Grange Park Horticultural Show 2010
Grange Park Horticultural Society held its 67th annual Horticultural Show on Saturday (September 11th). The warm afternoon brought a stready stream of visitors to St Peters Church Hall.
The Society, set up in 1941, as part of the 'Dig For Victory' wartime campaign, is still going strong, with most classes fiercely contested. Whilst the show felt quaintly old-fashioned, seemingly little changed over seven decades, the Society is benefitting from the resurgence in popularity for home grown produce, a growing trend which is set to continue. Many of the winners are the lucky owners of allotments in Cheyne Walk, which are much coveted, with a long waiting list.
N21online is waiting to receive the complete list of GPHS 2010 winners, but special congratulations should go to Alan Grierson for his magnificent dahlias and also to Derek Florin and Mr Payne whose super-sized vegetables took many of the first prizes.
Brothers Jamie and Luke Grierson were the joint first prize winners in the Children's minature gardens class, keeping up the family tradition.
The Major of Enfield Jayne Buckland was on hand to present the prizes, Grange Park Horticultural Society has amassed an impressive collection of silverware over the years.
The Society is keen to recruit new members, to find out more contact the secretary on 020 8366 8426.
There is a lot we can learn from our local green-fingered experts.
Grange Park Horticultural Society held its 67th annual Horticultural Show on Saturday (September 11th). The warm afternoon brought a steady stream of visitors to St Peters Church Hall.