It was a dazzling sunny day but with an extremely cold easterly wind, when the 60th Clevedon Gardeners Club Spring Flower Show got off to a bright start. It followed several days of bright days and sub-zero temperature nights. Walking into the warm sunny Princes Hall, visitors said it was like walking into Spring – however cold outside. A crowd of nearly 400 visited the show to admire the first flowers of Spring (it has for 60 years been the first Flower Show of the season in North Somerset) and came to view the flowers, plants and the sections on Art and Craft, Photography, Baking and Preserves. 

There was a special class to celebrate the 60th Diamond Anniversary of the Flower Show - which was a People’s Choice Award - won (by a considerable number of votes) by Pam Tooth for her extremely clever and unusual display using live plant material. There were several new prize winners and the Don Everitt Cup went to Carol Raines. 

Sadly there were no entries in the Children and Young Adult Classes. We hope next year to target more successfully entries for this section as it creates a lot of pleasure both for the entrants and the visitors. 

The entrance ticket acts as a free ticket for a Hamper Draw – the lucky winner was Mrs Harper. In addition to the show classes, there are Cake, Book, Bric a Brac and Tombola Stalls and Plant Sales (run by President Don Everitt and his wife Joan) and Charity stalls for RNLI and Avon Wildlife Trust. The Refreshments were manned by volunteers dispensing tea and home-made cakes to the crowds.

For the full schedule of prizewinners please see: SFS2018report.pdf

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