Trip to West Deans Gardens - 45 members and friends enjoyed a wonderful day at West Dean - seeing the beautiful gardens and exploring the grounds plus a wonderful talk on the gardens by our own Penny Sydenham. Many enjoyed some very good food in the Restaurant - and then another must the Gift Shop. Perfect weather and a perfect day.
Here are the Cup Winners
The President's Cup - presented for the most points in division 1 Winner: Theresa Kennedy
The Michael Toone Challenge Cup - awarded for the most points in the flowers and foliage classes (excluding the winner of the President's cup) Join Winners: Fiona Davies and Christine Smalley
The Second Ashurst Cup - awarded for the most points in the fruit and vegetable classes (excluding the winner of the President's Cup) Joint winners: David Bicknell and Lesley Buckley
The Cooksbridge Challenge Cup - awarded for the best exhibit in classes 1-21 Winner: Val Newman for 6 Fuschia Florets
The Greenhill Challenge Cup - awarded for the best exhibit in the fruit and vegetable classes 30-49 Joint Winners: Fiona Davies and Peter Taylor
The FHS Challenge Cup - awarded for the most points in division 2 Winner: Theresa Kennedy
The Jo Bishop Cup - awarded for "Judge's Choice" in classes 1-21 Winner: Penny Sydenham for a container of mixed garden flowers
The Cyril Smith Cup - presented for the best exhibit in classes 22-27 Winner: Rosemary Walker for an Orchid Pot Plant
The RHS Banksian Medal - presented for the most points in division 1 Winner: Theresa Kennedy
Autumn Show 2018: On Saturday 8 September the Village Hall was transformed into a wonderful sight of colours, shapes and textures with entries for the Autumn Show. There were 54 different classes to choose from, producing a broad array of flowers, plants, herbs, foliage, fruit, vegetables, cakes, jams and other goodies, of a very high standard, which demonstrated much care, skill, attention to detail and artistry from the entrants. The judge name xxxx?.. had a hard task making his decisions. The results reflect how close the final marks were, with joint awards for several cups. Click here for all results and lots of colourful photos.
Our next talk is on October 4th from 7.30 pm in the Fernhurst Village Hall when Dominic Parrette from Sussex Willow will talk about willow cultivation and basketry and demonstrate making a plant support. He has many years experience teaching rural crafts , creating beautiful functional products using traditional techniques. Non members welcome to join us for talks, £1entry