Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association held their 39th Spring Show on Saturday, 13th April. The show was enjoyed by both exhibitors and visitors.

Entries in the flower classes were slightly lower than last year but this was probably not surprising as the unseasonably warm weather in early spring and the heavy frosts in the last week provided an extra challenge to producing good quality blooms for the day of the show.

The staged exhibits in the flower classes made a fine sight in the hall along with the entries in the other. Potential exhibitors should note this is a friendly village show, that standards are not intimidatingly high and that everyone is very welcome and encouraged to enter.

Thanks are due to the Association’s committee, friends, exhibitors and the judges who collectively made the show a success.

The Association would also like to thank Mr and Mrs Hollins for generously donating their prize winning orchids to be auctioned to raise funds for the Association.

The full list of winners are Flowers; One vase of 10 cut mixed Daffodils, 1 J Cooke, 2 J Walbank, 3 R Porter; One vase of 3 cut Daffodils – Trumpet, 1 R Appleyard, 2 J Walbank, 3 J Cooke; One vase of 3 cut Daffodils – Cup, 1 J Cooke; One vase of 3 cut Daffodils – Multi-flowered/Double, 1 R Porter, 2 J Cooke, 3 R Appleyard; One vase of 3 cut Daffodils – Miniature, 1 P Atkinson, 2 R Porter; One vase of 3 cut Daffodils – Multicoloured/Bi-coloured, 1 R Appleyard, 2 R Porter; One vase of 3 cut Tulips – one variety, J Cooke; One vase of 6 cut Tulips – any varieties, 1 J Cooke, 2 J Acomb; One container of cut Primulae, Polyanthus or Primrose, 1 P Atkinson, 2 J Acomb, 3 J Acomb; One vase of flowers from trees and/or shrubs, 1 S Appleyard, 2 P Atkinson; One vase of Hellebores, 1 J Walbank; One vase of Violas, 1 J Cooke; One vase with a single stem of any flower not specified above, 1 J Cooke, 2 R Appleyard, 3 C Hindle; One pot or bowl of one or more alpine or rockery plants in flower, 1 J Walbank, 2 J Walbank; One specimen succulent or cactus plant, 2 C Hindle; One container of growing bulbs or corms in flower, 1 J Walbank, 2 J Walbank; One Orchid, 1 C Hollins, 2 C Hollins; One Primula in a pot, 1 R Porter, 2 R Porter, 3 J Walbank; One foliage pot plant, 1 J Walbank, 2 A Walker, 3 A Walker; One flowering pot plant in flower, any variety not specified above, 1 J Cooke; Photography; Photograph depicting the ‘Spring Blooms’, 1 J Acomb, 2 J Acomb; Art; ‘Spring Blooms’, 1 R Porter, 2 M Phillips, 3 J Acomb; Baking; A chocolate cake with butter cream filling, 1 J Acomb, 2 S Appleyard; A loaf, any type, any shape, 1 C Acomb, 2 C Acomb, 3 P Atkinson; Children’s Classes; Reception/Years 1 and 2 Easter chick collage, 1 Finbar Sharp, 2 William Smith, 3 Keira Crabtree; Years 3 and 4 Spring flower card, 1 Heidi Emery, 2 Zoe Featherstone, 3 Conner Douglas; Years 5 and 6 Design a garden gnome, 1 Teddy Chambers-Lee, 2 Hermione Hems-Limon, 3 Kian Short. 

C Hollins was the winner of the Tom Benstead Trophy with one of two superb orchids, which also won the trophy for the best exhibit in the show. The Low Mill Cup for the best exhibit in class 1, one vase of 10 cut mixed Daffodils, was awarded to Jill Cooke. Teddy Chambers-Lee was the winner of the trophy for the best entry in the children’s classes.

The Association’s next show will be the Annual Show, which will be held on Saturday, 10th August. Details of the classes and the arrangements for entering exhibits will be published shortly in the show schedule and on the Association’s website http://addinghamaga.org.uk/.