Trophy for most first prizes in the Rock Garden section.

One the day there were many fine entries and judges found it hard to pick between them with the standard exceeding everyone’s expectations.

Another section which attracted strong entries was the House and Rock Garden classes and there were many other kindred activities which attracted a lot of interest.

Among these was the baking category and the society was encouraged to see entries from Bearsden Academy pupils.

The trophies were presented by May Newlands, wife of the president.

Show secretary Valerie Govan said: “The society extend their thanks to Christine Fyfe who displayed a large selection of jewellery and to Helen Taggart for her display of knitting and crafts and to our friends from the Cactus and Succulent Society who brought a selection of these for display and to sell.”