The 78th Annual Show
Another very successful Annual Show with 34 entrants exhibiting over 280 entries.
The new categories for Butternut Squash and Vegetable Cake were well received and will be included again in 2020.
Despite erratic weather conditions and the Show taking place a week later, our members were able to produce a wonderful selection of vegetables, fruits and flowers and a vast array of preserves and baking. The Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Kate Anolue gave an inspiring and encouraging speech.
24 members enjoyed a very informative guided walk through Woodcroft Wildspace on 3rd July.
Starting at the new entrance walk, and on to Contemplation Corner and continuing through woodland to see the eco-gym and through to the orchard where there are over 80 apple trees including heritage varieties.
The workings of the water storage and watering system were
explained and there was a break at the three ponds before going into the
Sensory Garden. A relaxing finish with tea and scones followed.
A big thank you to the members who contributed 29 combined entries to the Sweet Pea and Rose Show, with 29 rose entries and 46 sweet pea entries. Despite terrible weather conditions, the sweet pea blooms were spectacular and the rose blooms almost as good.
The accompanying Buffet lunch was enjoyed by 65 people
before Deputy Mayor, Cllr Sabri Ozaydin officiated at the Awards
Ron Brand won the highest points for roses and the best in
show and received a cup and Maria Williams got 2nd highest points
with Arun Rishi 3rd highest.
Sheila Puckett won the highest points for sweet peas and the
best in show and received the new Frank Mercer Cup
Elaine won second highest points and Alan Grierson 3rd highest points.
Maria Williams was the Art Critics favourite entry and Eve Patten won the public choice.