Flower show entries meet usual high standard

Forfar’s Reid Hall was ablaze with colour on Friday and Saturday when it was once again the venue for the town’s annual flower show.

Les Craib, flower show chairman, said that this year’s entries across the board were up to the show’s usual high standard with entries from across the county as well as the immediate local area.

Some of the prizewinners with May McLaren (middle row, left)

Some of the prizewinners with May McLaren (middle row, left)

He also said he was particularly pleased to see an increase in the number of children’s entries, with many of the classes being supported by local Brownie and Guide troops.

Judging took place on Friday, and prizes were presented on Saturday by May McLaren.


Forfar’s Pride Trophy (Best exhibit, class 1 pot plants) - Alex Thomson, Dundee; Garland Silver Cup (best exhibit in pot plant section) - James Batchelor, Forfar; Grant Silver Cup (most points in pot plant section) - Mr A.P. Child; Cream of the Barley Trophy (best exhibit in pot plants and flowers) - Mr A.P. Child, Dundee; Jean and Allan Sturrock Memorial Trophy (most points in any section for first time adult exhibitor) - Hazel Elder, Dundee.

Ruby and Alex Bruce Memorial Trophy (chosen by chairman for an exhibit outwith trophy classes) - Katie Brown, Forfar; Lady Hope Silver Cup (best exhibit in begonia), Leslie Craib, Forfar; Charles F Nicoll Silver Rosebowl (best exhibit of roses) - Don Shaw, Forfar; Meldrum Cup (best exhibit, class 23, roses) - Don Shaw, Forfar.

Burgess Silver Cup (best three vases of dahlias) - Scott Gardiner, Dundee; Colonel David Masson McFarlane Memorial Trophy (best exhibit in dahlias section) - Scott Gardiner, Dundee; Braid Silver Cup (best vase of dahlias) - Scott Gardiner, Dundee; Mitchell Silver Cup (best exhibit of chrysanthemums (class 34) - Dorothy Spencer, Dundee; Rodger Silver Cup (best exhibit of chrysanthemums) - Dorothy Spencer, Dundee; Renilson Allardice Challenge Trophy (best exhibit of spray chrysanthemums) - Dorothy Spencer, Dundee; Irvine Silver Cup (best vase gladioli, class 42) - Ian Fraser, Montrose.

The Dispatch Rosebowl (best exhibit, cut flowers) - Ian Fraser, Montrose; Fyfe Jamieson Silver Cup (best vase of cut flowers in cut flower section) - Mr A.P. Child, Dundee; George Scott Silver Cup (best three vases of cut flowers) - Mr A.P. Child, Dundee; James Alexander Memorial Rosebowl (best exhibit class 56, cut flowers) - Thomas Nelson, Cuparmuir; Garden News Top Vase - 1 Mr A.P. Child, 2 Hazel Elder, Dundee; Dewar Duncan Trophy (best hanging basket) - Mary Craib, Forfar; William Middleton Trophy (best exhibit in bonsai section) - James Ewing, Forfar; McKinnon Silver Cup (best exhibit in fruit section) - James Ewing, Forfar.

Garden News Shield (best exhibit in vegetables and fruit - Leslie Craib, Forfar; Hourie Silver Cup (best collection of vegetables - David Nelson, Forfar; Lawrence Silver Cup (best exhibit in vegetable section) - Leslie Craib, Forfar; Findlay Cup (most points in vegetable section) - David Nelson, Forfar; Forfar Top Tray - 1 David Nelson, 2 John Henderson, Montrose, 3 David Duke, Brechin; Garden News Top Tray - 1 John Henderson, 2 Ian Craib, Forfar, 3 David Duke; James Duncan Memorial Trophy (best exhibit in vegetable section, excluding collections) - Leslie Craib; A&A Souter Cup (best exhibit, class 101, vegetables) - Colin Robertson, Forfar; Society Rosebowl (best exhibit, onion sets) - Leslie Craib; Maxwell Nelson Shield (best exhibit, class 108, vegetables - David Nelson; National Vegetable Society Medal (best exhibit 128-130) - John Henderson.

Kerr Silver Cup (best exhibit, honey section) - James Batchelor, Forfar; Town Council Cup (most points, baking and preserves) - Joy Reid, Alyth; Mrs M Smith Shield (runner-up, baking and preserves) - Janet Rougvie, Burrelton; Mrs W Smith & Mrs MacMillan-Douglas Silver Salver (best exhibit, baking and preserves) - Anna Robertson, Forfar; Kathleen Nelson Memorial Trophy (most first prizes, baking and preserves) - Janet Rougvie.

Mrs Mary Anderson Memorial Cup (most points, handicrafts) - Ethel Soutar, Forfar; Lloyd Evans Challenge Cup (runner-up, handicrafts) - Mairi Alexander, Forfar; Mrs F.R. Fotheringham Silver Salver (best exhibit, handicrafts) - Joan Davidson, Carnoustie; Mrs S.R. Irvine Trophy (most points, floral art) - Steve Ludlam, Broughty Ferry; Mrs V Callander Silver Cup (best exhibit, Floral Art) - Steve Ludlam, Broughty Ferry; M Gibson Silver Cup (most points, 10-15 year olds, children’s section) - Sarah Oliphan, Carnoustie & Lyle Buist, Kirriemuir; Greig Trophy (best miniature garden) - Sarah Oliphant, Carnoustie; Mr & Mrs W McKenzie Silver Cup (most points 5-9 year olds, children’s section) - Daniel Buist, Kirriemuir; Society Rosebowl (best exhibit, class 242, children’s section - Lyle Buist, Kirriemuir.