This information was obtained from the Barham & District Horticultural Society website.

Latest Society News & Events 2016

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Autumn Show Saturday 3th September (View the gallery)

A colourful display of flowers, vegetables and fruit welcomed everyone at this year's Autumn Show. The Judges remarked about the many exhibits and how enjoyable a day judging at Barham always is. We would like to thank society members who helped the committee set up and put away as, due to illness and holidays, available committee members were low. Entry numbers were up from the previous few shows, and together with the atmosphere, ensured a very successful show.

The Tea room was the busiest in recent years with homemade cakes to savour and the chance to enter the raffle.

The prizes were presented by Brigadier Atherton with the following results:

Name (Alphabetical by surname)
Results (Shown as number of firsts, seconds and thirds)
Name
1st
2nd
3rd
      Name
1st
2nd
3rd
Wendi Atherton 4 10 3       Sarah Hodgkins 1 1 1
Pat Austin 6 3 3       Kay Hubbard 2 2 2
Chloe Borgioli 1 0 0       Elizabeth Layland 1 0 1
Jan Borgioli 3 3 3       Brenda Page 3 1 0
Richard Borthwick 2 1 1       Anne-Marie Plews 3 4 4
Andrew Clough 5 2 2       Margaret Smith 0 1 0
Jenny Cracknell 3 5 2       Maureen Taylor 1 0 2
Brian Crocker 0 1 0       Sarah Tyler 2 0 0
John Crothall 1 1 1       Caroline Whitamore 0 2 0
Liz Dallison 0 1 1       Una Whitamore 0 0 3
Alan Forrest 2 0 0       Brian Wright 14 3 1
Terry Freestone 1 0 2       Jeanie Wright 1 0 0
Mimi Hoare 1 3 0              
Cup Winners as follows:
Cup Name
Cottager's cup: Brian Wright
H.E. Middleton Cup: Brian Wright
Clark Cup: Brian Wright
President's Cup: Richard Borthwick
Kathie Hedley Cup: Jan Borgioli
Carr Memorial Cup: Anne-Marie Plews
Allen Cup: Andrew Clough/Kay Hubbard
Collingwood Cup: John Crothall
A.J. Ross Amateur Cup: Brian Wright
School's Cup: Chloe Borgioli
Potato Challenge Cup: Andrew Clough
Novice Cup: Jan Borgioli/Alan Forrest
New Exhibitor's Cup: Sarah Hodgkins
Banksian Medal of the RHS: Brian Wright
'Garden News' Top Tray Class: Andrew Clough
'Garden News' Top Vase Class: Pat Austin

 

Summer Show Saturday 9th July (View the gallery)

It was a great success in the 'new' Village Hall the surroundings were cool and elegant! The judges were very complimentary one even joined our Society!! Numbers of competitors were a little down on last year, but a temporary change to the second Saturday in July meant that some members were elsewhere engaged! At tea, visitors were treated to the very same strawberries that supply Wimbledon AND amazing double cream from Ottinge Dairies!! We look forward to seeing everyone at our Autumn Show on September 3rd.

Jean Clough was awarded the Sivour Cup for her Sweet Pea Exhibit and Brian Wright won the Godber Cup for the Best Rose Bloom.

Name (Alphabetical by surname)
Results (Shown as number of firsts, seconds and thirds)
Name
1st
2nd
3rd
      Name
1st
2nd
3rd
Wendi Atherton
1
3
0
      Benjamin Harrod-Green
1
0
0
Tim Bines
0
1
0
      Mimi Hoare
1
1
3
Edeltraut Bines
1
1
0
      Kay Hubbard
1
1
1
Jan Borgioli
5
4
0
      Elizabeth Layland
1
0
0
Chloe Borgioli
1
0
0
      Robert Osborne
0
0
1
Richard Borthwick
2
1
1
      Brenda Page
0
0
1
Jean Clough
2
1
0
      Anne-Marie Plews
4
5
1
Andrew Clough
2
4
1
      Richard Sampson
1
2
0
Liz Dallison
1
2
0
      Jill Terry
4
1
1
Mary Duke
2
3
4
      Sarah Tyler
2
0
3
Phyllida Edwards
1
2
0
      Una Whitamore
1
2
2
Terry Freestone
1
1
1
      Caroline Whitamore
0
0
0
Jean Gatehouse
1
1
1
      Michele Wilson
0
1
0
Molly Goody
1
0
0
      Brian Wright
9
2
1
Barbara Green
2
0
2
       

Plant Sale Saturday 16th April

The plant sale was a great success with a record number of plants sold

Illustrated talk by Kevin Tooher 'Trees in Your Garden'

On Tuesday 17th March Keving Tooher talked on Trees in Your Garden which again was well attended and a fascinating insight into how to plant the right tree in the right place in the best way. As he lives locally we shall be looking to arrange to see him again in the future!

Informal discussion in the Duke

On 1st March our informal discussion in the Duke was a success with a free ranging discussion of current problems and opportunities.

Illustrated talk by Chelsea Gold Medal Winner and Garden Designer Roger Platts

On Wednesday 17th February we had our first talk of the year by Chelsea Gold Medal Winner and Garden Designer Roger Platts. This was very well attended and those present learnt of the tight timetables, imagination planning, creativity and sheer hard graft that makes the Chelsea Flower Show such a success each year.

AGM 13 January in Barham Village Hall

This year our AGM (see the draft minutes Adobe Acrobat PDF 2015 Minutes (Unapproved)) in the newly opened Barham Village Hall on 13th January was very well attended - we must have it in the big hall next year! Officers and the committee for the coming year were appointed, our financial position reviewed and subscriptions (unchanged this year!) sought from those present and members were asked for comments and suggestions especially for future events.

The programme for 2016 was outlined - details of Shows, speakers and visits - and the new format booklet with these details handed to members.

There was a pleasing response to our request to tell us what flowers were in bloom in your garden on Christmas Day with Maureen Taylor having the most - a grand total of 38! After the AGM we had a very successful quiz organised by the committee.

 

 

Next EventWednesday
10 January 2018

Annual General Meeting
Our AGM is on 10th January in Barham Village Hall. At the new time of 7.00pm.
Directions to Barham Village Hall

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