EXHIBITS were of good number and standard at this year’s Gordon Flower Show on Saturday, with entries up to 300 for 2011.
Looking back on a successful event, show secretary FIona Gilchrist said: “We have a lovely show despite the challenges of this year’s weather. It was lovely to see some new faces and we were particularly excited to have some very young children entering for the first time. Everybody enjoyed the gorgeous home baking for the teas. A big thank you to Jane Scott who opened the show and also the previous secretary Janice Cossigny who has worked tirelessly for several years, and who thankfully has remained on the committee.”
Competition was keen in all the different classes and the cups were awarded as follows: Gordon Flower Show Challenge Cup (most points in the cut flower and pot plant sections) - Grace Donaldson; Laing Memorial Cup (best exhibit in flower classes) - Grace Donaldson; Robert Kirk Perpetual Challenge Cup (best exhibit in rose classes) - Grace Donaldson; Craig Challenge Cup (most points in floral art) - Angela Smail and Tara Grey; George Wood Trophy (best exhibit in Floral Art) - Angela Smail. Gordon Flower Show Cup (most points in vegetable section) - Bill Massie; Tweedie Plate (best exhibit in horticultural sections) - Norrie Donaldson; Cup for most points in the baking section- Kathleen Grieve; Gladstone Cup (Best Exhibit in the baking section) - Sheila Wood; Winifred and John Waldie Salver (most points in preserves) - Margaret Beattie.Cup for most points in handicrafts section- Helen Donald. Gordon Junior cup (most points in under eight years section) - Rhea Bowie; Intermediate Cup (most points in 8-11 section) - Jasmine Bowie, Sam Johnston, Danielle Sherwood; Susan Scotchmer Trophy (garden in a tin lid) - Darcy Robson. Jen Purves Trophy (best exhibit in school art work) - Darren Semploe; Committee’s Prize- Angela Smail (painting); Cairns Virtue Memorial Salver (best begonia) - Tara Grey.