Andrew Gunn checks some of the large vegetable entries at Tealby Show
Andrew Gunn checks some of the large vegetable entries at Tealby Show

THERE was a very balanced array of entries on show from 66 exhibitors at Tealby and District Garden Society’s annual show.

After some extremely difficult summer weather, organisers said it was heart-warming to see such quality in the exhibits offered at this year’s show and the judges were pleased with the amount and variety of produce they were asked to comment and judge upon – some 228 entries.

“It was good to see new entrants to the show, and more young people entering the adult categories and winning,” said show chairman Liz Carr.

Maisie Kendall won the most points in the children’s section, while Ellen Firth won the John Howard Photographic section, with the picture of her geese ‘over the farm gate’.

The handicraft section was won by M and M Crabtree, with a beautifully-turned wood jar on an inlaid base, complete with a cross-stitched Celtic cross lid, showing there is a lot of talent in Tealby and surrounding villages.

“It was good to see roses and dahlias on show this year and the flower judge was particularly impressed with the assortment of garden flowers exhibited”, added Mrs Carr.

Andrew Gunn won the best houseplant category, with a beautiful streptocarpus and Ian and Mavis Brady gained best in section for both a trifle and their garden flowers.

“Thanks to everyone involved in this show for their enthusiasm and commitment, and to the Tealby Newsheet, village shop, parish council, tennis and bowls club and the village hall committee for supporting and promoting this event,” said Mrs Carr.

The date of next year’s show has been set as Saturday, September 1.