GARDENERS, bakers and brewers showcased their skills in a fabulous event in Dursley at the weekend.

The Cam and Dursley Flower and Produce show returned on Saturday, August 26 at The Chantry Centre. 

There were over 260 exhibits in seven sections and the winners of each section were:

  • Flowers - Jo Fearns
  • Vegetables and Fruit - Symon Ackroyd
  • Baking - Alex Jenkins
  • Preserves - Mim Chapman
  • Beer and Wine - Symon Ackroyd
  • Crafts - Jane Grecian
  • Childrens - under 10s - Freya Peglar and 11 to 17 - Rowan Allen
  • Overall most points in the show - Bruce DuGuay

Dursley mayor Alex Stennett presented awards to those who gained the most points in each section.

For the first time in the show’s history there were classes for photography in the show which is expected to make a return next year, according to organisers. 

Show organiser Helen Judge said: “It was lovely to see people attending and taking part in the show, and there was a real buzz when the results were announced.

“Although there were slightly fewer exhibits than last year, they still made a wonderful display in the hall for visitors to see. 

“Visitors were entertained by steel band Steel Appeal, the Garden Cafe served delicious homemade cakes and savoury tarts for lunch, and there were wood fired pizzas from the oven in the garden. 

“Visitors enjoyed the garden, but had to dodge the showers!

“I would like to send out a huge thank you to The Chantry Centre for hosting this community event, and to all the volunteers who gave their time and effort to make the show a success.”