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The Burwash Horticultural Society 2023 Summer Show


The Summer Show, held on Saturday 22nd July by the Burwash Horticultural Society, was another very successful event with 169 entries, well up on last year, covering Flowers, Vegetables, Floral Art, Cookery and Photography, which given the very dry preceding weather was an excellent result.

The many weeks of dry hot weather made it difficult for people to find flowers and vegetables that were good enough to enter with many roses over and vegetables that were small, so it was encouraging that we had so many entries.

There were some wonderful entries in the flowers, and a very wide variety of vegetables and several trays containing collections of vegetables.


The judges commented on both the very high standard and numbers of entries. They were impressed with the quality and the wide range of colour of the floral entries and the quality of the vegetable entries despite the weather. Both the cookery judge and the photography judge also commented on the high standard of entries with many entries in both classes.


There were some beautiful floral art displays and numbers were well up on last year with 16 entries. The photography classes also demonstrated great skill in capturing such lovely images and again numbers well up.

Yet again our teas and cakes proved very popular with our visitors.

Richard Maude-Roxby, Chairman of the society, commented, that it was very encouraging that we were able to put on such an excellent and interesting display for the visitors and thanked all those who took part. Overall, this was yet another very successful show the society had staged and hoped it would encourage even more members of the society to enter the shows next year.

Cup winners were:

Tom Hook Cup, highest points in Vegetables: Peter Angove

Geejay Cup, best resident’s exhibit in Vegetables: Fiona Barkley

Millfield Shield, winner of a Collection of Vegetables: Fiona Barkley

Anne Neal Cup, winner of best residents Collection of Vegetables: Peter Angove

Harry Pope Cup, best Onion: Peter Angove

Hornsby Cup, most points in Flowers: Lynda Maude-Roxby

Popular Gardening Cup, best exhibit in Flowers: Berry Wraight

Eric Godley Cup, highest points in Dahlias: Tom & Elizabeth Appleby

Burwash Horticultural Society Rose Bowl: Tom & Elizabeth Appleby

Banksian Medal, most money won: Fiona Barkley

Gordon Cup, most points in Floral Art: Anne Lucey

Highlands Cup, best floral art exhibit: Lynda Maude-Roxby

Porteus Plate, most points in Cookery: Fiona Barkley

Linden Plate, best exhibit in Cookery: Fiona Barkley

The Burwash Tipple Cup: Fiona Barkley

Akehurst Cup, highest points in Photography: Graham Allen

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