Forfar Flower Show was blooming marvellous

Forfar Flower Show 2016
Forfar Flower Show 2016

Forfar Horticultural Society Show, held last weekend, came up to its usual high standard, with the quality of exhibits in all sections being very impressive.

Floral Art was judged by a new judge this year and she was delighted with the quality and standard of exhibits, which came from entrants who lived in Forfar and all the way up to Stonehaven.

The committee thanked exhibitors for their work and dedication. Trophy winners were as follows:-

Leslie Craib - Garland Silver Cup (best exhibit pot plant), Cream of the Barley Trophy (best exhibit pot plant and flowers), Lady Hope Silver Cup (best exhibit Begonia), National Vegetable Society Medal (best exhibit class 132-136); AP Child - Grant Silver Cup (most points pot plant), Forfar Top Vase, Burgess Silver Cup (best three vases dahlias), Braid Silver Cup (best vase dahlias), Colonel David Mason McFarlane Memorial Trophy (best exhibit Dahlias), George Scott Silver Cup (best three vases cut flowers); Rab Milne - Jean and Allan Sturrock Memorial Trophy (most points for first time adult exhibitor), William Middleton Trophy (best exhibit bonsai); Eileen Cramond - Ruby and Alex Bruce Memorial Trophy (exhibit outwith trophy classes); Alex Dunlop - Charlies F Nicoll Silver Rosebowl (best exhibit roses), Meldrum Cup (best exhibit class 23); Dorothy Spencer - Mitchell Silver Cup (best exhibit class 34), Rodger Silver Cup (best exhibit chrysanthemums), Renilson Allardice Challenge Trophy (best exhibit spray chrysanthemums); Bert Walker - Irvine Silver Cup (best vase Galdioli); WA Ainsworth, - Dispatch Rosebowl (best exhibit cut flowers), Fyfe Jamieson Silver Cup (best exhibit in cut flower section); Don Elder - James Alexander Memorial Rosebowl (best exhibit class 69); Mary Craib - Dewar Duncan Trophy (best hanging basket); Charles Alexander - McKinnon Silver Cup (best exhibit fruit); David Duke- Garden News Shield (best exhibit fruit and veg), Hourie Silver Cup (best veg collection of), Lawrence Silver Cup (best exhibit veg), Forfar Four vegetable tray, James Duncan Memorial Trophy (best exhibit veg, excluding collections), Society Rosebowl (best exhibit onion sets); David Nelson - Findlay Cup (most points veg section), Maxwell Nelson Shield (best exhibit class 137); Joy Reid - Town Council Cup (most points baking and preserves), Mrs W Smith and Mrs Macmillan-Douglas Silver Salver (best exhibit baking and preservers), Kathleen Nelson Memorial Trophy (most first prizes baking and preserves); Morag Cook, - Mrs M Smith Shield (runner up, baking and preserves); Christine Bailey - Maxwell Nicoll Trophy (best exhibit wine classes); Ethel Soutar - Mrs Mary Anderson Memorial Cup (most points handicrafts); Sheila Bruce- Lloyd Evans Challenge Cup (runner-up handicrafts); Mary Muir - Mrs F R Fotheringham Silver Salver (best exhibit handicrafts); Alison Talbot - Mrs S R Irvine Trophy (most points floral art), Mrs V Callander Silver Cup (best exhibit floral art); Sarah Oliphant - M Gibson Silver Cup (most points, 10-15 year olds, children’s section); Greig Trophy (best miniature garden); Heather Greenhowe - Society Rosebowl (best exhibit, class 318, children’s section).