Blooms abound in Wotton-under-Edge for the annual Wotton Gardening Club Autumn Show
WOTTON bloomed during a weekend produce show.
Wotton-under-Edge Gardening Club’s annual Autumn Show and Plant Sale was held in the town hall on Saturday, September 14.
Tables were loaded with produce in the six different judging sections; vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, pot plants, floral arrangements and cookery.
Show organisers said they had seen a 25 per cent increase in entrants in the vegetable classes and 50 per cent more fruit entries thanks to this year's better summer weather.
Cut flowers and cookery also remained popular, showcasing local gardening and kitchen skills.
Apples proved to be the most popular item with 15 submissions for the judges to consider.
Club chairman David Wilson said: "Almost half of the club members submitted some entries showing the popularity of the show as a club event.
"Total entries were around 200 and the town hall looked most colourful with the excellent flower displays.
"Best in Show was awarded to Marian Burrows for her most impressive basket of vegetables, all organically grown."
The accompanying plant sale raised over £100 for the gardening club.
Mr Wilson extended special thanks to president Vernon Jotcham for his support over the past 30 years.
The club welcomes writer Val Bourne for a lecture on her experiences as a green gardener on Tuesday, October 15 (7.30pm) at the British School. Tickets are available for £5 for non-members from Sue Hunt on 01453 521263.
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