Weather doesn't hold back Kilmington gardeners
By Lesley Rew
29th Jul 2023 | Local News
Gardeners will know how difficult the weather this year has made it to grow anything worthwhile. However, there were plenty of successful entries at the annual Kilmington Flower Show.
The flowers, fruit and vegetables made an impressive display. Despite the heavy rain throughout the afternoon of the show, many competitors and local residents visited and filled the hall as they admired the produce and cream teas provided some refreshment for the very sociable gathering.
Congratulations to the winners of the many classes. The Bywood Challenge Cup for the vegetable section and the KGC Silver Challenge Bowl were awarded to Tom Cook, who also won an RHS Banksian Medal.
The Breach Cup for Flowers to Judith Chapman and BJ Lewis; The Douglas C J Constable Cup to Rev. Julie Lomas; The Waysfield Cup to Jennie Seaton, The Farrants Cup to Sarah Way and the Parish Council award for the best allotment went to David and Judith Simpson.
On Sunday afternoon, following the show, the open gardens event completed Kilmington's horticultural weekend. Following Saturday's downpours, organisers could hardly believe their luck when the sun appeared.
Visitors toured the nine gardens around the village in comfort. And even more tea and cake could be enjoyed relaxing in one of the beautiful gardens!
The Kilmington Garden Club programme of talks will restart again in late September and the art, photography and baking classes will be contested at The Kilmington Village Show on Saturday, September 9.