Report by Ruth Kitson.

Thornbury Horticultural Society held their 62nd Spring Flower Show on Saturday when the Armstrong Hall was filled with the sight and smell of spring flowers.

The welcoming scent and colours of spring flowers welcomed visitors to the show.

The 65 classes brought good entries with flowering bulbs and plants, also cookery, handicrafts, photographs and children’s efforts and the usual high standard of floral arrangements.

Alan Jenner again won most points in the bulb categories and also the Flora Boyd Challenge Cup for the most points in the show.

Dot Culverhouse had most points in the plant classes. Julie Sparks headed the floral art classes and had the best exhibit for her arrangement titled ‘Spring to Life’.

Jenny Ovens won the trophy for the photographic section and Peggy Bellbin headed the cooking classes.

Mary Ackland had the most points in the adult craft section and Federation Farmers, a school group, were the winners of the community class for a container of spring plants.

Finally, the children’s classes were headed by 4-year-old Teddy Stapenhurst and Libby Griffiths in the older group.

Trophies were presented by the new president Jackie Bee.

Vice Chairman Ruth Kitson praised all who has entered and thanked the hard work of chairman Rex Davis and all the committee.

Organisers said it was just sad that visitor numbers were way down due to coronavirus scares.

The summer show will be on Saturday, August 8 in the Armstrong Hall.

Full results from the spring show will be available at