Hampstead Garden Suburb flower show strikes the right floral notes
- Credit: Nigel Sutton
The air was fragrant with a host of flowers and homemade treats on offer at the Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society’s flower show on Saturday afternoon.
Garden enthusiasts showed off their prime pumpkins, colourful vegetable trugs, mini-gardens and culinary delights, including homemade preserves and produce, to like-minded show-goers at the colourful autumnal fest.
There were prizes for the best floral contributions, with Chris Page taking the overall title with his vegetable trug.
Other winners included Ken Murrell for best cut flowers and his fruit offerings, and the trophy for the best pot plant was won by Adrienne Franklin.
Charlotte Croft, 13, also offered a very special culinary contribution in the form of her homemade meringues, which are thought to have resembled small mushrooms.
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In her spare time, Charlotte offers cookery classes for adults.
Alongside the stalls were a number of fun family activities, including children’s games, homemade teas and a small raffle.
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Show-goers were also able to learn a new trick or two with a number of classes on offer, ranging from photography to flower arranging.
A vibrant display of miniature gardens made by children at the local library was a highlight of this season’s show and the Grimsdyke Brass Band were also back at the show by popular request.
Marjorie Harris, vice chair of the society and main organiser of the event said: “The day itself was really quite a success.
“We had around 220 visitors, and lots of entries in the show. It was a wonderful day.”