IN FULL BLOOM

Bearsden Autumn Flower Show. Burgh Hall. Prizewinners. Pic by Alan Murray. 03-09-11
Bearsden Autumn Flower Show. Burgh Hall. Prizewinners. Pic by Alan Murray. 03-09-11

THERE were plenty of lovely exhibits in Bearsden Cross Hall on Saturday at Bearsden Horticultural Society’s autumn flower show.

They included beautiful begonias, dahlias and herbaceous perennials along with fruit, vegetables, baking and handcrafted items.

Valerie Govan, show secretary, said: “After the horrendous winter, the dry April, the cold May and the non-existent summer we were a bit concerned whether there would be anything to exhibit at this show.

“We thank everyone who gave up their time to show us their talents and the exhibitors for their continued support.

“Also we wish to thank local and national companies for their sponsorship, the extra help from volunteers and Caulders Garden Centre, Kirkintilloch, who once again supplied the containers for the platform display.”

Alastair Newlands, society president, welcomed members and friends to the show and introduced Angela Bruno MBE, from Bearsden, who opened the show and presented the trophies to the principal award winners.

A few years ago the society introduced craft stands to add more interest to the show and this year they were pleased to welcome Jean Mabon who demonstrated spinning and weaving and Pauline Simpson who showed applique work. There was also a display of china painting by Mrs McAlpine and Mrs McKenzie from Kippen.

See next week’s issue for full results from the show.