SPRING sunshine shone down on Slimbridge Gardening Club’s show last weekend.

Despite the recent weather resulting in difficult growing conditions, entrants still managed to fill Slimbridge Village Hall with their colourful displays.

The cookery section saw a record number of submissions with Steve House judged to be the best overall, taking home the trophy.

A close-run race in the junior section was won by Harry Terrett - collecting just one more point than second-place Charlotte Bottger.

The senior trophy was just as close with Henry Gothard beating his sister Daisy by a single point.

For the second year in a row, Carole Jeffes won the floral decoration section, beating off competition from Penny Badham and Janet Merrett.

After much deliberation, the judge for the handicraft category awarded the Best Exhibit Cup to Sue Carter for her hand-knitted item.

The day’s big winner, however, was club president George Tarr who took home the coveted Tom Goatman Cup for winning the most points in the show.

He also added another trophy to his collection, winning the tulip section.